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Kvelertak Månelyst

The sophomore album from Norwegian black ‘n’ roll band Kvelertak is just around the corner, and in anticipation of the record – entitled Meir –  the six-piece have released a second video, this time for the song “Månelyst“.

According to the track-by-track breakdown the band offered back in December, ”Månelyst” (‘moon bright’ in Norwegian) has something to do with becoming possessed by evil in the cold light of the moon, and it’s certainly a notion mirrored by the visuals, which pay homage to classic horror movies, and is actually pretty scary at times (around the two-minute mark in particular).

I somehow missed this, but the album is currently streaming through Stereogum for U.S. listeners, and The Music for everyone else. I’ve not managed to sit down with it yet, but if the this and “Bruane Brenn” – the previously released track – are anything to go by, it will match the catchiness and fun of their debut.

The band are currently on tour across Europe (tonight they’ll be at Traffic in Rome) until mid-April, and then they’re off to North America with Cancer Bats and Black Tusk, and then returning to Europe for some summer festivals.

Meir is out at various times over the next week through Roadrunner Records. Frontman Erlend Hjelvik recently sat down with drummer Mario Duplantier of labelmates Gojira to discuss America and band roles, amongst other things.

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