Kvelertak (meaning stranglehold or chokehold) is a six-piece black n roll band from Stavanger, formed in Norway, 2007. All lyrics are written in Norwegian, the band's native language, and concerning Norse mythology/Viking folklore. As of today, the six members are: Erlend Hjelvik (vocals), Vidar Landa (guitar), Bjarte Lund Rolland (guitar), Maciek Ofstad (guitar), Marvin Nygaard (bass), and Kjetil Gjermundrød (drums). Known for their consistent, idiosyncratic sound, the band states that their main influences are rock and roll, black metal and punk. Read more about Kvelertak on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.