The response of the new album has been massive! On the first week after its release “Pitch Black Brigade” entered at number 29 on the Norwegian Top 30 national chart of VG. Brilliant reviews keep coming in: 5/6 from Norwegian Eternal Terror and 9/10 from German magazines such as Metalius and Metal 1, while Walls of Fire gåve it 4.5/5. Check out the review section for these and several more new reviews.
The “Pitch Black Brigade” at Rock In/Oslo was a great success. The show was sold out long before Vreid entered the stage. Vreid hails the people coming from all over the world to attend to this event.
This weekend Vreid will be playing at their home soil. Friday the 28th there will be a double concert at Meieriet/Sogndal. The first concert will are free age limit concert, and doors open at 18.30. The second concert has an 18 year limit, and doors open at 22.00.
Support act for the free age concert will be uprising local band Black Angel.
Saturday Vreid will be playing the Transistorfest at Kroa in BØ together with 1349 & Disiplin. Over the next weeks Vreid will also be playing in Sandnes and Bergen.
Due to delay in the printing of the album, the Norwegian release date has been postponed 1 week until Monday the 10th April. Enjoy the video of “Pitch Black” while you wait.
It is with great pleasure we can announce that Vreid is confirmed for Europe’s main metal festival Wacken Open Air in Germany 03-05 August. www.wacken.com
“PBB should taste perfect for any Metal-fan with craving for blackness!” states German major metal magazine Rock Hard. Nocturnal Hall follows up by saying “A candidate for album of the year” and gives PBB 9.5/10. For this and more check out the review section.
Now you can download the debut music video of Vreid . The video for the song PITCH BLACK can be downloaded in the Sound section. Enjoy!
A new show has been added to the springroam of Norway. Vreid will be playing the Transistor Fest at Kroa in Bø/Norway Saturday the 29th of April.
It is going to be a hectic year for the Vreid Brigade. If you want to catch a Vreid show this year, you’re chances are very good.
In April/May there will be Norwegian shows in Bergen, Oslo, Sandnes & Sogndal. Some of these will be double concerts. One with free age entrance, and one with 18 years limit.
In June and July Vreid will do headliner shows in Germany, Belgium & Holland. Among these are headliner jobs at the Pagan Nights Festival in Germany and Nevelfest in Belgium. There will be more shows and festivals added both for Norway & Europe. As soon as anything is confirmed, it will be posted here.
After the successful European tour of 2005, we have once again gotten the honor of doing a European tour with Enslaved. The tour will og over 4 weeks in the period of September / October. The line up will be Enslaved, Vreid & Khold. The tour is being booked by www.goldstar.no
Check out the gig section for detailed information.
We have now added an interview section. Here we will add new interviews as soon as we receive them. We will also add old ones that we get hold of. Check out the interview section with the day fresh interview from Vampire Magazine.
Tickets for the releaseparty at Rock In/Oslo the 12th of April can now be preordered at www.billettservice.no Make sure that you get a tickets in good time, as there will be a limited amount of tickets avaliable.
The video for the song “Pitch Black” is beeing finished these days. A taster will be served at this site within the first weeks of March.
Tuba has just started to promote the album, but allready we have recived a review from Dutch Metal Mag: Vampire Magazine.
“As said before I had really high expectations towards “Pitch Black Brigade” but luckilly Vreid fulfilled them all. In fact they exceeded my expectations by far and for me “Pitch Black Brigade” will definitely belong to the best albums from 2006!”
Check out the whole review at the review section.
Click here….. Or enter sound section to make a free download of the song “Left To Hate” from the forthcoming album PITCH BLACK BRIGADE.
The album will hit the streets of Norway the 3rd of April, while it will be avaliable worldwide the 24th of April.
On Wednesday the 12th of April Tabu Records will launch a releaseparty for the new Vreid album PITCH BLACK BRIGADE.
The event will be held at Rock In Metalpub in Oslo. Vreid will performe a concert + show the musicvideo for the song Pitch Black.
Support bands this night will be new Tabu signings Battered & Benea Reach.
We have been working in our dungeon (studio 1184) with our second album since September. The recordings were finished by late November, and we have now been mixing the album for a couple of weeks. The mixing of the album was done at Subsonic Society studio together with Lars Klokkerhaug. Working with Lars was a pleasure as always. We feel that we have really found the formula and the right sound for this album; raw, powerful and grooving as hell. The last step of the process is the mastering of the album. On the 20th of January we will og to Tailor Maid studio in Stockholm and put the last make up on this beast.
Release is set to 27.03.2006 through Tabu Records and worldwide distribution by Candlelight Records.
The album will be titled PITCH BLACK BRIGADE. It will contain the following 8 songs:
Då Draumen Rakna, Pitch Black, Left To Hate, The Red Smell, Hengebjørki, Our Battle, Hang ‘Em All & Eit Kapitell For Seg Sjølv.
I am very satisfied with the album. I sincerely think this is the best album I have ever been working on. It is a continuance of Kraft, but yet rawer, far more rocking and more epic than ever before. Lyrically the album is inspired by a lot of the brutal and grim historical events from the last centuary. Science-fiction seems bleak compared to the ugly history of our ancestors.
We will also be making a video for the song Pitch Black. The recording for this video will take place in January, and the video should be available at the same time as the release of the album.
We hope to play as much live as possible after the release of Pitch Black Brigade, and we have already started the process of booking concerts. If you want to watch Vreid live this year, make sure that you tell your local concert/festival management so. Spread the word and we’ll be coming to a scene near you soon. All booking related questions can be send to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will tell you more when there is more to tell.
Hváll and the Vreid Brigade.