Mastodon Announce European Shows With Kvelertak & Baroness

Mastodon have booked some headlining shows around their 2022 European festival appearances. The band will also be joined by Kvelertak and Baroness on select dates.

Tour Dates:

06/01 Leipzig, GER – Parkbuehne (feat. Kvelertak and Baroness)
06/02-04 Gdansk, POL – Mystic Festival
06/04 Nurburg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/05 Nuremberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/07 Paris, FRA – Bataclan
06/09 Tilburg, NET – O13
06/11 Castle Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/13 Dortmund, GER – FZW
06/14 Bremen, GER – Pier 2
06/17 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/20 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik (feat. Baroness)
06/21 Malmo, SWE – KB (feat. Baroness)
06/23 Oslo, NOR – Tons Of Rock
06/27 Vienna, AUT – Open Air (feat. Kvelertak and Baroness)
06/28 Zagreb, CRO – Culture Factory (feat. Kvelertak and Baroness)

“Two Minutes To Late Night” Release Eighth Covers EP

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have released the eighth installment in their series of cover EPs. The effort, which is titled “Covers Vol. 8,” is available via Bandcamp for one day only and it features the following tracks:

01. “Jane” (Jefferson Starship cover) (feat. members of Lucifer, Entombed, Royal Thunder, etc.)
02. “Mouth For War” (Pantera cover) (feat. members of Halestorm, Baroness, Code Orange, etc.)
03. “Hyperballad” (Björk cover) (feat. members of Killswitch Engage, Deftones, In Flames, etc.)
04. “Rocks Off” (The Rolling Stones cover) (feat. members of Kvelertak, Royal Thunder, Red Fang, etc.)
05. “I Would Die 4 U” (Prince cover) (feat. members of Lamb Of God, Quicksand, The Armed, etc.)
06. “Rocks Off” (The Rolling Stones cover) (Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds demo)

Kvelertak Release New Retro Video Game And EP

Kvelertak have released a new retro video game called “Splid: Game Of Doom.” The game features 8-bit versions of songs from the band’s latest album “Splid” and it is available on Apple and Android. On top of that, the group have also released a new EP featuring the tracks from the game. Those include 8-bit versions of “Bråtebrann,” “Crack Of Doom,” “Discord,” and “Fanden ta dette hull!.” A press release offered more info on the game:

“[The game] takes fans and singer Ivar Nikolaisen on an epic quest through a retro-style maze where they are tasked with finding the other band members, as well as defeating the ghost of Tagholdt, who haunts a local museum and is a character from the song ‘Fanden ta dette hull!”

The band added:

“Your favorite superheroes are finally back — in a game where you can swing a REAL axe!”

Watch Members Of Royal Thunder, Red Fang, Against Me!, And Kvelertak Cover The Rolling Stones’ “Rocks Off”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Rocks Off” with Mlny Parsonz (Royal Thunder), Maciek Ofstad (Kvelertak), Aaron Beam (Red Fang), and Atom Willard (Against Me!). “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“What’s the matter with the boys who are back in town? We covered a really groovy straight-edge anthem (lol jk) for you buttheads. This is our 38th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use our Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.twominutestolatenight.com.”

Kvelertak Working On New Album

Kvelertak are currently working on a new album at ABC Studio in Norway. The band confirmed the news on Instagram:

Watch Carcass, Revocation, Periphery, Etc. Members Cover Anthrax’s “Caught In A Mosh”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Anthrax’s “Caught In A Mosh” with Erlend Hjelvik (ex-Kvelertak), Shawna Potter (War On Women), Dwid Hellion (Integrity), Dave Davidson (Revocation), Mark Holcomb (Periphery), Aaron Patrick (All That Remains), and Daniel Wilding (Carcass). You can check that out below. “Two Minutes To Late Night” said the following about the latest cover:

“What is the sound of one hand moshing? We covered Anthrax’s 80’s MTV classic with some really nice and responsible people (pit etiquette is a must). This is our 34th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.honorableswords.com

Kvelertak Postpone European/UK Tour To 2022

Kvelertak have postponed their European/UK tour with Planet Of Zeus, Blood Command, and Astrosaur due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place in early 2022.

