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Roadrunner Records group Kvelertak just released an official music video for “Nattesferd,” the title track from the band's new LP that arrived this past May. The otherworldly clip - produced by Norwegian production company Bacon and directed by Jakob Marky - is streaming now below.
The video was filmed in Fårö, a Baltic Sea island off the south eastern coast of Sweden where Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman lived / died and made several films, among them "Through a Glass Darkly" (1961), "Persona" (1966), "Hour of the Wolf" (1968), "Shame" (1968), "The Passion of Anna" (1969), and "Scenes from a Marriage" (1972).
Marky, a recent winner of the prestigious After Bergman Award (which allowed the possibility of filming on Fårö), commented on the video: "I wanted to make something circular, as the track has it’s never-ending guitars, coming back to haunt you. I very much liked the idea of filming science fiction on the same places that Tarkovsky and Bergman visited. I think both of them were very big fans of the golden triangle too, or so I heard.” More...
Roadrunner Records group Kvelertak has debuted the entire new "Nattesferd" LP - listen in at Rollingstone.com here.
Rolling Stone declared, “Whether it's juggling black-metal blast beats and Eighties-influenced power-rock riffs or indulging three-guitar Iron Maiden-esque prog-rock tapestries, everything they do sounds effortless.”
Recorded live in Oslo, Norway’s Amper Tone Studio, "Nattesferd" was produced by Kvelertak and mixed / engineered by Nick Terry (Lindstrøm, Turbonegro, The Libertines). It is the first of Kvelertak’s albums to be recorded in the band's home country of Norway. More...
Roadrunner Records group Kvelertak has released a second track - titled “Berserkr” - taken off new LP "Nattesferd." If you missed it, the band's recently posted video for "1985" is also still online here.
Recorded live in Oslo, Norway’s Amper Tone Studio, "Nattesferd" is produced by Kvelertak and mixed / engineered by Nick Terry (Lindstrøm, Turbonegro, The Libertines). It is the first of Kvelertak’s albums to be recorded in the band's home country of Norway.
Tonight Kvelertak will begin a North American headline tour with special guests Torche and label mates Wild Throne at Portland, Maine’s Port City Music Hall. More...
Roadrunner Records group Kvelertak has debuted an official music video for “1985,” the first track to be released off new LP "Nattesferd." Directed, written, and edited by longtime collaborator Fredrik S. Hana, the video for “1985” follows the track's narrative of a cold dystopian future.
Hana commented on the video: “In my third collaboration with Kvelertak, I wanted to make a music video where the story and characters took the center stage. The video revolves around a micro-community, a four man cult, where a deep and twisted friendship lies beneath it all. They don’t see themselves as a part of the normal society and decide to honor their differences in a unique fellowship.
"We follow the character’s growing addiction to push limits, and in the end, their incompetence to see any real consequences with their actions. I wanted to get across the fantastic feeling of being a part of something, but also the dangers of not daring to take a stand, to just swim along with the current.” More...
Roadrunner Records group Kvelertak today announces details on new LP "Nattesferd." The follow up album to 2013’s "Meir" album, "Nattesferd" is heralded by the new single “1985.” Pre-orders will be available April 8th with the album arriving everywhere May 13th.
Frontman Erlend Hjelvik commented, “We are finally getting ready to release our third album 'Nattesferd' on the world and however cliché it may sound, I'm not afraid to say that this is our best one yet! An exquisite smorgasbord of riffs infused with everything between the best of classic rock and heavy metal. I'm certain it will blow the minds of both old and new fans. Enjoy!”
Recorded live in Oslo, Norway’s Amper Tone Studio, "Nattesferd" is produced by Kvelertak and mixed / engineered by Nick Terry (Lindstrøm, Turbonegro, The Libertines). More...
Roadrunner Records group Kvelertak has unveiled details of a North American headline tour, which will get underway this spring with special guests Torche and label mates Wild Throne.
The dates kick off April 12th at Portland, Maine’s Port City Music Hall and will see the band traversing west through early May (tour itinerary below). Tickets for all dates go on sale February 5th.
Kvelertak is currently in Oslo, Norway’s Amper Tone Studio working on the follow-up LP to 2013’s “Meir.” The new album is being recorded live and engineered by Producer Nick Terry (Lindstrøm, Turbonegro, The Libertines), marking the first time Kvelertak has recorded an album in the band's home country of Norway. More...
