Norwegian black 'n' rollers Vreid have announced a six-date tour of Japan as support for Greek melodic black metallers Rotting Christ. Vreid will be promoting their latest release Welcome Farewell in the month of January next year.
Through Vreid's official Facebook page, plans for a reunion of the surviving members of Windir have been established to commemorate the formation of Windir, Ulcus and Vreid, which are all connected by its band members. These special shows will feature Righ from Windir and Ese from Vreid. As a special guest on vocals, they will also bring on Vegard Bakken, brother of Windir legend Terje "Valfar" Bakken who was found dead in 2004.
Norwegian black metallers Vreid have released a new music video for the song "The Reap", which was produced by Einar Loftesnes and animated by Kim Holm. "The Reap" comes off the band's forthcoming album Welcome Farewell, which is set to be released on February 22nd in Austria, Germany, Norway and Sweden, on February 26th for the rest of the world and on March 3rd in North America.
Norwegian black metallers Vreid have revealed the release dates, tracklist and album art for their new album, which will be entitled Welcome Farewell. The album is set to be released on February 26th in Europe, February 22nd in Germany/Austria/Sweden/Norway and March 5th in North America under Indie Recordings.
What have Vreid been up to? Apparently, they have been preparing a new album. The black metallers also signed a new deal with Indie Recordings. According to the label, the new album is in progress and the band is currently in the studio working. The new album is scheduled for release on February 2013. Check out the band's studio report below.
Norwegian black metal quartet Vreid will embark on a North American headlining tour, dubbed The Black Path Of America Tour 2011. The tour will take off in late August. Support on the trek will come from Norwegian black/folk metal trio Kampfar and Canadian death metallers Necronomicon. Read more to get the list of all confirmed dates.
Commented Vreid bassist Hváll: "It is with great joy we can announce our first headlining tour in North America. The Black Path Of America tour is packed with ten US and six Canadian shows. We did our first full North America tour in 2009 on the Heathen Fest, and the reaction we got was overwhelming. We had amazing shows in Montreal, Cleveland and San Francisco - to name just a few - and are glad to see all those cities plus many more on the list for our upcoming tour. Our latest album, V, is doing fantastic, and has become a monumental release for us. We can't wait to return to the Wild West to unleash songs new and old with our own production. Joining us on this tour are our good Norwegian friends of the legendary Kampfar and Necronomicon from Canada. It's a killer lineup, and we hope to see as many of you as possible at the shows."
Below is the "summer update" from the Vreid camp. The band discusses the release of a new DVD, a European tour later this year and a new upcoming album. Read all about it:
"New booking agency: We are pleased to announce that German agency ICS Festival service GmbH, has become our booking agency for Europe (minus Norway) and Asia. ICS is a well established agency, and we are happy to be a part of their rooster. We have already started working on tours & festivals for 2011 with ICS.
DVD coming soon: Our first DVD is soon to be released. It will hit the streets in September (exact date will follow soon). The DVD is entitled Vreid Goddamnit and will contain the complete Vreid concert at Inferno Festival, Rockefeller, Oslo, April 10th 2009. The concert was filmed with 7 cameras and mixed by Hváll at Studio 1184. There is also lots of extra material at the DVD, more info on this will follow soon with the release date.
Norwegian black'n'rollers Vreid have announced the departure of guitarist Ese and his replacement by Stian "Strom" Bakketeig, who also performs in Cor Scorpii and Mistur and was - alongside with the three remaining members of Vreid - a part of Windir until the death of frontman Terje "Valfar" Bakken in 2004. The statement of the band reads as follows:
"In late December we got the news from Ese that he could not continue to play with Vreid. This was of course very sad news, as Ese has been a member of Vreid since the beginning in 2004. We respect his decision, and want to thank him for all his great work during the 5 years, 4 album and almost 200 shows for the Vreid brigade.
Vreid have posted a new song, called "Speak Goddamnitt", online at the band's official MySpace. The track comes off the group's fourth album, "Milorg", which is scheduled for release in Norway on January 5, 2009 via Indie Recordings (January 19 in the rest of Europe).
UPDATED (thanks to SlaytallicA):
An e-card featuring audio samples of all tracks from Vreid's new album new album "Milorg" can be found at this location.
Update from the band on the new upcoming album, "Milorg":
"We are approaching the release of "Milorg" (January 5th), and now we have got the artwork for the album ready. Once again the design is done by PC Groove, and we tremendously satisfied with his work. Check it out at this location.
Songtitles for "Milorg":
03. Speak Goddamnitt
05. Blucher Part II
06. Heroes and Villains
07. Argumentum Ex Silentio
News on the European Tour: "We have hooked up wit legendary Norse metal band Kampfar for a co-headlining European tour in February. Support will come from our label mates Iskald. This will be a killer package, and Vreid are ready as hell to get out on the road with our new album. Check out the tourposter for more info."
''The recordings of the new album are more or less finished. We will continue the mixing during August/September, and we are currently trying out different mastering studios for the album. Things are going really well, and we can't wait to unleash the album in early 2009. Black, Heavy & Atmospheric are the keywords.
The title of the album has been ready for a while; so we might as well reveal it. The new album will be entitled MILORG. So those of you that know your WW2 history will understand that we continue to pay tribute to the Norwegian resistance during this period. Milorg is the title of one of the songs on the album, while Alarm & Blücher is among the others.''