KVELERTAK SHARE VIDEO CLIP FROM “LIVE FROM YOUR LIVING ROOM” STREAMING SHOW; EXTEND ACCESS TO WATCH WHOLE SET
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. Click here to watch “Bråtebrann (Live From Your Living Room)”.
Couldn’t make the original time? Or perhaps you just forgot it was happening? You can also still see the whole set in full, at whatever time suits you, for a limited period! Just head over to https://vierlive.no/acts/kvelertak to get access.
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. 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.
“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
“Often commercial and sometimes devoutly, intentionally un-commercial, Splid is a delightfully edgy album from a combustible unit that, here, sound as if they might blow at any second. Volatile, tuneful, raucous and unstable, it is the perfect rock n roll record from a genuinely unique band.” – Kerrang!
“A fine addition to their already solid body of work.” – Vive Le Rock
“Splid is a fantastically rich record that rewards those willing to give it the time and attention it deserves.” – Distorted Sound
“Daring and encouraging…. a band that continue to carve their own niche within their own niche.” – Metal Hammer
“Kvelertak have delivered another batch of forward-thinking rock n roll for you to lose your inhibitions to.” – Rock Sound
“Splid sees Kvelertak sounding better than ever and it cements their status as a thoroughly cool band for good measure.” – Powerplay