Kvelertak: Moving Forward By Looking Back

Kvelertak is one of the most distinctive heavy bands of this century. After developing an instantly recognizable sound, they face the unenviable task of changing. Metal As Fuck catch up with vocalist Erlend Hjelvik to talk about those changes and the new album.

Let me take you back to a far off time, June 2010, when Kvelertak seemed primed to take over the world.

Kvelertak's Erlend Hjelvik: Coming to a town near you...

Lyrics. Touring. And most importantly, fishing...

“Hey Erlend, how’s it going?” I get a massive distorted noise back down the phone at me; for a brief moment I think the Kvelertak vocalist in speaking in his nativ

Kvelertak to Tour Australia in September!

Not meirly a run up the East Coast, either...
Tour Dates: 
14/09/2013 - 19/09/2013

God gave rock’n’roll to Kvelertak. They used it and Dave Grohl approved it.

Kvelertak - Meir (Roadrunner)

Meir than just a copy of their debut...
Release Date: 
24 Mar 2013 - 11:30pm

Kvelertak’s self titled debut was one of those records that seemingly divided the metal community down the middle, it being an archetypal love it or hate it affair brimming with po

Mastodon, Gojira & Kvelertak, Sydney HiFi Bar 01/03/12

A Chokehold of Tusk & Legend

They say when it rains, it pours and a bitter and drenched evening in Sydn

'There's supposed to be a hidden Beach Boys reference in one of our songs" - Erlend Hjelvik, vocalist with Kvelertak, speaks to Metal as Fuck

He's not surly or abrupt. He's Norwegian...

I opened my interview with Kvelertak vocalist Erlend Hjelvik with a slightly left of field question; what scares the hell out of you?