Ex-Kvelertak frontman, lyricist, and co-founder Erlend Hjelvik has recently announced his new solo project Hjelvik. The singer has now released a music video for his debut single “North Tsar.” The track is taken from his upcoming album, Welcome to Hel, which will be released on November 20th via Nuclear Blast.
“It feels great to finally give people the first taste of what’s to come with this awesome video for “North Tsar” that the talented guys at Grupa13 created for me!”
“It was a cool experience, the day corona-restrictions lifted, I took the first flight from Norway to Poland and we shot the whole video in one day in a Viking village called Jomsborg. Grupa13 did an excellent job with their team including well-trained Viking reenactors, an amazing SFX crew and even brought in wolves and a huge raven. It was an intense and efficient shoot. It felt crazy to be standing in the middle of a Viking battle while performing my song, especially since the village was open to tourists who appeared midway through to stand there, gawk and take selfie’s…making the experience slightly more bizarre! Nonetheless, I had a great time and I’m extremely pleased with the result!”
Watch the clip below and pre-order the album here: