I-Rock 93.5 Concert Announcement: Avatar Coming To East Moline
Dance Devil Dance...with I-Rock 93.5 and Avatar. One of the most unique bands and live shows that you will be able to see is coming to The Rust Belt in East Moline.
Avatar will be coming to the Quad Cities with Veil of Maya and Orbit Culture. Tickets go on sale Thursday with promo code "IROCK". You can either jump in the Party Pit or hang in the back to experience Avatar.
Plus, of course, you can listen all this week to win your tickets. And sign up below to win your Party Pit tickets from your concert leader, I-Rock 93.5.
Formed by two kindred musical souls who realized that their band was holding them back, Avatar were born when John Alfredsson and Jonas Jarlsby decided that their then-current positions in Lost Soul were going nowhere, so they left and regrouped under their new moniker.
Alfredsson and Jarlsby would be introduced to Johannes Eckerström, and the core of Avatar would be in place. To round out the membership and roster, Henrik Sandelin and Simon Andersson joined the fold in 2003.
Veil of Maya
Underneath a maelstrom of polyrhythmic guitars, sweeping vocals, and shuddering beats, Veil of Maya encode a ponderous narrative at the core of their sixth full-length album, False Idol [Sumerian Records]. This time around, a captivating concept drives the quartet—Marc Okubo [guitar], Sam Applebaum [drums], Danny Hauser [bass], and Lukas Magyar [vocals].
“The whole album is told from a first-person perspective,” Lukas explains. “You’re following this character who’s not the nicest man. He rises to power though. You’ll have to listen in order to find out how it ends. The storyline is very dark.” “It felt more like we were making a movie or a TV series,” adds Marc. “Lukas actually had a storyboard idea that we talked about before even starting. It’s almost like we were providing the soundtrack in Veil of Maya’s template.”
Orbit Culture burst out of the underground scene with the release of 2020’s Nija album, which garnered worldwide critical acclaim from critics and metal fans alike. Their latest release, Shaman, sees them further expand upon their dynamic sound, developing a propulsive blend of metallic brilliance. While rooted in the classic Swedish metal genre paved by greats such as At The Gates, In Flames, and Meshuggah, they creatively expand upon it to create a more evolved, modernized sound that is simply undeniable. Shaman delivers on all fronts and showcases the band’s seamless efforts to effectively blend aggression, melody, and technicality.
Get ready to dance with Avatar. May 14 at The Rust Belt in East Moline. Get your tickets here and sign up below to win your tickets from your concert leader, I-Rock 93.5!