Kvelertak is currently at Godcity Studios in Massachusetts recording a new album with engineer/Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou. Expect an early 2013 release.
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Here's a new track from Purified in Blood featuring guest vocals from Erlend Hjelvik of Kvelertak: http://soundcloud.com/indierecordings/purified-in-blood-mot-grav
The band's new album "Flight of a dying sun" will be out on June 15.
Can't say that I understand exactly how this qualifies as punk, but then again, people seem to give Kvelertak a pass as hardcore band; anyhow, I digress! Blomst is a new signing to the label and this song comes off their debut EP "Hold kjeft og smil", due out April 20. Genre quibbles aside, it's worth a listen.
Brand new visual stimulation from Norwegian miscreants Årabrot as directed by Fredrik Hana (Haust, Kvelertak and Shining). Don't miss the band on tour in the UK right now.
Kvelertak and Little Dragon are playing this year's Bonnaroo Festival along with a whole buncha other stuff for people who listen to NPR for music recommendations: http://lineup.bonnaroo.com/
Terrorizer Magazine's "True Cult Heavy Metal" blog asks "Are Kvelertak the most exciting band in the world?": http://truecultheavymetal.com/blog1.php/2011/11/29/blog-are-kvelertak-the-most-exciting-band-in-the-world
My answer: you've got to be fucking kidding me.
Norwegian arena-hardcore act Kvelertak now has their own beer: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150385917190685&id=58323625684
Limited to 30 bottles, made of "honey and hate", 6.66% ABV and only available at the band's upcoming show in Vienna on December 3.
Metal Hammer has an exclusive stream of the new Kvelertak video "Blodtørst": http://www.muzu.tv/no/metalhammer/kvelertak-blodtrst-metal-hammer-exclusive-music-video/1117744/
Kvelertak will be embarking on a big European tour this fall:
11/18 - Logo, Hamburg (GER)
11/19 - Underground, Köln (GER)
11/20 - Doornroosje, Nijmegen (HOL)
11/21 - O2 Academy2, Oxford (UK)
11/22 - O2 Academy3, Birmingham (UK)
11/23 - The Speakeasy at Queens (IRL)
11/24 - O2 ABC, Glasgow (UK)
11/25 - Roadhouse, Manchester (UK)
11/26 - Underworld, London (UK)
11/27 - Muziekodroom, Hasselt (BEL)
11/28 - Le Ferraileur, Nantes (FRA)
11/29 - Nouveau Casino, Paris (FRA)
11/30 - Substage, Karlsruhe (GER)
12/01 - Abart, Zürich (CH)
12/02 - New Age Club, Roncade (ITA)
12/03 - Szene, Wien (AUS)
12/04 - Conne Island, Leipzig (GER)
12/05 - Exit Chmelnice, Prague (CZ)
12/06 - Festsaal Xberg, Berlin (GER)
12/07 - Colos Saal, Aschaffenburg (GER)
12/08 - Backstage, München (GER)
12/09 - Hirsch, Nürnberg (GER)
12/10 - Sputnikhalle, Münster (GER)
Pitchfork goes to Øya and manages to report on seeing only one actual Norwegian band, Kvelertak: http://pitchfork.com/features/articles/8023-ya-2011/3/
Seriously, why bother?
PopMatters gets hyped on Norwegian arena-hardcore act Kvelertak: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/138150-kvelertak-kvelertak/
The winners of the 2010 Spellemannpris, the Norwegian Grammy, have been announced:
Honorary Award: A-ha
Newcomer of the Year: Kvelertak
Producers of the Year: Stargate
Electronica: Lindstrøm og Christabelle
Open Class: Jaga Jazzist
Pop group: Kråkesølv
Female artist of the Year: Ingrid Olava
Popular music composer of the Year: Susanne Sundfør
Male artist of the Year: Thom Hell
Spellemann of the Year: Karpe Diem
Kvelertak won the Statoil grant this year of 1m NOK which will no doubt help them in their international touring aspirations: http://www.listento.no/mic.nsf/doc/art2011022113010229113756
Apparently the North American release of Kvelertak's album will include six bonus tracks, four BBC Sessions and two demos. More details and a link to upcoming US tourdates supporting Weedeater here: http://www.metalsucks.net/2011/02/11/north-american-fans-rejoice-kvelertak-getting-an-official-release-with-bonus-tracks/
The nominees for this year's lucrative by:Larm Statoil Grant have been announced and they are Harrys Gym, Ulver, Ost & Kjex, Kvelertak, Montée, 120 Days, Jenny Hval, Turns, Lukestar and I Was A King. Knut Schreiner aka Euroboy will be heading the jury making the final decision.