It's been four years since Kvelertak released a record and as we enter the first couple of weeks of 2020 they've let off the first big banger of the year in the heavy world by unveiling a brand new track featuring Mastodon's Troy Sanders. The new album titled Splid is due for release on 14th February via Rise Records.

This will be the first Kvelertak album to feature vocalist Ivar Nikolaisen and is also set to be the first record to feature English lyrics from a band who've very fervently stuck to their native Norwegian in the past.

Commenting on the new track, titled Crack Of Doom Kvelertak noted "Ever heard of the Maya Apocalypse? Johannes Stoffler? Harold Camping? Are you afraid that the religious leaders, scientists, or the doomsday preachers may be right? Have no fear! They were all wrong. But now, KVELERTAK has come to prophesize Ragnarok, straight into your heart and soul. The Crack of Doom shines on us all!".

They went further to describe recruiting Troy on to the song as well, "We sent Troy a demo of the song because there were a couple of parts we felt would fit his voice very well and lift the song. Luckily he liked the track and was keen to do it. He got some scratch vocal tracks and some guidelines but was free to do it however he wanted. What we got back was even better than what we could hope for. We're extremely proud to have him featured on this song, and with Troy being American it felt natural to just do the whole thing in English."

Towards the band end of February the band are also all set to head out on tour across Europe:

21/02 - STAVANGER - Folken (sold out)
22/02 - STAVANGER - Folken
26/02 - COPENHAGEN - Amager Bio
27/02 - BREMEN - Schlachthof
28/02 - HAMBURG - Gruenspan
29/02 - COLOGNE - Essigfabrik
01/03 - LUXEMBOURG - Rockhal Club
03/03 - PARIS - Le Trabendo
04/03 - KARLSRUHE - Substage
06/03 - LEIPZIG - Conne Island
07/03 - BERLIN - SO36
08/03 - KRAKOW - Kwadrat
10/03 - BUDAPEST - Durer Kert (Main Hall)
11/03 - VIENNA - Szene
13/03 - PRAGUE - Meet Factory
14/03 - MUNICH - Backstage Werk
16/03 - PRATTELN - Z7
17/03 - WIESBADEN - Schlachthof
18/03 - HAARLEM - Patronaat
20/03 - MANCHESTER - Academy 2
21/03 - BRISTOL - SWX Bristol
22/03 - LONDON - Electric Brixton
25/03 - OSLO - Rockefeller
26/03 - BERGEN - USF Verftet
27/03 - ALESUND - Terminalen
28/03 - TRONDHEIM - Samfundet
30/03 - HELSINKI - TavastIa
31/03 - TAMPERE - Pakkahuone
02/04 - STOCKHOLM - Debaser
03/04 - MALMO - KB
04/04 - GOTHENBURG - Pustervik

Tickets for all shows are on sale NOW. Please ensure you make your purchases via the official ticket outlets.

Without any further ado then - check out the brand new track The Crack Of Doom below: