Vreid performing in 2012
Vreid performing in 2012
Background information
Origin Sogndal, Norway
Genres Black metal, black 'n' roll
Years active 2004–present
Labels Indie Recordings, Tabu
Associated acts Windir, Cor Scorpii
Website www.vreid.no
Members Hváll
Past members Ese

Vreid is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 2004 after the breakup of Windir following the death of lead singer and founder Valfar. The remaining members along with new guitarist Ese formed Vreid. The band's name is an archaic Norwegian word meaning "Wrath".[1][2]


Hváll formed a new band consisting of the three Windir members Hváll (bass), Steingrim (drums), Sture (vocals/guitar) and a new guitarist named Ese. Ese has been a close friend of the Vreid members for years, and he was co-engineer on Windir’s Likferd album.[3]

Hváll wrote most of the material for the debut album entitled Kraft. The lyrics are in both Norwegian and English. Kraft was released by Tabu Records in 2004.[4]

Vreid’s second album, Pitch Black Brigade, was also released by Tabu Records, on 27 March 2006.[5][6]

The band released their third album, I Krig (At War), through Indie Records in May / June 2007. All the lyrics on this record are based on poems from 1946 by Gunnar Reiss-Andersen, a member of the Norwegian resistance fighters during World War II. This makes the album almost a concept album about war.[7]

In 2009, after releasing their fourth full-length album Milorg, Ese left the band and was replaced by Stian "Strom" Bakketeig, the former Windir and Ulcus guitarist. Bakketeig plays guitar in Cor Scorpii and Mistur as well. Much like I Krig, Milorg contains songs about the Norwegian resistance.[8]

In 2010, they released their first DVD called Vreid Goddamnit which contains live recordings filmed at Inferno Festival. On the same year, they released their first single entitled "Noen Å Hate", a cover of a Raga Rockers song.[9]

On 7 February 2011, Vreid released their fifth album entitled V.[10]

On 22 February 2013, Vreid released their sixth album called Welcome Farewell.

On 9 October 2015, Vreid released their seventh album entitled Sólverv.

On 28 September 2018, Vreid released their eight album, Lifehunger.




  • Vreid Goddamnit (2010)

Music videos

  • "Pitch Black"
  • "The Sound of the River"
  • "The Reap"
  • "Sólverv"
  • "Når Byane Brenn"
  • "Milorg"



  • Hvàll (Jarle Kvåle) – bass (2004–present)
  • Steingrim (Jørn Holen) – drums (2004–present)
  • Sture (Sture Dingsøyr) – vocals, guitar (2004–present)
  • Strom (Stian Bakketeig) – guitar (2010–present)


  • Ese – guitar (2004–2009)


  1. ^ "Vreid entry @ Rockdetector". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  2. ^ Lee, Cosmo (24 November 2009). "Live review: Belphegor, Vreid". Invisible Oranges - The Metal Blog. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Vreid - Milorg (album review ) | Sputnikmusic". Sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Vreid - I Krig Review - Thrashpit.com". Rocknworld.com. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 February 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Vreid Concert Setlists". Setlist.fm. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Vreid music, videos, stats, and photos". Last.fm. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  10. ^ Vreid Issues Update On New Album, DVD blabbermouth.net. 2010-07-28. Retrieved on 2010-07-29.

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