Norwegian Black & Roll veterans VREID have announced a unique livestream event, ‘In the Mountains of Sognametal’. With the world at a standstill and all shows for 2020 cancelled, VREID decided to open the gates and invite you all to their home mountains on the west coast of Norway. The band’s history reaches back to the mid 90s and this will be a journey through their musical history with a live session against a spectacular natural backdrop.
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VREID were formed in 2004. The Norwegian metal brigade rose from the ashes of WINDIR after the tragic perishing of the “Sognametal” legends with the declared mission of exploring new musical paths.
The Norsemen proved true to their words and have so far delivered 7 albums and one DVD, which each received high praise from critics and fans alike. VREID chose a course of constant evolution that is marked by thematically denoted phases regarding their often historically inspired lyrics.
This became particularly clear with albums ‘I Krig’ (2007) and ‘Milorg’ (2009), which both revolved around concepts dealing with resistance and liberation of Norway during World War II. With their following three records, VREID returned to their Norse roots, especially on latest full-length, ‘Sólverv’ which received high critical acclaim in 2015.
VREID have hammered out their success partly by being a heavily touring band. The four-piece performed more than 500 shows in 25 countries so far. Their everlasting march to conquer new territories has led the Norwegians to headline tours in Europe, North America, Japan, and India.
VREID’s style is often referred to as black ‘n roll and Metal Hammer UK described their music as “a unique time travel in metal” as elements of 70’s rock, 80’s classic metal, and Norwegian black metal are all clearly audible.
Now with eighth album ‘Lifehunger’, black ‘n roll is back! With eight brand new tracks, VREID are ready for the next chapter.
- Sture : vocals & guitar
- Strom : guitar
- Steingrim : drums
- Hváll : bass & keys
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Norwegian Black & Roll veterans VREID have announced their participation in the “Songs That Changed the World” project by the Nobel Peace Center and Inferno Metal Festival. The band will be commissioned to interpret and cover a song about freedom of expression. The song is yet to be determined. VREID will perform this special song and their own material during a show at the Nobel Peace Center on April 7, 2020.
Norwegian Black & Roll veterans VREID have premiered the official lyric video for the song, “One Hundred Years,” which is taken from the band’s latest release, ‘Lifehunger’.
Norwegian Black & Roll veterans VREID will be direct support for KALMAH on their upcoming trek, making it the band’s first time back in North America in six years! The tour will kick off on April 17 in Dallas, TX and will conclude on May 1 in Baltimore, MD.
Norwegian Black & Roll veterans VREID and Finnish melodic death metal legends KALMAH start their European co-headlining tour tomorrow, December 5, in Leeuwarden (NL) . Special guests are Norwegian heavy rockers SLEGEST. A full list of tour dates can be found below.