Norway's IN VAIN
will release its third attack of progressive extreme metal, "Ænigma"
, on March 8 in Norway, March 15 in Germany and Austria and March 11 in the rest of Europe through Indie Recordings
. The band's most extreme work to date, it was mixed and produced by the legendary Jens Bogren
) at Fascination Street
in Örebro, Sweden. The cover artwork was designed by Robert Høyem
According to a press release, "Ænigma"
contains "eight songs of IN VAIN
's unique trademark sound and as usual, IN VAIN
has brought some guests along, and 'Ænigma'
sees appearances by Lazare
Commented IN VAIN
's Johnar Håland
: "We had a solid impression of the productions 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."