After releasing Nattesferd in 2016, Kvelertak underwent their first lineup change since 2009 last year when original frontman Erlend Hjelvik stepped down from his post. Ivar Nikolaisen was revealed to be the new singer in July of 2018 and Splid marks his first studio contributions with the group.
"We are very excited that our new album Splid will be released through Rise Records and we look forward to being a part of the Rise family in the coming years," said Kvelertak. "Splid (which means "discord" in English) is a deep dive into western gluttony, our own stupidity, and the abyss of the earth."
Commenting on the partnership, Kvelertak added, "Working with Kurt again has been amazing and we're extremely happy with the production. We've pushed ourselves to the edge this last year — musically, physically, and mentally. The result is one hour of catchy riffs, punk rock, and heavy metal influenced by a world in discord to accompany our way towards Ragnarok."