Kvelertak (album)

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Kvelertak
Studio album by Kvelertak
Released June 21, 2010 (2010-06-21)
Recorded February–March 2010 at GodCity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts
Genre Hardcore punk, black metal, hard rock
Length 48:36
Language Norwegian
Label Indie Recordings
Producer Kurt Ballou
Kvelertak chronology
Westcoast Holocaust
(2007)
Kvelertak
(2010)
Meir
(2013)
Singles from Kvelertak
  1. "Mjød"
    Released: May 31, 2010
  2. "Blodtørst"
    Released: September 27, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
About.com 4.5/5 stars[2]
Blabbermouth 9/10 stars[3]

Kvelertak is the eponymous debut album by the Norwegian band Kvelertak, released June 21, 2010 through Indie Recordings. The album was released in North America on March 15, 2011 through The End Records with six bonus tracks—four live recordings from the group's BBC sessions and two demo tracks.[4][5]

After performing in Oslo, Norway on June 24, 2011, Kvelertak were presented with a gold record certification by Indie Recordings and Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters (who was the headlining band of the concert). Kvelertak was certified gold by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry for selling more than 15,000 copies.[6]

The cover artwork was created by John Dyer Baizley of the band Baroness.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Kvelertak.[7]

  1. "Ulvetid" – 3:29
  2. "Mjød" – 2:30
  3. "Fossegrim" – 3:32
  4. "Blodtørst" – 3:37
  5. "Offernatt" – 4:29
  6. "Sjøhyenar (Havets Herrer)" – 4:50
  7. "Sultans of Satan" – 4:35
  8. "Nekroskop" – 5:10
  9. "Liktorn" – 5:35
  10. "Ordsmedar Av Rang" – 4:27
  11. "Utrydd Dei Svake" – 6:22
North American bonus tracks[4][5]
  1. "Fossegrim" (live) – 3:25
  2. "Sjøhyenar (Havets Herrer)" (live) – 4:33
  3. "Blodtørst" (live) – 3:43
  4. "Mjød" (live) – 2:58
  5. "Ordsmedar av Rang" (2009 demo) – 4:03
  6. "Utrydd Dei Svake" (2008 demo) – 6:36

Personnel[edit]

Kvelertak

  • Erlend Hjelvik – vocals
  • Vidar Landa – guitar, piano
  • Bjarte Lund Rolland – guitar
  • Maciek Ofstad – guitar, vocals
  • Marvin Nygaard – bass
  • Kjetil Gjermundrød – drums

Guest musicians[7]

  • Ryan McKenney – vocals
  • Ivar Nikolaisen – vocals
  • Andreas Tylden – vocals
  • Hoest – vocals

Production and recording[7]

  • Kurt Ballou – mixing, production
  • Alan Douches – mastering

Artwork and design[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ About.com review
  3. ^ Blabbermouth review
  4. ^ a b A., Ty (March 4, 2011). "Kvelertak To Release Debut Self-Titled Album In North America". MetalUnderground.com. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Kvelertak [2011] – Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved March 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Kvelertak Receives Gold-Album Plaque From Dave Grohl". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner. July 1, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Kvelertak – Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved March 5, 2011.