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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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
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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
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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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Album Of The Week: Kvelertak Meir

I love a lot of underground metal, but I'm a pretty bad underground metal fan. Underground metal, less a scene or even a single genre…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2013 - 4:51 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Increasingly, this is a weird column to write, since the list of things that fall under "music video" parameters includes big-budget extravaganzas, weird little no-money…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2013 - 1:00 pm
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Kvelertak – “Månelyst” Video (NSFW)

Around this corner of the internet, Michael has long been touting the Norwegian metal band Kvelertak, and with good reason; their combination of big, dumb…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2013 - 12:11 pm

Stream Kvelertak Meir (Stereogum Premiere)

Outside of maybe Ghost (now Ghost BC) and/or Deafheaven, no heavy band's sophomore album comes this year with more anticipation or conversation than Meir, from…
Michael Nelson | March 18, 2013 - 11:04 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

A whole mess of great videos this week, from some unexpected places as well as the expected ones. When Flatbush Zombies release an excellently hallucinogenic…
Tom Breihan | February 8, 2013 - 4:48 pm
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