More than 10 years after their grand debut, In Vain returns with their fourth album Currents, on January 26th 2018. 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. Top notch musicianship in all ranks and a sublime guest performance on drums by Baard Kolstad (Official). Add to that a stellar, organic production tweaked to perfection by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, Katatonia, Devin Townsend, Kreator, etc) at Fascination Street Studios.
Danish trio Baby in Vain have finally announced that long-awaited debut album of theirs. Titled ‘More Nothing,’ it’s set to come out on August 25th via Partisan Records. The album was recorded over eleven days at Stockport’s Eve Studios, with producer Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Scott Walker, Bat For Lashes).
Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, retired headteacher, Geoff Dunsmore, travels to Basra to see exactly where his son Chris, an RAF reservist, was killed in 2007. Whilst there he aims to find out the impact of the war and occupation on the lives of the ordinary people there. Has the western involvement in Iraq improved things for ordinary Iraqi people?
In Vain is back, ready for their 3rd attack of progressive extreme metal! “Ænigma” is their most extreme work to date, mixed and produced by the legendary Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, Borknagar, etc). The album contains 8 songs of In Vain’s unique trademarked sound and as usual, In Vain has brought some guests along, and “Ænigma” sees excellent appearances by Lazare and Cornelius from Solefald. Prepare to be amazed by In Vain’s strongest album so far!
Hailing from Madrid, Spain, In Vain are an independent 5-piece power metal band with thrash influences. They are by no means a new name on the scene, but have been plugging away since 2005, with a pair of demos and a previous full-length CD (entitled ‘Of gods and men’) already under their bullet belts. The self-released ‘In death we trust’ marks their sophomore outing, and represents the efforts of a band that is ardently seeking to make the leap to broader exposure in the international metal community, if only the proper label backing can be found.