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Kvelertak Planning To Release New Album This Year


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2019 will see the release of a new Kvelertak album according to the band’s guitarist Vidar Landa. That album will the group’s first with frontman Ivar Nikolaisen, who replaced Erlend Hjelvik last year. Speaking recently with Overdrive, Vidar stated of their current progress:

“Right now, it’s kind of hard to explain the new material but we are working on the new album and have written a lot of stuff so far. The way it looks now, I guess we are working with things that we felt worked really well for us on ‘Nattesferd‘ and stuff from the other albums that really clicked with us collectively.”

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When asked if all members have been contributing thus far, bassist Marvin Nygaard added:

“Right now, it’s mostly been Bjarte that’s been writing but we’ll be entering into the rehearsal studio soon, so we can all start working on the ideas. But yeah, it’s usually Bjarte that brings a lot of the new foundations to the tracks.”

When pressed as to whether the record would arrive this year, Vidar replied:

“Yes, the new Kvelertak album will be coming this year (laughing). We’ve never rushed things. It’s always been a couple of years between our albums and when it’s done it’s done (laughs).”

The band are currently out on a European/UK tour with Mastodon and Mutoid Man that will be hitting the following cities over the coming weeks.

01/30 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
01/31 Hamburg, GER – Docks
02/02 Copenhagen, DEN – Aarhus Train
02/03 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
02/04 Stockholm, SWE – Munchen Brewery
02/06 Hannover, GER – Capitol
02/07 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
02/09 Brussels, BEL – AB
02/10 Tilburg, NET – 013
02/12 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
02/13 Paris, FRA – Casino de Paris
02/15 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 1
02/16 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
02/17 Lisbon, POR – Sala Tejo

[via Blabbermouth]

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