VREID, the new Norwegian band formed by former WINDIR members Hváll (bass), Steingrim (drums) and Sture (vocals, guitar), will make their next live appearance on Friday, November 12 at John Dee in Oslo as part of the "Wolf's Lair 5-Year Party". Other bands scheduled to perform include MOONSORROW, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, LUNARIS and THRONE OF KATARSIS.
As previously reported, Candlelight Records has set a January 25, 2005 U.S. release date for the debut album from VREID, entitled "Kraft". The CD was recorded during the summer at Hváll's Studio 1184 and was mixed at Subsonic Society Studio (SUSPERIA, WINDIR, RED HARVEST, DARKTHRONE) in Oslo.
VREID's music is being described as a continuation of the sound and style Hváll had created with WINDIR and ULCUS, but with "its own personal sound — a mixture of the ambience of WINDIR, the rawness of Norwegian black metal and the rocking groove of MOTÖRHEAD." The lyrics are written both in Norwegian and English. Rounding out VREID's lineup is a guitarist named Ese — a close friend of the VREID members for years, and co-engineer on WINDIR's "Likferd" album.
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