ANNOUNCE LIVE FROM YOUR LIVING ROOM
STREAMING SHOW FOR APRIL 11
Acclaimed Norwegian band KVELERTAK have announced plans for a special live stream show, "Live From Your Living Room".
The 60-minute band set will be broadcast from the venue Artilleriverkstedet in Norway via Vierlive.no at 9pm Oslo time, Friday April 10
Australian fans need to get up early or stay up late if they want to watch as local time translates to
Saturday, April 11 @ 5.00am AEST
In addition, there will be an option for fans to chat live to each other and the band, with a special event t-shirt available to order plus merch bundles from the 2020 tour which was halted early due to the developing Covid-19 pandemic. There is no restriction on the number of fans that can participate!
The band explain, "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 10th 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!”
Long awaited, fourth studio album 'Splid' is out now via Rise Records. It is the first from KVELERTAK since 2016's 'Nattesferd' and is also the recorded debut of their new singer, Ivar Nikolaisen, who joined the group in 2018. The album was recorded with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Code Orange, Zeal & Ardor, Every Time I Die, Dillinger Escape Plan, High On Fire) at Godcity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts.
The band kicked off 2020 by unveiling new song and video 'Crack Of Doom', featuring
Troy Sanders of Mastodon. Watch the official video here.
The video is directed by the award winning, renowned Norwegian stills photographer and music video director Stian Andersen. Stian has been a part of the KVELERTAK circle for many years, having also directed their previous videos for “Kvelertak” and “Bronsegud”. Earlier, the group shared first new song 'Bråtebrann', also taken from 'Splid', which was highlighted as a Track Of The Week on The Guardian's website.
Listen to it on YouTube here.
KVELERTAK state, "'Splid' ('discord' in English) is a deep dive into western gluttony, our own stupidity, and the abyss of the earth. Working with Kurt 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."
PRESS REVIEWS OF ‘SPLID’
"Startlingly good Norwegian fun. Kvelertak flirt with metal extremity, but they're too keen on huge melodies and big choruses to drown them in blast beats and growls: it's glorious." - The Guardian
"Relentlessly upbeat and stacked full of sparkling solos, Kvelertak's mission seems to be about making metal fun again. They nail it from the start." - Q
"Their taste for breakneck riffs and soaring choruses has not been dulled. A thrilling return." - Planet Rock
'SPLID’ IS OUT NOW!