Taken In Vain Releases Debut CD

July 22, 2012

Taken In Vain, a fast-rising metal band consisting of members from Orrville and Smithville, Ohio, have announced the release date of their debut CD, Up In Flames. The release date will coincide with a Taken In Vain Up In Flames CD Release Party for fans that will be held on Friday August 17 at The Vortex in Akron, OH. Additionally, the band has announced several new Ohio concert appearances.
“It’s awesome to be done with it and it turned out quite well,” stated David Wilson, lead singer. The CD will be released on Razor Tooth Records and was produced by Tyler Dickson. ‘Up In Flames’ will also be available as a digital download on select online retailers.
“I was very satisfied listening through the CD for the first time,” Chase Christie, lead guitarist, commented. “The quality of the recording turned out extraordinarily well. I’m excited to see what people think of the songs, and finally put out a physical CD with studio recordings so our fans can bring TIV with them wherever they go.”
Chase was direct and succinct when asked what the band’s goal was with the new CD. “Blowing. People’s. Minds,” responded the talented guitarist. 
Taken In Vain, who has had a busy spring and summer with concert dates & time in the studio, returns to The Vortex on Friday August 17 for a concert appearance and the band’s Up In Flames CD Release Party. The action starts at 6:00 PM, is an all ages show and tickets are $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door. The Vortex is located at 1167 Brittain Rd., Akron
“We always love playing at The Vortex,” said David. “It’s such a great venue with an excellent staff!” The lead singer is also fired up about some other upcoming concert appearances.

 “We have two festivals coming up that we’re playing, NEOFest and Cleveland Music Festival (CMF),” explained David. “We’ll be playing NEOFest on August 2nd at The Vortex. Tickets are only $10 for 6 days and over 100 bands!”
“For the Cleveland Music Festival we will be taking the stage at The Agora!  Many of our heroes have played there, so it will definitely be a cool experience! We will be playing at the Agora on August 10th! Other acts at the festival include Chiodos (original lineup), Trapt, Krayzie Bone and more!” Tickets for the Cleveland Music festival are only $10 for the entire 4-day festival and all venues. The Agora is located at 5000 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. Performances start at 6:00 PM

“We shot a music video for the song Up In Flames from our upcoming debut album of the same name,” David explained. “We also took some press shots and shots for the album art from that video shoot. “We’re all extremely excited to have the album done and debut it to the public in August!  It is turning out quite well.”
Taken In Vain was formed in 2011 with the solid line-up of Andrew Diehl, 24, on rhythm guitar; Chase Christie, 18, on lead guitar; David Wilson, 21, on vocals and Kameron Jenkins, 17, on drums.
The band is also releasing new Taken In Vain merchandise including new tank tops, decals and more. Visit the merchandise page on the band’s website for ordering information.
For bookings, to order advance tickets or merchandise and to stay up-to-date on Taken In Vain’s activities, upcoming gigs and recordings visit their website at: www.takeninvain.com

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