Kvelertak is a Norwegian black n roll band from Stavanger, formed in 2007. The group comprises vocalist Erlend Hjelvik, guitarists Vidar Landa, Bjarte Lund Rolland and Maciek Ofstad, bassist Marvin Nygaard and drummer Kjetil Gjermundrød. Kvelertak have Norwegian lyrics and their main influences are rock and roll, black metal and punk rock. Kvelertak was formed in Stavanger, Norway in 2007. The band's name is the Norwegian for "stranglehold" or "chokehold".