On April 10th, while much of the world was under lockdown, acclaimed Norwegian band KVELERTAK performed a special live stream show, “Live From Your Living Room” at empty Norwegian venue Artilleriverkstedet via website Vierlive. More than 5000 fans tuned in from across the globe to watch the one hour set and join in a live chat. Now, the band have shared a video clip from that set on the Rise Records official YouTube channel above.
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When announcing the show, the band explained: “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 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. 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.