Kvelertak Announce European/UK Tour

Kvelertak have announced an early 2021 European/UK tour. Planet Of Zeus, Blood Command, and Astrosaur will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

02/03 Bergen, NOR – USF Verftet
02/04 Alsesund, NOR – Alesun Passenger Terminal
02/05 Trondheim, NOR – Stutendersamfundet
02/06 Trondheim, NOR – Stutendersamfundet
02/10 Bodo, NOR – Sinus
02/11 Tromso, NOR – Studenthouse Driv
02/12 Alta, NOR – Student House CITY
02/13 Vadso, NOR – Kooperativet Kulturescene
02/18 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
02/19 Elverum, NOR – Central Scene
02/20 Hamar, NOR – Festiviteten Bar & Scene
02/24 Porsgrunn, NOR – Sort Og Blac Scene
02/25 Skien, NOR – Parkbiografen
02/26 Horten, NOR – Artilleriverkstedet
02/27 Kristiansand, NOR – KICK Nattklubb
03/04 Kongsberg, NOR – Musikkhuset Energimolla
03/05 Drammen, NOR – Union Scene
03/06 Moss, NOR – Verket Scene
03/10 Prague, CZE – Meetfactory
03/11 Wien, AUT – Szene
03/12 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
03/13 Munchen, GER – Backstage Werk
03/14 Wiesbaden, GER – Kulturzentrum
03/15 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
03/17 Antwerp, BEL – TBA
03/19 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
03/20 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
03/21 Bristol, UK – SWX
03/23 Paris, FRA – FVTVR
03/24 Toulouse, FRA – Le Metronum
03/26 Madrid, SPA – Sala Mon Live
03/27 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz Salas 2 &3
03/28 Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzokia
03/30 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Gerland
03/31 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville
04/01 Bochum, GER – Matrix
04/03 Aarhus, DEN – Fonden Voxhall
04/10 Goteborg, SWE – Pustervik
04/11 Malmo, SWE – KB
04/12 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser
04/14 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia Club
04/15 Tampere, FIN – Klubi 57
04/16 Jyväskylä, FIN – Lutakko Park

Kvelertak Announce “Live From Amper Tone Studio” Virtual Concert

Kvelertak have announced another livestream concert. The set will take place at Amper Tone Studio in Oslo, Norway on June 20 and tickets can be purchased HERE.

The band commented:

“Hello friends! First of all, we hope that all of you are safe and in good health! We REALLY miss playing shows and interacting with our fans…but we are fortunate to be able to rehearse and continue to make new music. We were supposed to be out playing festivals right now and continuing to promote our newest album Splid. Since that’s not possible, we have planned a new livestream event to try and make up for it.

We’ve booked Amper Tone Studio in Oslo — the studio where we recorded Nattesferd— and turned it into a ‘Kvelertak Game Show’ set. We’ll be spinning the Kvelertak ‘Setlist of Fortune.’ We’ve dug up some old classics and rehearsed songs we’ve never or seldom played live before. There will be a proper Q&A and we’ll take a couple requests.

Everyone who buys a ticket will be entitled to join a competition to win some pretty rad prizes. We’ll be giving out a guitar, a Kvelertak limited numbered skate deck, rare demos, custom picks, signed vinyls, our onstage prop owls, etc.

We had more fun than we expected on the last stream (check that out) and we hope you did as well! Come join us again! Thank you all for the support!”

Kvelertak Premiere “Bråtebrann” Live Video

Kvelertak have premiered a new live video for their song “Bråtebrann.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Splid.” The clip was filmed during the band’s April 10 “Live From Your Living Room” show, which was livestreamed from an empty venue in Horten, Norway.

Kvelertak To Livestream Show This Week

Kvelertak will be livestreaming a “Live From Your Living Room” show on April 10. The set will take place in Horten, Norway at 2pm CDT/3pm EDT/8pm BST/9pm CET. You can pay to watch the performance HERE.

The band commented:

“KVELERTAK ONE DAY WORLD TOUR! We had over three weeks left of our European tour when everything started closing down and we had to get back home. Like so many of you right now, we don’t know when we can get back to work and out on the road again.

But only boring people get bored. So while we’re waiting for the apocalypse to either wipe us all out or just pass us by this time, we are inviting ourselves into your homes on Friday, April 10 at 9pm CET (8pm BST) for our Kvelertak One Day World Tour.

It’ll be a different type of show (obviously) than you’ve seen us do before and we’ll do some kind of Q&A as well. There will be a special event t-shirt for sale and we’ll put our new tour merch store up online. Hope to see all our fans worldwide for this one. Take care, stay safe, stay home!”

