Vreid have unveiled a video for the song “Into the Mountains.” The track is taken from their upcoming album/film Wild North West, out April 30th via Season of Mist. This song’s ideas were written in 2002 by Jarle’ Hváll’ Kvåle and late Windir frontman Terje ‘Valfar’ Bakken. Hváll wrote the song and included the original demo keyboard tracks from 2002, recorded back then by Valfar.
“‘Into the Mountains’ is the essence of Sognametal, a hymn to Sogndal and a celebration of our ancestors and legacy. Late winter 2020 preparing for the new album, I went through my old recording hard discs and I found some old ideas for riffs that I had made in 2002. It was from a session between the 1184 and Likferd albums. I also found some unused keyboard parts recorded by Valfar from the same period. I could not remember neither of these and became euphoric by rediscovering this. So, I blocked out the outside world, locked myself in the studio, and it instantly send me 20 years back in time. I felt Spellbound working on this song. For a few days it felt like me and Valfar was working together in the studio again, and what a weird and fantastic session this was. The dynamic of working together with Valfar is something that I will always miss, and these strange days was like a time travel into a lost time. The result of this session is ‘Into the Mountains,’ a song that feels so pure, fresh and vital for us, yet with a great homage to our olden times. Life is a strange curvy road.”
Watch the clip below and pre-order the album here: