Release Date: 16 September 2016
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|KVELERTAK MEIR Limited Edition Purple Vinyl 2LP Set
They’re called punk and metal, but at their hearts Norwegian berserkers Kvelertak are the living, fire breathing embodiment of rock and roll. Since their formation in 2006 they’ve built a die-hard fan base hungry for their utterly ferocious live shows that have already burned two flaming tire-tracks across the globe.
Terms like buzzworthy and hotly-tipped don't even begin to cover it, and their roll call of achievements reads like a legend waiting to happen. Their rapturously-received self-titled 2010 debut – produced by none other than Converges Kurt Ballou – was termed the best Norwegian debut of all time by Norwegian rock authority Asbjørn Slettemark, Best Debut Album by Metal Hammer Germany, Best New Artist and Best Rock Album at the Spellemannprisen (Norway’s Grammy equivalent), and iTunes USs Metal Breakthrough Artist of The Year. Along with unanimous praise from Metal Hammer UK, Terrorizer, Rock Hard, and Kerrang! who called them the most exciting new band on the planet, Kvelertak – or 'chokehold' in Norwegian – are showing no signs of slowing down.
From storming 2011s SXSW festival to being personally invited by Mastodon to support them in Bergen, Norway, to Dave Grohl presenting them with their first gold discs at a sold-out Foo Fighters show, this Scandinavian sextet have already circled the globe, hitting every fest from the UK to Australia, including a gig in Singapore that finished out on the street, stopping traffic and ending up as a viral hit on YouTube.
“This is going to blow your brains out”, says singer Erlend Hjelvik, whose riot-inducing vocals may be in Norwegian, but they speak a language of badass bravado like no other.
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