||Norwegians In Vain are back and ready to release their 3rd attack of progressive extreme metal. Ænigma, as the new album will be entitled, is their most extreme work to date, mixed and produced by the legendary Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, Borknagar). The album will be released on March 8th in Norway, March 11th in Europe and March 15th in Germany and Austria. The band has also announced a set of tour dates across Europe, that will follow their new album release. The current list of dates can be seen below the album cover art. More dates will be announced in the near future.
The album contains 8 songs of In Vain's trademarked sound and as usual, In Vain has brought some guests along. Ænigma sees excellent appearances by Lazare and Cornelius from Solefald. The very talented designer Robert Høyem has designed the cover art of the album. Additionally, on the album the production is taken to another level, with stellar production provided by Mr. Jens Bogren.
Guitarist 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."
In Vain - European tour dates:
23.02.13 - NOR - Haugesund (w/ Vreid, Kråke and Mistur)
27.03.13 - NOR - Inferno Festival,Oslo
04.04.12 - GBR - Barfly, London
05.04.13 - GER - Helvete, Oberhausen
06.04.13 - GER - Ragnarök Festival, Lichtenfels
07.04.13 - NED - ECI, Roermond
08.04.13 - GER - Nacthleben, Frankfurt
09.04.13 - GER - K17, Berlin
10.04.13 - HUN - Durer Kert, Budapest
11.04.13 - SLO - Klub Gromka, Ljubljana
12.04.13 - AUT - Escape Metalcorner, Vienna
13.04.13 - ITA - Circolo Colony, Travagliato
14.04.13 - ITA - Cycle, Firenze
15.04.13 - SUI - Alte Kaserne, Zurich
17.04.13 - BEL - Magasin 4, Brussels
14.09.13 - GER - Fimbul Festival Dettelbach