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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Vreid release Rolling Stones cover “Paint it Black”

In 2020, Norwegian Black ‘n Roll brigade Vreid were invited by the Norwegian Nobel Peace Center and the Inferno Festival to choose and perform a cover as a part of the “Songs that changed the world” series. Due to well known reasons, the event couldn’t take place.

Vreid decided to continue with the project and recorded the song “Paint it Black”, a Rolling Stones cover, which will be premiered tonight at 9 pm CET via the Season of Mist Youtube Channel.

Vreid songwriter and bass player Jarle Kvåle comments:

“This one of the most important songs for the rock ‘n roll genre and a blueprint for heavy music culture which has grown into a many headed beast in the past seven decades.

When the song was recorded, we also made video for it. We used our wizard brothers Håvard Nesbø and Kim Holm to create a homage to the crazy world of rock n´ roll. Håvard, who produced our Wild North West, movie produced the music video together with Kim who created the artwork for ‘Solverv’ and ‘Welcome Farewell’.

This song and video are a celebration of the fantastic creativity that sprung into creation in the 1960ies and which inspired many great artists ever since. We have incorporated our humble respect to many of our heroes in this video, and it was fascinating to see how naturally this song fit into our own universe.”