Vreid: Songs that Changed the World
SONGS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD FEATURING VREID
Music can change the world! Some songs have done more than just entertain – they have changed the world. Together with Nobel Peace Center we invite you to their ongoing series about songs that have changed the world. So far artists like Bendik, Myra, Amanda Delara og Honningbarna have contributed with their interpretation of important songs that have changed the world. Now the Nobel Peace Center goes metal when Vreid will find a song about freedom of expression and do their interpretation of it. Asbjørn Slettemark, famous Norwegian music journalist and TV personality, will moderate the following debate about the chosen song. The gig will also include several of Vreid’s own songs.
The Norwegian metal brigade rose from the ashes of black metal band Windir, after the tragic perishing of the "Sognametal" legends with the declared mission of exploring new musical paths. The band has now released eight great albums and is known for their amazing live shows. Vreid’s newest masterpiece is "Lifehunger" which was released in 2018.
Toril Rokseth from Nobel Peace Center:
Nobel Peace Center wants to contribute to visitors of Oslo that attends cultural events also can experience some of the other things that the city has to offer. Through the cooperation with Inferno Metal Festival we offer a new arena for this kind of music – and at the same time we express that music can be more than just entertainment – music can change the world.
All the way since the very beginning of "Songs That Changed the World", the project has offered surprises, fun, new knowledge and some amazing, strong and catchy cover songs. To do this together with Inferno Metal Festival, a festival I have been thrilled about for many years, feels just right. That it will also include Vreid, a band I have been following as a fan and a journalist through the last 15 years, makes it especially fun and interesting. I am very excited for the song they will choose, perform and talk about
Jarle Hváll Kvåle from Vreid:
In Vreid we have always been up for new challenges. It was therefore with huge excitement we took on this task when Inferno Metal Festival and Nobel Peace Center challenged us to do our interpretation of a song that changed the world. Freedom of speech has been relevant since the very beginning of rock, and is just as relevant and important today. A lot has changed since rock ‘n’ roll was new and rebellious in the 60s, but still today the freedom of speech are controversial and debated, so maybe the world has been at a stand still over the last 60 years. We are thankful for the engagement. Vreid looks forward to dig deep into the rock history of many fantastic songs, and will be ready to perform our song at the Nobel Peace Center in April.
INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2020
Inferno Metal Festival 2020 marks the 20 years anniversary of the festival. This makes the festival the longest running metal festival in Norway and one of the most important extreme metal festivals in the world. We are very proud of this position and we will continue fronting Norwegian metal and bringing bands from all over the world to Norway.
Inferno Metal Festival are being held four days at Rockefeller Music Halls’ 2 stages Rockefeller and John Dee every Easter. The festival has been sold out the last couple of years and more than fifty percent of the audience are from outside of Norway. The tickets sales are from all over the world including China, Australia, Chile, Japan, Taiwan, Canada, USA, Columbia, Argentina and many more.
KREATOR – MAYHEM – TRIUMPH OF DEATH
AMORPHIS – VENOM – GORGOROTH
MARDUK – IHSAHN – KAMPFAR
VED BUENS ENDE – VREID – CADAVER – MYRKSKOG – UADA
RUSSIAN CIRCLES – ASPHYX – ORANSSI PAZUZU – BENIGHTED
BÖLZER – DARK FORTRESS – TULUS – WHOREDOM RIFE – DJERV
HAMFERÐ – TORCHE – DYSCARNATE – THE GREAT OLD ONES – SOLBRUD
1914 – SYLVAINE – VALKYRJA – OKKULTOKRATI – ASAGRAUM
NACHASH – XENOBLIGHT – GOLDEN CORE
KOSMOS BRENNER – SOVEREIGN
FESTIVAL HOTEL – CLARION HOTEL® THE HUB
Clarion Hotel The Hub is a renovated, expanded, renamed and new edition of our old official festival hotel Royal Christiania from a couple of years ago. The hotel opened in March 2019. The rebuilt hotel has a much stronger focus on events and conferences compared to earlier.
The Inferno family; artists and fans, media and music industry will gather at the hotel for four days of happenings, partying and a good night of sleep. During the Inferno week there will be Inferno pre- and after- parties in the bar, black-metal breakfasts, Inferno exhibitions and a hell of a lot of special treats for our guests.
The Hub boasts Oslo’s best location, right next to Oslo Central Station. The hotel consists of 810 modern hotel rooms, 24 meeting rooms and 2 unique bars and restaurants.
During the festival period the hotel offers rooms at special festival rates.
Early bird festival prices available to March 1st 2020:
Double room, single occupancy: NOK 805,- a night including breakfast
Double room, 2 people: NOK 1020,- (NOK 510,- a person) a night including breakfast
Superior double room, 2 people: NOK 1235,- (NOK 615.50 a person) a night including breakfast
Superior double room, 3 people: NOK 1485 (495,- a person) a night including breakfast
Deluxe double room, 2 people: NOK 1635 (NOK 817.50 a person) a night including breakfast
Booking: Web: https://www.nordicchoicehotels.com/hotell/?search=inferno-no. Make sure the booking code: INFERNO is applied.
4 day festival pass (9 April -12 April 2020): 2500,- NOK
Single day tickets: 800,- NOK
Tickets available at http://tickets.infernofestival.net