Good new year to everyone.
2007 was a fantastic year for Vreid. In the spring we released I Krig, our 3rd album. The response from fans, media and other interested was amazing, and judging from sales, I Krig is our greatest success so far. We sure enjoyed doing our first US show at the Heathen Crusade festival, and the Ragnarok festival in March in front of 3500 people was fantastic. During the year we also got great response at Metal camp in Slovenia, and 3 great Norwegian festivals; Hits, Metal Heart & Støy.
Nevertheless the highlight of 2007 was the Winter Europe tour with Marduk & Unleasehed. Those 2 bands proved every night why they are living legends of the metal scene. Horns up to our Swedish comrades. The tour was perfectly organized courtesy of the professional Massive Music & their crew. The tour visited 13 countries, and more than 10000 people attended these shows. We would like to say thanks and hail to all those who came to the show and supported us, you made these shows atmospheric and fantastic for us. See you again soon. Check out our tour report at our Myspace, if you are interested in reading more about the tour: http://www.myspace.com/thepitchblackbrigade
2008 will be another productive year for Vreid: 4 festivals have already been confirmed In March we will return to the Ragnarok festival in Lichtenfels, Germany. The audience was brilliant last year, so we sure are looking forward to this one. On the 25th we are doing our first show in Haugesund, Norway. We will play the annual Karmøygeddon festival with bands like Kreator, Taake & Finntroll, to name a few. The 18th of July we are doing our first outdoor show in Austria, playing at the Kaltenbach festival, located in the beautiful countryside of Austria. In August we are proud to announce that we will play at the legendary Party San festival in Germany, other bands confirmed are; Obituary, Impaled Nazarene, Behemoth, Kampfar….More shows will be added as we get them confirmed.
We have also started working on album nr 4. Some ideas have been recorded, and the frames for 6-7 songs are ready. We will continue working on the new material during the winter, and hopefully we will start the recordings during the summer. Our plan is an early 2009 release, but we will let you know as things develop. My impression so far is that this will a blacker & more atmospheric album, but it will definitively be build on the foundation that we have made with our previous 3 albums.
Allright, that all for now.