The Latter Rain

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The Latter Rain
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 29, 2007 (2007-03-29)
RecordedJune–October 2006
GenreProgressive death metal, black metal
69:11 (with bonus track)
LabelIndie Recordings
ProducerEndre Kirkesola, Johnar Håland
In Vain chronology
The Latter Rain

The Latter Rain is the debut album by Norwegian progressive death metal band In Vain, released on March 29, 2007, in Europe by Indie Recordings.[1] The album was recorded at the Dub Studio, in Kristiansand, between June and October 2006, except from the Organ, recorded in studio in Marvika, Kristiansand.

The album features a lot of guests, including producer Endre Kirkesola on organs, Jan Kenneth Transeth on vocals, and George Wright on spoken words. It gained a small, but positive, fan base and have currently a rating of 4.5/5 stars on[2] and sputnikmusic.[3] Some rare pressings of this record includes a bonus track "Epilogue: Alene" which was first released on their EP, "Wounds".[4] Both bassist/vocalist Kristian Wikstøl and guitarist Even Fuglestad were credited as band members on this record, even though they were not a part of the band when the album was recorded. Kristian Wikstøl sang some hardcore vocals as a guest. This is the last and only album to feature guitarist Magnus Olav Tveiten and bassist Ole Vistnes.

Track listing[]

From Metal Archives.[5]

All tracks are written by Johnar Håland, arranged by in Vain.

1."The Latter Rain" (instrumental)1:45
2."In the Midnight Hour"9:41
3."Det Rakner!"8:27
4."October's Monody"6:33
5."Their Spirits Ride with the Wind"8:47
6."I Total Triumf"6:04
7."The Titan"7:09
8."As I Wither"7:39
9."Morning Sun" (instrumental)2:20
Total length:01:04:58
Special edition bonus track
11."Epilogue: Alene"4:13
Total length:01:09:11


Band members[]

  • Johnar Håland – guitars, acoustic guitars & backing vocals
  • Sindre Nedland – vocals, piano & organ
  • Andreas Frigstad – lead vocals
  • Stig Reinhardtsen – drums
  • Magnus Olav Tveiten – guitars, acoustic guitars
  • Ole Vistnes – bass guitars

Guest musicians[6][]

  • Endre Kirkesola – B3 Hammond organ, church organ, arrangements
  • Jan Kenneth Transeth – vocals, backing vocals (on track 2,4)
  • Kjetil Nordhus – vocals, backing vocals (on track 2,3,4,5)
  • Kristian Wikstøl – hardcore vocals, backing vocals (on track 2,3,6)
  • George Wright – spoken words (on track 2,5)
  • Håvard Kittelsen – trombone
  • Andres Hofstad Søraas – lap steel
  • Glenn Vorhaug – saxophone
  • Henning Seldal – orchestral percussion
  • Tore Bråthen – trumpet
  • Sarah Høigildt – cello
  • Ida Marie Sørmo – flute
  • Cecilia Wilder – viola
  • Hannah Wilder – violin



  • Endre Kirkesola – producer, engineering, mixing, samples
  • Johnar Håland – producer, engineering, mixing, samples
  • Peter in de Betou – Mastering
  • Andreas Frigstad – art direction
  • Øyvind Råmunddal – cover art, art direction
  • Tor Erik Schrøder – photography


  1. ^ "The Latter Rain | In Vain". Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "The Latter Rain – In Vain | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. May 28, 2007. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Archived from the original on August 19, 2013. Retrieved March 26, 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "In Vain – Wounds – Encyclopaedia Metallum". The Metal Archives. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "In Vain – The Latter Rain – Encyclopaedia Metallum". The Metal Archives. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  6. ^ Jump up to: a b "In Vain – The Latter Rain – Encyclopaedia Metallum". The Metal Archives. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
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