Kvelertak have released the official music video for “Nattesferd,” the title track from their acclaimed new LP which arrived this past May. The otherworldly clip – produced by Norwegian production company Bacon and directed by Jakob Marky – is streaming now at Kvelertak.com and on the band’s official YouTube channel. The video was filmed in Fårö, a Baltic Sea island off the south eastern coast of Sweden where Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman lived / died and made several films, among them Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Persona (1966), Hour of the Wolf (1968), Shame (1968), The Passion of Anna (1969), and Scenes from a Marriage (1972).
Marky, a recent winner of the prestigious After Bergman Award which allowed the possibility of filming on Fårö, commented on the video stating, “I wanted to make something circular, as the track has it’s never-ending guitars, coming back to haunt you. I very much liked the idea of filming science fiction on the same places that Tarkovsky and Bergman visited. I think both of them were very big fans of the golden triangle too, or so I heard.”
Heading into 2016 NATTESFERD garnered “Most Anticipated” accolades from Rolling Stone, Stereogum and Consequence of Sound and now only a month since its release Kvelertak’s new LP is already receiving “Best of 2016” praises. SPIN recently placed the album’s lead single “1985” at #17 on their ‘66 Best Songs of 2016 So Far’ list proclaiming, “Let’s savor the fact we may never again hear a wedding of caramel and barbed wire quite like this ever again,” while Consequence of Sound put NATTESFERD at #5 on their ‘Top 10 Metal Albums of 2016 So Far’ declaring “NATTESFERD is the most fun you’ll have this year listening to metal.” Stereogum picked NATTESFERD as the #16 album on their “50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far” recap stating, “…it’s an exhilarating invitation to a whole other world,” and Rolling Stone hailed the collection asserting, “Whether it’s juggling black-metal blast beats and Eighties-influenced power-rock riffs or indulging three-guitar Iron Maiden-esque prog-rock tapestries, everything they do sounds effortless.” NATTESFERD is available now at Kvelertak.com and at all DSPs.
Recorded live in Oslo, Norway’s Amper Tone Studio, NATTESFERD is produced by Kvelertak and mixed / engineered by Nick Terry (Lindstrøm, Turbonegro, The Libertines). It is the first of Kvelertak’s albums to be recorded in their home country of Norway. NATTESFERD follows 2013’s MEIR which made a stunning international impact, earning the six-piece numerous “Best of 2013” honors. Both Rolling Stone and SPIN placed “MEIR” at #2 on their ‘Best Metal Albums of 2013’ recaps, while The New York Times’ Ben Ratliff picked standout track “Spring Fra Livet” as one of his ‘Top Songs of 2013’. Additionally, MEIR landed at #15 on Stereogum’s ‘50 Best Albums of 2013,’ and came in at #4 on Revolver’s ‘20 Best Albums of 2013’ list.
Last night on the Radio 1 Rock Show, Dan P Carter premiered a brand new song from Kvelertak’s new album ‘Nattesferd’. You can now listen back to the show to hear the exclusive play of ‘Berserkr’ and an interview. Check out the new video for ‘1985’ below too! ‘Nattesferd’ is released on May 13 and you can pre-order it now on coloured vinyl and iTunes!
April 8, 2016 – Roadrunner Records group Kvelertak have debuted their official music video for “1985,” the first track to be released off their anticipated new LP NATTESFERD. Directed, written and edited by longtime collaborator Fredrik S. Hana, the video for “1985” follows the tracks narrative of a cold dystopian future.
Hana commented on the video stating, “In my third collaboration with Kvelertak, I wanted to make a music video where the story and characters took the center stage. The video revolves around a micro-community, a four man cult, where a deep and twisted friendship lies beneath it all. They don’t see themselves as a part of the normal society and decide to honor their differences in a unique fellowship. We follow the character’s growing addiction to push limits, and in the end, their incompetence to see any real consequences with their actions. I wanted to get across the fantastic feeling of being a part of something, but also the dangers of not daring to take a stand, to just swim along with the current.”
The follow up album to 2013’s widely acclaimed MEIR, NATTESFERD is heralded by “1985” which debuted last month via NPR who exclaimed, “’1985’ does a lot of what Kvelertak does best — big guitars with huge, grinning riffs out of the Thin Lizzy songbook.” Pre-orders for NATTESFERD are available today at www.Kvelertak.com with all orders receiving an instant grat download of “1985.” NATTESFERD arrives everywhere May 13TH (album art below).
Recorded live in Oslo, Norway’s Amper Tone Studio, NATTESFERD is produced by Kvelertak and mixed / engineered by Nick Terry (Lindstrøm, Turbonegro, The Libertines). It is the first of Kvelertak’s albums to be recorded in their home country of Norway. NATTESFERD is already garnering “Most Anticipated” accolades from the press with Rolling Stone featuring it in their ‘25 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2016’ round-up. Additionally, Stereogum placed the new LP at #36 on their ‘101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2016’ while Consequence of Sound included it in their ‘20 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2016’ preview.
Next week Kvelertak will embark on their North American headline tour with special guests Torche and label mates Wild Throne. The dates kick-off April 12th at Portland, Maine’s Port City Music Hall and will see the band traversing west through early May (tour itinerary below). Tickets for all dates are currently on sale. For more information visit, www.kvelertak.com.
Kvelertak made a stunning international impact with the release of their 2013 album MEIR, earning the six-piece numerous “Best of 2013” honors. Both Rolling Stone and SPIN placed “MEIR” at #2 on their ‘Best Metal Albums of 2013’ recaps, while The New York Times’ Ben Ratliff picked standout track “Spring Fra Livet” as one of his ‘Top Songs of 2013’. Additionally, MEIR landed at #15 on Stereogum’s ‘50 Best Albums of 2013,’ and came in at #4 on Revolver’s ‘20 Best Albums of 2013’ list.