Formed in 2004 after the demise of ”Sognametal” legends Windir, Vreid have released 5 albums & 1 DVD. Their last album ”V” is the biggest success and it received strong reviews as evidenced by a 6/6 in Scream Magazine, 5/6 in Norwegian national dailies VG & Dagbladet, and 9/10 in US main metal mag Decibel ”V” was also nominated to the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy, the Spellemannsprisen for best Norwegian metal album in 2011.
Mid September sees Vreid, supported by Carach Angren and Mistur, heading out on an 11-date European tour featuring gigs in Oberhausen, Dettelbach, Munich, Prague, Vienna, Zagreb, Retorbido, Zurich, Paris and Roemond.
Vreid's music is often referred to as ”Black & Roll”. UK Metal Hammer described their music as a unique time travel in metal, and one can hear elements of 70ties rock, 80ties classic metal and Norwegian black metal. This unique sound is blended with historical inspired lyrics. Their 3rd & 4th albums ”I Krig” & Milorg” were both concept albums about the liberation work in Norway during WW2. Liberation was also the keyword on ”V”, but then seen in a brother historical philosophic view.
Vreid has toured intensively in later years, having played more than 300 shows in 20 different countries. They have played major festivals such as Wacken, Summer Breeze, Party San, Metal Camp, Inferno, Ragnarok, HITS, ØYA etc.,and toured with bands such as Enslaved, Pestilence, Marduk, Unleashed, Eluvetie, Belphegor, Einherjer & Kampfar to name a few. In 2011 Vreid headlined tours in Norway, Europe & North America.
Vreid’s sixth album, currently being recorded, is scheduled for release in the first half of 2013.
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