Tuesday, May 7, 2013
KVELERTAK's drummer forced to go home, Max Weinberg's son to fill in!
Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK have released the following statement regarding the departure of their drummer Kjetil Gjermundrød from their current North American tour due to a hand injury:
"Our drummer Kjetil [Gjermundrød] has been having trouble with his arm and was, unfortunately, unable to continue our ongoing North America tour. He left home for Norway yesterday to get treatment so that he doesn't permanently damage his hand, which would suck so much balls. But we were lucky to get an awesome replacement in Jay Weinberg (AGAINST ME, MADBALL, E STREET BAND) who learned all the songs and played an amazing set yesterday in Seattle. Kjetil is a hard drummer to replace, but Jay might just be the best replacement imaginable. Thanks, Jay!! So, the tour will continue as planned, and tonight is our first show ever in Canada! Vancouver, Rickshaw Theatre to be specific. Come down and rage!!"
Remaining tour dates HERE!
KVELERTAK recently released their Roadrunner Records debut album 'Meir' worldwide!
Click to watch the video for "Kvelertak"
Members of the band recently took over Roadrunner Records in New York City for a fully loaded press day. Luckily, we were able to kidnap Erlend Hjelvik and Vidir Landa to discuss 'Meir' and how Norwegian culture influenced the bands musical direction. We also discussed the bands NEW music video for "Bruane Brenn" (watch it HERE). Watch this exclusive interview right here, right now!
KVELERTAK's official site