KVELERTAK – ‘CRACK OF DOOM’ (ft Troy Sanders of Mastodon) // Bruising latest track from Norwegian powerhouse
Written by JayRock on 24th January 2020
Norwegian six-piece powerhouse KVELERTAK unleash new track Crack of Doom (ft Troy Sanders from Mastodon) ahead of highly anticipated upcoming new album, Splid, and UK headline dates this March
Crack of Doom had its worldwide premiere on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show and is the first ever English-spoken track to be released from the band in their 13 year career
Check out the video for Crack of Doom right here
The band will release their long awaited fourth studio album ‘Splid’, on 14th February 2020. The record will be the first from Kvelertak since 2016’s ‘Nattesferd’ and is their first album featuring new singer, Ivar Nikolaisen, who joined the group back in 2018.
Kvelertak comment, ‘Splid’ (‘discord’ in English) is a deep dive into western gluttony, our own stupidity, and the abyss of the earth.” Known for previous albums being entirely in Norwegian, Splid includes two tracks in English
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.
Such extreme vitality has defined Kvelertak since their self-titled 2010 debut. It also transferred to a growing cult of fans. The second album, Meir, crashed Rolling Stone’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2013” at #2. In addition to racking up over 50 million career streams thus far, rock icon Dave Grohl personally presented them a gold plaque for their debut album, and they took home two Spellemannprisen Awards (Norway’s equivalent of the GRAMMYS®), including “Best Newcomer” and “Best Rock Band.”
Everyone from Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax to Ghost and Gojira handpicked them for tours, and not to mention their biggest fan, Norway’s heir to the throne, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
Kvelertak will embark on a huge European tour in support of Splid in Spring 2020, including three very special UK dates and a live session at the world famous Maida Vale studios for the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show:
Fri 20th Mar – Manchester Academy 2
Sat 21st Mar – Bristol SWX
Sun 22nd Mar – London Electric Brixton
2. Crack of Doom (featuring Troy Sanders)
6. Uglas hegemoni
7. Fanden ta dette hull!
9. Stevnemøte med Satan
10. Delirium tremens
11. Ved bredden av Nihil