The Roadrunner Records Summer Sampler is now online: head over to Noisetrade here to download your free copy. The track listing is as follows:
1. Stone Sour - 'House of Gold & Bones'
2. Killswitch Engage - 'A Tribute To The Fallen'
3. Trivium - 'Through Blood And Dirt And Bone'
4. Gojira - 'The Axe'
5. King 810 - 'Fat Around The Heart'
6. The Amity Affliction - 'Pittsburgh'
7. Theory Of A Deadman 'Drown'
8. WeAreHarlot - 'Denial'
9. Black Stone Cherry - 'Me and Mary Jane'
10. Marmozets - 'Why Do You Hate Me'
11. Dream Theater - 'The Enemy Inside'
12. The Devil Wears Prada - 'Sailor’s Prayer'
13. Heartist - 'Pressure Point'
14. Kvelertak - 'Kvelertak'
15. Opeth - 'Cusp of Eternity' More...
The Rock On The Range festival will bring the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock and many more to Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH on May 16, 17 & 18.
To guarantee that festival-goers will experience true, blistering heavy metal during this monumental weekend, Bay Area thrash legends Exodus are also confirmed to bring on the brutality, Saturday, May 17th!
Gary Holt states, “Exodus is super fired up to announce our participation in the year’s Rock On The Range! It’s our honor to share the stage with so many amazing artists and we will do our best to see to it that shit hits the proverbial fan when we take the stage!”
The full lineup consists of: More...
The previously announced Scion A/V presented High On Fire tour, which sees the California power trio joined by Norwegian crew Kvelertak, has added an additional twelve dates to the incendiary extravaganza with newly announced stops in Boston, Toronto, Chicago and San Francisco, amongst others.
As part of the tour, High On Fire will release a new single titled "Slave The Hive" on October 16th, marking the first new music from the California metal champions since the spring 2012 release of "De Vermis Mysteriis." A limited edition 7-inch will be available at all tour dates with a video for the song to be released simultaneously.
Kvelertak will open all dates, while Doomriders (Nov. 10 to 23), Pack of Wolves (Nov. 25-27), and Windhand (Nov. 29 to Dec. 12) will be featured as the evening opener on different legs of the tour. More...
Scion A/V presents High on Fire's North American tour, which kicks off November 10th in Atlanta at The Masquerade and runs through mid-December, wrapping up in Los Angeles on December 12th.
As part of the tour, High on Fire will release a new single titled "Slave The Hive" on October 16th, marking the first new music from the California metal champions since the spring 2012 release of "De Vermis Mysteriis." A limited edition 7-inch will be available at all tour dates with a video for the song to be released simultaneously.
Norwegian sextet Kvelertak will open all dates. Doomriders (Nov. 10 to 23), Pack of Wolves (Nov. 27) and Windhand (Nov. 29 to Dec. 12) will be featured as the evening opener on different legs of the tour. More...
When Kvelertak came to New York recently, the band took time out to get tattooed and drink exotic beer in Brooklyn.
Check out the clip below to see the Kvelertak members talk about their ink, reveal some of the worst things they've ever drunk, and more.
For more Kvelertak, you can also check out the band's recently released self-titled music video at this location.
Roadrunner Records is currently offering a 10 track digital sampler album as a free download. You can get the tracks over at Amazon.co.uk here. The track listing is:
1. Absolute Zero Stone Sour
2. Black Tongue Mastodon
3. Bruane Brenn Kvelertak
4. Witchtripper Down
5. Live It Up Airbourne
6. Anastasia Slash
7. White Trash Millionaire Black Stone Cherry
8. In Due Time Killswitch Engage
9. Ghost Walking Lamb Of God
10. Chaos Lives In Everything (feat. Skrillex) Korn More...
Kvelertak is current on tour in the U.S. and the band has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a fill-in drummer on the road:
"Our drummer Kjetil has been having trouble with his arm and was unfortunately unable to continue our ongoing North America tour. He left home for Norway yesterday to get treatment so that he doesn't permanently damage his hand, which would suck so much balls.
"But, we were lucky to get an awesome replacement in Jay Weinberg (Against Me, Madball, E-street) who learned all the songs and played an amazing set yesterday in Seattle. Kjetil is a hard drummer to replace, but Jay might just be the best replacement imaginable. Thanks Jay!!
