Roadrunner Records has announced the signing of Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK. Produced by CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou, Kvelertak will release their sophomore album, entitled Meir (which means “more” in English), on March 26th.
The first single, 'Bruane Brenn', is now available on iTunes and Spotify in Scandinavia.The single will be available on iTunes in North America beginning February 5th and will be available as an instant download when you pre-order the album, an exclusive CD/T-shirt bundle will also be available that day at the Roadrunner Records webstore.
About the signing, Dave Rath, Senior Vice President of A&R at Roadrunner Records said, “Every decade or so, hard rock and heavy metal gets a well-deserved kick in the ass. Kvelertak is the band to do just that. These guys remind us that rock music should truly affect us. Roadrunner is proud to deliver Kvelertak to a world waiting for a musical awakening. If this band doesn't get your heart racing, then you don't have one.”
Meir was recorded at Godcity Studios in Salem, MS with Kurt Ballou.
Indie Recordings will release Meir on vinyl in Scandinavia, also in March.
Says the label: "We congratulate the boys in Kvelertak on their signing to Sony Music Scandinavia. It was a natural step for the band to sign to a major label at this point. We are so proud to have been a big part of their journey and helped to build them up to where they’re at now! We are looking forward to keep on working with kvelertak on their vinyl releases in the future!"
'Spring Fra Livet'
The band recently commented on what's in store for the next album: "All I can say is, this album is going to fuck the first album in the ass. Hard."
Check out some footage from the studio below:
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