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A conversation with Erlend Hjelvik on debut solo album ‘Welcome to Hel’

Posted by on November 30, 2020

  Hjelvik’s debut album, Welcome To Hel, has finally arrived on November 20th via Nuclear Blast (order here). The new Norwegian blackened Viking metal outfit is a solo project of ex Kvelertak frontman Erlend Hjelvik, which executes themes of death, darkness, and Norse mythology. We recently caught up with Erlend to discuss the record, signing […]

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Hjelvik to release debut album in November

Posted by on September 21, 2020

  Ex-Kvelertak frontman, lyricist, and co-founder Erlend Hjelvik has recently announced his new solo project Hjelvik. The singer has now released a music video for his debut single “North Tsar.” The track is taken from his upcoming album, Welcome to Hel, which will be released on November 20th via Nuclear Blast.   Erlend comments:  “It […]

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Former Kvelertak frontman launches new solo project

Posted by on August 20, 2020

  Erlend Hjelvik, former frontman for Kvelertak, has gone solo. The metal singer announced Tuesday (18) that he is forming a new band called Hjelvik and will be releasing the band’s debut album, Welcome To Hel later this year via Nuclear Blast.  “Signing with Nuclear Blast is a dream come true for me,” said Hjelvik […]

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Kvelertak team up with Mastodon’s Troy Sanders on “Crack of Doom”

Posted by on January 6, 2020

Kvelertak have posted a new song titled, “Crack of Doom” featuring frontman Troy Sanders of Mastodon. The track is taken from their upcoming album Splid, which drops February 14 via Rise Records. This is also the first album to feature new vocalist, Ivar Nioklaisen since Erlend Hjelvik’s depature. The band commented on working with Sanders and how it came […]

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Kvelertak to continue with new singer

Posted by on July 17, 2018

Following Kvelertak frontman Erlend Hjelvik’s announcement on leaving the band, the group has shared an official statement. The Norwegian heavy metal outfit admitted knowing about the singer’s exit for a while as they already have a new vocalist that they plan to reveal this Friday (20th). Additionally, the band are currently working on a new […]

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Kvelertak singer Erlend Hjelvik quits band

Posted by on July 16, 2018

Kvelertak vocalist Erlend Hjelvik has announced his departure from the group. The singer explained his reasons are from the group moving in a different direction as he felt it was best to part ways. Additionally, he mentioned due to circumstances out of his control, he is unable to perform the last four shows they have […]

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Mastodon, Gojira, Kvelertak talk touring, Metallica, EPs

Posted by on March 4, 2014

With Mastodon taking Gojira and Kvelertak on the road with them starting in late April, ARTISTDirect lined up members of all three bands to talk about touring together. Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher, Gojira’s Joe Duplantier and Kvelertak’s Erlend Hjelvik are psyched to be playing with each other, but when it comes to which of their musical […]

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Kvelertak Discuss New Album And American Culture

Posted by on February 22, 2013

Two years ago, Kvelertak hadn’t even played their first show in America. Their debut album, which had been released overseas in late 2010, didn’t become available domestically until March 15, four days after their first stateside show in San Francisco. This time, the band is here well in advance of their  sophomore album being released, […]

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