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Kvelertak

From: Stavanger, Norway
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Latest Kvelertak News

Below is our complete Kvelertak news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Kvelertak Announces North American Tour

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...

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Kvelertak Releases New Music Video

Kvelertak's new music video for the "Bruane Brenn" single has now been made available online. U.S. fans can check out the clip via Stereogum here while U.K. viewers can catch the premiere at Metalhammer.co.u.k. here.

The single comes off the band's new album "Meir," which will be available everywhere March 26th, 2013 and has the following track listing:

1. Åpenbaring
2. Spring Fra Livet
3. Trepan
4. Bruane Brenn
5. Evig Vandrar
6. Snilepisk
7. Månelyst
8. Nekrokosmos
9. Undertro
10. Tordenbrak
11. Kvelertak More...

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Kvelertak Working On New Music Video

Kvelertak has shot a new video for the single "Bruane Brenn," which comes off the band's upcoming Roadrunner Records debut "Meir." The video will be released soon, and the band has now posted a photo teaser from the clip, available below.

"Meir" will be available everywhere March 26, 2013 and has the following track listing:

1. Åpenbaring
2. Spring Fra Livet
3. Trepan
4. Bruane Brenn
5. Evig Vandrar
6. Snilepisk
7. Månelyst
8. Nekrokosmos
9. Undertro
10. Tordenbrak
11. Kvelertak More...

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Kvelertak Reveals New Album Artwork

Kvelertak has revealed the cover art to the band's upcoming album "Meir," created by John Dyer Baizley of Baroness, who also did the cover for Kvelertak's self-titled debut. "Meir" will be available everywhere March 26th, 2013 via Roadrunner Records. The "Meir" track listing is as follows:

1. Åpenbaring
2. Spring Fra Livet
3. Trepan
4. Bruane Brenn
5. Evig Vandrar
6. Snilepisk
7. Månelyst
8. Nekrokosmos
9. Undertro
10. Tordenbrak
11. Kvelertak More...

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Kvelertak Signs With Roadrunner

Roadrunner Records is pleased to announce the signing of Norwegian adrenaline-pushers of heavy rock and roll, Kvelertak. The band will release sophomore album, "Meir" (which means “more” in Norwegian), produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, on March 26th, 2013.

The first single, “Bruane Brenn,” will be available on iTunes beginning February 5th, 2013 and will be available as an instant download when you pre-order the album. An exclusive CD/T-shirt bundle will also be available that day at the Roadrunner Records webstore.

Dave Rath, Senior Vice President of A&R at Roadrunner Records says of the signing, “Every decade or so, hard rock and heavy metal gets a well-deserved kick in the ass. Kvelertak is the band to do just that. These guys remind us that rock music should truly affect us. Roadrunner is proud to deliver Kvelertak to a world waiting for a musical awakening. If this band doesn't get your heart racing, then you don't have one.”

Look for North American tour dates to be announced soon. Kvelertak is Erlend Hjelvik (vocals), Vidar Landa (guitars), Bjarte Lund Rolland (guitars), Maciek Ofstad (guitars), Marvin Nygaard (bass) and Kjetil Gjermundrød (drums). More...

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Kvelertak Performs New Song Live

Footage has been posted online of Kvelertak performing a new song live on the Norwegian music show Lydverket. Check out footage of the band playing "Spring Fra Livet" in the player below. The track will appear on the band's new album "Meir," which is due out this coming March, 2013.

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Kvelertak Announces New Album Release

Norwegian act Kvelertak has announced the new album "Meir" is due out this coming March, 2013 with a specific release date to be announced. The band has also now posted the following track-by-track of the release online:

ÅPENBARING: A feather clad man breaks into your skull. He has such sights to show you!

SPRING FRA LIVET: When the walls of life are closing in, you best run for the hills!

