Yesterday, Kvelertak frontman Erlend Hjelvik announced his departure from the band, and the rest of the band have since revealed plans to continue with a new singer (who will make his debut with the band this Friday in Norway) and release a new album (in 2019). They write:
We have known for a while that Erlend has planned to step down, so we have had the necessary time to plan the way going forward and also find a new vocalist for Kvelertak.
The original plan was to finish up the festival season with Erlend, but as Erlend is not able to do so, we are therefore proudly announcing our newest member at the upcoming show Friday, July 20th, at Fjellparken, Norway.
We would like to thank Erlend Hjelvik for his contribution to the band, and wish him all the best for the future.
-Vidar, Maciek, Bjarte, Marvin, Kjetil
Kvelertak is currently working on their next album, intended for release in 2019.
Stay tuned for more...