Interview with Sture, vocalist and guitar player of the Norwegian Black metal band, Vreid.
Greetings Sture, how things are going?
Hi, doing fine thanx! Just started on our European tour with Keep Of Kalessin and Vredehammer. Hanging out in Luxembourg today.
To start this interview, tell me the history when was Vreid founded.
Well, we all played together in Windir, and Ulcus before that. But in 2004 Valfar, the founder of Windir, died in a snow blizzard back home in Sogndal. We all agreed that Windir could not continue after that. Nevertheless, we all wanted to continue playing music, so Vreid was started. And here we are 11 years later.
This year you’ve released the seventh full-lenght under the name of “Solverv”, tell me about it.
I am very pleased with our new album. It is always difficult to judge something you work with for a long time, but in my opinion it turned out great in the end. A bit more “metal” than the previous album, but still with the “Vreid” sound. I guess you will have to check it out yourselves to find out more!!!
How were the reviews for the new album?
The reviews have been fantastic all the way. Overwhelming would be one way to put it.
In my opinion, this album is the best and my favorite one and it seems that sounds bit different than the other releases.
I would say that all Vreid albums have their own sound, and so “Solverv” is no different. Again I would say that you have to check it out for yourselves and find out!
What are the influences of Vreid?
We are very diverse in our taste of music from all decades: Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Sepultura, Metallica, Death to name a few.
Who mainly writes the music and what are the lyrical themes?
Hvall, our bass player writes the music, and the lyrics are influenced by different subjects like history, nature and our home place. Read the lyrics and make up your own mind.
Are you going to tour to promote the new album?
Yes, we are currently on tour with Keep Of Kalessin and Vredehammer. We have done 3 shows in Norway, and now we are touring Europe. We will also finish off with another 3 shows in Norway later this month. Check out our facebook page for more info.
Do you have others plans about Vreid, new materials soon?
No, not currently.
What is your message for the Vreid fans?
Thanx for supporting Vreid. Hope to see you soon on one of our upcoming shows!!
Thank you for the interview Sture, all the best and hope to see you soon!
Thanx and see ya!! Skål!
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