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Formed: 2004
From: Sogndal, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Vreid News

Below is our complete Vreid news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Vreid Announces New Festival Appearances

Norway's Vreid has issued the following update about adding extra festival appearances:

"We are happy to announce 3 more shows for first half of spring 2010. On April 16th we will play at Turock in Essen, Germany together with Nactmystium + support. Shows with special guest: On 29th of April we will be playing at W2 in Den Bosch, Holland, and on the 1th of May we will play Fiesta Pagana Festival in Switzerland On both these shows + the show at the Ragnarok festival we will be joined by a special guest for some of the songs. More info on this will follow later."

Vreid's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

3/13 2010 Pontins Resort, Hammerfest Prestatyn Sands, Wales UK
4/15 2010 Royal Metal Fest Voxhall Århus
4/16 2010 Turock Essen
4/29 2010 W2 Den Bosch
5/30 2010 Ragnarök Festival Ostbayernhalle Rieden/Kreuth
6/1 2010 Fieste Pagana Eselswiese Schmerikon
6/19 2010 Jotunheim Festial Kroatia Mocvara Zagreb

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Vreid To Headline Jotunheim Festival

Norway's Vreid has issued the following statement about performing at the Jotunheim Festival:

"Vreid to headline Festival in Croatia. Vreid will be one of the headliners at the Jotunheim Festival at Mocvara in Zagreb, Croatia on Saturday June the 19th. The venue was packed with dedicated fans when we played there with Moonspell & Enslaved 5 years ago, and we hope for another great show this summer night in June. More info at this location."

Samples of Vreid's music can be found at their MySpace page.

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Vreid Confirmed For Hammerfest 2 Festival

Norway's Vreid has issued the following update about performing at the Hammerfest 2 Festival:

"Hello. We are glad to announce you our first show for 2010. On saturday March the 13th Vreid will headline the second stage at Hammerfest 2 in Prestatyn Sands, Wales UK. Hammerfest is UK's leading Metal Magazine Metal Hammers own Festival. This show will be our first show ever i Wales, and we are delighted to enter new battlefields. More info on the festival here."

The festival takes place from March 11th to 13th, 2010 at Pontins Holiday Villiage in Prestatyn, North Wales. Other confirmed bands include DevilDriver, Five Finger Death Punch, Napalm Death, Epica, Katatonia, Man Must Die, Malefice, Xerath, and more.

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Vreid Parts Ways With Guitarist

Norway's Vreid has issued the following update about parting ways with their guitarist:

"Hallo and a good new year to ya all. We open the new year with important news for you. 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.

"Here is a statement from Ese himself concerning the matter: 'I have decided to quit as guitarist in Vreid, and chosen to do so of personal reasons. I have had a blast these years, both in the studio and on the road. It has been exciting to see and be a part of Vreid growing into something to be proud of. I look forward to see Vreid continuing to do so, and wish my comrades all the best.' More...

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Reverence To Appear On Enslaved Tribute

France's Reverence have announced they will be providing a song for an upcoming Enslaved tribute album. The album, titled "Önd - A Tribute To Enslaved," will be released through Pictonian Records in collaboration with Enslaved. Twenty bands will provide twenty cover songs for the album. The other currently confirmed bands to appear on the tribute album include Vreid, Odem Arcarum, Asmodee, Dordeduh, Sael, and Island. More information on the release date and additional bands to appear on the album will be announced as it is made available.

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The End Records Sampler On iTunes For 99 Cents

The End Records is thrilled to offer AMALGAMATE, a seventeen track sampler on iTunes for only $0.99. Featuring an exclusive track from Dir En Grey, plus unreleased songs from upcoming albums by Creature With the Atom Brain, Sigh and Early Man, AMALGAMATE showcases The End's heavier artists conveniently on one album. See the link and track listing below.

Kicking things off in 2010 will be Sigh with their classically infused orchestral metal on "Scenes From Hell," and the video game inspired electro indie rock from Super 8-bit Brothers on "Brawl," both out January 19th. The highly anticipated album from Creature With the Atom Brain entitled "Transylvania" will be released on February 2nd, which combines 60s inspired rock with dark and hypnotic psychedelic grooves. Norway’s Shining will also release their hard hitting hybrid of jazz and metal entitled "Blackjazz" on February 2nd. Laethora, which features Niklas Sundin of Dark Tranquillity, are set to release "The Light In Which We All Burn" on April 27th and consists of thirteen epic tracks of violent and powerful death/grind metal performed with intense passion and ferocity. More albums will be announced shortly.

