Avatar is a metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden.
The band was formed in 2001 by drummer John Alfredsson and guitarist Jonas Jarlsby,
who at the time were in separate bands.
Groove metal, melodic death metal, heavy metal, industrial metal, Black Metal, Doom Metal
Johannes Eckerström explained the meaning of Avatar as:
"When a God manifests itself on Earth in the shape of a human being or an animal.
A god in disguise. The hidden potential in the human being."
Johannes Eckerström - lead vocals
Jonas "Kungen" Jarlsby - guitars
Tim Öhrström - guitars, backing vocals
Henrik Sandelin - bass, backing vocals
John Alfredsson - drums
Simon Andersson - guitar (2001-2012)
Albin Dahlquist bass guitar
Kim Egerbo guitar (?2003)
John Isacsson bass guitar (2001?)
Viktor Ekström guitar (2001)
Daniel Johansson guitar (2001)
Christian Rimmi vocals (2001?)
Niklas Green bass guitar (20022003)
Björn Risberg bass guitar (2003), guitar (2003)
Mathias Smedberg bass guitar (studio) (2003)
Oscar Jungbeck bass guitar
"We are not a political band, solely for the reasons of not all of us agree with each other"
"The best riffs are always the ones which give me ambition. It comes from an angle of artistic reflection.
The only real agenda is honesty, sincerity and things we are passionate about. What could be perceived as
political is leaking into that."