Last week Kvelertak parted ways with frontman Erlend Hjelvik as they have promised to continue with a new singer. This past Friday (20th) the group revealed Ivar Nioklaisen (Silver, The Good, the Bad and the Zugly) as their new vocalist.
The band shared the following statement:
“We are immensely excited to have Ivar on board, and what he will bring to the band.
Kvelertak has had a history with Ivar since the bands early days. Both as a tour companion with his other bands (Silver, The Good, the Bad and the Zugly), and as the guest vocalist on ‘Blodtørst’. Ivar is the frontman we could hope for, and nothing is more natural for us than for him to take over the throne.
Ivar himself states:
«I’ve been a huge fan of Kvelertak ever since I first saw them nearly ten years ago. It’s an honor to be a part of the band! I will not try to copy Erlend. Erlend is a lion. I’m just a small rat. But this rat is pissed off, infectious, and full of pestilence—ready to take this machine to new heights!”
We will see you all on the road sooner than later.