Breakout Norwegian hard rock’n’roll outfit Kvelertak have signed to Roadrunner Records, with their second album to be released this year.
Their 2010 self-titled debut – which was later re-released internationally – catapulted the band around the world, as word of mouth spread through industry and musicians themselves. Mastadon and Dave Grohl were notable early adopters. They played last year’s Soundwave festival.
This year’s Meir (‘more’ in English) will be released Friday 22 March through Roadrunner/Warner, with the first single Bruane Brenn out now.
Speaking on the deal, the labels’ Senior Vice President of A&R Dave Rath said, “Every decade or so, hard rock and heavy metal gets a well-deserved kick in the ass. Kvelertak is the band to do just that. These guys remind us that rock music should truly affect us. Roadrunner is proud to deliver Kvelertak to a world waiting for a musical awakening.”
In essence, Kvelertak are really fucking good.