Wait In Vain is a hardcore band from the northwest with a strong passion, intensity, and anger felt amongst their music. The band, as described by former Trial frontman Greg Bennick, "is both a reminder of the past and a vision of what is to come: the return of hardcore that feels dangerous and potentially lethal to the status quo." Fronted by Timm McIntosh, formerly of Trial (Equal Vision Records) and Champion (Bridge 9 Records), Wait In Vain has a voice that has been a part of the uprise, continuation, and return of Seattle straight edge hardcore. Lyrically, the band unleashes an intelligent onslaught of messages covering many social and political issues with an emphasis on self-reliance and a need for action toward an uncaring world. With Roger Kilburn (Love is Red, Sinking Ships) and Chris Jacobsen (Set Your Goals) on guitars, Wait In Vain is driven by dynamic musicianship which sets them apart from many of the run-of-the-mill acts in hardcore today. Drums on "Seasons" were tracked by Alexei Rodriguez who is known from his work with Trial (Equal Vision Records) and Walls of Jericho (Trustkill Records). All of the "ex-member" sugar coating aside, Wait In Vain makes it known to everyone, no matter if you're familiar with the members' past or not, that they have a grasp on hardcore music and culture. Not only have the members been a part of some of the most influential hardcore bands of the last 15 years, but Wait In Vain proves their work is far from over.
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Wait In Vain
Passions Just Like Mine
Live at Fluff Fest (Plzen, Czech Republic) (2009)(Launch Full Size Version)
- Happy Holidays! $1 CDs, $2 7”s, $7 LPs + 15% off our entire store (1 year, 6 months ago)
- Wait In Vain taking off on 7 week Euro tour! (July 10th - August 28th) (3 years, 11 months ago)
- Wait In Vain "Seasons" on PunkNews.org "Best of 2008" feature (4 years, 5 months ago)