Kvelertak Postpone All Remaining European Dates

Kvelertak have postponed all of their remaining European dates due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band issued the following statement:

“We made it this far, and it’s been a good ride! But our tour sadly ends here. Due to the current world situation, we are postponing all our remaining tour dates. We are all in this together, and we want to do our part. We will be working on new dates and hope to have them for you as soon as possible. Thank you for all whom have been to our shows so far. Stay safe. Wash your hands. Listen to your local authorities, and Kvelertak! See you soon everybody.”

Kvelertak Premiere New Song “Fanden Ta Dette Hull”

Kvelertak have premiered a new song titled “Fanden Ta Dette Hull.” This track is from the band’s new album “Splid,” which will be released on Friday (February 14). The group said the following:

“In Stavanger city museum, there used to be a exhibition in the basement called ‘Crooked Animals and Smiling Skeletons.’ The story behind this name is pretty simple. Most of the skeletons are as old as the museum. They had, after so many years, become crooked and it looked like they were smiling. The first thing you could see was a skeleton of ‘Homo Sapiens’ and it was a real skeleton of a man who grew up in my neighborhood in the 19th century. This guy was buried last year, in 2019. ‘Fanden Ta Dette Hull‘ is the story of his life. And what a life!”

Kvelertak Premiere Music Video For New Song “Crack Of Doom” Feat. Mastodon’s Troy Sanders

Kvelertak have premiered a new video for their new song “Crack Of Doom.” This track features Mastodon’s Troy Sanders and it will appear on the band’s new album “Splid,” which is set to be released on February 14.

The band said the following about the song:

“Ever heard of the Maya Apocalypse? Johannes Stöffler? Harold Camping? Are you afraid that the religious leaders, scientists, or the doomsday preachers may be right? Have no fear! They were all wrong. But now, Kvelertak has come to prophesize Ragnarok, straight into your heart and soul. The Crack of Doom shines on us all!”

They also added the following about working with Sanders:

“We sent Troy a demo of the song because there were a couple of parts we felt would fit his voice very well and lift the song. Luckily, he liked the track and was keen to do it. He got some scratch vocal tracks and some guidelines but was free to do it however he wanted.

What we got back was even better than what we could hope for. We’re extremely proud to have him featured on this song, and with Troy being American, it felt natural to just do the whole thing in English.”

Kvelertak Confirm New Drummer, Share First Studio Video For New Album “Splid”

Kvelertak have officially welcomed Håvard Takle Ohr to the band as their new drummer. He will be taking over for Kjetil Gjermundrød, who recently exited the band. With this news, the band have also shared the first studio video for their new album “Splid.” That effort will be released on February 14 and it will be their first to feature Ohr and new fronmtan Ivar Nikolaisen.

The group commented:

“Hey everyone!

We’ve put our own footage from the Splid recording session together in iMovie for you all to enjoy.

Thanks for all the nice feedback on our new song! We really appreciate it and can’t wait for you to hear the whole album. We promise it’s going to be worth the wait.

Some of you might have noticed we have a new drummer for this album. Kjetil wanted to step down and focus on other things in life. We’ll miss him on stage but we won’t be strangers.

Send Kjetil your greetings and give our new drummer Håvard Takle Ohr a warm welcome!

We’re extremely excited about hitting the road with this new album and we’ll have more tour and festival announcements coming! For now we hope to see all our European friends on the upcoming release tour.

Take care and speak soon!

-Bjarte, Vidar, Maciek, Marvin, Ivar og Håvard”

Kvelertak Premiere New Song “Bråtebrann”, Reveal Details For New Album “Splid”

Kvelertak have premiered a new song titled “Bråtebrann.” This track is from the band’s new album “Splid,” which will be released on February 14 via Rise Records.

“Splid” Track Listing:

01. “Rogaland”
02. “Crack Of Doom” (feat. Mastodon’s Troy Sanders)
03. “Necrosoft”
04. “Discord”
05. “Bråtebrann”
06. “Uglas Hegemoni”
07. “Fanden Ta Dette Hull!”
08. “Tevling”
09. “Stevnemøte Med Satan”
10. “Delirium Tremens”
11. “Ved Bredden Av Nihil”

Kvelertak said the following about the new record:

“We are very excited that our new album, ‘Splid’, will be released through Rise Records and we look forward to being a part of the Rise family in the coming years. ‘Splid’ (‘discord’ in English) is a deep dive into western gluttony, our own stupidity, and the abyss of the earth.”

“Working with Kurt [Ballou] again has been amazing and we’re extremely happy with the production. We’ve pushed ourselves to the edge this last year — musically, physically, and mentally. The result is one hour of catchy riffs, punk rock, and heavy metal influenced by a world in discord to accompany our way towards Ragnarok.”

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Lamb Of God, Cradle Of Filth, Testament, Etc. Performing At Hellfest

ARTE Concert have shared pro-shot footage of Lamb Of God, Testament, Cradle Of Filth, Kvelertak, and Carpathian Forest’s full sets at Hellfest Open Air in Clisson, France. You can watch those performances below: