AVOID Share Fun-Loving New Music Video For “Gator Fest”

AVOID Share Fun-Loving New Music Video For “Gator Fest”

Heavy rock band, AVOID are now sharing their live music video for their track “Gator Fest,” out November 20 via Thriller Records. The track can be found on the band’s energetic monumental record Cult Mentality out now.

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See the video here

“Gator Fest” manifests AVOID’s signature chaotic energy. This track exudes biting screams laced in contrasting catchy melodies. The band takes an exhilarating spin on live music videos with hints of their visit with reptiles such as snakes, alligators and more. AVOID lets their creativity shine making for an engaging visual.

“It’s so fun to have this video see the light of day! We shot all of this while on tour early this year in March/April and I’m really proud of the end result. Obviously when you’re doing a “live music video” so to speak, it’s a little tough to find total originality. I certainly don’t think we reinvented the wheel or anything with this, but I truly do think that this is a very cool take on what you would typically see from a video like this. Also we hung out with Gators!!! How fking cool is that!!” Says Lead vocalist, Benny Scholl regarding the new video.


“Gator Fest” can be found on the band’s recently released record, “Cult Mentality” out now via Thriller Records.

Cult Mentality Tracklist:

1. “My World”
2. “Blast off!!”
3. Cowabunga
4. “Split (Kill It)”
5. Whatever
6. Can’t Take This Away
7. “Gator Fest”
8. “B0RED”
9. “Finish Line 3: Live on Dvd”
10. “Midnight Six”

Fans can catch AVOID out on the road with Silverstein andStray From The Path starting November 23. The band will kick off 2024 supporting Fit For A King, The Devil Wears Prada and Counter Parts. Tickets are now available.

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About AVOID: Engaging, edgy, erratic, irreverent, wild, vibrant, fun… There’s certainly no shortage of adjectives to describe AVOID and their quest to fuel that feeling of being a part of something.

Evoking nostalgia for the kind of music that seeps into your soul, the Seattle five-piece channel the musical legacy synonymous with their hometown while blissfully genre-hopping to create something entirely new. Good times with a message of inclusivity, with a drive to bring passion, innovation and provocation back to heavy music and pull in the community around it, AVOID crackle with the energy of a young act ready to take the world by storm.

While the world fell silent in 2020, the band seized the moment to make noise with the release of their attention-grabbing EP The Burner – and it got LOUD. Securing a sponsorship with NASCAR which turned their passion into promotion, they had their music and band branded vehicle in the official video game. Singer Benny Scholl went viral with his accidentally acapella rendition of the National Anthem at the NASCAR Vegas race, endearing himself to sports commentator Jim Rome who ran with coverage of the event for weeks. They also forged a long term partnership with SiriusXM, taking over the airwaves on Octane and Liquid Metal with ambassador single “Song About James,” which incorporated their lyrical muse James “Jeopardy James” Holtzhauer in its marketing.

The band has shared stage with the likes of Bad Omens, Dayseeker, The Word Alive, Moodring, and has played the Alpine Horizon Festival. AVOID now has plans to embark on tour with The Plot In You. and Cane Hill.

With new track “Whatever,” the band employ their own brand of meta marketing to pay homage to the snapshots of scene bands on the road before them, while bringing it all into the present moment.

Joining singles “My World,” “COWABUNGA” and “Split (Kill It),” it sets the tone for a new era for the band. AVOID are ready to spread their brand of infectious hedonism that injects some magic into the mundane, putting twists on the art, the media and methods of the 90s/00s on a collision course into the modern-day.

This is the start of something important, something defining – and AVOID are bringing everyone along for the ride. Hold on tight, it’s about to get weird.

Vocals: Benny Scholl
Guitarist: Nick Olson
Guitarist: Chris Echols
Drummer: Paul Jaton

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