Norwegian black ‘n’ roll legion VREID will take their hell hymns to the streets this June on a North American tour alongside headliners Melechesh. Set to commence June 16 in Los Angeles, California, the long-awaited trek includes two weeks of live assaults and will come to a close in New York City on June 30th. .Additional support will come from Lightning Swords Of Death and Reign Of Lies.
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Vreid – Interview with vocalist and guitarist Sture Dingsøyr
Interview by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs
It’s not only phoenixes that rise out of ashes, there are some bands that have has a similar birth. Vreid, or Wrath as their name translates, are one such outfit brought to life following a tragic death in former band Windir. After six strongly received albums though it’s clear that Vreid is far more than just a fill-in for what once was, bringing together the black metal’s untempered edge with the groove of rock n roll, and just a touch of Windir’s ambiance. Giving us a wave is vocalist and guitarist Sture Dingsøyr as he talks new release Welcome Farewell, and what’s been happening since it said hello….
Today Norwegian black ‘n’ roll legion VREID release new single “The Way Of The Serpent” from their forthcoming new full-length, Welcome Farewell. Cold and compelling, the follow-up to 2011’s Norwegian Grammy-nominated album V, which Decibel Magazinecalled, “…VREID’s finest hour,” was recorded at bassist Hváll’s own Studio 1184 and is set for North American release via Indie Recordings March 5, 2013.
Described by Metal Hammer UK as a “unique time-travel in metal,” commending their merge of ‘70s rock, ‘80s classic metal and Norwegian black metal, with the eight-track Welcome Farewell VREID again add a new twist to their already difficult-to-pinpoint sound. Comments Hváll of the new material, “It’s been a lot of work, but we are utterly pleased with the result. ‘Dark,’ ‘heavy’ and ‘VREID’ are the three keywords to describe it.”
Feast your ears on “The Way Of The Serpent” at THIS LOCATION.
And if you missed it, sample “The Reap” courtesy of the metal tyrants at Terrorizer HERE!
Welcome Farewell Track Listing:
1. The Ramble
2. The Way Of The Serpent
3. The Devil’s Hand
4. Welcome Farewell
5. The Reap
6. Sights of Old
7. Black Waves
8. At The Brook
VREID formed in 2004 following the demise of ‘’Sognametal” legends Windir. Some described their music as a fusion of Windir’s ambiance, the rawness of Norwegian black metal and the molten groove of Sepultura, Metallica and Motörhead blended with historically inspired lyrics. Their third and fourth offerings, I Krig and Milorg, were both concept albums based around the liberation work in Norway during World War II. Liberation was also the keyword on V, but put in a broader historical/philosophic perspective. The lyrics on Welcome Farewell describe a lifecycle through a series of short stories, seen from an existential point of view and, inspired by Hváll’s own local community with its nature, architecture and historical artists such as Arne Garborg and Otto Valstad, are more personal than ever before.
Hváll – Bass
Sture – Vocals/Guitar
Strom – Guitar
Steingrim – Drums
Norwegian black metallers, VREID, will be kicking off their long-awaited Black Path Of America Tour 2011 this Thursday! Sponsored by Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles and Metal Injection , the chaos will commence in Toronto and sear through over a dozen North American cities. VREID will be joined by Pagan black metal co-headliners Kampfar and Canadian death metal ensemble, Necronomicon.
To celebrate this special trek, the band will be giving away a pair of tickets for each show via their official Facebook page. The day before each gig, VREID will include a special post to their page. The first person to reply to that post, will get two guest list tickets for the show the following day. Please be sure to post your full name in your comment. The band will announce the winner within the same post. Remember, you must provide your own transportation to the show. VREID will only be providing tickets. For more info, point your browser HERE.
The Black Path Of America Tour 2011 featuring VREID
w/ Kampfar, Necronomicon:
8/25/2011 The Wreck Room – Toronto, ON
8/26/2011 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
8/27/2011 The Basement – Kingston, NY
8/28/2011 Europa – New York, NY
8/29/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
8/30/2011 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
8/31/2011 Station 4 – St Paul, MN
9/01/2011 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MN
9/02/2011 The Exchange – Regina, SK
9/03/2011 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
9/04/2011 French Cultural Center – Kelowna, BC
9/05/2011 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
9/06/2011 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
9/07/2011 The Branx – Portland, OR
9/08/2011 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
9/09/2011 The Whisky – Hollywood, CA
9/10/2011 Molly Malone’s – Ramona, CA
As previously reported, a full stream of V, VREID‘s fifth studio album, is currently streaming in its entirety HERE. V was released in North America in the Spring via The End/Indie Recordings. The nine-track long player was produced by bassist Hváll at his own 1184 Studio, and has been reaping critical acclaim stateside since its release.
Additionally, Goddamnit, VREID‘s 2010 DVD, is now available officially for the first time in the U.S. and Canada via Indie’s new North American webshop. The DVD features VREID‘s complete performance from the 2009 Inferno festival in Norway, filmed by seven cameras as well as behind-the-scenes footage, band interviews, studio diaries and previously unseen live footage. For more info, go to THIS LOCATION.
with Vreid and The New Dominion
Live at The Underworld
12th April 2009
Live review and pics by HannTu
Atheist and Cynic in 2006. Pestilence in 2008. I can see a pattern starting to emerge…In all seriousness though, unless there’s cloning technology that will bring us back Chuck Schuldiner and resurrect Death, fans of old school progressive death metal have pretty much been in heaven over the last year or so. Cynic playing Wacken and releasing a new album, Pestilence releasing a new album and returning to the touring circuit, and a new Atheist album on the cards…incredible.
The resurrection of Pestilence probably raised the most eyebrows though, and frontman/guitarist Patrick Mameli moved quickly to quell any rumours that him and Martin van Drunen had made up and reunited under Pestilence’s banner. In fact, Tony Choy is the only person in the current line-up to have played in Pestilence before. But no matter, their recently released album RESURRECTION MACABRE promises much for the future of these Dutch guys.
Thanks to the dedication of Paul and Felicity at Arcane Promotions (the people who bring the excellent Deathfest annually to London), we had the chance to see Pestilence right here on our doorstep, instead of traipsing over half of Europe to catch them at festivals – although no doubt we’ll be doing that in the summer anyway!