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Theatrical metalheads Avatar just released a new single, "A Statue Of The King," along with an appropriately regal new music video. The tune's the first to be unleashed from the upcoming Avatar Country, out Jan. 12, 2018.

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Avatar Country is the Swedish metal band's seventh studio effort, following their 2016 full-length Feathers & Flesh, which gave us the show-stopping video for "Night Never Ending." From the looks of it, it seems like Avatar Country will take us further inside the band's conceptual "parallel universe"—check out the new album's cover art and track list after the clip.

"Metal exists in a parallel universe that is so much better than this one," Avatar singer Johannes Eckerström recently told AP. "It's where the ugly becomes beautiful, the ridiculous becomes awesome and the normal becomes mundane. We're trying to carve out our own little piece of land."

Avatar will be indeed getting the lay of the land in January when they head out for a U.S. tour with the Brains and Hellzapoppin. Get the dates below.

Avatar - "A Statue Of The King"

Avatar Country track listing:

1. "Glory To Our King"

2. "Legend Of The King"

3. "The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country"

4. "King's Harvest"

5. "The King Wants You"

6. "The King Speaks"

7. "A Statue Of The King"

8. "King After King"

9. "Silent Songs Of The King Pt. 1 Winter Comes When The King Dreams Of Snow"

10. "Silent Songs Of The King Pt. 2 The King's Palace"

Avatar tour dates:

01/06 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

01/07 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

01/09 - Montreal, QC @ Astral

01/11 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

01/12 - Boston, MA @ Brighton

01/13 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

01/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts

01/16 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom

01/17 - Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theatre

01/18 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

01/19 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues 

01/20 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues 

01/21 - San Antonio, TX @ Aztec

01/23 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

01/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater

01/25 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades

01/28 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

01/30 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

01/31 - Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

02/01 - Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre 

02/02 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge

02/03 - Green Bay, WI @ Sandlot

02/05 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada

02/07 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall

02/08 - Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues

02/09 - Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe

02/10 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II

02/11 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection

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