Published Mar 18, 2013Norwegian metal sextet Kvelertak are set to drop their sophomore set Meir on March 26 through Roadrunner Records, but anyone hoping to session the group's hard rock-inspired licks a little early can stream the album now in full through Exclaim.ca.
Marking the follow-up to 2011's self-titled debut, Meir was produced by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou at his GodCity Studio in Salem, MA. According to the act, the album tweaks the party vibe of their first full-length, with guitarist Bjarte Lund Rolland noting, "The big songs are bigger, the harder songs are harder, the poppy songs are poppier."
Singer Erlend Hjelvik added, "This is going to blow your brains out. The first one was pretty much all party; this time around it's the hangover where you go round two and start drinking again the day after. You get drunk real quick and you're generally in a weird fuck-you-all-mood. It's known as the shampoo-effect."
You can stream the outfit's latest full-bodied blend of punk, metal, hardcore and more in the player down below.
As previously reported, Kvelertak are also hitting North America this spring with the likes of Cancer Bats and Black Tusk, with Canadian shows lined up in Vancouver with the former in Vancouver and with the latter in Toronto and Montreal. You can check the show details here.