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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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TAKEN IN VAIN TO ENTER RECORDING STUDIO

May 27, 2012

A young band are set to enter a recording studio in several days to begin recording their debut album as they prepare for upcoming performances in addition to booking additional shows throughout the Midwest. Taken In Vain, a metal band consisting of members from Orrville and Smithville, Ohio will soon be releasing their debut recording effort with all original material written by the band.

“We will be recording our debut album over the next few weeks,” stated David Wilson, lead singer for the band. “Once the recording is done, we will be releasing it for digital download as well as physical CDs.  The album will have 7-9 tracks, all mutually written by the band.”

Taken In Vain was formed in 2010 and by 2011 settled into the current 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.

“We’re looking to make our music available to our fans even when we aren’t playing a show,” continued Wilson. “It is also really exciting for us to finally have a polished up ‘finished’ product we can call our own.”

The band is also gearing up for two upcoming performances. The first will be on June 9 at The Vortex in Akron, OH, an all-age event that will also feature bands Worth The Wait and Lakeland. The Vortex is located at 1167 Brittain Rd., Akron. Show time will be at 6:00 PM with tickets $8.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door.

The second performance will be June 22 at the famed Peabody’s Down Under in Cleveland, OH. Also appearing will be Modern Day Escape, Dr. Acula and From Atlantis. Peabody’s Down Under is located at 2045 East 21st Street, Cleveland. Show time will be at 6:00 PM with tickets available at $10.00 advance or $12.00

“We’re greatly looking forward to making our debut at these two venues,” explained Wilson. “It will be especially cool to be on the Peabody’s stage as we’ve pictured ourselves up on that stage at many different shows through the years.  We’re also really looking forward to sharing a stage with such big national acts as Modern Day Escape and Dr. Acula!  Both of the shows are going to be a blast, we’re just excited to be getting out in front of some people!”

The band is currently in negotiations for several other appearances in Ohio and Michigan and a ‘Mini-Tour’ of the Midwest is being worked on. “We are always looking for more shows to play.  We absolutely love being on stage!  There’s nothing quite like playing our music in front of an audience,” Wilson related.

For bookings, to order advance tickets and to stay up-to-date on Taken In Vain’s activities, upcoming gigs, merchandise and recordings visit their website at: www.takeninvain.com

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OHIO BAND ‘TAKEN IN VAIN’ EXPLODING

March 27, 2012

A young band that are making waves and creating a rapidly expanding fan base have exploded onto the music scene. Taken In Vain, a metal band consisting of members from Orrville and Smithville, Ohio are well on their way with interest and concert and club appearances.
 
Taken In Vain was formed in 2010 and by 2011 settled into the current 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.
 
Since that time they are amassing concert and club appearances, have released an original song online and are currently working on an EP release and booking more appearances. They have also begun to issue band merchandise and have two new T-Shirts available.
 
So how would one categorize Taken In Vain’s music? “Loud, aggressive, dark, melodic, heavy, fast, intricate, harmonized,” explained David Wilson, lead vocalist. “With so many sub-genres out there, we find it hard to identify, so we just call it metal. We draw influences from all over the place in the rock and metal world and beyond.”
 
“Although some of us listen to and play much heavier stuff sometimes, you’ll typically hear us range all the way from acoustic rock to thrash metal, industrial to metalcore. In a live setting, we’re still establishing our niche but like our music, we’re loud, aggressive, and in your face. Most of all, we just want to get everyone moving and having a good time!”

The band’s first professional gig was at the MXTP venue in Grand Rapids, MI that was met with great success. “The show went phenomenally,” commented David Wilson, lead vocalist. “We were very tight and even had natural stage presence according to those in attendance.” Since then they’ve played elsewhere, including Lakewood, OH and are currently booking upcoming concerts and appearances.
 
Some of their upcoming appearances include Saturday April 7 beginning at 7:00 PM at the Lamplighters Social Club in Wooster, OH. Appearing with Taken In Vain will be Demi Darkhart & the Beast of Bailey Downs, Worth The Wait, The World Inside of Me, A Filthee Sound and more. Advance tickets are available at $12.00, $15.00 at the door.
 
Other upcoming appearances will be Friday April 13 at the Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, MI at 6:00 PM. Appearing with Taken In Vain will be STRUC/TURES , Lakeland, Eyes of Anthea, Divided They Fall, Oceans Over Earth and Hand of Uziel. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door.

On Friday June 22 Taken In Vain will be performing at Peabody’s in Cleveland, OH starting at 6:00 PM. Also appearing will be Modern Day Escape, Dr. Acula, From Atlantis and other bands to be announced. Tickets are $10.00 advance and $12.00 day of show.
 
Advance tickets for these shows are available through the band’s website.
 
The band currently has one song available online, “Self-Destruct” that can be downloaded for only $.50 from the band’s online music store at: http://takeninvain.bandcamp.com “We also have video footage of that song and four others from our January 14th performance at MXTP in Grand Rapids,” said Wilson.
 
The band is currently in negotiations for several other appearances in Ohio and Michigan and a ‘Mini-Tour’ is a possibility being worked on. For bookings, to order advance tickets and to stay up-to-date on Taken In Vain’s activities, upcoming gigs, merchandise and recordings visit their website at: www.takeninvain.com

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