Vreid performing live in Oslo in June 2012
|Genres||Black metal, black 'n' roll|
|Associated acts||Windir, Cor Scorpii|
Vreid is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 2004 after the break up of Windir following the death of lead singer and founder Valfar. The remaining members along with new guitarist Ese formed Vreid. The band's name is an archaic Norwegian word meaning "Wrath".
Hváll formed a new band consisting of the three Windir members Hváll (bass), Steingrim (drums), Sture (vocals/guitar) and a new guitarist named Ese. Ese has been a close friend of the Vreid members for years, and he was co-engineer on Windir’s Likferd album.
The band released their third album, I Krig (At War), through Indie Records in May / June, 2007. All the lyrics on this record are based on poems from 1946 by Gunnar Reiss-Andersen, a member of the Norwegian resistance fighters during WWII. This makes the album almost a concept album about war.
In 2009 after releasing their fourth full-length album Milorg, Ese left the band and was replaced by Stian “Strom” Bakketeig, the former Windir and Ulcus guitarist. Bakketeig plays guitar in Cor Scorpii and Mistur as well. Much like I Krig, Milorg contains songs about the Norwegian resistance.
In 2010, they released their first DVD called "Vreid Goddamnit" which contains live recordings filmed at Inferno Festival. On the same year, they released their first single entitled "Noen Å Hate", a cover of a Raga Rockers song.
On February 7, 2011, Vreid released their fifth album entitled "V".
- Kraft (2004)
- Pitch Black Brigade (2006)
- I Krig (2007)
- Milorg (2009)
- V (2011)
- Welcome Farewell (2013)
- Vreid Goddamnit (2010)
- "Pitch Black Brigade"
- "The Sound of the River"
- "The Reap"
- Hvàll (Jarle Kvåle) - bass (2004–present)
- Steingrim (Jørn Holen) - drums (2004–present)
- Sture (Sture Dingsøyr) - vocals, guitar (2004–present)
- Strom (Stian Bakketeig) - guitar (2010–present)
- Ese - guitar (2004–2009)
- Vreid entry @ Rockdetector
- Vreid Issues Update On New Album, DVD blabbermouth.net. 2010-07-28. Retrieved on 2010-07-29.
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