Kvelertak release new video for Bronsegud

Kvelertak (Image credit: Stian Andersen)

Kvelertak have released a new video for their track Bronsegud.

The song features on the Norwegian outfit’s third album Nattesferd which came out in 2016.

The black and white video features an unusual mix of live footage, interviews and backstage clips – and comes a day after the band were confirmed as support for Metallica on the thrash giants’ upcoming European tour.

The band said in a statement: “We are very excited to announce that we will be joining Metallica in Europe as part of their WorldWired tour. It’s an incredible honour to be sharing the stage with the masters. We can’t wait!”

Last year, frontman Erlend Hjelvik spoke to Metal Hammer about his musical tastes and how the band started.

He said: “For me, the first thing I ever got into was The Prodigy’s Music For The Jilted Generation and The Fat Of The Land. Then I got into Metallica and Slipknot and after that bands like Dimmu Borgir and Cradle Of Filth came along. It was just a natural progression for me to explore this.

“I wouldn’t give The Prodigy much credit though, I just listened to metal when we started the band – we’d all play World Of Warcraft in our basement and alternate between metal and power-pop.

“I think that Kvelertak is just all of us managing to find a middle ground from all of that music, it just melted together.”

Kvelertak previously released videos for Nattesferd and Svartmesse.

Metallica and Kvelertak UK and Europe 2017⁄2018 tour dates

Sep 04: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Sep 06: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Sep 08: Paris AccorHotels Arena, France
Sep 10: Paris AccorHotels Arena, France
Sep 12: Lyon Halle Tony Garnier, France
Sep 14: Cologne Lanxess Arena, Germany
Sep 16: Cologne Lanxess Arena, Germany
Oct 22: London O2 Arena, UK
Oct 24: London O2 Arena, UK
Oct 26: Glasgow SSE Hydro, UK
Oct 28: Manchester Arena, UK
Oct 30: Birmingham Genting Arena, UK
Nov 01: Antwerp Sportpaleism Belgium
Nov 03: Antwerp Sportpaleism Belgium
Feb 01: Lisbon MEO Arena, Portugal
Feb 03: Madrid Wizink Center, Spain
Feb 05: Madrid Wizink Center, Spain
Feb 07: Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi, Spain
Feb 10: Turin Pala Alpitour, Italy
Feb 12: Bologna Unipol Arena, Italy
Feb 14: Bologna Unipol Arena, Italy
Feb 16: Mannheim SAP Arena, Germany
Mar 27: Herning Jyske Bank Boxen, Denmark
Mar 29: Hamburg Barclaycard Arena, Germamny
Mar 31: Vienna Wiener Stadthalle, Austria
Apr 02: Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic
Apr 05: Budapest Sports Arena, Hungary
Arp 07: Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany
Arp 09: Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany
Apr 11: Geneva Palexpo, Switzerland
Apr 26: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
Apr 28: Krakow Tauron Arena, Poland
Apr 30: Leipzig Arena, Germany
May 02: Oslo Telenor Arena, Norway
May 05: Stockholm Ericsson Globe, Sweden
May 07: Stockholm Ericsson Globe, Sweden
May 09: Helsinki Hartwall Arena, Finland
May 11: Helsinki Hartwall Arena, Finland

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