Swedish metallers AVATAR will release a new live album, titled "The King Live In Paris", on May 17 via Entertainment One (eOne). Recorded live at Download Festival 2018 in Paris, France, the effort underscores fan favorites such as "A Statue Of The King", "Let It Burn" and "Hail The Apocalypse".
"Looking back at all that's happened and what's still going on it feels more like a document from a pivotal battle than a live album," says frontman Johannes Eckerström.
"In the past, I've found it hard to motivate making something like this, but as time goes on, I find it fortunate that we get to have our work captured like this. I realize now more than ever that we are in the process of constant change. This release is a version of AVATAR that didn't exist a year prior, and that already has morphed into something else. The show at Download Paris was a particular one for many reasons. We are very proud of the result."
Pre-orders for "The King Live In Paris" are available today with "Bloody Angel" serving as an iTunes instant-gratification track, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive "Bloody Angel" as an immediate download.
"The King Live In Paris" track listing:
02. Statue Of The King
03. Let It Burn
04. Paint Me Red
05. Bloody Angel
06. For The Swarm
08. The Eagle Has Landed
09. Smells Like A Freakshow
10. Avatar Country
11. Hail The Apocalypse