The band was formed in 2001 by drummer John Alfredsson and singer Christian Rimmi. After a turbulent start, the line up settled on the current one in the fall of 2003. Avatar has seen several European tours as supporting act for Impaled Nazarene (May 2006), Evergrey (October - November 2006), In Flames (March 2007), Obituary (January - February 2008), Hardcore Superstar (October - November 2009), Warrior Soul (March - April 2010), Dark Tranquillity (October - November 2010) and Helloween (December 2010 - January 2011). The band has performed on several of the larger music festivals in Sweden, e.g. Sweden Rock Festival, Arvikafestivalen and Storsjöyran.