Tour Dates:

01/13 Kongsberg, NOR – Musikkhuset Energimolla
01/14 Drammen, NOR – Union Scene
01/15 Moss, NOR – Verket Scene
01/19 Porsgrunn, NOR – Sort & Blak Scene
01/20 Skien, NOR – Parkbiografen
01/21 Horten, NOR – Artilleriverkstedet
01/22 Kristiansand, NOR – Kick Nattklubb & Scene
01/27 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum
01/28 Oslo, NOR – Sentralen
01/29 Hamar, NOR – Festiviteten Bar
02/02 Bergen, NOR – USF Verftet
02/03 Giske, NOR – Terminalen Byscene
02/04 Trondheim, NOR – Studentersamfundet
02/05 Trondheim, NOR – Studentersamfundet
02/08 Prague, CZE – Meetfactory
02/10 Wien, AUT – Szene
02/11 Pratteln, SWI – Z7 Konzertfabrik
02/12 Munchen, GER – Backstage
02/13 Wiesbaden, GER – Kultuezentrum Schlachthof
02/14 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
02/16 Antwerpen, BEL – Muziekcentrum Trix
02/18 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
02/19 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
02/20 Bristol, UK – SWX
02/22 Paris, FRA – FVTVR
02/23 Toulouse, FRA – Le Metronum
02/25 Madrid, SPA – Razzmatazz
02/27 Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzokia
03/01 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Gerland
03/02 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville
03/03 Bochum, GER – Matrix
03/05 Aarhus, DEN – Fonden Voxhall
03/07 Goteborg, SWE – Pustervik
03/08 Malmo, SWE – KB
03/09 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser
03/11 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia Club
03/12 Tampere, FIN – Ravintola Klubi
03/13 Jyväskylä, FIN – Lutakko
03/16 Bodo, NOR – Sinus
03/17 Tromso, NOR – Studenthouse Driv
03/18 Fredrikstad, NOR – City Scene
03/19 Vadso, NOR – Kooperativet Kulturescene

Kvelertak commented:

“Hello all! Due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic situation, whilst every effort was made to keep our tour in 2021…we will sadly have to move it to 2022. You our fans, the venue staff and our crews safety are the MOST important thing to us. BUT, please join us on our headline tour in 2022 on these new dates. The music will play on!!! 🦉 🤘”

Watch Mastodon, Darkest Hour, Baroness, & Kvelertak Members Cover Ozzy Osbourne’s “Over The Mountain”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Ozzy Osbourne‘s “Over The Mountain” with Brann Dailor (Mastodon, Arcadea), Mike Schleibaum (Darkest Hour), Marvin Nygaard (Kvelertak), and Sebastian Thomson (Baroness, Trans Am). You can check that out below. “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Diary of a Sad Man! We covered Ozzy Osbourne‘s favorite song about hiking with some spooky folks from some spooky bands we love. This is our 25th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.honorableswords.com.”

Erlend Hjelvik (Ex-Kvelertak) Announces New Solo Project Hjelvik

Ex-Kvelertak frontman Erlend Hjelvik has returned with a new solo project called Hjelvik. The band, which also features guitarist Rob Steinway, guitarist Remi André Nygård, bassist Alexis Lieu, and drummer Kevin Foley, will release their debut album “Welcome To Hel” later this year via Nuclear Blast.

Hjelvik said the following about signing with Nuclear Blast:

“Signing with Nuclear Blast is a dream come true for me. Since I was a teenager, I’ve been a fan of classic NB bands like Immortal, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames and so on — so that makes me feel extra proud to call Nuclear Blast my new label home. I’m certain Nuclear Blast will do an awesome job bringing Hjelvik metal to the masses on my new album, ‘Welcome To Hel’, and many more to come.”

He went on to say that the new material will feature “blackened Viking heavy metal” with lyrics based on Norse mythology and history.

Jens Prüter, head of A&R at Nuclear Blast Europe, added:

“It’s been 10 years since I first saw Erlend with Kvelertak in my hometown Dortmund in Germany. Their debut album had only been out for a couple of months and was on heavy rotation on my turntable. I was blown away by the raw energy of his stage performance, and ten years later, it is an honour to start working with him on Hjelvik. He has not lost his high energy and brings his unique mix of black metal, hard rock and punk to a new level. Welcome to Nuclear Blast and onward to Hel!

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