TREPAN : Trepanning is a surgical intervention in which a hole is drilled into the human skull, releasing evil spirits.
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Kvelertak Posts In-Studio Video

Kvelertak has released the first video from the band's recording session at Godcity Studios in Salem, Mass. with Kurt Ballou (Converge). Check out the clip below. The band recently commented on what's in store for the next album with the following: "All I can say is, this album is going to fuck the first album in the ass. Hard."

The band -- having previously performed at SXSW, as well as a short tour with Skeletonwitch last fall -- will be headed out for a first extensive U.S. tour this October alongside Converge and Torche. Nails, Coalesce, and Whips/Chains will also be performing on select dates which can be found listed below. More...

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Kverlertak Announces U.S. Tour

Norwegian act Kvelertak will return to the U.S. this fall to tour alongside Converge and Torche. Nails, Coalesce and Whips/Chains will perform on select shows as well. The band says:

"Converge brought us out for our first-ever European tour two years ago, so it's a great honor for us that they now are taking us out on our first proper U.S. tour! Not to mention the other bands, that line-up is ridiculous. Needless to say, we're beyond excited!"

The band also announced via Twitter that recording has begun for a new album, stating "First day at Godcity with Kurt Ballou. All I can say is, this album is going to fuck the first album in the ass. Hard."

See Kvelertak live: More...

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Kvelertak Performs New Song Live

Kvelertak played a secret show on October 21st at Saint Vitus bar in Brooklyn, NY and Metal Injection has now posted footage online from the show with the band performing a new song. You can check out the clip below.


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More Bands Confirmed For Soundwave Festival 2012

Although it wasn't expected until December, the organizers of Australia's Soundwave Festival have made their second band announcement. Joining the 60 bands already announced are Staind, Wednesday 13, Unearth, Cathedral, Shadows Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, Your Demise, Kittie, and 14 other (mostly non-metal) bands.

Hole has pulled out of the festival after frontwoman Courtney Love refused to play before Limp Bizkit. Soundwave boss AJ Maddah said on Twitter that he was "relieved we got the moody old cow off the bill. [There’s] no point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten twat to other artists, fans, etc."

A third announcement in early December will add another five bands to the lineup, and Danzig is one of the confirmed possibilities. More...

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Soundwave 2012 Lineup Announced

Organizers of the Australian Soundwave Festival have made the first official lineup announcement. Joining the reformed Coal Chamber as previously reported will be headline acts System Of A Down, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Machine Head, Lamb Of God and Trivium as well as 53 other bands.

Bands of particular interest to metal fans include Devin Townsend Project, Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Label Society, Mastodon, Steel Panther, Meshuggah, Hatebreed, Biohazard, Dragonforce, Gojira, Kvelertak, Hellyeah, Chimaira, Watain, and Turisas.

A second announcement for the series of one day festivals is reportedly coming in December, with 88 bands expected to be included in the final billing. More...

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Kvelertak Tour Kicking Off Next Week

Norwegian blackened punk metal enigmas Kvelertak are set to kick off a short string of U.S. shows next week with co-headliners Skeletonwitch. The tour will commence on October 19th in Atlanta and steamroll its way through nine more cities. Zoroaster will also join in the festivities as direct support. The full itinerary is as follows:

10/19/2011 The Early – Atlanta, GA w/Skeletonwitch, Zoroaster
10/20/2011 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC w/Skeletonwitch, Zoroaster
10/21/2011 Europa – Brooklyn, NY w/Skeletonwitch
10/22/2011 Rocks Off Cruise – New York, NY w/Skeletonwitch
10/23/2011 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA w/Skeletonwitch, Zoroaster
10/24/2011 The Summit – Columbus, OH w/Zoroaster
10/25/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH w/Skeletonwitch, Zoroaster
10/26/2011 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/Skeletonwitch, Zoroaster, Gaza
10/27/2011 The Pyramid Schene – Grand Rapids, MI w/Skeletonwitch, Zoroaster
10/28/2011 Belvedere’s – Pittsburgh, PA w/Skeletonwitch, Zoroaster

You can also check out Kvelertak's music video for "Blodtorst" by heading over to this location. More...

