In Vain began with a bunch of childhood friends (Dani, Fabio and Álex). At high school their music likings moved to Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, and so Dani started to play the guitar, and soon, Álex joined him. Around this time they met Usama, a high school mate who joined them playing the guitar too, but later he would leave it to play the bass.
These were hard times, no place to practice, no drums and bad quality instruments. Then in Rivas, their home town, the city council built rehearsal premises, where they could practice as a band at least once a week. With drums and no drummer, Fabio had to take this role, even though what he played was the keyboards. A name was needed for the band, so N.G., a name which came out from a joke, was temporally chosen, integrated by Dani and Álex playing the guitars, Usama playing the bass and Fabio (who actually played the keyboards) as the drummer, still with no vocalist.
In 2002 Álex left the band for studying reasons, and Moncho, guitar player from the band “Profecía”, was the one who replaced him. Later Álex rejoined the band and, with Dani as guitar player and provisional vocalist, Moncho and Álex playing the guitar, Usama playing the bass and Fabio as the drummer, a first complete formation was established, so they started playing live, and at the same time, each one started taking music lessons.
At the end of 2003, in one of their shows they met Teo (drummer of the Punk Rock band “Preaching in Pants”), and he became the new drummer of the still called N.G. formation, so Fabio moved to keyboards at last. Now with six members, the name changed to In Vain, and Dani became the vocalist permanently. Since then they played several live shows and recorded their first demo, “Spirit of Earth”, with their first four songs.
In 2005, the band continued practising, playing live and composed new songs, being its style classic heavy metal, as the one played in the 80’s by great bands like Iron Maiden or Running Wild. In September they participated in the 8th Rivas Vaciamadrid Pop-Rock Contest, with more than 100 bands, winning the price for the best local band.
During 2006, some changes occurs in the band's mentality. They introduce new elements in the compositions, mainly thrash, and they play live for larger audiences, playing even near Paris along some local bands. All this make the In Vain project a serious reality, always trying to get further.
After this year of evolution come the greatest successes of In Vain in 2007. They publish their second demo, 'Dawn of Misery', with a professional booklet and a much better sound with respect to 'Spirit of Earth'. With this demo, the band wins again the prize for the best local band in the PopRock contest of Rivas, the third prize in the Popzuelo contest and they win at Moralrock'07, in which besides the cash prize, In Vain plays live for more than 500 people in a concert in which the head band is Rosendo Mercado. Moreover, the demo has very good reviews and is well sold, so the band is thinking to record an album in studio in 2008.
While recording the first album, Alejandro Sastre and David Hurtado left the band, but Daniel B. Martín joined it as lead guitar. After a long recording process, on November 2009 "Of Gods and Men" was released, with eight brand new tracks where the band continue evolving through a harder sound and its own style starts to be defined. The album is distributed in Spain and, in a lower scale, in Europe.
During the following 2 years, the band is dedicated to play concerts around Spain, and the album not only reaches Europe, but even Japan. At the same time, the second album is being composed, but another member leaves the band, Usama. His position is filled temporary for the concerts and for the recording of this album, In Death We Trust, which is released at January 2012, just when a new bass player arrives at the band, Mario Arredondo.
With the band completed again and with a new released album, In Vain faces the future with renewed hopes, always trying to reach new audiences.
History goes on…