Progressive Metal from Lima, Peru

Former artist

Last updated September 2015

Avoidant was formed in Lima, Peru in the winter of 2010 by musicians Daniel Ramón Ibárcena Mollyk and Giancarlo Melgar Novoa. Finding parallels between each other’s respective bands they decided to work together and begin developing their own sound, a unique and relentless hybrid of Death Metal, Modern Metal and Shoegaze.

Through constant interaction between the Ibárcena Brothers and Giancarlo Melgar, the songs surfaced in the form of their first Demo “Eye-solated Breed”. Avoidant released the demo to great reception and whitin a few months decided it was time to work on new material.

In July 2012, the band released a four-track EP entitled “Morphology”. This recording showcased the evolution of the band seeking more of a progressive sound whists keeping all the musicianship that defined their earlier brand of Death Metal. Later that year, the band managed to release their first music video for the track “A Catalyst for Destruction”.

Their latest opus “Involution” was recorded in February 2013 and incorporated a 7 strings guitar and the addition of new bassist Cesar Rios. The result introduced fans to new elements such as: post-hardcore, death core and progressive metal. “Involution” was released digitally worldwide on April 23rd 2013 by DBR. This digital edition includes the previously unreleased track “The Betrayal”.


Avoidant - Involution
  1. Witness // Avoidant - Involution
  2. Enslaved // Avoidant - Involution
  3. Interlude // Avoidant - Involution
  4. Human // Avoidant - Involution
  5. Animals // Avoidant - Involution
  6. Archetype // Avoidant - Involution
  7. The Betrayal (Bonus Track) // Avoidant - Involution


Giancarlo Melgar
Daniel R. Ibárcena
Lead Guitar/Vocals
Giomar Carrasco Salazar
Daniel Y. Ibárcena
Cesar Rios

Latest News

Avoidant is coming back!

  On August 23rd Avoidant announced their comeback on Facebook. We can’t wait to hear what they’ve been cooking up these past two years…
August 2015

Music Video

Pressure // Hands of Despair - Well of the Disquieted
  1. Pressure // Hands of Despair - Well of the Disquieted
  2. Blood and Stone // Longhouse - II:Vanishing
  3. L’invasion – II. La salve // Hands of Despair - Well of the Disquieted
  4. Yellow Sign // Tunguska Mammoth - Breathless
  5. We are the Night // Tunguska Mammoth - Breathless
  6. Le Vent // Tunguska Mammoth - Breathless
  7. Lily // Tunguska Mammoth - Breathless
  8. Amok // Hands of Despair - Well of the Disquieted
  9. Vanishing // Longhouse - II:Vanishing
  10. New Sun // Tunguska Mammoth - Breathless
  11. Phénix // Tunguska Mammoth - Breathless
  12. La ballade des gens heureux // Hands of Despair - Well of the Disquieted
  13. Doppelganger // Hands of Despair - Well of the Disquieted