Swedish metal legends Avatar brought their “Gone Hunting” tour to Nashville last night with an amazing show at Brooklyn Bowl in Germantown.

The crowd was baited with anticipation, some were there since 1pm waiting to get a front row spot. Opening the night was Iowa based Magic Sword. The band, which is an instrumental three piece, has constructed a comic book to go along with their music. The story “The Tale of the Magic Sword” radiates from the Immortals. Their influence washes over all realities, cleansing some, and crushing others. Their existence is bound to the Sword.  It is their link to immortality… and their curse. Although The Keeper seemed to be having technical difficulties, leaving the stage several times mid song to have his in-ears monitor adjusted, and eventually he just moved one of the on-stage monitors closer, the band still had the audience captivated for their full 45 minute set. I would highly recommend catching this band when they come through your town.

After a brief intermission , the almighty Avatar took the stage. It was an interesting start as the entire band stood at the front of the stage in formation for the entire first song with drummer John Alfredsson playing on mini-kit up front. As is customary for an Avatar show, singer Johannes Eckerström would leave the stage from time to time only to return with more props for the show. This tour is definitely a do not miss event.

Magic Sword