KVELERTAK To Release New Album In The Spring; North American Tour Announced

February 5, 2016

Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK have unveiled details of a North American headline tour which will get underway this spring with special guests TORCHE and Roadrunner labelmates WILD THRONE. The dates kick off April 12 at Portland, Maine's Port City Music Hall and will see the band traversing west through early May. Tickets for all dates are on sale at www.kvelertak.com.

KVELERTAK is currently in Oslo, Norway's Amper Tone Studio working on their follow-up LP to 2013's widely acclaimed "Meir". The new album is being recorded live and engineered by producer Nick Terry (LINDSTRØM, TURBONEGRO, THE LIBERTINES),marking the first time KVELERTAK has recorded an album in its home country.

KVELERTAK's forthcoming third LP is already garnering "Most Anticipated" accolades from the press, with Rolling Stone featuring it in the magazine's "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.

KVELERTAK on tour with special guests TORCHE and WILD THRONE:

Apr. 12 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
Apr. 13 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Apr. 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
Apr. 15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
Apr. 16 - Washington, DC - DC Brau
Apr. 17 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East – Downstairs
Apr. 19 - Montreal, QC - l'Astral
Apr. 20 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
Apr. 21 - Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar*
Apr. 22 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom*
Apr. 23 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Apr. 24 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
Apr. 25 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
Apr. 26 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre
Apr. 28 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Apr. 29 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
Apr. 30 - Boise, ID - Neurolox
May 01 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
May 02 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
May 03 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre**
May 05 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
May 06 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater

* No TORCHE / MUTOID MAN is support

** Support is to be determined

"Meir" topped the official chart in Norway. The CD, which sold 1,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release, was issued on March 26, 2013 via Roadrunner Records. It was produced by CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou and features cover artwork by John Dyer Baizley.

KVELERTAK is Erlend Hjelvik (vocals),Vidar Landa (guitar),Bjarte Lund Rolland (guitar),Maciek Ofstad (guitars),Marvin Nygaard (bass) and Kjetil Gjermundrød (drums).


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