Andrew Kjelson

AVOID Shares Rowdy Reptile-Filled Video For "Gator Fest"

Music Scene Media
Nov 30, 2023
2 min read
Photo by Coby Rossi

Thriller Records’ metalcore icons, AVOID, have released an official music video for “Gator Fest” from their 2022 fan-favorite LP, Cult Mentality

For those who aren’t familiar with AVOID, they are a band that combines all sorts of genres ranging from pop, hardcore, thrash metal, etc. together to create something you’ve never heard before; think of the introduction to The Powerpuff Girls, “sugar, spice, and everything nice!” Gator Fest is no exception to this formula, with the track being an anger-fueled, angst-filled track laced with breakdowns, heavy riffs, and choruses that are guaranteed to make you two-step in your room!

Watch the official music video for Gator Fest on YouTube

The music video features a compilation of clips, captured by both Blake Littell and Coby Rossi, from their supporting slot for Pop Evil’s Skeletons Tour from earlier this year, highlighting how truly hectic/chaotic their live shows can be. Since the track IS called Gator Fest, the band appropriately included clips from their off-days where they visited safaris/zoos, where the each member of the group has a scene kissing a gator on the lips. If you want to know what AVOID is truly all about, take some time out of your day to check this video out!


·       Benny Scholl (Vocals)

·       Nick Olson (Guitar)

·       Chris Echols (Guitar)

·       Paul Jaton (Drums)

Listen to Gator Fest and the rest of AVOID's 2022 album Cult Mentality on Spotify

Want to witness the absolute mayhem of AVOID live? Catch them on tour with Silverstein's This Is How The Wind Shifts 10 Year Anniversary Tour with Stray From The Path right now:

Dec. 1 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)
Dec. 2 - Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
Dec. 3 - St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag
Dec. 5 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Dec. 6 - San Antonio, TX @ Vibes Event Center
Dec. 8 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
Dec. 9 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater Dec. 10 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Dec. 12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Dec. 13 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Dec. 15 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
Dec. 16 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
Dec. 17 - Detroit, MI @ The Majestic

AVOID will also start 2024 with a bang by touring with The Devil Wears Prada, Fit For A King, and Counterparts on the Metalcore Dropouts 2nd Semester tour:

Jan. 16 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
Jan. 17 - Fayetteville, AR - JJ's Live
Jan. 19 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
Jan. 20 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Jan. 21 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
Jan. 23 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
Jan. 24 - Albany, NY - Empire Live
Jan. 26 - Harrisburg, PA - HMAC
Jan. 27 - Huntington, NY - Paramount
Jan. 28 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Jan. 30 - Hartford, CT - The Webster
Jan. 31 - Richmond, VA - The National
Feb. 02 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
Feb. 03 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
Feb. 04 - Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
Feb. 06 - Corpus Christi, TX - Brewster Street Ice House
Feb. 07 - Austin, TX - Emo's
Feb. 09 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
Feb. 10 - San Diego, CA - Soma
Feb. 11 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
Feb. 13 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
Feb. 14 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Feb. 15 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Feb. 16 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Feb. 17 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
Feb. 20 - Edmonton, AB - Midway Music Hall
Feb. 21 - Calgary, AB - The Palace Theatre
Feb. 23 - Winnipeg, MB - The Park Theatre
Feb. 24 - Minneapolis, MN - The Fillmore

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