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Roadrunner Records signs Kvelertak

Friday, January 25, 2013 8:03 AM PT


Official press release:

Roadrunner Records is pleased to announce the signing of Norwegian adrenaline-pushers of heavy rock and roll, Kvelertak. The band will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, Meir (which means "more" in Norwegian), produced by Converge's Kurt Ballou, on March 26, 2013. Their first single, "Bruane Brenn," has early critical acclaim from several tastemaker outlets including Stereogum, who raves, "It's a total blast of riffs, adrenaline, football chants, and guitar solos, and in its four minutes, you get five decades of rock 'n' roll, compressed into one massive speedball hit." The single will be available on iTunes beginning February 5, 2013 and will be available as an instant download when you pre-order the album.

Dave Rath, Senior Vice President of A&R at Roadrunner Records says of the signing, "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."


15 comments


anonymous
1/25/2013 8:09:03 AM
still have hella coke nose from their last album

1/25/2013 8:36:48 AM
awesome fcking band

10/10 will actually buy

anonymous
1/25/2013 8:39:13 AM
weed, beer, mead, cool ass bros, coke, speed, drugs, dave grohl, and anyone that like t-ts ass rockin jams are stoked.

except, ewwwww fck roadrunner.

anonymous
1/25/2013 8:47:17 AM
adrenaline-pushers adrenaline-pushers adrenaline-pushers adrenaline-pushers adrenaline-pushers

anonymous
1/25/2013 9:03:47 AM
Really? Who cares? Every time some band adds a little bit of blues or classic rock influence to death/black/grind we are always supposed to think they are awesome for doing it. Kvelertak sucks, people who enjoy them are too easily amused. Why do they need six members?

anonymous
1/25/2013 9:31:09 AM
Will be dropped before the end of the calendar year.

anonymous
1/25/2013 9:40:50 AM
"Really? Who cares? Every time some band adds a little bit of blues or classic rock influence to death/black/grind we are always supposed to think they are awesome for doing it. Kvelertak sucks, people who enjoy them are too easily amused. Why do they need six members?"

fck you gay.

1/25/2013 9:48:26 AM
good for them, they were great on the converge tour last year.

1/25/2013 10:22:36 AM
brassknuckleromance
31 minutes ago

good for them, they were great on the converge tour last year.

I agree. rad party band

anonymous
1/25/2013 10:22:55 AM
"Really? Who cares? Every time some band adds a little bit of blues or classic rock influence to death/black/grind we are always supposed to think they are awesome for doing it. Kvelertak sucks, people who enjoy them are too easily amused. Why do they need six members?"

fck you gay.

What a couple of crybabies. First post is accurate, the reply probably came from Justin Bieber.

anonymous
1/25/2013 10:40:17 AM
^
Sweet justin bieber slam dude. He's gonna be so pissed when he sees it

1/25/2013 11:11:21 AM
^next round of LOL's are on me!

1/25/2013 11:29:18 AM
no whey brahh you herd dat new Kevlar Attack?

anonymous
1/25/2013 12:05:09 PM
dave rath and the other 3 employees of roadrunner are stoked. I actually like kvelertak. they were badass live with converge and torche in the fall.

anonymous
1/25/2013 12:06:19 PM
its like Turbonegro without the makeup and gayness. heavy and good.