Vreid is now pleased to announce their exciting and unique partnership with the Sogndal Football Club! The club has for many years been known for developing and cultivating extraordinary talent, as the men's team currently plays in first division, the second tier of the Norwegian football league system.
Now, Sogndal Football Club is paying tribute to the band that has brought Sognametal to the whole world, by putting the logo of metal veterans and forefathers Vreid on the chest of player’s uniforms for this upcoming season.
The concept of a football club choosing to use the space to pay tribute to local heroes is very unusual, breaking typical partnership traditions, but Sogndal is no ordinary club. The collaboration oozes local patriotism as it champions two of the region’s prime exports – football and metal. In addition, head coach and former professional player Eirik Bakke (Leeds United) has himself played football with members of Vreid, bringing this collaboration full circle.
Vreid bassist Jarle 'Hvall' Kvåle pridefully exclaims:-
“Having our logo on the chest on Sogndal football's kit is an honor that is very rare. This football club has been hammered into our hearts since growing up. This is the club that was our whole childhood and youth, and it is with favorite teams as with favorite bands, it is love for life.
That Sogndal Football incorporates Vreid in its value in such a way shows the will, madness, fearlessness and pride that has built this club. Since the 1970s, these pioneers with enormous courage have built a national top club in this beautiful mountain village, and it is wonderful to see that the club is characterized by tenants, staff, players, partners and the public with a passion for the team and their hometown. The eternal underdog who constantly does the unnatural. We are extremely proud to be part of the journey of our childhood friend and Sogndal's legend Eirik. Stao no pao!”
Proud head coach and former Leeds United player Eirik Bakke adds:
"Incredible fun that my childhood friends Jarle, Einar and Jørn together with the rest of the gang in Vreid will be presented on our uniform. What they have achieved with their band is just absolutely fantastic. I myself have been out in the big world and played football in front of tens of thousands of supporters, and that they now do the same with their music makes us Sogndøler proud. This year we will go all the way with Vreid on the team. Stao no Pao.”
Metal Depot is pleased to reveal the premiere dates of the graphic novel "Emissary Of The Anunnaki:
The Tale of the Fire King".
This epic story blends Sumerian mythology with the real story of the pioneers of Sumerian thrashing black metallers Melechesh. Based on an interview with the founder of the band – Ashmedi, the story is half-real and half-magical. Some episodes have happened during the real tours, and the fans might even remember them.
After two years of production, the 128-pages of epic is ready to hit the international comic book scene.
The Russian version of the graphic novel will be released during Moscow International Book Fair, taking place on 5-9 of September, 2018.
On this occasion, Metal Depot offers a special deal to metalheads (and not only!) on September 7-8th!
Come wearing any metal band t-shirt and you will get 6.66% discount on Emissary Of The Anunnaki (English or Russian) and any accessories related to this graphic novel at our stand.
Come wearing Melechesh band t-shirt or show one of their favourite albums that you own, and get 13% discount on Emissary Of The Anunnaki (English or Russian) and any accessories related to this graphic novel at Metal Depot Stand (E23).
Right after that, Emissary Of The Anunnaki heads North, and will be presented at Comic Con Baltics, taking place in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 15-16 September, 2018.
The same 6.66% and 13% discounts will apply during the Comic Con Baltics weekend for everyone who shows up wearing Melechesh or any metal band t-shirts.
English and Russian editions of the graphic novel will be available online on md-comics.com right after these two premieres.
Satanism, crime, violence, and suicides: a new book tells the untold story of Finnish black metal, to be released by Svart Records
The Devil's Cradle: The Story of Finnish Black Metal is the definitive history of one of the most uncompromising music scenes in the world: Finnish black metal. Based on over 50 interviews conducted by Helsinki-based journalist Tero Ikäheimonen between 2014 and 2017, the book unravels the story of Finnish black metal from the late 1980s to modern times.
"Countless of books have been written about black metal over the years, but every time, the Finnish scene has remained merely a side note," says Ikäheimonen. "It's an atrocity, since Finland has created some of the world's most renown underground black metal since the beginning; I wanted to fix that. This book is made for the maniacs all over the world."
To be released by Svart Publishing on November 1st, The Devil's Cradle features such bands as Beherit, Impaled Nazarene, Barathrum, Archgoat, Azazel, Diaboli, Darkwoods My Betrothed, Horna, Vornat, Thy Serpent, Wanderer, Urn, Black Dawn, …And Oceans, Musta Surma, Alghazanth, Azaghal, Warloghe, Behexen, Clandestine Blaze, Satanic Warmaster, Ride for Revenge, Goatmoon, IC Rex, Charnel Winds, Cosmic Church, Saturnian Mist, Rienaus, and Abyssion among others.
"It was important for me to base the book on the experiences of true underground spirits - black metal musicians, zine authors, and tape traders," Ikäheimonen says. "Many stories are told for the first time. I wanted to focus on the music, but not forget the darker side of black metal - all the violence, death, and destruction that have ravaged the Finnish scene. It was crucial to include the spiritual and psychological side of black metal, too. Satanism with all its different notions and the occult are present throughout the book."
The Devil's Cradle was first published in Finnish in September 2016 by Svart Publishing (titled Pirunkehto). The English translation features all the original content and two additional chapters. This edition will encompass 500+ pages and be presented in a hard cover. Chapter excerpts will be periodically revealed HERE.
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