Today, Norwegian blackened Viking metal band HJELVIK unleashes a brand-new single called ‘Synkverving’, that features a guest appearance by Lars Nedland from WHITE VOID and BORKNAGAR. The single follows the release of HJELVIK‘s debut album “Welcome To Hel” in late 2020 and is also strongly based on Norse mythology and Viking themes, paired with the raw and sinister tone that is typical for the band.
The single comes with an animated music video, that you can watch here: https://youtu.be/Vj5nFeUok7A
Get the single digitally here: https://bfan.link/Synkverving
Frontman Erlend Hjelvik comments: “This doomy little ditty was recorded during the “Welcome to Hel” sessions and is now released in all its glory with a brand new mix and master courtesy of fellow countryman Endre Kirkesola (ABBATH & GREEN CARNATION). Making things sound extra Norwegian, ‘Synkverving’ features the debut of HJELVIK rhythm guitarist Remi André Nygård and awesome guest vocals and organ by Lars Are Nedland (WHITE VOID, BORKNAGAR & SOLEFALD).
The cherry on top of this pagan pie is an animated video created by Zak Kirwin (GHOUL & SPIRIT ADRIFT) who brings the “mound people” to life! Listen loud!”
Order HJELVIK‘s latest album “Welcome To Hel” here: http://nblast.de/Hjelvik-WelcomeToHel
“Welcome to Hel”, was recorded and mixed at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, Oregon, US by Justin Phelps (Joe Satriani, Poison Idea, Slough Feg) and mastered by Grammy award-winning engineer, Alan Douches (Mastodon, Converge, Baroness).
More about “Welcome to Hel”:
‘North Tsar’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d0BojEn9uA
Uncensored ‘North Tsar’: https://youtu.be/_tKN2kfcQd8
‘Glory Of Hel’: https://youtu.be/aJI9e3Srw0w
HJELVIK is the solo-band of ex-KVELERTAK frontman, lyricist and co-founder Erlend Hjelvik. After touring worldwide with some of the world’s greatest bands like METALLICA, SLAYER and GHOST and earning four Norwegian Spellemann awards, Erlend parted ways with his bandmates in 2018 and has spent the last two years songwriting and creating HJELVIK‘s first solo album.
Erlend Hjelvik – Vocals, Lyrics and Songwriting
Rob Steinway – Lead Guitar
Remi André Nygård – Rhythm Guitar
Alexis Lieu – Bass
Kevin Foley – Drums