AVATARIUM Begins Work On New EP

Tuesday, 20th May 2014

AVATARIUM, the project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, entered David Castillo’s Studio Gröndahl on Sunday, May 18 to begin recording its new EP, for a late 2014 release. The band states: “Rickard Gustavsson assisted and did a great job! Lars Sköld made that vintage Gretsch kit sound amazing!!”

Due to his health condition, Edling was unable to perform with AVATARIUM at the Roadburn festival in April in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Filling in for him once again was Anders Iwers from TIAMAT (see video below).

AVATARIUM previously performed without Edling at the House Of Metal festival on March 1 in Umeå, Sweden.

AVATARIUM’s self-titled debut album was released in Europe on November 1, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

In addition to Edling, AVATARIUM features Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNT, EVERGREY) on guitar, Lars Sköld (TIAMAT) on drums, Carl Westholm on keyboards and Jennie-Ann Smith on vocals.