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Leprous

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Formed: 2001
From: Notodden, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

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Leprous Releases "Illuminate" Video

Norway's acclaimed progressive group Leprous is about to release fifth studio album "Malina" next week (on August 25th, 2017) via InsideOutMusic. The album's latest single "Illuminate" is being released today in a video recently shot in Romania and directed by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight 13 Media.

Leprous comments: "'Illuminate' is one of the most groovy songs we've ever made! It's the Leprous people know, but in a fresh version. The abstract and dark video from Costin underlines the atmosphere of the song perfectly."

This is the third video Leprous has dropped so far from "Malina." The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Bonneville
2. Stuck (watch the video here)
3. From The Flame (watch the video here)
4. Captive
5. Illuminate
6. Leashes
7. Mirage
8. Malina
9. Coma
10. The Weight Of Disaster
11. The Last Milestone More...

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Leprous Posts "Stuck" Video

Norway's Leprous will release fifth studio album "Malina" on August 25th, 2017 via InsideOutMusic. Today, the album's second single has come online. Check out "Stuck (Radio Edit)" via a video directed by Troll Toftenes below.

The band comments: "'Stuck' is Leprous in a new package! It's straight to the point, groovy and has probably the guitar and bass sound on the album that we're most happy with! Doing a performance video to enhance the special edit version of this song felt like an obvious choice and the footage captured by Troll Toftenes supports the dynamics of the music in a great way!"

1. Bonneville
2. Stuck
3. From The Flame (watch the video here)
4. Captive
5. Illuminate
6. Leashes
7. Mirage
8. Malina
9. Coma
10. The Weight Of Disaster
11. The Last Milestone More...

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Leprous Releases New Music Video

Norway's Leprous is now rolling out the campaign for fifth studio album "Malina" (due out August 25th, 2017 via InsideOutMusic) by debuting irst single and video "From The Flame" today.

The band checked in with the following comment: "'From the Flame' is definitely one of our favourite tracks from the album, with a strong hook and memorable melodies. Despite it sounding big and catchy, it also sounds pretty organic and it has a depth to it. We're super proud of the son and feel it represents Leprous 2017 very well!"

Video director David Solbjørg of Twitchy Films added about the clip: "It's always fun and challenging to work with Leprous. This time around we chose to shoot with RED 8K cameras and brand new colour science (ipp2) to get as atmospheric shots as possible in a demanding low light environment."

1. Bonneville
2. Stuck
3. From The Flame
4. Captive
5. Illuminate
6. Leashes
7. Mirage
8. Malina
9. Coma
10. The Weight Of Disaster
11. The Last Milestone More...

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Leprous Introduces New Album "Malina"

Norwegian progressive act Leprous is pleased to announce the much-anticipated new fifth studio album "Malina," which is set to release on the August 25th via InsideOut Music. The album is the follow-up to the acclaimed record "The Congregation." To coincide with the album's release, the band will embark on an extensive European tour with special guests, Iceland's Agent Fresco, plus Australia's AlithiA and fellow Norwegian act Astrosaur.

Following a hugely successful EU tour as support to label-mates Devin Townsend Project, the band started the recording of the follow-up to 2015's "The Congregation." Front-man and keyboard player Einar Solberg comments: "This album is the perfect example of how you can start with a vision and end up with a result that has nothing to do with the original idea. The writing of the album started out with the idea to perfect the sound and working method we began with on 'The Congregation'. While the writing process was actually pretty similar (30 sketches, elimination process etc etc) we gradually started noticing stuff with the sound and the songwriting on the previous album that we wanted to sound different. Gradually we realized what needed to be done. This album needs to sound more alive, more organic and more dynamic." More...

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Leprous Posts Music Video, Gearing Up For Tour

Norwegian prog metal band Leprous is about to kick off a massive run of dates this weekend supporting Devin Townsend Project and Between The Buried And Me across Europe as well as Devin Townsend Project and Tesseract in the U.K.

The band is also now launching a next song off first-ever live DVD/CD/LP release, "Live At Rockefeller Music Hall," which was released in November via InsideOut Music. Check out "Contaminate Me," which features special guest appearances by Emperor frontman Ihsahn, former Leprous drummer Tobias Ørnes Andersen, and violinist Håkon Aase, in the player below.

Leprous commented on the track as follows: "It was an honour for us having such a fantastic guest appearance from our good friend Ihsahn on this very special evening! And together with the great Håkon Aase on violin and the extra support of Tobias Ørnes Andersen himself on drums, this was a worthy final!"

Recorded live at a hometown show in Oslo on June 4th, 2016, "Live At Rockefeller Music Hall" was directed by Costin Chioreanu and its audio was recorded/mixed by David Castillo as well as mastered by Tony Lindgren of Fascination Street Studios.

In other news, the long overdue vinyl re-release of the groundbreaking album "Bilateral" from 2011 will also be out tomorrow, January 27th, 2017 via InsideOut Music. More...

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Leprous Releases "Third Law" DVD Clip

Norwegian prog metal group Leprous released another clip from the upcoming live DVD/CD/LP package titled "Live At Rockefeller Music Hall," which drops on November 25th through InsideOut Music.

The release was recorded at a hometown show in Oslo on June 4, 2016. The release will be issued as a limited DVD+2CD Digipak, a standalone DVD, a 2CD Jewelcase, a Gatefold 3LP + 2CD and a audio digital download.

