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The Eagle Has Landed – Avatar

AVATAR_PRESS“Yeah, we agree, there are so many bands coming from Sweden, ever since Abba, you know.” – Henrik Sandelin, bassist Avatar

By Carl C. Sundberg

Avatar is the kind of band you just have to see and hear to fully appreciate. And even after seeing or hearing them, it takes some time to process what you just saw or heard. Imagine The Crow fronting a quintet of ancient Swedish nationalists and you’re close. Well, not even close.

To be perfectly honest, trying to pin a description to this band does it more injustice than simply saying, “You’ve got to check this band out.”

And many people are. Avatar’s popularity is right on the cusp of glory. They’re currently touring the world, hitting many of the major festivals, including Rock on the Range, where RadioContraband caught up with them for a quick interview. Their latest single, “The Eagle Has Landed” from their sixth full length album, “Feathers & Flesh” is in the top 20 on the Mediabase Active Rock Charts, being played on rock stations all over the country. (more…)



7huu_LTLADMAT526--1Following a 2015 sellout with 50,000 in attendance, LOUDER THAN LIFE returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 1 & 2, 2016 for the third annual destination festival celebrating the region’s culture and cuisine, and featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music. Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold top a mindblowing music lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, with performances from Disturbed, Korn, Slayer, The Cult, Ghost, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and many more.

Produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, America’s premier production company for rock music festivals, Louisville’s LOUDER THAN LIFE features a selection of award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, and Gourmet Man Food curated personally by festival creator Danny Wimmer, along with a powerful music lineup of rock legends and breaking talent. The festival celebrates the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city. In 2015, Louisville was #2 on the USA Today list of Best Local Food Scenes and was featured in Time Magazine’s list of America’s Best Music Scenes. (more…)