KVELERTAK, OBLITERATION, SATYRICON and SHINING have been nominated in the "Metal" category at the 42nd annual Spellemann awards (the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy Awards). The largest and oldest Norwegian music awards show will be held January 18, 2014 at Konserthus in Stavanger, Norway and will be broadcast live on the Norwegian channel NRK1.
The nominees in the "Metal" category are as follows:
* KVELERTAK - "Meir"
* OBLITERATION - "Black Death Horizon"
* SATYRICON - "Satyricon"
* SHINING - "One One One"
Last year's Spellemann award in the "Metal" category went to NEKROMANTHEON for the band's "Rise, Vulcan Spectre" album.
"Satyricon" debuted at position No. 1 on the official chart in Norway — the first time one of the group's releases topped the chart in the band's home country. "Satyricon" also saw success internationally, debuting at No. 6 in Finland, No. 23 in Germany and No. 26 in Austria. By comparison, SATYRICON's previous studio album, "2008'a "The Age Of Nero", entered the chart at No. 5 in Norway and No. 73 in Germany.
KVELERTAK's sophomore album, "Meir", topped the official chart in Norway. The CD, which sold 1,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release, was issued on March 26 via Roadrunner Records. It was produced by CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou and features cover artwork by John Dyer Baizley.