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Vreid performing live in Oslo in June 2012
Background information
Origin Sogndal, Norway
Genres Black metal, black 'n' roll
Years active 2004–present
Labels Indie Recordings
Associated acts Windir, Cor Scorpii
Website www.vreid.no
Members Hváll
Past members Ese

Vreid is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 2004 after the breakup 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".[1][2]


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.[3]

Hváll wrote most of the material for the debut album entitled Kraft. The lyrics are in both Norwegian and English. Kraft was released by Tabu Records in 2004.[4]

Vreid’s second album, Pitch Black Brigade, was also released by Tabu Records, on March 27, 2006.[5][6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9]

On February 7, 2011, Vreid released their fifth album entitled "V".[10]

In 2013 Vreid released their sixth album called "Welcome Farewell"

In October, 2015, Vreid released their seventh album entitled "Sólverv".




  • Vreid Goddamnit (2010)

Music videos[edit]

  • "Pitch Black Brigade"
  • "The Sound of the River"
  • "The Reap"
  • "Solverv"


Current members[edit]

  • 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)

Previous members[edit]

  • Ese - guitar (2004–2009)


  1. ^ "Vreid entry @ Rockdetector". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-08-06.
  2. ^ http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2009/11/live-review-belphegor-vreid/
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-17. Retrieved 2016-08-06.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  5. ^ https://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/30431/Vreid-Milorg/
  6. ^ http://www.rocknworld.com/thrashpit/reviews/07/10Vreid.shtml
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2011-02-11.
  8. ^ http://www.setlist.fm/setlists/vreid-4bd68346.html
  9. ^ http://www.last.fm/music/Vreid
  10. ^ Vreid Issues Update On New Album, DVD blabbermouth.net. 2010-07-28. Retrieved on 2010-07-29.

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