In Vain is back and ready to release 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 ++). The album will be released March 11th in Europe, March 8th in Norway and March 15th in Germany and Austria. Check out In Vain’s tour dates for 2013 below!
The album contains 8 songs of In Vain’s unique trademarked sound and as usual, In Vain has brought some guests along. “Ænigma” sees excellent appearances by Lazare and Cornelius from Solefald.
With “Ænigma” In Vain is back in the game with their strongest album by far. Additionally, on the album the production is taken to another level, with stellar production provided by Mr. Jens Bogren. Johnar Håland comments: “We had a solid impression of the releases 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 very talented designer Robert Høyem has designed the cover art on the album.
IN VAIN TOUR DATES 2013 SO FAR
23.02.13 Haugesund (w/ Vreid, Kråke and Mistur)
27.03.13 Inferno Festival – Oslo, Norway
04.04.12 Barfly – London, United Kingdom
05.04.13 Helvete – Oberhausen, Germany
06.04.13 Ragnarok Festival – Lichtenfels, Germany
07.04.13 ECI – Roermond, Netherlands
08.04.13 Nacthleben – Frankfurt, Germany
09.04.13 K17 – Berlin, Germany
10.04.13 Durer Kert – Budapest, Hungary
11.04.13 Gromka – Ljubljana, Slovenia
12.04.13 Escape Metalcorner – Vienna, Austria
13.04.13 CIRCOLO COLONY – Travagliato, Italy
14.04.13 Cycle – Firenze, Italy
15.04.13 Alte Kaserne – Zurich, Switzerland
17.04.13 Magasin 4 – Brussels, Belgium
14.09.13 Fimbul Festival Dettelbach, Germany