New track “Into the Mountains”, featuring Valfar’s (WINDIR) original keyboard recordings.
The song “Into the Mountains” is a homage to the Sognametal spirit and legacy. The ideas for that track were written in 2002 by Jarle ‘Hváll’ Kvåle and Terje ‘Valfar’ Bakken (WINDIR). Inspired by these ideas, Hváll wrote the song and included the original demo keyboard tracks from 2002, recorded back then by Valfar.
VREID songwriter and bass player Jarle Hváll Kvåle comments: “Into the Mountains is the essence of Sognametal, a hymn to Sogndal and a celebration of our ancestors and legacy. Late winter 2020 preparing for the new album, I went through my old recording hard discs and I found some old ideas for riffs that I had made in 2002. It was from a session between the ‘1184’ and ‘Likferd’ albums from WINDIR. I also found some unused keyboard parts recorded by Valfar from the same period. I could not remember these and became euphoric by rediscovering this. So, I blocked out the outside world, locked myself in the studio, and it instantly sent me 20 years back in time. I felt spellbound while working on this song. For a few days it felt like me and Valfar were working together in the studio again, and what a weird and fantastic session it was. The dynamic of working together with Valfar is something that I will always miss, and these strange days it felt like journeying into a lost time. The result of this session is “Into the Mountains”, a song that feels so pure, fresh and vital for us, yet with a great homage to our olden times. Life is a strange and curvy road.”
VREID’s new album and movie project ‘Wild North West’ will be released on April 30th.
Vreid have teamed up with Sogndal Fotball for a unique cooperation. The Norwegian team will be sporting the logo of the black ‘n rollers on their kits in the upcoming season!
The concept of a football club choosing to use the space to pay tribute to local heroes is very unusual, breaking typical partnership traditions, but Sogndal is no ordinary club. The collaboration oozes local patriotism as it champions two of the region’s prime exports – football and metal. In addition, head coach and former professional player Eirik Bakke (Leeds United) has himself played football with members of VREID, bringing this collaboration full circle.
“Having our logo on the chest on Sogndal football’s kit is an honor that is very rare,” VREID bassist Jarle ‘Hvall’ Kvåle pridefully exclaims. “This football club has been hammered into our hearts since growing up. This is the club that was our whole childhood and youth, and it is with favorite teams as with favorite bands, it is love for life.”
“That Sogndal Football incorporates VREID in its value in such a way shows the will, madness, fearlessness and pride that has built this club. Since the 1970s, these pioneers with enormous courage have built a national top club in this beautiful mountain village, and it is wonderful to see that the club is characterized by tenants, staff, players, partners and the public with a passion for the team and their hometown. The eternal underdog who constantly does the unnatural. We are extremely proud to be part of the journey of our childhood friend and Sogndal’s legend Eirik. Stao no pao!”
Proud head coach and former Leeds United player Eirik Bakke adds: “Incredible fun that my childhood friends Jarle, Einar and Jørn together with the rest of the gang in VREID will be presented on our uniform. What they have achieved with their band is just absolutely fantastic. I myself have been out in the big world and played football in front of tens of thousands of supporters, and that they now do the same with their music makes us Sogndøler proud. This year we will go all the way with VREID on the team. Stao no Pao.”
Here its is. Finaly we can present what we been working on the last year. On 29th of April (9PM CET) we will premiere our movie “Wild North West” on a streaming event. Below is the link to the official event. Click on the event to attend and you will find all the info on how to see it and support Vreid on April 29th.
Spread the word and invite all your friends to this event.
Norwegian Black ‘n Roll brigade VREID are now premiering a brand new song from their upcoming record ‘Wild North West’. The song “Spikes of God” is streaming here, in the form of a music video. The music video is also a chapter of the band’s unique and ambitious movie project ‘Wild North West’.
‘Wild North West’ is a concept album that developed alongside an entire movie. Throughout eight chapters the listener will be taken on a journey deep into the mountains, to a dark place where the borders between reality and fantasy fade and where death is only one step behind you: The Wild North West.
