There are numerous bands by the name of Avatar who share this page. Only in metal there are at least six of them. 1. The Swedish metal band, Avatar was formed in Gothenburg in 2001 by drummer John Alfredsson and vocalist Christian Rimmi as Lost Soul. After several changes in the line-up, Avatar now consists of John Alfredsson (drums), Johannes Eckerström (vocals), Simon Andersson (guitar), Jonas Jarlsby (guitar) and Henrik Sandelin (bass).