Sognametal veterans VREID are now unveiling another chapter of their new album and movie, ‘Wild North West.’ The song “Dazed and Reduced” and its accompanying music video / movie chapter can be found HERE.
Founding member and bass player Jarle ‘Hváll’ Kvåle comments: “This is a personal favorite for sure. Our love for classic heavy rock is strong and our musical roots lie in the majestic 70ies rock and its overlap with the catchy 80ies classics. ‘Dazed and Reduced’ is a nod to the decades that formed our lives and shows that VREID will forever be rooted in 70ies rock, 80ies metal and 90ies Nordic blackness.”
Recently, VREID have made the ‘Wild North West’ film available for sale or rental via Vimeo! The movie is now available at THIS LOCATION.
The film will include never-be-seen bonus material that was not included during their April premiere. The film includes the following:
– A 6 min biographical intro narrated by author Dayal Patterson (Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult)
– The full concert ‘In the Mountains of Sognametal,’ which was filmed live at the mountains of Sogndal June 2020. Exclusively available here.
– 2 previously unreleased live videos of Ulcus Molle ( VREID‘s predecessor) from Gaupne in Norway 1996. For the the songs “Train of Thought” ( ‘Yggdrasil’ demo) and “Mindgames” (‘Roles’ EP)
Wild North West’ is a concept album that developed alongside an entire movie. Inspired by both true events and pure imagination, the listener is taken on a whirlwind of a journey, diving deep into themes of war, fear, betrayal, loss, anxiety, and madness with thought-provoking lyrics that embody human nature. It captures the Nordic heart at the core of their sound, taking cues from Norway’s rugged landscape as it ricochets between eternal darkness and the solace of bracing light.
Moreover, VREID has recently been inducted into Norway’s National Museum of Popular Music Rockheim! The band is featured as a part of Rockheim’s Millennium exhibition and are also included in Norwegian music history.
In addition, VREID recently announced their exciting and unique partnership with the Sogndal Football Club! The club has for many years been known for developing and cultivating extraordinary talent, as the men’s team currently plays in first division, the second tier of the Norwegian football league system. Now, Sogndal Football Club is paying tribute to the band that has brought Sognametal to the whole world, by putting the logo of metal veterans and forefathers VREID on the chest of player’s uniforms for this upcoming season.
VREID has recently appeared on Norway’s TV2, the biggest commercial news station in the country! The clip spotlighted the band’s ‘Into the Mountains of Sognametal’ livestream, which attracted over 140,000 fans from all over the world when it premiered in June of 2020, as well as the band’s ambitious upcoming album and film. The TV2 news item can be seen HERE.
‘Wild North West’ is out now! The album is available to be streaming, downloaded, or purchased at THIS LOCATION.