Today the last show for the “Northern Brigade Tour” was confirmed. 02.04.2007 Vreid will play at the Old Times Club in Neede in Holland. The complete tourlist can be found in the gig section. We are really looking forward to once again play for our loyal fans, and hopefully many new ones as well, in the UK, Holland, Belgium and Germany. We can promise you that you will get some tasters of our forthcoming album I KRIG. See you all soon!
Since we left Tabu last summer, we have discussed contracts with several labels. We are now very pleased to tell that our new working partner is norwegian Indie Recordings! We can truly say we have ended up working with the people we want to work with!
Indie Recordings is a in-house metal-label under Indie Distribution; norways biggest distributor of metal. The label is formed by the same people who originally founded Tabu Recordings. More info can be found on their website: http://www.indiedist.no/
Our new album I KRIG ( AT WAR ) is almost finished. The finishing touch from mastermind Lars Klokkerhaug ( Sub Sonic Society ) is being done as we speak, and we must say that we are very, very satisfied with the result! This is undoubtfully the best Vreid-album so far!!
Tracknames and coverart for I KRIG will be revealed on this web-site in a couple of weeks.
Sound Booking will be doing all Scandinavian booking for Vreid from now on. http://www.soundbooking.net/
For Scandinavian concerts please contact Jens@soundbooking.net.
For concerts outside Scandinavia you can contact the band directly at email@example.com or Sound Booking at the adress mentioned above.
There is one spot currently avaliable for the forthcoming European tour. If you are interested in booking Vreid + Battered & In Vain for Monday the 2nd of April in the region of Holland, Belgium, France, UK or Germany, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Vreid is confirmed for Norway Metal Heart Festival 2007 in Notodden 17 – 18th of August. Among other bands confirmed are Testament, UDO, Dimmu Borgir, Candlemass and Zyklon. More info can be found here: http://www.metalheart.no
We are proud to announce that we will do our first European headline tour. The Northern Brigade tour 2007, presented by Rock Hard Magazine, will kick of at the Ragnaròk Festival in Lichtenfels, Germany, Friday the 30th of March and will bring Vreid to Germany, Belgium, Holland and the UK. Check out the gig section for concert details. Joining us as special guest will be Battered, the crushing trash metal assault rising from the demise of legendary Einherjer, and In Vain, one of Norways most promising bands these days with their progressive blackness. More info can be found at www.battered.no and www.invain.org
Make sure that you don’t miss this great package! Vreid are surely looking forward doing a new European tour, and especially with the possibility of bringing our own production.
For questions, interviews or booking for the tour, send requests to email@example.com
In the middle of January we did our first US show at the annual Heathen Crusade festival. A big thanks to the organizers, and all the fans, that made this a brilliant night! We hope to be returning to the US later this year.
This weekend we have finished the recording sessions of our third album I KRIG ( AT WAR ). It will be a beast of an album!! The mix will be done at the end of the month in Subsonic Society Studio, and hopefully we will be able to give you some teasers on this page during March. Those attending the Northern Brigade tour will also have the unique chance to hear some of the new material live before the album hit the stores.
Our new label has been clear since December, and it will be announced shortly. The label wants to launch the signing of Vreid themselves, so until then………
All right, spread the word of the Northern Brigade Tour, and we will see you on the road soon!
We have temporarely closed the Vreid forum, due to heavy overload of spam messages. The forum will be up and running again when we’ve solved the problem.
Vreid are confirmed for Metalcamp in Tolmin, Slovenia 16-22.07.2007. Vreid will play at the mainstage 18.07.2007. Other bands confirmed are Immortal, Sodom, Ensiferum, Doro, Amon Amarth and Dismember to name a few. More info will be issued at www.metalcamp.com
The second weekend of November we started the recordings of our third album. Steingrim spend 4 intense days of beating the hell out of his drum kit, and what a job he did. He has always been a great drummer, but on this album he did his best job so far. He made all the songs come alive, and that is before any other instruments were recorded.
Next step was rhythm guitars. Both Sture and Stig has laid down groovy rhythms for all songs by now. Intense, sharp and heavy are the keywords to describe their recordings sessions. Both had done their homework very well, so as soon as we had set the sound, the recordings themselves went quite fast.
Next up is the bass guitar. I will start this process soon, and will be using the rest of December to test a lot of stuff. Pretty exited this time as I have brand new equipment to pulverize. I recently sigend a deal with Warwick amps and bass guitars. The amp is tested and sounds killer, while I still am awaiting my custom made bass guitar. In the beginning of 2007 we will be doing vocals, lead guitars and some guest appearances. Mixing is set to the middle of February.
The lyrics will be something quite different this time. It will be a concept album, where the topic is the occupation of Norway during WW2. All lyrics will be based on a poem collection made by Gunnar Reiss Andersen. Andersen is a well-known Norwegian author, and his collection is one of the greatest descriptions of Norwegian resistance during WW2. The lyrics will be translated to Nynorsk, but the content will be kept true to its orgin, to honour these great words by the legendary poet that passed away in 1964.
Since leaving Tabu this summer, we have been discussing contracts with a lot of labels this autumn. Several labels have shown interest and offered Vreid contract, some have been very good and positive, while other has revealed the grim face of the label industry. Nevertheless, all this interest in Vreid has ofcouse been much appreciated, and we are now very pleased to tell that we have found our new working partner. We have agreed with our new label to wait until January to reveal our collaboration, but we can truly say we eneded up working with the people we wanted to work with.
Name of label, albumtitle and artwork will all be revealed in January. Until then I will lock myself up in the studio again, and if not earlier, you will hear from me again in early in 2007.
Vreid is finally ready for Myspace! Thanks to our good Australian friend Alastair, the site is up and running on this address: http://www.myspace.com/thepitchblackbrigade.
Please check it out!
Sorry for this late update, but things have been very hectic lately.
First of all, a big salute to everyone who attended to the shows at the European tour. You made this tour splendid for Vreid. A special hail to the audience of London, Tilburg, Paris, Berlin and Maribor. Dedication, intensity and havoc were much appreciated.
The tour went really smooth thanks to our travel comp(onions), and drinking brothers of Enslaved, a great crew, and last but not least the fact that we got to do the bigger parts of the tour in our own excellent double nightliner! A good night/day sleep can not be underestimated while touring. The fact that we also got to expand the cultural, rural, food and drinking horizon of our stubborn Norwegian farm minds were also very satisfactory.
Visit at the Louvre, barbeque in the beautiful landscapes of Slovenia, the impressive road taverns (courtesy of our infamous driver; the Wolfman), walkabout in the historical jungle of Berlin, Oktoberfest in Munich and the majestic sights of Budapest made this a fulfilling tour in every way.
Since the last tour we saw that there is rapidly growing fan base for Vreid out there. This is of course inspiring and satisfactory for us. But let us not stop there, the planning for 2007 shows have started, and some shows has already been booked for Germany and a first visit to the US, check out the gig section. To make sure Vreid will play near you or at you favorite festival, let the bookers know you want Vreid by sending them e-mails or telling so at their forums, this does indeed make a difference!!
During the summer we decided we wanted to work with a new label for the release of the third album. Since the word came out the interest has been tremendous. We have used the autumn to look at different options, and we hope to announce our new label partner within the next weeks.
The recording of the next album will actually start real soon, and we promise to keep you updated on the new album, label, concerts etc… In the meantime; check out the updated picture gallery.
That’s all for now lads.