Kvelertak drummer Kjetil Gjermundrød has been forced to leave the band's current North American tour, currently in progress. The band has released a statement, which reads in part:


"Our drummer Kjetil has been having trouble with his arm and was unfortunately unable to continue our ongoing North American tour. He left home for Norway yesterday to get treatment so that he doesn't permanently damage his hand, which would suck so much balls.


"But, we were lucky to get an awesome replacement in Jay Weinberg (Against Me, Madball, E Street Band) who learned all the songs and played an amazing set yesterday in Seattle. Kjetil is a hard drummer to replace, but Jay might just be the best replacement imaginable. Thanks Jay!!"


Kvelertak's tour continues through May 22; find a show near you!


The band's new album (and Roadrunner debut), Meir, is available everywhere now - grab a copy from the Roadrunner webstore!