by BBG

Vreid at the first BV-BBG CMJ in 2008 (more by Leia Jospe)

It has been almost three years now since Norway's Vreid played their third ever US show at the first BV-BBG CMJ event back in 2008 (with Trap Them, Rival Schools and Made Out of Babies) at the old Knitting Factory (Norway's Shining played the same room hours later).

Now Vreid is returning and embarking on a North American tour TONIGHT that will see them headline dates with Kampfar & Necronomicon including this Sunday (8/28) at Europa in Brooklyn. Tickets are still available for the show that will also feature an appearance from Grafvolluth. All dates are listed below.

Montreal Mirror recently caught up with Vreid and asked how the recent tragedies in their home country affected them. Bassist Hváll said:

It affected us deeply. Our drummer worked in the government office that was destroyed, but thankfully, he was on vacation and wasn't at work that day. He didn't lose any of his closest co­workers, but it hit him personally as he worked with people who lost friends. He could hear the bang of the explosion from his house when it happened--his whole department was shattered to pieces. It was one of the most brutal things we've ever seen in Norway. This was a complete madman hell-bent on destruction. We all have children and when tragedy like this happens you just think about protecting your child. The slaughtering at the youth camp was one of the most savage things I think we've seen in modern history. If this could happen in Norway, it's proof it could happen anywhere.

All tour dates, and some recent video of the band at Wacken 2011 is below.

Vreid - Pitch Black @ Wacken 2011

Vreid - The Others and The Look (Wacken 2011 - 2011-08-06)

Kampfar -Norse (A Portriat of Norway)

KAMPFAR - Ravenheart

8/25/2011 The Wreck Room - Toronto, ON
8/26/2011 Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
8/27/2011 The Basement - Kingston, NY
8/28/2011 Europa - New York, NY
8/29/2011 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
8/30/2011 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
8/31/2011 Station 4 - St Paul, MN
9/01/2011 Royal Albert - Winnipeg, MN
9/02/2011 The Exchange - Regina, SK
9/03/2011 Pawn Shop - Edmonton, AB
9/05/2011 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC
9/06/2011 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
9/07/2011 The Branx - Portland, OR
9/08/2011 Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
9/09/2011 The Whisky - Hollywood, CA
9/10/2011 JT's Limelight - San Diego, CA

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