Kvelertak Shares New Single, New Album and Signing to Rise Records Announced

Legendary rockers Kvelertak have signed to Rise Records (Of Mice & Men, Sevendust) for their new album Splid, due out on February 14th worldwide. The album features new singer Ivar Nikolaisen and a handful of songs in English for the first time, and includes an appearance from plus special guest and prog-Metal legend Troy Sanders of Mastodon. Jam out to a brand new song right now, ‘Bråtebrann’. 


Kvelertak commented on the new album, Bråtebrann and more!

“We are very excited that our new album ‘Splid’ will be released through Rise Records and we look forward to being a part of the Rise family in the coming years. ‘Splid’ (‘discord’ in English) is a deep dive into western gluttony, our own stupidity, and the abyss of the earth.”

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.

“Working with Kurt again has been amazing and we’re extremely happy with the production,” the band continues. “We’ve pushed ourselves to the edge this last year – musically, physically, and mentally. The result is one hour of catchy riffs, punk rock, and heavy metal influenced by a world in discord to accompany our way towards Ragnarok.”

Known for previous albums being entirely in Norwegian, Splid includes a couple of tracks in English, including the song ‘Crack of Doom’ which features guest musician Troy Sanders of Mastodon.

Splid Track Listing:


Crack of Doom (featuring Troy Sanders)




Uglas hegemoni

Fanden ta dette hull!


Stevnemøte med Satan

Delirium tremens

Ved bredden av Nihil


In March 2020, KVELERTAK will return to the UK for headline shows in Manchester, Bristol, and London, bringing with them special guests Planet Of Zeus and Blood Command. Tickets are on sale now from all good box offices and from www.kvelertak.com.

Kvelertak Tour Dates:

21/02 – Stavanger – Folken (sold Out)

22/02 – Stavanger – Folken

26/02 – Copenhagen – Amager Bio

27/02 – Bremen – Schlachthof

28/02 – Hamburg – Gruenspan

29/02 – Cologne – Essigfabrik

01/03 – Luxembourg – Rockhal Club

03/03 – Paris – Le Trabendo

04/03 – Karlsruhe – Substage

06/03 – Leipzig – Conne Island

07/03 – Berlin – So36

08/03 – Krakow – Kwadrat

10/03 – Budapest – Durer Kert (Main Hall)

11/03 – Vienna – Szene

13/03 – Prague – Meet Factory

14/03 – Munich – Backstage Werk

16/03 – Pratteln – Z7

17/03 – Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

18/03 – Haarlem – Patronaat

20/03 – Manchester – Academy 2

21/03 – Bristol – Swx Bristol

22/03 – London – Electric Brixton

25/03 – Oslo – Rockefeller

26/03 – Bergen – Usf Verftet

27/03 – Alesund – Terminalen

28/03 – Trondheim – Samfundet

30/03 – Helsinki – Tavastia

31/03 – Tampere – Pakkahuone

02/04 – Stockholm – Debaser

03/04 – Malmo – Kb

04/04 – Gothenburg – Pustervik

Stay tuned for more news from KVELERTAK soon.