Norwegian prog. extreme metallers are currently on the road, supporting Orphaned Land (IL) on their “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” European tour 2018, also Subterranean Masquerade (US/NO/IL) and Aevum (IT) are part of this tour. Fan-filmed video footage from their sold out show in Arnhem (the Netherlands) yesterday (24 Feb.) can be watched below.
Check out the tour schedule with all dates and locations below.
More than 10 years after their grand debut, In Vain released their fourth album“Currents,” on January 26th via Indie Recordings.
The pioneers of progressive extreme metal return with a consummate and complete offering. Without question, “Currents” is the definite pinnacle of In Vain’s career so far. Unique, innovative and catchy compositions with longevity that merge elements from many different genres, whilst still maintaining a carefully balanced dynamic. In Vain retains a principal focus on solid songwriting with cleverness and an original edge. Add to that a stellar, organic production tweaked to perfection by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.
The album title, “Currents,” reflects on the colossal shifts and changes of our time. The present world is characterized by continental flows of people, traditions, and cultures. Migration of people across continents and borders. Cultures merging. Dramatic shifts in lifestyle from one generation to the next. These are all currents – movements that distort old patterns, create tensions as well as new opportunities. These enduring shifts are some of the topics that In Vain addresses on “Currents” through a series of epic and monumental songs.
“Currents” also echoes In Vain’s musical landscape. Since its inception, the band has developed its own trademark sound through extensive exploration and seamless combination of musical genres. “Currents” goes to new extremes when it comes to developing this approach. The music and lyrics of the album unite to form its own creative Current; A rich synthesis underlining the very idea of cultural and musical merging, and the album concept and artistic vision has been captured brilliantly by cover designer Costin Chioreanu and his stunning artwork.
The backdrop for the album has been a rigorous artistic and spiritual expedition across the world. Songwriter Johnar Håland comments: “Since our last release we have been unknotting threads, followed traces, found disparities and drawn new parallels. In search of both lyrical and spiritual inspiration for Currents we embarked on a journey that took us across several continents. We have put the utmost of our hearts, souls and minds into Currents and we are sincerely grateful to everyone involved in this massive musical undertaking.” Singer Sindre Nedland adds: “Through all the experimentation, In Vain has always had a solid foundation in aggression and melody, and Currents sees these two extremes united in a way that feels unforced, and pretty damn authoritative at the same time. It has been a long and hard process, but the result is everything we hoped it would be: Catchy, intense and unusual.”
1. Against the Grain
3. En forgangen tid (Times of Yore Pt. II)
4. October’s Monody
5. Soul Adventurer
6. Captivating Solitude
7. Image of Time