On June 13th, Norwegian metal act Vreid took part in their livestream concert, In the Mountains of Sognametal. The concert amassed over 100,000 people, and the band will keep the show open until Midnight (CEST) Saturday, June 20th. The stream is available below.
Composer and bass player Jarle Hváll Kvåle comments:
The extreme nature and the history of our dear hometown Sogn has always been a huge inspiration and important factor of our musical universe. So, when we can’t travel the world to meet you, we decided that we will bring you all to our natural habitat. We will do a show at my own mountain farm in the Sogndal valley. It’s been in my family for generations and is located in some of Norway’s wildest and most spectacular nature. This is where a lot of our music is written, and this is where our roots lay. It surely will be a unique experience with a special setlist. We will perform songs that we have never done live before alongside live set classics. Welcome to the mountains of Sognametal.
Earlier this year, Vried announced their participation in the prestigious “Songs That Changed the World” project. The band were commissioned by the Nobel Peace Center and Inferno Metal Festival to interpret and cover a song about freedom of expression. The event was slated to take place at the Nobel Peace Center on April 7, 2020, but has been postponed due to the pandemic. The new date is TBD.
Vreid will be supporting their latest full length Lifehunger, which was released in September 2018.