Wednesday, April 6th 2022 – A band out of Seattle that most of us know and love, and are closely familiar with have released their second video in a month. AVOID (Seattle, WA) are coming into 2022 swinging. While their tour with Fit For a King, Silent Planet and Hollow Front comes to a close, they definitely do not want anyone to forget who the fuck they are and that they’re just here to have a damn good time.
We know what these five are capable of and this video portrays precisely what they came here to do. ‘Split (Kill It)‘ displays AVOID’s versatility and heavier side while paving the way for their newest album.
“Split is the in-your-face ripper! We wanted to show both sides of where AVOID is going next with the singles we put out, and we feel like this really helps set the tone (along with COWABUNGA) for what you’re gonna get”
Benny Scholl (Vocals)
Recently, AVOID has signed to Thriller Records and premiered two of their newest singles ‘COWABUNGA‘ and ‘Split (Kill It)‘ on SiriusXM, respectively on Octane and Liquid Metal a few weeks ago. These two tracks have set the tone for the future of AVOID as they continue to evolve their sound. While pulling in the heavier notes from their 2018 release ‘Alone’ they’ve done well to meld in a much more melodic, high paced, edgy and wild vibe. We’re just along for the ride.
AVOID Drops New Music Video For “HostAge At A BeAch House PArty“ From The ‘Burner EP‘ Watch Here | Listen Here
First Artist Signed To Newly Announced Thriller Records From Fearless Records Founder, Bob Becker
Thursday, June 17, 2021 – Hailing from music mecca Seattle, WA, hard rock quintet AVOID have today unleashed the video for their latest banger “HostAge At A BeAch House PArty” off their recent EP, “The Burner”. Between the shots filmed in beautifully idyllic Malibu, CA, to shaving one’s head, and falling out of an airplane, “HostAge At A BeAch House PArty” visually captures the descent into losing oneself in dizzying anxiety. Speaking on the release, AVOID frontman Benny Scholl shares:
“We’re incredibly stoked to share the video for HostAge At A BeAch House PArty! We couldn’t have done it without the amazing work of everyone on the team. This is by far our most elaborate video we’ve done yet. We hope you guys have as much fun watching as we did making it!”
Lets be real here for just a moment or two, 2020 sucked and to come back into the game with the announcement of signing to a new label, and two massive festivals is something that only happens when you put your absolute most into the trade. Navigating the music scene is hard enough as it is, but if it’s done so through extensive hardwork and humility anything can be done.
We have been following AVOID for over four years now and honestly we can say without missing a beat that these individuals deserve every ounce of attention that they are given. Not only are they dedicated to the music they create and their fans, they make their ideas happen and even if the road is littered with obstacles AVOID will find a way to make it happen.
Check out the video for “HostAge At A BeAch House PArty” here or by clicking the link below.
AVOID have also announced today that they are the ambassador signing to Thriller Records – the brand new label launched today by Bob Becker, the mastermind and founder of world-renowned alternative rock label, Fearless Records. The brand new venture is centered around artist-friendly deals, long-term development and creating the rising stars of tomorrow. With a broad range of artists from a widely diverse spectrum of genres and backgrounds, Becker’s passion for discovering and nurturing new talent is stronger than ever. Joining him in the new venture are former Fearless partner John Perenchio, Thriller Records Label Manager Nick Moore (founder of InVogue Records) and former Fearless Records President/Chief Marketing Officer, Jenny Reader. Thriller Records can also reveal that they’ve signed an exclusive global distribution agreement with ADA Music Worldwide.
Speaking on his new venture, Becker shares:
“I’ve always believed the artists and the fans need to be at the center of anything we do. We need to advocate for them and for the creators, empowering them to be able to create on their terms, taking our years of experience and combining it with a fresh approach to what an independent label should look like in 2021 and beyond – an entity embracing the way music is now discovered and consumed, and running with it.”
Exploding out of Seattle, WA, AVOID has been making a name for themselves thanks to their electrifying live show and an unabashed experimental approach to their music. The result is an alchemistic audio dose of heavy hedonism, the stamp of a young act unafraid to equally embrace both their innovation and individuality.
With their latest release “The Burner” (released November 2020) they have already made their mark. Securing a partnership with NASCAR including an AVOID car scheme and tracks “Song About James” and “HEAT” in video game NASCAR Heat 5, as well as being an Accelerator Artist To Watch with three tracks in rotation on Sirius XM Octane and Liquid Metal, they exploded unafraid in a year where so many were questioning their next steps. Confident of what they are creating, and about to kick global ass, AVOID is ready to take their place in the new wave of great heavy young acts.