Feb 192013
 

In Vain 2012Norway’s In Vain will release its third attack of progressive extreme metal, Ænigma, on March 8 in Norway, March 15 in Germany and Austria and March 11 in the rest of Europe through Indie Recordings. The band’s most extreme work to date, it was mixed and produced by the legendary Jens Bogren [Opeth, Soilwok, Borknagar] atFascination Street in Örebro, Sweden. The cover artwork was designed by Robert Høyem.

A six-minute YouTube clip containing audio samples of all the tracks on the album is available below. Continue reading »

Jan 292013
 

In Vain 2012Norway’s In Vain will release its third attack of progressive extreme metal, Ænigma, on March 8 in Norway, March 15 in Germany and Austria and March 11 in the rest of Europe through Indie Recordings. The band’s most extreme work to date, it was mixed and produced by the legendary Jens Bogren [Opeth, Soilwok, Borknagar] atFascination Street in Örebro, Sweden. The cover artwork was designed by Robert Høyem. You can watch a studio sessions video below.

According to a press release, Ænigma contains “eight songs of In Vain‘s unique trademark sound and as usual, In Vain has brought some guests along, and ‘Ænigma’ sees appearances by Lazare and Cornelius from Solefald.” Continue reading »

Jan 232013
 

In Vain 2012Norway’s In Vain will release its third attack of progressive extreme metal, Ænigma, on March 8 in Norway, March 15 in Germany and Austria and March 11 in the rest of Europe through Indie Recordings. The band’s most extreme work to date, it was mixed and produced by the legendary Jens Bogren [Opeth, Soilwok, Borknagar] atFascination Street in Örebro, Sweden. The cover artwork was designed by Robert Høyem. Check it below.

According to a press release, Ænigma contains “eight songs of In Vain‘s unique trademark sound and as usual, In Vain has brought some guests along, and ‘Ænigma’ sees appearances by Lazare and Cornelius from Solefald.” Continue reading »

Sep 222012
 

Norwegian Progressive extreme metal band In Vain issued the following update: We enter the studio on Monday to start the recording of our third album. 8 songs will be recorded and we are very pleased with the new material. Stay tuned for more updates!

In Vain was formed by J. Haaland and A. Frigstad back in 2003. Their debut album was released in 2007, the metal world didn’t know what hit them. The Latter Rain was recorded in DUB Studio [Green Carnation, Blood Red Throne & Chain Collector] in the summer/fall of 2006. Continue reading »

Jun 172012
 

Dark Prophets, Black Hearts, the new video from Norwegian progressive metallers In Vain, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s sophomore album, Mantra, which came out in January 2010 via Indie Recordings.

Mantra also includes a bonus disc with a “The Making Of…” documentary, one bonus track, screensavers, desktop images and more. Continue reading »