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Kvelertak Posts "Blodtorst" Video

Kvelertak has posted a music video online for the song "Blodtørst," which is taken off the band's self-titled album (reviewed here). You can check out the clip below.

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The Secret Replacing Trap Them On Tour

Southern Lord Recording has checked in with the following brief announcement about Trap Them dropping off the upcoming European tour with Kvelertak and being replaced by The Secret:

"With regret, we inform you that due to severe physical health issues, Trap Them are forced to cancel the European tour with Kvelertak. Trap Them will get replaced by The Secret... dates are posted here."

The details are as follows:

11/08/2011 Ole Bull Scene - Bergen, Norway
11/09/2011 Stavanger - Folken, Norway
11/10/2011 Rockefeller - Oslo, Norway
11/11/2011 Samfundet - Trondheim, Norway
11/12/2011 Strand - Stockholm, Sweden
11/14/2011 Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland
11/15/2011 Pakkahuone - Tampere, Finland
11/17/2011 Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, Sweden
11/18/2011 Logo - Hamburg, Germany
11/19/2011 Underground - Koln, Germany
11/20/2011 Doornroosje - Nijmegen, Holland
11/21/2011 02 Academy 2 - Oxford, UK
11/22/2011 02 Academy 3 - Birmingham, UK
11/23/2011 The Speakeasy at Queens - Belfast, Ireland
11/24/2011 ABC - Glasgow, UK
11/25/2011 Roadhouse - Manchester, UK
11/26/2011 Underworld - London, UK
11/27/2011 Muziekodroom - Hasselt, Belgium
11/28/2011 Le Ferraileur - Nantes, France
11/29/2011 Le Nouveau Casino - Paris, France
11/30/2011 Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany
12/01/2011 Abart - Zurich, Switzerland
12/02/2011 New Age Club - Roncade, Italy
12/03/2011 Szene - Wien, Austria
12/04/2011 Conne Island - Leipzig, Germany
12/05/2011 Exit Chmelnice - Prague, Czech Rep.
12/06/2011 Festsaal Xberg - Berlin, Germany
12/07/2011 Colos Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
12/08/2011 Backstage - Munchen, Germany
12/09/2011 Hirsch - Nurnberg, Germany
12/10/2011 Sputnikhalle - Munster, Germany
12/11/2011 Voxhall - Aarhus, Denmark
12/12/2011 Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark
12/13/2011 Kulturbolaget - Malmo, Sweden

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Skeletonwitch To Tour With Kvelertak

Thrashers Skeletonwitch have announced that it will be appearing alongside European eclectic metallers Kvelertak on a handful of dates across the United States this fall. The list of confirmed dates, cities and venues can be found below.

10/19 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
10/20 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
10/21 Brooklyn, NY - Europa / CMJ
10/22 New York, NY - Rocks Off Concert Cruise Aboard The Jewel / CMJ
10/23 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas
10/24 Columbus, OH - The Summit
10/25 Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
10/27 Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme

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Toxic Holocaust Adds On More Live Shows

Toxic Holocaust has added new Long Beach and Los Angeles dates to the band's current six-week North American headlining tour. The band has also added eleven Nordic (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland) dates to an upcoming European run this winter alongside Kvelertak, Trap Them and Wolves Like Us. The band's tour dates are as follows:

w/ Holy Grail, Krum Bums
9/06/2011 The Fire Escape - Sacramento, CA
9/07/2011 The Metro - Oakland, CA
9/08/2011 DiPiazza’s - Long Beach, CA
9/09/2011 The Shakedown - San Diego CA
9/10/2011 The Black Castle - Los Angeles, CA

