‘In Vain’ ‘Ænigma’ Album Teaser & New Single ‘Against The Grain’ Available


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.

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.”

Commented In Vain‘s Johnar Håland: “We had a solid impression of the productions coming out of the Fascination Street Studio, and believed Jens was the right guy to give the music the crystal clear and powerful sound that it demands. Jens did not cut any corners and delivered a production par excellente.”

The second in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the Ænigma recording sessions can be seen below. Also available is a stream of the album’s new single, Against The Grain.

Pre-order In Vain’s new album Ænigma here:
Norway (Platekompaniet)
Scandinavia (CDON)
Europe (EMP)
UK (Plastic Head)



Upcoming Shows

23 – Fire Walk With Me Vol. 5 – Haugesund, Norway

27 – Inferno Festival – Oslo, Norway

4 – Barfly – London, United Kingdom
5 – Helvete – Oberhausen, Germany
6 – Ragnarok Festival – Lichtenfels, Germany
7 – ECI – Roermond, Netherlands
8 – Nacthleben – Frankfurt, Germany
9 – K17 – Berlin, Germany
10 – Durer Kert – Budapest, Hungary
11 – Gromka – Ljubljana, Slovenia
12 – Escape Metalcorner – Vienna, Austria
13 – Circolo Colony – Travagliato, Italy
14 – Cycle – Firenze, Italy
15 – Alte Kaserne – Zurich, Switzerland
17 – Magasin 4 – Brussels, Belgium

14 – Fimbul Festival – Dettelbach, Germany

Band members:
J. Haaland – Guitars, bgv and sounds
A. Frigstad – Main vocals
S. Nedland – Clean vocals, piano, organs and bgv
S. Reinhardtsen – Drums
K. Wikstøl – Bass and Hardcore vocals
K. D. Pedersen – Guitars and bgv

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Video below: Ænigma album teaser

Video below: Against The Grain

Related articles:
‘In Vain’ Video Released For ‘Dark Prophets, Black Hearts’ [June 2012]
‘In Vain’ Begins Recording Third Album, This Monday [Sept. 2012]
‘In Vain’ To Release ‘Ænigma’ In March + European Tour Dates [Jan. 2013]
‘In Vain’ Studio Sessions Video Posted, European Tour In April  [Jan. 2013]

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