VREID: Norwegian Black Metallers Announce North American Tour Dates

Norwegian black metal overlords, VREID, will embark upon a long-anticipated North American headlining trek this August. Sponsored by Metal Injection, The Black Path Of America Tour 2011 will commence on August 25 in Toronto and trample through 14 cities before coming to a ceremonious close on September 10 in San Diego. VREID will be joined by pagan black metal co-headliners Kampfar and Canadian death metal ensemble, Necronomicon.

Commented VREID bassist, Hváll: “It is with great joy we can announce our first headlining tour in North America. The Black Path Of America tour is packed with ten US and six Canadian shows. We did our first full North America tour in 2009 on the Heathen Fest, and the reaction we got was overwhelming. We had amazing shows in Montreal, Cleveland and San Francisco — to name just a few — and are glad to see all those cities plus many more on the list for our upcoming tour. Our latest album, V, is doing fantastic, and has become a monumental release for us. We can’t wait to return to the Wild West to unleash songs new and old with our own production. Joining us on this tour are our good Norwegian friends of the legendary Kampfar and Necronomicon from Canada. It’s a killer lineup, and we hope to see as many of you as possible at the shows.”

The Black Path Of America Tour 2011 featuring VREID
w/ Kampfar, Necronomicon:

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

VREID will be touring in support of their fifth studio album, simply entitled V, released in North America via The End/Indie Recordings in March. The nine-track long player was produced by Hváll at his own 1184 Studio, and has been reaping critical acclaim stateside since its release.

“Excuse them for merely solidifying their suspected status as new kings of Norway, and as some of the most kick ass weapon-at-the-ready heavy metal gladiators working today.” — Metal Review

“Being unique is something quite hard to come by in black metal these days and VREID are one of the few who are truly consistent and put out quality albums every couple of years. Black metal fans need to take advantage.” – Sputnik

VREID remain under-appreciated by the mass black metal community, but perhaps this record will stun them awake to what has been building for some time. A must own for Norwegian black metal fans and a worthy listen for all metal fans in general.” – Metalholic

“Very few extreme metal efforts these days possess a shred of the integrity and sheer electrical power of V: do yourself a favor and check it out.” – Metal Army America

VREID have perfected black ‘n’ roll, combining the tools of black metal with the great songwriting of ’70s rock and early heavy metal. V is the first real contender for album of the year.” – Metal Archives