The Skinny: Recently the Norwegian black ‘n’ roll legion Vreid released their single “The Reap” from their forthcoming new full-length, Welcome Farewell. Cold and compelling, the follow-up to 2011’s Norwegian Grammy-nominated album V, which Decibel Magazine called, “…Vreid’s finest hour,” was recorded at bassist Hváll’s own Studio 1184 and is set for North American release via Indie Recordings March 5, 2013.

Described by Metal Hammer UK as a “unique time-travel in metal,” commending their merge of ’70s rock, ’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 Hváll of the new material, “It’s been a lot of work, but we are utterly pleased with the result. ‘Dark,’ ‘heavy’ and ‘Vreid’ are the three keywords to describe it.”

Welcome Farewell Track Listing:

01. The Ramble
02. The Way Of The Serpent
03. The Devil’s Hand
04. Welcome Farewell
05. The Reap
06. Sights of Old
07. Black Waves
08. At The Brook

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