Origin: Kristiansand, Norway  
Genres: Melodic Death Metal
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Page online: May 27, 2008
Last update/review: September 12, 2020

In Vain

In Vain formed in 2003 and, since their 2008 full-length debut, have released new albums rather regularly every three or four years. Throughout their career their style has been some combination of melodic death metal, a bit of Viking-isms, occasional black metal blasts, and a healthy prog-death edge a la mid-period Opeth. The band has close ties to Solefald, as Sindre Nedland is Lars Nedland's brother, and in fact the entire In Vain lineup serves as Solefald's live backing band.

Current Members

Andreas Frigstad

vocals

Sindre Nedland

keyboards/vocals (Funeral)

Johnar Håland

guitars

Kjetil Pedersen

guitars/backing vocals

Alexander Lebowski Bøe

bass

Former Members/Guests

Even Fuglestad

guitars

Joakim Sehl

bass

Kristian Wikstøl

bass/vocals

Stig Reinhardtsen

drums

Baard Kolstad (guest)

drums (ex-Borknagar, Leprous)



Discography


Wounds  EP
2005 self-released
  1. October's Monody
  2. Det Rakner!
  3. In Rememberance
  4. Epilogue: Alene
  • Andreas Frigstad
  • Sindre Nedland
  • Johnar Håland
  • Joakim Sehl



The Latter Rain  
2007
  1. The Latter Rain
  2. In the Midnight Hour
  3. Det Rakner!
  4. October´s Monody
  5. Their Spirits Ride with the Wind
  6. I Total Triumf
  7. The Titan
  8. As I Wither
  9. Morning Sun
  10. Sorgenfri
  • Andreas Frigstad
  • Sindre Nedland
  • Johnar Håland
  • Even Fuglestad
  • Kristian Wikstøl
  • Stig Reinhardtsen



Mantra  
2010 Indie
  1. Captivating Solitude
  2. Ain't No Lovin'
  3. Mannefall
  4. On the Banks of the Mississippi
  5. Dark Prophets, Black Hearts
  6. Wayakin (The Guardian Spirit of the Nez Perce)
  7. Circle of Agony
  8. Sombre Fall, Burdened Winter
  • Andreas Frigstad
  • Sindre Nedland
  • Johnar Håland
  • Kristian Wikstøl
  • Stig Reinhardtsen



Ænigma  
2013 Indie
  1. Against the Grain
  2. Image of Time
  3. Southern Shores
  4. Hymne til havet
  5. Culmination of the Enigma
  6. Times of Yore
  7. To the Core
  8. Floating on the Murmuring Tide
  • Andreas Frigstad
  • Sindre Nedland
  • Johnar Håland
  • Kjetil Pedersen
  • Kristian Wikstøl
  • Stig Reinhardtsen



Currents  
2018 Indie
  1. Seekers of the Truth
  2. Soul Adventurer
  3. Blood We Shed
  4. En forgangen tid (Times of Yore Pt. II)
  5. Origin
  6. As the Black Horde Storms
  7. Standing on the Ground of Mammoths
  • Andreas Frigstad
  • Sindre Nedland
  • Johnar Håland
  • Kjetil Pedersen
  • Alexander Lebowski Bøe
  • Baard Kolstad




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