Here is the "Amalgamate" track listing:

1. Dead Girls Are Easy – The 69 Eyes
2. Dozing Green (Live) – Dir En Grey
3. Transylvania – Creature With the Atom Brain
4. Liar – Emilie Autumn
5. Running Out of Roads to Ride – Cable
6. Grinding the Knife Blade – Goes Cube
7. Someone Else’s Nightmare – Early Man
8. Rapture of the Empty Spaces – Karl Sanders
9. A Eulogy for the Living Lost – November’s Doom
10. The Best Way – Suicide City
11. Der Weg (Live) – Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
12. L’art de Mourir – Sigh
13. Architect – Hull
14. The Indweller – These Are They
15. Milorg – Vreid
16. Old – Sarke
17. Sin Goddammit – Fenriz Red Planet & Nattefrost

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Alestorm Added To Heathenfest Tour

Alestorm has issued the following update about being added to the upcoming Heathenfest Tour:

"Haw fannies and fuddettes!

"Just to let you all know that we've been put on the the Heathenfest America tour along with ELUVEITIE, BELPHEGOR, VREID, and KIVIMETSAN DRUIDI. Which is rather nice. We're all freakin' excited about getting back across the pond to play some shows for you guys, so it's going to be an awesome party. See you all there! Here's the dates:"

11/3 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/4 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
11/5 Montreal, QC @ Le National
11/6 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater
11/7 Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
11/8 Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
11/9 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
11/10 Chicago, IL @ Jaguar Club
11/12 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
11/13 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/14 Orlando, FL @ TBA
11/16 San Antonio, TX @ Warehouse Music Venue
11/17 Ft Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
11/18 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
11/19 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
11/20 Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theater
11/21 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
11/22 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
11/23 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11/24 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/25 Vancouver, BC @ Red Room

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Enslaved Announces Three Norwegian Shows

Enslaved will do three Norwegian shows Thursday September 3rd and Saturday 5th. The band asks for your understanding for relaying the news this late; the last month has been insane for them. The dates are as follows:

Sept. 3 Kongsberg, NO - Energimølla
Sept. 4 Haugesund, NO - Karmøygeddon Artic Festival, Byscenen
Sept. 5 Stavanger, NO - Folken

Support in Stavanger will be provided by Norwegian brothers in arms Vreid and The Batallion. In Kongsberg support will be provided by Inquested.

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Vreid Begins Work on New Material

Norwegian black metal band Vreid has issued the following tour update:

"Writing this we are flying over Denmark, heading north again, after our last raid in Germany. We just played the Summer Breeze, which is the last summer festival for Vreid of 2009."

"Playing in a packed tent at SB was fantastic. The crowd was one of the best we ever played for, and it is very satisfactory to see so many people singing along the lyrics of the songs." More...

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Vreid To Play Oslo Live Festival

Vried is booked on the main stage at the Oslo Live festival by the Akershus Fortress in Oslo, Norway on July 3rd. The band will also be playing Wacken, Summer Breeze, Brutal Assault and Zwarte Cross this summer.

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Vreid Added To Wacken Open Air 2009 Lineup

Norway's Vreid has been added to the Waken Open Air 2009 lineup. The festival will take place from July 30 - August 1 in Wacken, Germany.


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Vreid To Join Pestilence On European Tour

Vried will be joining Pestilence on their European tour in April. Hváll of Vreid commented on this development:

"Pestilence is one of those dinosaurs that will never die. They have been away for 15 years, but are now back stronger than ever. Back in the early 90’s Pestilence, Death and Carcass were top notch in my book, and songs like ‘Out of the Body’, ‘Twisted Truth’ and ‘Parracide’ are timeless classics. Some weeks ago we were asked to join the Pestilence reunion European tour as special guests – this is a great honour for us.

"We have just finished a tremendous European tour with Kampfar and Iskald. We did not know what to expect as this was a headliner tour, but the response was amazing. The venues were crowded, the audience gave us killer feedback, and the shows in London, Paris and Bischofswerda were some of the highlights. The new songs were working out very well live, and the live set these days is without doubt the strongest set ever.

