Avatar is a death metal band from Craiova, Romania. The band was founded in 1995, which they soon recorded their demos, “Orgiastic Ceremony” in 1996 and “Holy Infection” in 1997. From 2002 to 2004 they performed at various metal festivals in Romania, Serbia, and Austria. In 2005, they recorded the promo Cyclops and later they started a tour called “Avatour” through Germany and Austria; the Salzburg concert was recorded and released as Live on Mozartstrasse. In 2006, they recorded the EP Tentacles, which was released in July 2006 and they also released a video of the song “The Deepest Corner of the Mind.” They later embarked on a new tour throughout Europe. 2007 was a busy year for the band, with concerts all over Romania. In May 2007, they represented Romania at “The Cultural Days of Bucharest in Wien”; on July 2007 they performed in Bucharest as the opening act for Sepultura.

In 2008, The band members performed at the Artmania International Festival, from Sibiu, Romania, on the stage with prestigious names such as Lacrimosa, Atrocity or Gamma Ray. At the end of the year 2008, they offered to their fans a preview of their next album, with the single and the video titled “Pendulum”.

Other Information

  • Origin: Craiova, Romania
  • Genres: Death metal (early), Melodic death metal, Metalcore (later)
  • Years active: 1995-present
  • Labels: Metalfan Records Division, Bestial Records
  • Website: http://www.avatar-band.ro
  • Members:
  1. Marius Popeanga – vocals
  2. Dan Scurtu – guitars
  3. Catalin Diaconu – guitars
  4. Catalin Brinzan – bass
  5. Marian Calin – drums


  • Orgiastic Ceremony (1996) – Demo
  • Holy Infection (1997) – Demo ; reissued as promo in 1998
  • The Alchemist (2000)
  • Cyclops (2005) – Promo
  • Live on Mozartstrasse (2005) – Live
  • Tentacles (2006) – EP


~ by molco on December 28, 2010.

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