Florida based metal band AVAT is hoping to come out of the pandemic with a bang. Comprised of Roland Velazquez (vocals), Jonathan Rivera (bass), Dimitri Anchipolovsky (guitar), Kevin Stewart (guitar), and Romulo Bernal (drums) — formed in 2015 and have continued to dole out charging riffs, bewilderingly catchy leads, and soaring vocals. The band was described by Revolver as “hard-hitting,” and fans of Killswitch Engage, Trivium, and Protest the Hero will find themselves magnetically drawn to the band’s hooks, their incorporation of their Miami roots into their music, and their blend of progressive and metalcore styles.
JC got a chance to sit with Roly to talk about the band’s journey, how they’ve connect with their fans during COVID, and what they hope to do once they can hit the road again. All of this and much more on the latest episode of theFIVE10 podcast!