Sognametal veterans VREID will be screening their ‘Wild North West’ film for FREE on September 25 at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, PA! The matinee event will start at noon. All attendees who RSVP will be given a free download of a 35-song Season of Mist compilation and will automatically be given a raffle ticket to win a Season of Mist prize bag! There will also be drink specials and and encore screening of VREID‘s ‘Into the Mountains of Sognametal’ as well as a DJ set from Rick Giordano of THE LION’S DAUGHTER. More details to be announced! RSVP and get your raffle ticket HERE.
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.
ICYMI: 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.