"The Skogstur was the first part of the Milorg tour 09. The second part will start at the Inferno festival in Oslo, and from there we go to London with Pestilence. The Pestilence tour will once again bring us to the great rock cities of Paris and London, as well as new venues in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Italy and Switzerland.

Here are the tour dates featuring Vreid with Pestilence: More...

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Indie Recordings Releases Free Christmas Comp.

Indie Recordings has released a free compilation, entitled "Christmas Carnage Vol. 1," for download. "Christmas Carnage Vol. 1" contains 14 tracks of metal with songs by Satyricon, Enslaved, Keep Of Kalessin, Audrey Horne, Stonegard and more, and will be available from December 24th to January 1, 2009. The entire album will be streamed in the player, and next to it you can choose to download either a package with mp3s or one with all the songs in lossless format. The downloads include complete artwork for the CD as well.

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Vreid Posts New Song Online

Vreid has posted the first song from their upcoming new album, "Milorg" on their MySpace page. Here is an update from the band:

"It is with great proud we reveal the first track of the upcoming VREID album 'MILORG' out on Jan 5th in Norway and Jan 19th in the rest of Europe. The new track 'Speak Goddamnit' perfectly displays the great progression of the band, incorporating both the classic black'n roll expression and the newfound progressive melodic aspect. The first reviews have already come in with a 13/15 in German magazine LEGACY and a 4th place in soundcheck in the same magazine. Norwegian magazine SCREAM also gave the album an impressive 5/6 and Terrorizer Magazine says:

"'Without straying too far from their Windir template of scathing pagan black metal, warmongers Vreid surge forth with yet more blistering blackened fury. Metal with military precision, Vreid are the true battle metallers.'"

The album will be avaliable on both CD and vinyl.

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Vreid Announces European Tour, New Album Details

Vreid has announced a European tour as well as released artwork and song titles for their new album, "Milorg." Here's what the band had to say about it:

"We are approaching the release of Milorg (January 19th), 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."

You can check out the album art here.

The band has also revealed the song titles for "Milorg." They are as follows (in no particular order):


Vreid has also announced some European tour date. The band comments: More...

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Vreid Finishes New Album, Plans More Shows

Vreid's new album is now finished, and the final touch was put by mastering it at Studio 210 in Berlin. Berlin was also the place where Milorg was presented for European press, music industry and fans at the Popkomm festival. Vreid played a concert at the Indie Recordings label night on October the 9th at K17. There they also presented the two new songs “Speak Goddamnitt” and “Blúcher” live for the first time for a raving audience. The songs were also presented at the Norwegian Motstøy Festival in Notodden the following weekend. Eternal Terror Magazine reported that the band sounded tight and flawless.

Vreid will play their first ever live appearances in Ireland in November. On November 7th they will play at Cruiscin lan in Cork, supported by the following bands: Siorai geimhradh, Na damanta and Diabolus. Fibber Mcgees in Dublin will host a Vreid concert the following day, Saturday the 8th. In Dublin, Vreid is supported by: Sorrowfall, Nocturnal holocaust and Days of Night.

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Vreid Gives Update, Announces New Album Title

Vreid has posted an update on their recent and upcoming shows as well as announced the title of their new album. Here it is straight from the band:

"Just want to thank the organizer and the audience at Party San for a fantastic experience. The festival was brilliant, and playing in front of 9000 dedicated persons gave us one hell of a kick. Check out some pictures from the show at our myspace.

"We will return to Germany quite soon. On October the 9th we will play at K17 in Berlin. On this Indie recordings labelnight show we will be joined by our friends in Enslaved, Audrey Horne, Stonegard and Mencea. www.k17.de This show is a part of the Popkomm festival, Europe's main music trade festival www.popkomm.de

"Besides that we are confirmed for the Motstoy festival in Notodden 2 days later. www.motstoy.com We are also considering a couple of other shows for 2008, and unfortunaly we have had to say no to several other shows, as our main focus these days is to finish up the new album. But we can assure you that Vreid will be doing a lot of shows in 2009.

"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.

"Allright, hope to see you at the shows this autumn, and we will be feeding you with samples, artwork, song titles etc during the autumn."

