Kvelertak "1985" (video)
Published Apr 08, 2016Male bonding: it's a hell of a drug. Norwegian metal crew Kvelertak are exploring the weirdness of friendship in the new video for their previously premiered "1985" single, which quickly escalates from ridiculous shenanigans to something especially sinister.
Scored by the track's mix of tiger-stripe-spandex hard-rock licks and fierce screams, the video finds a dude wandering back from his new apartment to a flophouse full of old friends.
Like a bunch of jackasses, they wrestle, have drunken pool parties and cherry-bomb junkyard commodes, but the brotherhood get into some bizarre routines the further the vid goes along. Fiery, naked rituals lead to a showdown at a socialite's dinner party that's just a shade less uncomfortable than the break-in scene from A Clockwork Orange.
Directed by Fredrik S. Hana, the extremes-pushing narrative can be found below. As for the song, it'll appear on Kvelertak's Nattesferd, which hits stores May 13 via Roadrunner Records.