Avatar’s Johannes Eckerström on The MetalSucks Podcast #478


Avatar frontman Johannes Eckerström joins The MetalSucks Podcast this week! During his chat with our host, Petar, he opens up to us about starting a potential solo album during the pandemic, how metal bands would be nothing without the audience’s energy, and their experience recently touring Europe and being one of the first European bands to tour America after the pandemic. They also chat about what it’s like to release their latest album Dance Devil Dance on their own label, what went into getting Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale to guest on the closing track, and why he stands by the best length for an album is 45 minutes in our genre.

The rest of the show features Petar and Brandon discussing the latest MetalSucks news, including Marty Friedman reuniting onstage with Megadeth and how that might not be a one-night thing after all, Mikkey Dee saying Motörhead will never do a reunion tour without Lemmy, Ozzy Osbourne saying his touring status is still up in thew air, and Kiss making the announcement of their final two shows before retiring. Oh and Brandon makes the case that the Scorpions is a safe rock band opposed to their counterparts in the 80’s.

You can check out the podcast below, or subscribe on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!

Song: Avatar “The Dirt I’m Buried In”
Song: Avatar “ Violence No Matter What” Feat. Lazy Hale
Song: Tribulation “Vengeance (The Pact)”

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