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Vreid Commence Work On New Album

Norwegian black metallers VREID check in with the following update:

"Good new year to everyone.

2007 was a fantastic year for Vreid. In the spring we released I Krig, our 3rd album. The response from fans, media and other interested was amazing, and judging from sales, I Krig is our greatest success so far. We sure enjoyed doing our first US show at the Heathen Crusade festival, and the Ragnarok festival in March in front of 3500 people was fantastic. During the year we also got great response at Metal camp in Slovenia, and 3 great Norwegian festivals; Hits, Metal Heart and Støy.

Nevertheless the highlight of 2007 was the Winter Europe tour with MARDUK and UNLEASHED. Those two bands proved every night why they are living legends of the metal scene. Horns up to our Swedish comrades. The tour was perfectly organized courtesy of the professional Massive Music and their crew. The tour visited 13 countries, and more than 10000 people attended these shows. We would like to say thanks and hail to all those who came to the show and supported us, you made these shows atmospheric and fantastic for us. See you again soon. Check out our tour report at our MySpace page, if you are interested in reading more about the tour.

2008 will be another productive year for Vreid: four festivals have already been confirmed In March we will return to the Ragnarok festival in Lichtenfels, Germany. The audience was brilliant last year, so we sure are looking forward to this one. On the 25th we are doing our first show in Haugesund, Norway. We will play the annual Karmøygeddon festival with bands like KREATOR, TAAKE and FINNTROLL, to name a few. July 18th we are doing our first outdoor show in Austria, playing at the Kaltenbach festival, located in the beautiful countryside of Austria. In August we are proud to announce that we will play at the legendary Party San festival in Germany, other bands confirmed are; OBITUARY, IMPALED NAZARENE, BEHEMOTH, KAMPFAR. More shows will be added as we get them confirmed.

We have also started working on album number four. Some ideas have been recorded, and the frames for six-seven songs are ready. We will continue working on the new material during the winter, and hopefully we will start the recordings during the summer. Our plan is an early 2009 release, but we will let you know as things develop. My impression so far is that this will a blacker and more atmospheric album, but it will definitively be build on the foundation that we have made with our previous three albums."

Upcoming Vreid live shows:

25/26 - Karmøygeddon Festival - Byscenen/Karmøy, Norway

17/19 - Kaltenbach Open Air - Kaltenbach, Austria

8/9 - Party San Open Air - Bad Berka, Germany

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Kaltenbach Open Air Festival Confirm More Bands

Black metallers VREID from Norway as well as DESASTER and EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS from Germany are the latest additions to the billing of the Kaltenbach Open Air festial, set to take place July 18-19 in Spital am Semmering, Austria. Also scheduled to appear are HOLLENTHON, NECROPHOBIC and DEW-SCENTED. More acts will be confirmed over the coming weeks.

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Vreid Change Venue For German Show

The December 11th VREID show originally scheduled to take place in Ingolstadt, Germany at SPL has been moved to the Metropolis Club in Munich, Germany. To receive more information regarding the location and other details of the show, email promoter Bianca at info@boa-metalopenair.de.

Upcoming dates on Vreid's tour of Europe with MARDUK and UNLEASHED are
as follows:

23 - Stockholm, Sweden at Klubben
24 - Oslo, Norway at Maiden
25 - Malmoe, Sweden at KB
26 - Hamburg, Germany at Markthalle
27 - Sneek, Holland at Bolwerk
28 - London, England at The Underworld
29 - Sheffield, England at The Corporation
30 - Vosselaar, Belgium at Biebob

1 - Arnhem, Holland at Music Sacrum
2 - Paris, France at Elysee Montmartre
3 - Strasbourg, France at La Laiterie
4 - Lyon, France at Ninkasi Kao
5 - Barcelona, Spain at Mephisto
6 - Madrid, Spain at Caracol
7 - Toulouse, France at Havana
8 - Erstfeld, Switzerland at Transilvania Live
9 - Bologna, Italy at Estragon
10 - Dornbirn, Austria at Spielboden
11 - Munich, Germany at Metropolis Club
12 - Brno, Czech Republic at Fleda
13 - Leipzig, Germany at Hellraiser
14 - Saarbrucken, Germany at Roxy
15 - Werl - Duisburg, Germany at Stadthalle

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