Norwegian metal band Kvelertak have released a music video for their new single, “Crack of Doom,” featuring Mastodon singer Troy Sanders.
In the ominous clip, new frontman Ivar Nioklaisen plays a religious leader who’s being hunted down by a mysterious robed figure. He escapes to the city, where he gathers a small group of followers. But the singer is eventually captured during a ritual and burned alive by the robed man. Sanders does not appear in the visual.
“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,” the band said in a statement. “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,” they added. “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.”
“Crack of Doom” is the second taste of Kvelertak’s forthcoming album, Splid, following their December release, “Bråtebrann.” The record is due out on February 14 via Rise Records.
Watch the video for “Crack of Doom” below: