Calling all metal fans and gamers!
Norwegian metallers KVELERTAK have immortalized their latest album ‘SPLID’ in video game form and beyond.
Game of Doom arrives on May 13. It takes fans and singer Ivar Nikolaisen on an epic quest through a retro-style maze where they are tasked with finding the other band members, as well as defeating the ghost of Tagholdt, who haunts a local museum and is a character from the song ‘Fanden ta dette hull!’
The band says, “Your favourite superheroes are finally back — in a game where you can swing a REAL axe!”
Watch the game trailer here.
In addition to Game of Doom, the band are also dropping the ‘Splid: Game Of Doom’ EP, which features four 8-bit versions of songs from ‘Splid’ that you can hear throughout the game. Get it here.
‘SPLID: GAME OF DOOM’ EP TRACK LISTING:
“Bråtebrann” (Game of Doom Version)
“Crack of Doom”(Game of Doom Version)
“Discord” (Game of Doom Version)
“Fanden ta dette hull!” (Game of Doom Version)
Upon its early 2020 release, ‘Splid’ debuted at No. #1 in the band’s native Norway. The album was featured on many year-end “Best Of” lists from top tastemaker and rock media outlets, including Consequence, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, The Pit, and Loudwire.
Fourth studio album ‘Splid’ was the first from KVELERTAK since 2016’s ‘Nattesferd’ and the recorded debut of their new singer, Ivar Nikolaisen, who joined the group in 2018. The album was recorded with Kurt Ballou.
If you missed the official video for single ‘Crack Of Doom’, featuring Troy Sanders of Mastodon, watch it here. The video is directed by the award winning Norwegian stills photographer and music video director Stian Andersen. Earlier, the group shared first new song ‘Bråtebrann’, also taken from ‘Splid’, which was highlighted as a Track Of The Week on The Guardian‘s website. Listen to it on YouTube here.