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 delivered 8 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 number 3 and 4, ‘I Krig’ and ‘Milorg’, 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, of which particularly their latest full-length, ‘Sólverv’ received highest critical acclaim.
VREID have hammered out their success partly by being a heavily touring band. The four-piece performed more than 500 shows in 30 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.”
VREID released their 8th album, “Lifehunger”, in 2018 via Season of Mist – with excellent reviews and critics all over the world. The band has since toured Norway, Europe, USA and Mexico. During 2020 VREID will appear on festivals such as Inferno (NO), Ragnaròk (DE), Copenhell (DK) and Into the grave (NL) before returning to Japan for shows in Tokyo in the autumn. Source: VREID Facebook page