Norwegian band VREID has issued the following update:
"New booking agency: We are pleased to announce that German agency ICS Festival Service GmbH, has become our booking agency for Europe (minus Norway) and Asia. ICS is a well established agency, and we are happy to be a part of their roster. We have already started working on tours and festivals for 2011 with ICS.
"DVD coming soon: Our first DVD is soon to be released. It will hit the streets in September (exact date will follow soon). The DVD is entitled 'Vreid Goddamnit' and will contain the complete VREID concert at Inferno festival, Rockefeller, Oslo, April 10, 2009. The concert was filmed with seven cameras and mixed by Hváll at Studio 1184. There is also lots of extra material at the DVD, more info on this will follow soon with the release date.
"European tour in the autumn: To support the release of 'Vreid Goddamnit' we will do a European tour in October. The tour is almost fully booked, and info on this tour will be announced very soon.
"Our main priority this year has been working with our fifth album. There has been several changes around this time. A lot of new equipment has been used, Hváll has rebuilt his Studio 1184, and set up a completely new system. Also this is the first time the entire production is done by ourselves. Everything from pre-production, all recording and mixing. This has been very refreshing and liberating, and we are extremely satisfied with the production for this album.
"We had a lineup change as Strom joined us on guitar at the end of last year. This is his first recording with VREID, and he has made a tremendous contribution for the album. He has been working closely with Sture and Hváll with the guitar arrangements, and definitive set his mark on the songs.
"10 songs has been recorded, and it seem that nine of them will make it for the album.
"How does it sound?? Bloody great, if you ask us. Everyone seems very satisfied with the album, and the spirit within the band is fantastic.
"After working intensely in the studio for the last half year, we are now taking a break from the studio, before we wrap things up in September/October.
"The album will be released early 2011 through Indie Recordings. We will keep you posted with updates during the autumn."
Barry Anderson of Metal Storm conducted an interview with VREID's Jarle "Hváll" Kvåle at this year's Hammerfest II festival, which was held March 11-13, 2010 at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.
VREID's fourth album, "Milorg", was released in North America on October 27, 2009 via Indie Recordings (with distribution and marketing duties handled by The End Records).
An e-card for "Milorg" is available at this location. The e-card features audio samples of all the cuts that appear on the CD.
"Milorg" was released in Norway on January 5, 2009 via Indie Recordings (January 19 in the rest of Europe). The cover artwork was designed by PC Groove.
VREID is the Norwegian band formed by former WINDIR members Hváll (bass), Steingrim (drums) and Sture (vocals, guitar).