‘Wild North West’ will be released on April 30th via Season of Mist in various formats. Pre-orders are available here.
Me er svært stolte av å kunne annonere at me vil ha ein førpremiere på vår nye film “Wild North West” i storsalen på Sogndal Kulturhus fredag 23. April. Albumet og filmen kjem ut 30.April, og dette blir ein unik sjanse til å sjå vårt nye prosjekt på det store lerretet heima i Sogndal. Det vil bli intervju med Vreid og produsent Håvard Nesbø før framvisninga der ein snakkar om dette unike prosjektet som er filma i sin heilheit i Sogn. Billettar til salgs her:
NB: Det er begrensa antall billettar i henhold til koronarestriksjonar. Skulle det ikkje være mogleg å gjera visninga på gjeldande dato, vil billettar sjølvsagt væra gjeldande på ny dato eller kan refunderast. Så det er ingen grunn til å venta. Sikra deg billett og bli med oss på denne festkvelden heime i Sogndal.
Check out the full video on Vreids Youtube channel
Please feel free to play it, share it, add it to lists, spread it wherever you can. Thanks for the support.
“’The Morning Red’ is one our heaviest songs ever and clearly shows that our musical DNA is rooted in the 70/80s classical heavy rock coated with Nordic blackness. A blueprint of our eternal creative duality of melancholia and primal aggression. The backdrop for our new music video ‘The Morning Red,’ which is also the centerpiece of our full movie, ‘Wild North West,’ is this haunted architectural eagle´s nest. The more than 100-year-old sanatorium lies completely isolated in the mountainside above the world’s longest fjord, Sognefjorden. Once built to shield people from infectious diseases and later the asylum of the Wild North West, it became our creative center during the pandemic. With the world closed down, we admitted ourselves to one of Scandinavia’s most mythical and majestic buildings to record the movie. The massive building has been abandoned for almost 30 years, and the harsh climate has taken its toll as the building is being consumed by nature. The history and destinies that these roughed walls embrace are fascinating, vile and dark to say the least, and with ‘Wild North West,’ we have become a part of this majestic white castle’s history.”
The Vreid Brigade.
Here is the video for the brand new song The Morning Red from our upcoming album Wild North West. Please spread it wherever you can and give us your feedback. Your support lits our fire. Thanks to Decibel Magazine for supporting us by premiering the video.
Watch the premier on Decibel Magazine.
Now you can stream our new single “Wild North West” on all streaming channesl. If you click on the link below then you choose your streaming sevrice. Make sure that you pre-save the record, then you will automaticly get the new singeles and the new album as they are released.
Click here to stream: https://orcd.co/vreid-wnw
Please share it everywhere, play it over and over again and enjoy!
This is the first chapter from the new Vreid album and the movie “Wild North West”.
See the full music video for the title track here: https://youtu.be/iJzZEsjs-a4
WILD NORTH WEST PRE-ORDER
Album and movie out on April 30th on Season of Mist. You can pre-order vinyl, cd, limited editions and exclusive merch here:
Thanks for your support, spread the video like wildfire and welcome to the Wild North West.
Norwegian Black ‘n Roll brigade VREID have announced the release of their new album ‘Wild North West’, which will be released on April 30th via Season of Mist.
The band’s ninth record is not just a collection of songs, but a concept album that developed alongside an entire movie. Throughout eight chapters the listener will be taken on a journey deep into the mountains, to a dark place where the borders between reality and fantasy fade and where death is only one step behind you: The Wild North West.
A teaser for the project can be found at the Season of Mist Youtube Channel.
VREID have furthermore unveiled the cover artwork and tracklist of ‘Wild North West’. The cover was created by Remi Juliebø (Deformat Design) and can be found below.
1. Wild North West (05:23)
2. Wolves at Sea (05:14)
3. The Morning Red (05:42)
4. Shadows of Aurora (05:20)
5. Spikes of God (04:10)
6. Dazed and Reduced (04:55)
7. Into the Mountains (05:20)
8. Shadowland (09:53)