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LISTEN: Stream Kvelertak's New Album
The Quietus , March 18th, 2013 10:24

Listen to Meir, out next week, in its entirety below

On March 25, up and coming Norwegian heavy metal act Kvelertak are set to release their second album, Meir, via Roadrunner Records/Indie Recordings. You can pre-order the album here and here but ahead of that, we've got an exclusive stream of the album - hear it in its entirety below:

For the album, the band worked with Kurt Ballou of Salem, MA metallers Converge, who also produced their self-titled debut in 2010. Speaking about the album, guitarist Bjarte Lund Rolland says: “It's kinda like the first one, but way MORE in every way. The big songs are bigger, the harder songs are harder, the poppy songs are poppier, and so on. I think we stretched the limits of what we could do within our realm, but not so much that it doesn't sound unmistakably like Kvelertak. This is also the reason we went back with Kurt, to try out the new material in the context of more or less the same sound spectrum as the first one, so as to give it a bit of a continuous vibe, like a sequel if you will. But what matters is that it's just as fucking shameless as the first one, if not more. I'm, really excited about it.”