Kvelertak have announced details concerning the release of their new LP Nattesferd. The follow up album to 2013’s widely acclaimed Meir, Nattesferd is heralded by the new single 1985 which will be streaming soon. Pre-orders are available, with the album arriving everywhere May 13th (album art below).

Front man Erlend Hjelvik commented: “We are finally getting ready to release our third album Nattesferd to the world and however clichéd it may sound, I’m not afraid to say that this is our best one yet! An exquisite smorgasbord of riffs infused with everything between the best of classic rock and heavy metal. I’m certain it will blow the minds of both old and new fans. Enjoy!”

Recorded live in Oslo, Norway’s Amper Tone Studio, the new album is produced by Kvelertak and mixed/engineered by Nick Terry (Lindstrøm, Turbonegro, The Libertines). It is the first of Kvelertak’s albums to be recorded in their home country of Norway. Nattesferd is already garnering Most Anticipated accolades from the press with Rolling Stone featuring it in their ‘25 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2016’ round-up. Additionally, Stereogum placed the new LP at #36 on their ‘101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2016’ while Consequence of Sound included it in their ‘20 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2016’ preview.

Next month Kvelertak will embark on a North American headline tour with special guests Torche and label mates Wild Throne. The dates kick-off April 12th at Portland, Maine’s Port City Music Hall and will see the band traversing west through early May (tour itinerary below).

ON TOUR 2016

12 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
13 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
14 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
16 – Washington, DC – DC Brau
17 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East – Downstairs
19 – Montreal, QC – l’Astral
20 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
21 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar**
22 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom**
23 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
24 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
25 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
26 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
28 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
29 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
30 – Boise, ID – Neurolox

1 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
2 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
3 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
5 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
6 – Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theater