Kvelertak premiere new single and lyric video “Skoggangr”

Author Flavia Andrade - 20.6.2023

Kvelertak, your favourite punked-up, black metal-adjacent, classic rock-worshipping Norwegian group will release their new album “Endling” on September 8, via Petroleum Records. 

Last night, June 19, Daniel Carter premiered the new song “Skoggangr” on his BBC1 The Radio 1 Rock Show, and today the band share the “Skoggangr” lyric video.

You can stream the single on Spotify here.

The band explains:

Skoggangr‘ was the first song we wrote for ‘Endling’. It’s a song about Helmut Von Botnlaus, whose life history and written records have inspired many of the lyrics on the album. It all takes place in the heathlands and mountain area of the south-west coast of Norway, where Helmut was born. This is where he spent most of his secluded life, living off what the earth can provide him with while fighting anyone trying to destroy the surrounding nature. Wind turbine and real estate developers, look out!

“From Lindtjørnsknuten I keep watch, looking towards Bjerkreim where the war is lost. String my bow, sacrifice a tick, stomping to the beat of an old slått.”  Helmut

Thematically, the album “Endling” continues on the path of 2020’s critically acclaimed “Splid” – which received press accolades across the world including from Q, The Guardian, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound, Kerrang!, Stereogum, MetalSucks, Revolver, Guitar World, and more – by delving further into local lore and legend.

Guitarist Vidar Landa sums it up best, stating:

On “Endling”, we tell the stories of the extinct and dying men and women of Norway. Old and new myths, culture, and rituals come to life — the folklore that doesn’t fit a TV series concept. Vikings and trolls are for television. This is the real deal.

The band exclaim:

As the sun fell, at the time when oxen are unyoked, following the trail cut by the footsteps of Rasmus Vardal, the marauders of rock came riding again, screaming Kielland is dead, long live Kielland!

You can watch the lyric video below:


“Krøterveg Te Helvete”




“Døgeniktens Kvad”



“Paranoia 297”

“Svart September”


You can check out Kvelertak on tour on the following dates:


06/24/23- Tons Of Rock Festival, Oslo, Norway

09/08/23- USF Verftet, Bergen, Norway

09/09/23- USF Verftet, Bergen, Norway

09/15/23- Âlesund-Terminalen, Giske, Norway

09/16/23- Tapperiet, Trondheim, Norway

09/22/23- Fiskepiren, Stavanger, Norway

09/29/23- Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway

09/30/23- Setrum Scene, Oslo, Norway

10/10/23- Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki, Finland

10/11/23- Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland

10/13/23- Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden

10/14/23- Pustervik, Göteberg, Sweden

10/15/23- Plan B, Malmo, Sweden

10/17/23- Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark

10/19/23- Carlswerk Victoria, Cologne, Germany

10/21/23- Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany

10/22/23- Komplex 457, Zurich, Switzerland

10/24/23- Backstage Werk, München, Germany

10/25/23- Rockhal, Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg

10/27/23- Proxima, Warsaw, Poland

10/28/23- Conne Island, Leipzig, Germany

10/29/23- Astra, Berlin, Germany

10/31/23- Markethalle, Hamburg, Germany

11/01/23- Trix, Antwerp, Belgium

11/10/23- Mexico Metal Fest, Monterrey, Mexico