Today Norwegian black â€˜nâ€™ roll legion VREID release new single â€œThe Way Of The Serpentâ€ from their forthcoming new full-length, Welcome Farewell. Cold and compelling, the follow-up to 2011â€™s Norwegian Grammy-nominated album V, which Decibel Magazine called, â€œâ€¦VREIDâ€™s finest hour,â€ was recorded at bassist HvÃ¡llâ€™s own Studio 1184 and is set for North American release via Indie Recordings March 5, 2013.
Described by Metal Hammer UK as a â€œunique time-travel in metal,â€ commending their merge ofÂ â€˜70s rock, â€˜80s classic metal and Norwegian black metal, with the eight-track Welcome Farewell VREID again add a new twist to their already difficult-to-pinpoint sound. Comments HvÃ¡ll of the new material, â€œItâ€™s been a lot of work, but we are utterly pleased with the result. â€˜Dark,â€™ â€˜heavyâ€™ and â€˜VREIDâ€™ are the three keywords to describe it.â€
Feast your ears on â€œThe Way Of The Serpentâ€ at THIS LOCATION.
And if you missed it, sample â€œThe Reapâ€ courtesy of the metal tyrants at Terrorizer HERE!
Welcome Farewell Track Listing:
1. The Ramble
2. The Way Of The Serpent
3. The Devilâ€™s Hand
4. Welcome Farewell
5. The Reap
6. Sights of Old
7. Black Waves
8. At The Brook
VREID formed in 2004 following the demise of â€˜â€™Sognametalâ€ legends Windir. Some described their music as a fusion of Windirâ€™s ambiance, the rawness of Norwegian black metal and the molten groove of Sepultura, Metallica and MotÃ¶rhead blended with historically inspired lyrics. Their third and fourth offerings, I Krig and Milorg, were both concept albums based around the liberation work in Norway during World War II. Liberation was also the keyword on V, but put in a broader historical/philosophic perspective. The lyrics on Welcome Farewell describe a lifecycle through a series of short stories, seen from an existential point of view and, inspired by HvÃ¡llâ€™s own local community with its nature, architecture and historical artists such as Arne Garborg and Otto Valstad, are more personal than ever before.
HvÃ¡ll – Bass
Sture – Vocals/Guitar
Strom – Guitar
Steingrim – Drums