News•August 19, 2020 10:19 PM ET•2,742 views
Nuclear Blast Records signs Hjelvik (ex-Kvelertak)
Ex-Kvelertak frontman, Erland Hjelvik, has launched a new solo metal band called Hjelvik and has signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Jens Prueter, Head of A&R at Nuclear Blast Europe, comments: "It's been 10 years ago when I first saw Erlend with Kvelertak in my hometown Dortmund in Germany. Their debut album was just out for a couple of months and on heavy rotation on my turntable. I was blown away by the raw energy of his stage performance and ten years later it is an honor to start working with him on Hjelvik. He has not lost the high energy and is bringing his unique mix of black metal, hardrock and punk to a new level. Welcome to Nuclear Blast and onward to Hel!" Hjelvik's debut album, Welcome to Hel, will arrive later this year. Erlend Hjelvik comments: "Signing with Nuclear Blast is a dream come true for me. Since I was a teenager, I've been a fan of classic NB bands like, Immortal, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames and so on --- so, that makes me feel extra proud to call Nuclear Blast my new label home. I'm certain Nuclear Blast will do an awesome job bringing Hjelvik metal to the masses on my new album, Welcome to Hel, and many more to come."