In February 2014, Sweden's Rocksverige
conducted an interview with singer Erlend Hjelvik
of Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK
in Gothenburg. You can now watch the chat below (in Swedish/Norwegian, with English subtitles).
was honored in the "Metal" category at the 42nd annual Spellemann
awards (the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy Awards
). The largest and oldest Norwegian music awards show was held on January 18 at Konserthus in Stavanger, Norway and was broadcast live on the Norwegian channel NRK1
's sophomore album, "Meir"
, topped the official chart in Norway. The CD, which sold 1,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release, was issued on March 26, 2013 via Roadrunner Records
. It was produced by CONVERGE
's Kurt Ballou
and features cover artwork by John Dyer Baizley
Asked how the band came up with the concept for the "Bruane Brenn"
music video, vocalist Erlend Hjelvik
told About.com Heavy Metal
: "It was Vidar
, guitar] and Marvin
, bass] idea. I guess we didn't have time to be in the video ourselves, so they came up with an idea of having a bunch of kids in the video. A friend of ours, who's a Norwegian movie director, Stian Kristiansen
, then kind of developed the idea and made a small story out of it. It turned into a fun and great looking video that fits really well with the lyrics."
Regarding the recording process for "Meir"
said: "I thought it was even more fun than last time. Mostly because we've all gotten more confident and experienced from all the touring we've done on our first album. Also Kurt
is an awesome guy to work with; he's professional and has a great ear for what things should sound like."
is Erlend Hjelvik
(vocals), Vidar Landa
(guitar), Bjarte Lund Rolland
(guitar), Maciek Ofstad
(guitars), Marvin Nygaard
(bass) and Kjetil Gjermundrød
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