A versatile Norwegian heavy metal outfit, Kvelertak's Valhalla party anthems draw as heavily from sources like punk, NWOBHM, hardcore, and classic rock as they do traditional, larynx-shredding Scandinavian black metal. Emerging in 2010 with their acclaimed eponymous debut, the band wasted little time in taking over the airwaves of their homeland. After securing multiple Spellemannprises (the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy Award), Kvelertak set their sights elsewhere, with 2013's Meir, 2016's Nattesferd and 2020's Splid finding favor with European and American audiences as well. The self-described "black 'n' roll" sextet Kvelertak ("Chokehold") formed in 2007 in Stavanger, Norway's third-biggest city and home to several popular gothic metal bands. Kvelertak's sound could not have been more different, however. Fusing the raw punk 'n' ...
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