IN VAIN – new single out

IN VAIN – new single out

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In Vain unleashes powerful single “Season of Unrest”: A glimpse into the anticipated new album “Solemn” – Coming in 2024!

Pioneers of Norwegian progressive extreme metal, In Vain, are poised to captivate fans once again with the release of their upcoming album, “Solemn”. Offering an exciting preview of the musical odyssey that lies ahead, the band presents the first single, “Season of Unrest”, December 8th.

Listen to the single:

Songwriter Johnar shares his insights on the upcoming single: ” A tune that’s got it all – a harmonic and groovy verse blending seamlessly with a catchy, sing-along-worthy chorus. ” Meanwhile, bassist Alexander adds: “This song is packed with emotion and meaning. It’s got a progressive edge, yet its catchy components make it effortlessly singable. The vocals truly steal the show.”

Lead vocalist Sindre delves into the personal resonance of the single, stating: “With all the songs we ́ve done through the years, this is the one that holds the most meaning to me. It contains extremely personal lyrics wriAen at a low point of my life. The lyrics combined with fantasDc riffs and top Der songwriDng makes this piece really special.”

Known for their unique, innovative, and catchy compositions that merge elements from various genres, the band continues to uphold their commitment to solid songwriting with cleverness and an original edge. The album is perfected by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, and promises a sonic experience that is both powerful and nuanced.

In Vain is:
Johnar Håland – Guitar
Kjetil D. Pedersen – Guitar
Sindre Nedland – Vocals
Andreas Frigstad – Vocals
Alexander Bøe – Bass
Tobias Øymo Solbakk – Drums

About In Vain:
Hailing from Kristiansand, Norway, In Vain has been a pioneering force in Norwegian progressive extreme metal since 2003. Founded by guitarist Johnar Haaland and vocalist Andreas Frigstad, the band’s melodic extreme metal sound, set them apart early on.

In 2007, In Vain released their first full-length album, “The Laaer Rain”, a collaborative effort with nearly 20 guest musicians, showcasing their prowess in diverse, progressive arrangements. Subsequent albums like “Mantra” (2010) and “Ænigma” (2013) continued to push musical boundaries.

“Currents”, a double-edition masterpiece exploring contemporary societal shihs was then released in 2018. Declared “Album of the Year” and garnered perfect scores from various publications worldwide, including 10/10 ratings from Metal Temple (UK), Metal Only (GER), and (GER) to name a few.

With a rich history of live performances, including European tours with Solefald, Borknagar, Vreid and Keep of Kalessin. In Vain remains a powerhouse in extreme metal, captivating audiences with their dynamic compositions, and their reputation as a force in progressive extreme metal is firmly established. The band’s ability to seamlessly blend progressive drive, playfulness, touching vocals, and metallic hardness sets them apart, as aaested by reviews such as “In Vain proves once again that they are masters of their art…” – Cultur Addict (FR)

In Vain stands as a testament to the enduring innovation within progressive metal, shaping the future of the genre. Their upcoming album “Solemn” is set to release in 2024.

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