Kvelertak Announce New Vocalist

Kvelertak have welcomed Ivar Nikolaisen (Silver, The Good, The Bad And The Zugly) to the band as their new vocalist. He is taking over for Erlend Hjelvik, who recently exited the group.

Kvelertak said the following:

“We are immensely excited to have Ivar on board, and what he will bring to the band.

Kvelertak has had a history with Ivar since the bands early days. Both as a tour companion with his other bands (Silver, The Good, the Bad and the Zugly), and as the guest vocalist on ‘Blodtørst’. Ivar is the frontman we could hope for, and nothing is more natural for us than for him to take over the throne.

Ivar himself states:

‘I’ve been a huge fan of Kvelertak ever since I first saw them nearly ten years ago. It’s an honor to be a part of the band! I will not try to copy Erlend. Erlend is a lion. I’m just a small rat. But this rat is pissed off, infectious, and full of pestilence—ready to take this machine to new heights!”

We will see you all on the road sooner than later.


The band played their first show with Nikolaisen at Fjellparken in Flekkefjord, Norway yesterday (July 20). You can see footage from that concert below. Furthermore, a new album from the group is expected to be released in 2019.


Verlorener (Ex-Chimaira, Etc.) Premiere “Devil In The Room” Video

Verlorener, the project featuring Emil Werstler (Dååth, ex-Chimaira), has premiered a new video for “Devil In The Room,“ via Premier Guitar. You can check that out below:

Werstler commented:

“I went down to Atlanta and did a 14-hour shoot on a Sunday, and they had what they needed. It’s cool to see something that ancient—that digitized found footage—with glitching and all this weird stuff happening.

The footage is a mixture of 35 mm, 16 mm, and 8 mm test film, with models and actors, combined with recently found 8 mm reels the director’s grandfather shot in the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s.

They embody the Americana era that no longer exists and wasn’t as quaint as it seemed underneath the surface. Although this era is often the collective, romantic fantasy, we can neither recreate it, nor do we truly crave that way of living 50 years later.

We all have the capability to be the devil in the room in our personal relationships as they fall to pieces.”

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Discusses His 1994 Show In War-Torn Sarajevo

Kerrang! have shared a new five minute video in which Iron Maiden legend Bruce Dickinson discusses the 1994 show he played in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War as the city was under siege. That concert was the focus of Dickinson’s “Scream For Me Sarajevo” documentary, which received a home release last month.

Accept To Headline “Rise Of Chaos” Festivals In Germany

Accept have announced that they will be headlining some German “Rise Of Chaos” festival shows. These events will also feature Orden Ogan, Refuge, and Monument. Here’s the dates:

11/01 Köln, GER – Live Music Hall
11/03 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
11/04 Obertraubling, GER – Eventhall Airport

Watch Sixth Episode Of Bruce Dickinson’s (Iron Maiden) “Warplanes Diaries”

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson and Wargaming’s World Of Warplanes have shared the sixth episode of “The Bruce Dickinson Warplanes Diaries.” The series features ten educational videos about the classic World War 2 fighter and bomber aircraft, and the latest clip focuses on the Hawker Tempest.