In Vain (band)

In Vain (band)

In Vain was formed by three young Norwegian music enthusiasts in 2003 and along the way, members left and came and their style changed from Death metal to a more progressive death/black metal feel, incorporating saxophone, cello, organs and piano.


The band has already released two highly critically acclaimed self financed EP’s: "Will the Sun Ever Rise" in 2004 and "Wounds" in 2005. The first is a three-track demo of unrelenting atmosphere, aggression and complexity and was received with open arms by metalheads and journalists alike. Fuelled by the standing ovations and the great response from a united metal press, the band was soon back in the studio to record yet another, entitled "Wounds. The music was more diverse, progressive and dramatic than before, featuring guest musicians on saxophone, cello and percussion, while retaining the brutal edge of its predecessor. Just like its demo, Wounds received fantastic reviews and the band was lauded as a promising new act in the extreme metal scene.

"The Latter Rain" was recorded in DUB Studio (Green Carnation, Blood Red Throne & Chain Collector) in the summer/fall of 2006. The recording was a huge project involving close to 20 guest musicians and several guest vocalists such as legendary Jan K. Transeth (In the Woods...) and Kjetil Nordhus (Green Carnation, Trail of Tears). Although the band kept the same vibe as on the two previous recordings, the music tok a step further in every direction. "The Latter Rain" is a creative addition to the extreme metal canon.In March/April 2007 In Vain joined forces with Battered and supported Vreid on the "Northern Brigade Tour" ( UK, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany ). The band made their live debut at a metal festival in Antwerpen.


*"Will the Sun Ever Rise" - Demo - (2004)
*"Wounds" - EP - (2005)
*"The Latter Rain" - Full-length - (2007)

Band members

Current members

* A. Frigstad - Vocals
* J. Haaland - Guitars, Programming
* S. Nedland - Clean Vocals, Piano, Organs and Background Vocals
* E. Fuglestad - Guitars
* K. Wikstøel - Bass, Hardcore Vocals
* S. Reinhardtsen - Drums

Former members

* Magnus Olav Tveiten - Guitars
* Anders Faret Haavet - Drums
* Ole Vistnes - Bass

Session members

* Kristian Wikstøl - Bass and Hardcore Vocals (on "The Latter Rain")
* Glenn Vorhaug - Saxophone (on "The Latter Rain")
* Simon Andersen - Cello (on "The Latter Rain")
* Kjetil Nordhus - Vocals (on "The Latter Rain")
* Jan K. Transeth - Vocals (on "The Latter Rain")

External links

* [ In Vain's official site]
* [ In Vain's official MySpace]

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