Exclusive Interview: Benny Scholl of AVOID Talks “Whatever,” Tour Life, and Upcoming Album

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 a 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, the band 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.

We had an engaging conversation with a high-energy, Seattle heavy-rock band, AVOID, about their latest single “Whatever” and their upcoming album that is scheduled to be released this November! AVOID dives deep into the process and the ideas behind making their new music while also talking about the vibrant rock and metal scene in their hometown, Seattle. They strive to bring their passion to heavy music and gather the community around it.

Watch in full below:

Catch them on tour with The Plot In You, Silent Planet, and Cane Hill this fall! Tickets available here.

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