Brutally catchy punkrock/metal with a taste of groovy darkness!
2010 has really been a good year for Kvelertak. Their self-titled debut album (produced by Kurt Ballou, artwork by John Baizley) was released in Europe during the summer, supporting Converge and Kylesa on their first European tour. They did their first headliner tour this fall, and another European tour with Coliseum late 2010.
Kvelertaks received great reviews. Labeled ”the best Norwegian debut album of all time” by Norway’s rock authority Asbjørn Slettemark and «the best Norwegian band since A-Ha» by Simon Young of Kerrang. They’ve also been portrayed in European magazines with reviews including:
9/10 Metal Hammer 8,5/10 Terrorizer 88/100 Aardschok 4/5 Kerrang!
4/5 MetalSucks 9/10 Decibel 9/10 Rock Hard 4/5 Zero Tolerance
In addition to this, they recorded a live session for BBC Radio 1 and played festivals like Sonisphere and Leeds & Reading. They are doing Eurosonic for the second time this spring, along with more European touring.
Kvelertak shamelessly draw inspiration from every corner of something that could fit into their idea of good hard-hitting and catchy rock'n'roll. Regardless of genre, but always truthful to the basic idea of the band; good songs performed with the tongue-in-cheek attitude of their punk-rock pioneers.
Unlike the majority of heavier bands they sing in their native language – adding even more character to their already unique sound.