Kvelertak - "Snilepisk" Video

The incredible Norwegian black ’n’ roll maniacs Kvelertak are about to head out on a North American tour with Oakland-based pirates/rock gods High On Fire, and they’ve appropriately dropped a new video to coincide with the tour’s kickoff. “Snilepisk” is from Meir, the outstanding album released by Kvelertak back in March, and the Mads Maurstad-directed clip is culled from the band’s live show at Norway’s Periferifestivalen. It’s a pretty standard performance vid, but a good choice of format in this case: Not only does it give some idea what attendees might expect when they see Kvelertak this fall, but it captures the band in their element. Kvelertak are one of the most anarchic and explosive live bands in the world right now; if anything, the “Snilepisk” clip makes them seem slightly tamer than they are at their wildest. The last time I saw the band, at Manhattan’s Studio At Webster Hall, the set ended with half the band in the audience, half the audience on the stage, and the drum kit disassembled and being banged, piece by piece, by a half dozen different sets of hands. And they were still playing the song. You should watch the video, and then you should see Kvelertak when they come to your town, and you should stick around for High On Fire, who are honestly even better. It will be one of the best live-music experiences you’ll have this year. Watch; tour dates below.

Kvelertak – Snilepisk from Mads Maurstad on Vimeo.

Kvelertak/High On Fire tour dates:

With Doomriders:

11/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/11 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
11/12 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
11/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
11/15 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
11/16 Boston, MA @ Middle East
11/17 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
11/18 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
11/19 Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
11/20 Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
11/22 Chicago, IL @ Metro
11/23 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

With Pack Of Wolves

11/25 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
11/26 Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/27 Austin, TX @ Mohawk (outside)

With Windhand

11/29 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
11/30 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
12/2 Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
12/4 Edmonton, MB @ Starlite Room
12/5 Calgary, AB @ Republik
12/7 Vancouver, BC @ Venue Vancouver
12/8 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
12/9 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
12/11 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center Grand Ballroom
12/12 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre

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Comments (4)
  1. This video makes me sad I live in Omaha which is very rarely visited by great metal bands. Oh well. Any chance we’re getting a Black Market today or am I going to wait until next week? I just got paid so I’m ready to spend more money than I should on some new music.

  2. Glad to know. Now I won’t keep checking the site every five minutes to see if it’s posted. I love the column and look forward to your year end list. Keep up the good work.

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