Origin: Stockholm, Sweden
Genres: Doom Metal
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Avatarium  


Avatarium is one of the more recent ventures led by Candlemass bassist Leif Edling. The band debuted with a self-titled effort in 2013, and there, befitting a Edling-led band, doom metal is the prime genre on display, as several of the tunes would feel quite at home on a Candlemass album (save the vocals, more on them in a bit). But on successive albums Avatarium are steadily moving away from simple doom to something quite different -- indeed, on 2017's Hurricanes And Halos, the band goes straight to early 70's worship, as a few of the tunes have a clear Deep Purple vibe while elsewhere the focus is on experimental, psychedelic-tinged prog rock. Most of the guys here have other metal ties, but arguably the star here is the one who doesn't, that being vocalist Jennie-Ann Smith, who has a bit of a Ann Wilson (Heart) vibe going on and is always in command. This has turned into the least Candlemass-ish band in Edling's arsenal, and while Candlemass may always be his primary band, Avatarium is blossoming into something quite special and unique.

Current Members

Jennie-Ann Smith

vocals

Marcus Jidell

guitars (The Doomsday Kingdom, ex-Evergrey, ex-Royal Hunt)

Leif Edling

bass (ex-Abstrakt Algebra, Candlemass, The Doomsday Kingdom, Krux, ex-Nemesis)

Carl Westholm

keyboards (ex-Candlemass)

Lars Sköld

drums (Tiamat)


Discography



(EP) Moonhorse 
2013 Nuclear Blast
  1. Moonhorse
  2. Boneflower
  3. War Pigs (Black Sabbath cover)
  • Jennie-Ann Smith
  • Marcus Jidell
  • Leif Edling
  • Carl Westholm
  • Lars Sköld




Avatarium 
2013 Nuclear Blast
  1. Moonhorse
  2. Pandora's Egg
  3. Avatarium
  4. Boneflower
  5. Bird of Prey
  6. Tides of Telepathy
  7. Lady in the Lamp
  • Jennie-Ann Smith
  • Marcus Jidell
  • Leif Edling
  • Carl Westholm
  • Lars Sköld

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 



(EP) All I Want 
2014 Nuclear Blast
  1. All I Want
  2. Deep Well
  3. Pandora’s Egg (live)
  4. Tides of Telepathy (live)
  5. Bird of Prey (live)
  • Jennie-Ann Smith
  • Marcus Jidell
  • Leif Edling
  • Carl Westholm
  • Lars Sköld




The Girl With The Raven Mask 
2015 Nuclear Blast
  1. Girl with the Raven Mask
  2. The January Sea
  3. Pearls and Coffins
  4. Hypnotized
  5. Ghostlight
  6. Run Killer Run
  7. Iron Mule
  8. The Master Thief
  • Jennie-Ann Smith
  • Marcus Jidell
  • Leif Edling
  • Carl Westholm
  • Lars Sköld




Hurricanes And Halos 
2017 Nuclear Blast
  1. Into The Fire / Into The Storm
  2. The Starless Sleep
  3. Road to Jerusalem
  4. Medusa Child
  5. The Sky at the Bottom of the Sea
  6. When Breath Turns to Air
  7. A Kiss (from the End of the World)
  8. Hurricanes and Halos
  • Jennie-Ann Smith
  • Marcus Jidell
  • Leif Edling
  • Carl Westholm
  • Lars Sköld


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