Apr 162012

Sweden’s Avatar are batting 1,000 in the video game. First, there was the video released last December for the title track to their current album, Black Waltz, which included all sorts of grisly tricks performed by circus sideshow freaks Hellzapoppin (check that here). Then there was the live performance video for “Let It Burn”, which we featured in March. And now we have another winner in the band’s new video for the song “Torn Apart”.

Let me see if I can describe this without spoiling it for you: It involves a bar fight, which involves Mexican wrestling masks, pro-wrestling body slams, the gimp from Pulp Fiction, and assorted other strange characters, and the whole thing runs in reverse!

Oh shit. I guess I should have said “Spoiler Alert!!” Well, anyway, if you’ve never seen headbanging and windmilling and loogie-hawking in reverse, now’s your chance. It’s pretty fuckin’ cool. Also, you get to see how Avatar’s face-painted frontman Johannes Eckerström prepares his vocal chords for a shrieking session on stage. Also, “Torn Apart” is a hot song.

Also, the highly anticipated new album by Norway’s The Wretched End started streaming in full today. Details about that after the jump.

But first, here’s the Avatar video, which premiered today on Fearnet:
 


 

Now, back to The Wretched End.

To get more background about the band and their new album Inroads, and to see their first official video from the album (“Death By Nature”), you can go backward in time and read this post, and then you can come forward again and listen to the album in advance of its April 23 release date on Candlelight Records. And how, you may ask, can that be done?

Well, you click on this link, and it will take you to the Terrorizer website, and you’ll see another link on that page which, when clicked, will open a little radio player that will start streaming the album. I highly recommend the experience. Of course, feel free to come back here and leave any comments that the music may inspire. Either way, enjoy the rest of your fucking day.

2 Responses to “BACK AND FORTH: AVATAR AND THE WRETCHED END”

  1. Ben says:

    That Avatar video was pretty fuckin mesmerizing, catchy song too.

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