In the three-minute clip below, Tuomas Holopainen and Troy Donockley of NIGHTWISH …
“Bruane Brenn”, a brand new song from acclaimed Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK, was premiered yesterday (Tuesday, January 8) on BBC Radio 1‘s “Rock Show” with Daniel P. Carter and can now be streamed at this location (skip to 27:30 mark). The track comes off the band’s sophomore album, “Meir”, which will be released in March via Sony Music Scandinavia. The CD was recorded late summer/early fall at Godcity studios in Salem, Massachusetts with producer Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE).
KVELERTAK‘s previous label, Indie Recordings, which will release “Meir” on vinyl, said in a statement: “We congratulate the boys in KVELERTAK on their signing to Sony Music Scandinavia. It was a natural step for the band to sign to a major label at this point. We are so proud to have been a big part of their journey and helped to build them up to where they’re at now! We are looking forward to keep on working with KVELERTAK on their vinyl releases in the future!”
“Meir” track listing:
02. Spring Fra Livet
04. Bruane Brenn
05. Evig Vandrar
Professionally filmed video footage of KVELERTAK performing the new song “Spring Fra Livet” in November 2012 on the Norwegian TV show “Lydverket” can be seen below.
KVELERTAK recently completed a U.S tour alongside CONVERGE and TORCHE.
Featuring iconic artwork by John Dyer Baizley (BARONESS, KYLESA), KVELERTAK‘s self-titled 2010 debut album — which was certified gold in the band’s home country — has earned the band extensive worldwide acclaim, with Kerrang! going so far as to call the sextet “the best Norwegian band since A-HA.” The album, which features vocals entirely in the band’s native language, recieved 9/10 ratings from Metal Hammer, Decibel and Rock Hard magazines and earned the group an invitation to perform a live session on BBC Radio 1.