Kvelertak made waves (and fans out of Metallica) with their 2010 self-titled debut; their blackened sophomore LP, 2013's Meir – Rolling Stone's Number Two metal album of that year – only solidified their status among heavy music's leading upstarts. The band played some new material on a recent European tour, but in late November frontman Erlend Hjelvik claimed that they were still a song or two short of a new record. Not so anymore: On January 18th Kvelertak will enter Amper Tone studio in Oslo to track Meir's follow-up, which they will record live. "We grew tired of recording to a click track and the intense scrutiny and attention to detail that follows," the band explains of the album, which is set to drop this spring. "We've done nothing but play live since 2010 so it makes sense to record live as well."