"So, the tour will continue as planned, and tonight is our first show ever in Canada! Vancouver, Rickshaw Theatre to be specific. Come down and rage!!" More...
After releasing a music video for "Månelyst," Kvelertak has now released a new video clip for the band's self-titled track. This new video was directed by Stian Andersen and filmed on location in London, Cologne, Paris, and Oslo. Check it out below.
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Just For Fun
Metal Injection checked in with Kvelertak to discuss beer in Norway and the States. Watch the clip at this location or through the player below. Metal Injection also comments:
"Kvelertak are from Norway, and they definitely know how to drink beer, so we decided to do a taste test of some of the worst/cheapest beers in America including Pabst Blue Ribbon, Keystone Light, Miller Genuine Draft, Coors Light, Bud Ice and Bud Light Lime. Watch the video to learn which is the Best Worst Beer and which is the Worst Worst Beer."
Kvelertak's second album (and Roadrunner Records debut), "Meir," will be available everywhere March 26th and to herald its release, vocalist Erlend Hjelvik and guitarist Vidar Landa have released a two part track by track video series discussing each song.
In Part 1, the band discusses "Åpenbaring," "Spring Fra Livet," "Trepan," "Bruane Brenn," and "Evig Vandrar," which can be viewed below. Kvelertak will release Part 2 tomorrow. You can also watch the band's music video for "Månelyst" at this location.
Catch Kvelertak on the North American "Meir" tour this spring, kicking off April 21st at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge (tour dates available after the jump). More...
Kvelertak has posted a new music video online for “Månelyst," which can be viewed below courtesy of the RoadRunner Records YouTube channel. The following press release was also issued about the video:
"Directed by Fredrik Hana, 'Månelyst' captures the director’s adoration for horror films which was only amplified by Kvelertak’s blistering riffs. 'Månelyst' is featured on the band’s hugely awaited forthcoming album, MEIR, which arrives everywhere on March 26th.
"Meir follows Kvelertak’s break out self-titled album which garnered the band critical praise around the world. Produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou (High on Fire, Torche), Meir marks an indisputable milestone for Kvelertak and sees the band melding breakneck energy, tight rhythms, and consistently inventive hooks to enter a sonic territory all their own." More...
Kvelertak has premiered the band's forthcoming Roadrunner Records debut, "Meir," over at Stereogum. Stream the full album at this location.
"Meir," which arrives March 26th, features the single, “Bruane Brenn” and is the follow-up to the band’s break out self-titled album. Roadrunner Records also comments:
"Produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou (High on Fire, Torche), 'Meir' marks an indisputable milestone for Kvelertak. Tracks such as 'Evig Vandrar' and the brutal 'Nekrokosmos' see the band melding breakneck energy, tight rhythms, and consistently inventive hooks, riffs, and melodies to construct a distinctive sonic universe all their own. 'Meir' – which features cover art by Baroness’ John Dyer Baizley – is currently available for pre-order on the iTunes Store and via the official Roadrunner Records webstore. Furthermore, Kvelertak have unveiled details of a major North American headline tour deemed, 'Meir Tour - North America 2013' which kicks off April 21st at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge." More...
NPR is now streaming the song “Spring fra Livet,” a brand new track off of Kveletak’s new album "Meir." Check out the song at this location. "Meir" arrives everywhere on March 26th.
Kvelertak recently unveiled details of a major North American headline tour. The spring trek celebrates the Norwegian rock band’s Roadrunner Records debut "Meir" and kicks off April 21st at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge. Dates are available below. More...
Kvelertak has unveiled details of a major North American headline tour deemed, “Meir Tour – North America 2013.” The spring trek celebrates the Norwegian rock band’s Roadrunner Records debut, "Meir," and kicks off April 21st at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge. "Meir" arrives everywhere on March 26th.
The upcoming tour will see Kvelertak accompanied by a lineup that includes Cancer Bats and Black Tusk. A number of additional dates will be revealed in the coming days. Kvelertak is: Erlend Hjelvik (vocals), Vidar Landa (guitars), Bjarte Lund Rolland (guitars), Maciek Ofstad (guitars), Marvin Nygaard (bass), and Kjetil Gjermundrød (drums).
* w/Black Tusk only
** w/Cancer Bats only More...