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By Erlend Buflaten Posted: 15. Apr, 2016

Kvelertak – 1985

Kvelertak is back with new music following their last release “Meir” from 2013. The heavy hitting band is known for their spectacular live shows giving them the title of Norway’s best live band several times. Check out the video to first single 1985 off new album Nattesferd out May 13th.

Matoma – Paradise

Summer is coming and Matoma’s tropical beats are more on point than ever. Paradise features Sean Paul and KStewart and mixes tropical house with reggea, a perfect fit for his biggest show ever at Coachella this weekend.

Lido – Crazy

Lido is one of the most exciting producers coming out of Norway these days. Crazy is Lido at his best, highlighting his characteristic turns and drops. The video shows him conducting an orchestra of light and is the first video Lido directs himself.

Highasakite – Golden Ticket

We can’t wait for Highasakite’s follow up to the huge 2nd album Silent Treatment from 2014. We’ve already heard Someone Who’ll Get It and last week they gave us Golden Ticket, a more upbeat, but just as grand as you expect from the group.

Ihsahn – Arktis.

Ihsahn released Arktis. last week, following 2013’s Das Seelenbrechen. The album is a grand piece of work. Reviewing the album, The Quitus said “a diverse album that moves from uplifting to threatening to majestic to soulful. All this is achieved with the effortless songwriting poise you would associate with a master craftsman like Ihsahn.”

Sløtface – Sponge State

Last week, Sløtface annouced they were changing their name do to “social media censhorship”, making it difficult for the band to have an online presence. The solution became swapping the ‘u’ with an ‘ø’ – same pronounciation (ish) but all the much harder for internet moderators to keep the energit band of their sites. In addition to changing their names, they released Sponge State.

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