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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was the week that Aesop Rock and Yo La Tengo performed together on Colbert, and I am still enjoying the fact that this happened…
Tom Breihan | June 17, 2016 - 1:12 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Kvelertak Nattesferd

When was the last time you heard a new metal song at a party? I'm not talking about a nü metal song; that's something else.
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2016 - 11:28 am

The Black Market

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2016

One of the themes that keeps cropping up in this column is the current underground metal scene's creative fertility. I keep turning to this subject…
Doug Moore | April 29, 2016 - 11:59 am

More Kvelertak stories

Kvelertak – “Nattesferd” Video

Nattesferd, the rowdy-as-hell new album from Norwegian party-metal destroyers Kvelertak, is one of our favorites of the year thus far. And today, the band has…
Tom Breihan | June 16, 2016 - 10:54 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far

Veep, quite possibly the best show on TV right now, depicts a culture of Washington aides chained to their phones, sent scrambling to come up…
Stereogum | June 15, 2016 - 10:30 am

Kvelertak – “Nattesferd”

I've gone on at length about my affection for Kvelertak's forthcoming third LP, Nattesferd, from which we've already heard two singles: the so-so "1985" and…
Michael Nelson | May 9, 2016 - 10:21 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Those of us who spend way too much time on the internet and pay way too much attention to music will doubtlessly spend some of…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2016 - 11:32 am

Sounding Board

On Everybody Wants Some!!, Metal’s Genre Problem, & Kvelertak’s Amazing New Album

Stereogum is premiering a new Kvelertak song today, called "Berserkr," from the band's upcoming third album, Nattesferd. Listen to it at the bottom of this
Michael Nelson | April 11, 2016 - 11:05 am

Kvelertak – “1985” Video

Next month, Norwegian rock Vikings Kvelertak will follow up their fun-as-fuck 2013 album Meir with an new one called Nattesferd. And this morning, as Pitchfork
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2016 - 9:55 am

Kvelertak – “1985”

The Norwegian sextet Kvelertak defy easy categorization or comparison: Their music is rooted in d-beat and black metal, but it draws more from Thin Lizzy…
Michael Nelson | March 8, 2016 - 10:44 am

Watch Kvelertak Perform At Norway’s Spellemann Awards

At next Sunday's Grammy Awards, some past-their-prime act (choose from: Anthrax, Dream Theatre, Black Sabbath, Volbeat, and Killswitch Engage) will take home the award for…
Michael Nelson | January 20, 2014 - 12:52 pm


The 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2013

In our May Premature Evaluation of Deafheaven's Sunbather, I compared the album to Agalloch's 2010 LP, Marrow Of The Spirit. In my opinion, Marrow is…
Michael Nelson | December 10, 2013 - 10:33 am


The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop's Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year's big…
Stereogum | December 3, 2013 - 10:58 am

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,…
Michael Nelson | November 1, 2013 - 2:59 pm

Kvelertak – “Evig Vandrar” Video

Norwegian black 'n' rollers Kvelertak recently announced a monster North American tour with the almighty High On Fire, and in conjunction with that announcement, they've…
Michael Nelson | September 18, 2013 - 6:08 pm

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2013

In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo's Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were…
Stereogum | August 14, 2013 - 10:45 am

Kvelertak @ The Studio At Webster Hall 5/17/2013

Words like "party metal," and "beer metal" come to mind when talking about Kvelertak, Norway's black 'n' roll export, but a more accurate descriptor would…
Wyatt Marshall | May 21, 2013 - 6:09 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

You know this was a good week for music videos when 4Minute made a K-pop video with dancing zombies in it, one where they fight
Tom Breihan | May 3, 2013 - 10:42 am

Kvelertak – “Kvelertak” Video

Like Bad Company and Minor Threat before them, balls-out Norwegian metal ragers Kvelertak have named an absolutely kickass song after the band itself -- an…
Tom Breihan | April 26, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Win A Kvelertak Prize Pack + NYC Afterparty Details

We've written a lot about Kvelertak over the last month or so -- Tom named their new album, Meir, Album Of The Week a couple…
Michael Nelson | April 11, 2013 - 11:40 am
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