Norwegian Black & Roll veterans Vreid have announced their participation in the “Songs That Changed the World” project by the Nobel Peace Center and Inferno Metal Festival. The band will be commissioned to interpret and cover a song about freedom of expression. The song is yet to be determined. Vried will perform this special song and their own material during a show at the Nobel Peace Center on April 7th, 2020.
Statement of the Founder and Bass player Hváll about the participation in the project:
“In Vreid we have always been up for new challenges. It was therefore with huge excitement we took on this task when Inferno Metal Festival and Nobel Peace Center challenged us to do our interpretation of a song that changed the world. Freedom of speech has been relevant since the very beginning of rock, and is just as relevant and important today. A lot has changed since rock ‘n’ roll was new and rebellious in the 60s, but still today the freedom of speech are controversial and debated, so maybe the world has been at a stand still over the last 60 years. We are thankful for the engagement. Vreid looks forward to dig deep into the rock history of many fantastic songs, and will be ready to perform our song at the Nobel Peace Center in April.”
More information on the Nobel Peace Center can be found HERE. Inferno Metal Festival will take place on April 9 – 12, in Oslo, Norway.
Find more information on the festival HERE.
Vreid released their latest full length ”Lifehunger” in September 2018. Listen to the full album HERE.
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
Vreid 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 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.
Vried 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.
Vried‘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 eighth album ”Lifehunger”, black ‘n roll is back! With eight brand new tracks, Vreid are ready for the next chapter.
Vinyl LP in various colors
Sture: Vocals & guitars
Hváll- Bass and keys
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