Kvelertak have announced their fifth studio album Endling, out September 8th, and shared the lead single “Krøterveg Te Helvete.”
The Norwegian heavy rockers have made their name with a classic-rock infused take on extreme metal, and “Krøterveg Te Helvete” should satiate longtime fans with its breakneck speed and visceral hooks. The track manages to equally evoke Refused-esque hardcore and the black metal of Kvelertak’s homeland.
“‘Krøterveg Te Helvete’ is a celebration of the intolerable levels of hardships of being in a popular rock band in 2023,” the band remarked in a press release.
Endling will arrive three years after Kvelertak’s last effort, Splid, marking the band’s second LP with singer Ivar Nikolaisen, who joined the band in 2018 following the departure of Erlend Hjelvik.
“On Endling, we tell the stories of the extinct and dying men and women of Norway,” the band continued in its press statement. “Old and new myths, culture, and rituals come to life — the folklore that doesn’t fit a TV series concept. Vikings and trolls are for television. This is the real deal. As the sun fell, at the time when oxen are unyoked, following the trail cut by the footsteps of Rasmus Vardal, the marauders of rock came riding again, screaming Kielland is dead, long live Kielland!”
You can pre-order Endling via Rise Records. Watch the video for “Krøterveg Te Helvete” and see the album art and tracklist below.
01. Krøterveg Te Helvete
05. Døgeniktens Kvad
08. Paranoia 297
09. Svart September