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.
Vreid will kick off their European tour on Saturday the 2nd of September, with a show in Oslo. The venue is Amplifier Rockbar in Grensen 13 – www.amplifier.no. Support will be upcoming Norwegian band Carpticon – www.carpticon.net
Tickets cost 100,- NOK and will be sold at the venue.
As a special offer you can get the ticket + the new CD Pitch Black Brigade, and the official Pitch Black Brigade poster for 200,- NOK. The 10 first persons to buy tickets will get a free copy of the CD and the poster!
Doors open at 20:00.
Since the release of the highly acclaimed Pitch Black Brigade, Vreid have done headlining tours in Norway and Benelux, and played several summer festivals including an earthshaking show at a totally overcrowded W.E.T-Stage at Wacken Open Air. And now the train roles on……
Vreid will join their old partners in crime; Enslaved, for a full European tour in September. The tour will include shows in 10 countries. Check out the dates in the GIG-section!!
Vreid will kickstart the tour by doing a show in Oslo rock city at the new home of metal in Norway; Amplifier Club – www.amplifier.no – September 2nd. Support this night will be new, promising, Norwegian act Carpticon.
For interviews, press apply, booking or any questions related to the tour or touring activities, contact the band at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Great news for all you Yankees! Vreid is coming to the US for the first time. Vreid are confirmed to play at the Heathen Crusade Festival in Minneapolis, Saturday the 20th of January 2007. For more info check out http://www.heathencrusade.com
Vreid is also confirmed for the RAGNARÖK Festival in Lichtenfels/Germany on the 30/31th of March 2007. Official website at http://www.ragnaroek-festival.de
Just want to thank everyone for making the Holland/Belgium minitour a great success. Especially thanks to Marcel, Geert, Xander & Nicky. All right!!
Well oiled and prepared after this tour, Vreid are now ready to conquer Germania once again. This time Wacken Open Air is the battlefield.
– Vreid will play at WET Stage Friday the 4th of august at 19.15 (Check out the running order at www.wacken.com, as the schedule can be altered)
– There will be a meet & greet signing session with Vreid at the Metalhammer / W:O:A Fanclub-Stand Friday the 4th of august at 16.45 – 17.30
– All official Vreid merchandise and albums can be bought at the Wolfs Lair stand at the Wacken Metal Market.
See you there!!!!
Vreid Benelux tour 2006 is coming up, and Vreid will be playing at the following venues:
20.July: Little Devil Club – Tilburg – Holland
21.July: De Azijnfabriek – Roermond – Holland
22.July: Nevelfest – Merksem – Belgium
Please check out the “gig” section for more information, or click here to view poster!!
Some important updates on the web-site: There are now pictures from Vreids Norwegian tour 2006 available at the “Pictures”-section, and we have also updated the “Vreid”-section (the story so far..).
A new concert is added in the gig-section. Vreid will play at “Little Devil Club” in Tilburg (Holland) the 20th of July, as a part of their small BENELUX tour 2006.
On Saturday the 3rd of June the traditional Music Day of Oslo will be arranged, with free concerts all over the city. New of this year is the Metal Scene which will be held at “Middelalderparken” in the center of Oslo. This is the same place as the Øya-Festival is held.
The following bands will be playing:
She Said Destroy: 19.20
Madder Mortem: 20.20
A great day for metal, barbeque & beer. Make sure that you don’t miss this unique & free of charge concert.
More news about the concerts can be found at (all articles in norwegian):