Norwegian band KVELERTAK have shared the second track from their upcoming new album Splid, due out February 14 via Rise Records. Premiering on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show last night, “Crack of Doom” features Mastodon’s Troy Sanders and is one of the first songs performed by the band in English.
The group has also released the official video for the track, which was directed by the award-winning and renowned Norwegian stills photographer and music video director Stian Andersen. Watch the official video.
“Ever heard of the Maya Apocalypse? Johannes Stöffler? Harold Camping? Are you afraid that the religious leaders, scientists, or the doomsday preachers may be right?,” the band comments. “Have no fear! They were all wrong. But now,
Regarding Sanders’ appearance on the track, the band says, “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.”