In April 2020, the Norwegian heavy metal band Vreid will be playing at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. The concert is a cooperation between the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo and the Metal Festival Inferno. Music can change the world, and in its own way the heavy metal band promotes peace at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo-
In the event series «Songs that changed the world”, the Nobel Peace Center presents songs that have meant something special during history. Artists like Honningbarna, MYRA, Amanda Delara and Bendik have contributed with their interpretation of important “songs that changed the world”. In April, Vreid will play their chosen song at the Nobel Peace Center, as part of a collaboration with the Metal Festival Inferno.
Songs that changed the world
“The Nobel Peace Center wants to make it possible for visitors to Oslo’s cultural scene to experience other aspects of what 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”, said Toril Rokseth, program director at the Nobel Peace Center.
The theme for this edition of «Songs that changed the world” will be freedom of expression. Vreid will interpret a song of their own choice under this theme, and take part in a talk with Rokseth and journalist Asbjørn Slettemark.
Heavy Metal Promotes Peace at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo
“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”, said Slettemark.
The gig will also include several of Vreid’s own material.
Metal band with its own interpretation of a song that changed the world
“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. Vreid looks forward to digging deep into the rock history, and will be ready to perform our song at the Nobel Peace Center in April”, said Jarle Hvall Kvåle from Vreid.
Heavy Metal Promotes Peace at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, written by Ingvill Bryn Rambøl, Nobel Peace Center, Oslo