w/ Kvelertak, Trap Them, Wolves Like Us
11/08/2011 Ole Bull Scene - Bergen, Norway
11/09/2011 Stavanger - Folken, Norway
11/10/2011 Rockefeller - Oslo, Norway
11/11/2011 Samfundet - Trondheim, Norway
11/12/2011 Strand - Stockholm, Sweden
11/14/2011 Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland
11/15/2011 Pakkahuone - Tampere, Finland
11/17/2011 Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, Sweden
11/18/2011 Logo - Hamburg, Germany
11/19/2011 Underground - Koln, Germany
11/20/2011 Doornroosje - Nijmegen, Holland
11/21/2011 02 Academy 2 - Oxford, UK
11/22/2011 02 Academy 3 - Birmingham, UK
11/23/2011 The Speakeasy at Queens - Belfast, Ireland
11/24/2011 ABC - Glasgow, UK
11/25/2011 Roadhouse - Manchester, UK
11/26/2011 Underworld - London, UK
11/27/2011 Muziekodroom - Hasselt, Belgium
11/28/2011 Le Ferraileur - Nantes, France
11/29/2011 Le Nouveau Casino - Paris, France
11/30/2011 Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany
12/01/2011 Abart - Zurich, Switzerland
12/02/2011 New Age Club - Roncade, Italy
12/03/2011 Szene - Wien, Austria
12/04/2011 Conne Island - Leipzig, Germany
12/05/2011 Exit Chmelnice - Prague, Czech Rep.
12/06/2011 Festsaal Xberg - Berlin, Germany
12/07/2011 Colos Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
12/08/2011 Backstage - Munchen, Germany
12/09/2011 Hirsch - Nurnberg, Germany
12/10/2011 Sputnikhalle - Munster, Germany
12/11/2011 Voxhall - Aarhus, Denmark
12/12/2011 Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark
12/13/2011 Kulturbolaget - Malmo, Sweden

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Kvelertak Posts New Music Video Online

Norwegian metal outfit Kvelertak has posted a new music video online for the song "Ordsmedar Av Rang." You can check it out below, courtesy of Metal Hammer Germany. The song comes from the group's self-titled debut album, which was released last year through Indie Recordings.

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Djevel Completes New Album, "Dødssanger"

Djevel, the band featuring T. Ciekals (ex-Ljå), E. Hjelvik (Kvelertak) and Mannevond (Koldbrann/Urgehal), have completed the recordings of their debut album "Dødssanger", which will be released on June 13, 2011.

Two raw mix versions from the album can now be heard at the band's Facebook page, MySpace, and Reverbnation or in the player below. More info is to be released on this release shortly.

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MetalSucks Fan Packs Available At FYE Stores

MetalSucks has their own fan pack containing a shirt and twenty song sampler coming to FYE stores everywhere. With this coupon, it's running at under $7.

Here's the tracklisting for the sampler.

1. Goes Cube - “Thunderheads” from In Tides And Drifts”
2. TesseracT - “Nascent” from “One”
3. Trap Them - “The Fact” from “Darker Handcraft”
4. Kvelertak - “Mjød” from “Kvelertak”
5. Napalm Death - “Diktat” from “Time Waits For no Slave”
6. Last Chance To Reason - "Temp Files" from “Level 2”
7. Deicide - “Into the Darkness You Go” from “To Hell With God”
8. Blackguard - “Firefight” from “Firefight”
9. As Blood Runs Black - “Resist” from “Instinct”
10. Thomas Giles - “Sleep Shake” from “Pulse”
11. Arch Enemy - “Beast of Man” from “The Root Of All Evil”
12. Believer - “Lie Awake” from “Transhuman”
13. Within The Ruins - “Red Flagged” from “Invade”
14. Triptykon - “Shatter” from “Shatter”
15. Nachtmystium - “Ruined Life Continuum” from “Addicts”
16. Novembers Doom - “Harvest Scythe” from “Aphotic”
17. Daath - “Deconstruction/Restoration” from “Daath”
18. Nevermore - “Emptiness Unobstructed” from “The Obsidian Conspiracy”
19. Pathology - “Code Injection” from “Legacy Of The Ancients”
20. Wretched - “My Carrion” from “Beyond The Gate”

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