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.
A forum has now been added to the Vreid site. Klick here to check it out!
Vreid have confirmed that they will participate on the forthcoming Immortal Tribute
album. The album will be released by Greek label Townsend Avalanche Music. Bands
participating are Vreid, Keep of Kalessin, Seth, Sunn o))), Endwarfment, Enthroned
Vreid have already recorded their version of the song “As the Eternity Opens” from
the legendary album Pure Holocaust. The album entitled “Epimythion – Tribute to
Immortal” is to be released at the end of the year.
In other news the second Vreid album is in progress. A pre-production of some of
the new material has been recorded, and the actual recordings will start in
September. The album is set to be released in March 2006. We will keep you updated
as the recordings progresses.
Vreid merchandise is available worldwide. In Norway you can purchase the Vreid
merchandise at the stores Linkcenter in Sogndal (www.linkcenter.no) and Wolf’s Lair
(www.wolfslair.no) in Oslo. For orders outside of Norway, order directly from our
official merchandise distributor Razamataz (www.heavymetalonline.co.uk/razamataz/)
Vreid are confirmed to play at Motstøy festival in Notodden the 3rd of September
2005. Other acts confirmed are: Thusla Doom, Myrkskog, Griffin, Pain Of Salvation,
The Cumshots etc….
Hváll has spent the months since the European tour working on new material. During
the summer Vreid will start working on their second album. The album will be
recorded in Hváll’s own Studio 1184. Vreid will also be recording a couple of
coversongs within the next weeks. These might be available through some tribute
records later this year. More info on this will follow soon.
Vreid merchandise are still not available at this homepage, but it will soon be. In the meantime you can order merchandise at www.razamataz.co.uk.
Added a couple of pictures from Vreid’s performance at the Infernofestival 2005.
The homepage has been updated with quite a few live reviews from Vreid’s tour and the Infernofestival.
Added a couple of pictures of Vreid and Enslaved from their appearance in Aarhus 16.03. Check out the picture section.
Added some pictures from their gig in Paris 22.02. Check out the picture section.
Three weeks on the road and still alive
After a horrible start with the ultimate shitty tour-bus, things got better when we got a new luxurious night-liner after the show in Rosenheim. Our new bus driver Tony Adams provided us with the best facilities since we left Norway.
Unfortunately all of Vreid got serious ill sleeping in the infested bus the so called Vikings Enslaved provided. But as soon as the stereo farting of Seg-Cato and Fet-Grutle from Poland had reached its climax the conditions were so horrific that a new bus had to be required.
Germany had its ups and downs with Jena and Hamburg being the highlights. The next stop was Holland and its famous ShoffeCups. Hooking up with the Dutch fans was great. Special thanks to Metalhammer journalist Gunnar Sauerkraut for trying to infect Vreid once again with his so called brew – Whiskey. The infamous Whiskey lovers of Enslaved: Herbrand Kråkevik, Ivar Medås, Arve Oppsal, Cato Zahl Pedersen and Sulfest Grutle were horrified.
The London and Paris shows where fantastic….so far the highlight of the tour.
After playing Rennes Vreid did four shows in Spain before having a well deserved 2 days off in Barcelona.
More to follow…