Norwegian Black & Roll veterans Vreid and Finnish melodic death metal legends Kalmah start their European co-headlining tour tomorrow on December 5th, in Leeuwarden (NL) . Special guests are Norwegian heavy rockers Slegest.
Vreid have previously released their new grand opus ”Lifehunger” on Season of Mist Records. The Norwegian brigade, known for their ferocious lives shows, have done more than 500 shows across 25 countries, and are reported to be sharper, rawer and more intense than ever.
The band states this about the tour:
“Finally we can announce some European dates. We have had the longest live break in our career, and can’t wait to get back on the road with our new album. We did our first show in 10 months this weekend at Summer Breeze, and it was a blast. This will be a great package. We have toured with Kalmah in Japan before, and it was a brilliant sold out tour. Also, it will be so cool to have our good old comrade Ese and his Slegest joining as special guests. Alright Europe, December can’t come soon enough.”
Vried with Kalmah and Slegest tour dates:
05 Dec 18 Leeuwarden (NL) Neushoorn
06 Dec 18 Arnhem (NL) Willemeen
09 Dec 18 Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur
10 Dec 18 Paris (FR) Backstage
11 Dec 18 Wil (CH) Gare de Lion
12 Dec 18 Munich (DE) Backstage
13 Dec 18 Banská Bystrica (SK) Rock Club Tartaros
14 Dec 18 Budapest (HU) Dürer 041
15 Dec 18 Zwickau (DE) Club Seilerstraße
1. Flowers & Blood (1:50)
2. One Hundred Years (5:39)
3. Lifehunger (5:36)
4. The Dead White (4:59)
5. Hello Darkness (4:39)
6. Black Rites in the Black Nights (6:26)
7. Sokrates Must Die (3:29)
8. Heimatt (6:01)
Total playing time: 38:39
Vried were formed in 2004. The Norwegian metal brigade rose from the ashes of Windir after the tragic perishing of the “Sognametal” legends with the declared the mission of exploring new musical paths.
The Norsemen proved true to their words and have so far delivered 7 albums and one DVD, which each received high praise from critics and fans alike. Vreid chose a course of constant evolution that is marked by thematically denoted phases regarding their often historically inspired lyrics.
This became particularly clear with albums ”I Krig” (2007) and ”Milorg” (2009), which both revolved around concepts dealing with resistance and liberation of Norway during World War II. With their following three records, Vreid returned to their Norse roots, especially on latest full-length, ”Sólverv” which received high critical acclaim in 2015.
Vreid have hammered out their success partly by being a heavily touring band. The four-piece performed more than 500 shows in 25 countries so far. Their everlasting march to conquer new territories has led the Norwegians to headline tours in Europe, North America, Japan, and India.
Vreid’s style is often referred to as black ‘n roll and Metal Hammer UK described their music as “a unique time travel in metal” as elements of 70’s rock, 80’s classic metal and Norwegian black metal are all clearly audible.
Now with the eighth album ”Lifehunger”, black ‘n roll is back! With eight brand new tracks, Vreid are ready for the next chapter.
Sture: vocals, guitars
Guest Musician: Aðalbjörn ‘Addi’ Tryggvason (SÓLSTAFIR): vocals on “Hello Darkness”
Recording: Nabolaget studio
Producer: Jarle Hváll Kvåle / Anders Nordengen
Mix: Anders Nordengen, Nabolaget studio
Mastering: Ruben Willem
Cover art: Remi Juliebø of Deformat
Vinyl LP in various colors
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Check out the full stream of their latest release called “Lifehunger” here, enjoy it: