The day is finally here: Norwegian blackened Viking heavy metal solo-band HJELVIK releases his masterpiece "Welcome To Hel", a monumental debut album enshrouded in a mystical fog of Norse mythology and steeped in the classic sounds of metal, both underground and mainstream. Frontman Erlend Hjelvik comments: "Yes, it's finally time to unleash the beast that is "Welcome To Hel"! I've been listening to this album for over a year now, so I'm really excited to share my vision of METAL with the world. I'm immensely proud of what I've created here together with my talented crew consisting of Rob Steinway, Alexis Lieu and Kevin Foley. I can't thank them enough with the awesome job they did on the album. I would also like to thank engineer and mixer Justin Phelps, mastering engineer Alan Douches for making the album sound awesome, Joe Petagno for his legendary cover art, the fine Nuclear Blast family for putting it out and my wife and manager Shelby for working day and night to make HJELVIK and Welcome to Hel a reality. Finally, I would like to thank all my dedicated fans for all the support, it really means a lot. I hope you guys enjoy my album as much as I did making it and look forward to seeing you all on the road soon! Praise Odin and skål!" Erlend HJELVIK's singles + music videos from the "Welcome to Hel" debut album here: 'Helgrinda': 'North Tsar': 'North Tsar' Uncensored: 'Glory Of Hel': Order the album in the format of your choice here: