Tuesday 27 October 2015

The Sludgelord Exclusive Interview: Marcus Jidell of Avatarium

By: Aaron Pickford

Leif Edling's involvement in any doom project is bound to bring excitement with it, indeed rewind back to 2013 and AVATARIUM was born.  Unleashing their critically lauded debut ‘Avatarium’ to the masses in November of the same year and lauded by this very website as one of the finest doom releases of the year, AVATARIUM are back with their latest doom filled offering, which was released to the masses  last week. Entitled ‘The Girl With The Raven Mask’ Bassist Leif Edling had this to say about the result:

“Think we have created something unique this time with AVATARIUM! The songs are more written to be just songs and there are some really nice moments on the record that I personally love… the straight forward title track, the beautiful ‘January Sea’, the riff in ‘Ghostlight’ and the groove in ‘Run Killer Run’. The organ and the Rhodes piano are ridiculously loud in the mix at times, even Dr. Carl agrees hehe, but i think it gives even more edge to the songs! I hope people will dig »The Girl With The Raven Mask« as much as I do myself, and if they don’t, it’s their problem. A band can’t deliver more than we have done here, so it is an album close to perfection! When an album is perfect…shoot me!“ 

With band set to hit the road for a 12 date European Tour, kicking off on 18 November 2015, AVATARIUM will play their first UK show at The Underworld in Camden on November 22nd, supported by The Vintage CaravanToday it gives us great pleasure to present The Sludgelord Exclusive interview, we spoke with guitarist Marcus Jidell about the new album, which you can view below

Tickets for the show at Camden on 22/11/2015 can be purchased here and you can order the album here Full details of the European Tour can be view below.

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