The track listing is:

1. The Flood
2. Foe
3. Third Law
4. Rewind
5. The Cloak
6. Acquired Taste
7. Red
8. Slave (see DVD clip here)
9. The Price
10. Moon
11. Down
12. The Valley
13. Forced Entry
14. Contaminate Me

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Leprous Posts "Slave" Live Video

Having just returned from a comprehensive headlining tour across North America, Norwegian prog metal group Leprous is now debuting a first sample off the group's upcoming very first live DVD/CD/LP release, "Live At Rockefeller Music Hall."

The DVD will come out worldwide on November 25th, 2016 via InsideOut Music. Check out the band's live energy by watching the track "Slave" below. Leprous checked in with the following comment about the upcoming release:

"After a year of intense preparations with the production of our upcoming live release, we're very proud to share a first clip with the world! Leprous has always been a very active live band, and the live sound is a very important part of the band's identity. The concert at Rockefeller in Oslo was a milestone for us and it perfectly shows what Leprous 2016 is all about."

Recorded live at a hometown show in Oslo on June 4th of this year, "Live At Rockefeller Music Hall" will arrive on various formats, including a limited DVD+2CD Digipak, standalone DVD, 2CD Jewelcase, Gatefold 3LP + 2CD & as digital download audio. More...

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Leprous Reveals Live Release

Norwegian prog metal group Leprous has announced the release of the band's very first live DVD/CD/LP package titled "Live At Rockefeller Music Hall," which will come out worldwide on November 25th, 2016 through InsideOut Music.

Recorded live at a hometown show in Oslo on June 4th of this year, "Live At Rockefeller Music Hall" will arrive on various formats, including a limited DVD+2CD Digipak, standalone DVD, 2CD Jewelcase, Gatefold 3LP + 2CD & as digital download audio. The track listing is:

1. The Flood
2. Foe
3. Third Law
4. Rewind
5. The Cloak
6. Acquired Taste
7. Red
8. Slave
9. The Price
10. Moon
11. Down
12. The Valley
13. Forced Entry
14. Contaminate Me More...

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Earthside Joining Leprous On Tour

New Haven-based progressive ensemble Earthside has been announced as tour support for Norwegian metal act Leprouson an upcoming North American run this September/October.

The fall tour reunites the two groups following a European stint with Voyager earlier this year. Binary Code and Dissona will round out the North American tour package. A full list of dates can be seen below.

Earthside drummer Ben Shanbrom comments: "Leprous is truly a part of the next generation of progressive music. In less than a year they have become one of Earthside's absolute favorite bands - they're good friends, great people, and unbelievable musicians and performers. It was an amazing experience touring with them and Voyager earlier this year across Europe, and we are so happy to be supporting them in our home country this fall." More...

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Leprous Announces North American Headline Tour

After having recently recorded a hometown show in Oslo for an upcoming DVD / live album release, Norwegian prog metal band Leprous just announced further live action in support of current album "The Congregation."

The next live campaign includes European festival dates in the summer, a North American headline run in September/October, as well as a massive European tour supporting Devil Townsend Project alongside Between The Buried And Me.

Leprous vocalist and keyboardist Einar Solberg checked in about the recent DVD shoot as follows:

"The recording of the DVD went great, and it was one of the best nights of our career so far! We just received the rough mix of the Audio, and we can tell that it's definitely approved. On most live albums these days, bands are re-recording most of the stuff afterwards in the studio, to make it sound perfect. For us that's out of question. We wanna keep the live feel, especially to give a big contrast to the rather perfected studio albums! Definitely more organic!"

And he added the following comment about the upcoming European tour: "We're very happy to be a part of such a fantastic tour package, and it will be pure joy to play together with both Between The Buried And Me and Devin Townsend Project! We believe this tour can help us up to the next level, and that there are many potential new followers to convince here!" More...

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Leprous Recording First DVD Release

Norwegian prog metal band Leprous just returned from a successful first Australian tour and will soon embark on a European tour in support of latest studio album "The Congregation," which was released worldwide via InsideOutMusic last May.

Next to the European tour, Leprous also recently announced a very special show in the band's hometown of Oslo, Norway in the "Rockefeller" venue for Saturday June 4th, where Leprous will be recording its first-ever live album and DVD release.

You can actually support this project by joining a crowd-funding campaign set up by the band right here.

23.03.2016 Tel-Aviv (Israel) - Theatron Tmuna
31.03.2016 Berlin (Germany) - Musik & Frieden / + Voyager & Earthside
01.04.2016 's Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) - W2 / + Voyager & Earthsid
02.04.2016 Helmond, (The Netherlands) - Cacaofabriek / + Voyager & Earthside
03.04.2016: Hoofddorp (The Netherlands) - Podium Duycker / + Voyager & Earthside
05.04.2016 Hamburg (Germany) - Logo / + Voyager & Earthside
06.04.2016: Essen (Germany) - Turock /+ Voyager & Earthside
07.04.2016 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7 / + Voyager & Earthside
08.04.2016 Strasbourg (France) - La Laiterie / + Voyager & Earthside
09.04.2016 Durbuy (Belgium) - Durbuy Rock Festival / + Voyager & Earthside
28.-30.04.2016 Koparvik/Haugesund (Norway) - Karmoygeddon Metal Festival
23.06.2016 Halden (Norway) - Tons Of Rock
08.08.2016 Josefov (Czech republic) - Brutal Assaul More...

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Leprous Documentary Clip Posted Online

After being nominated for a Norwegian Grammy and kicking off a new string of European tour dates, Leprous also has a mini-documentary video online this week.

The band was featured in an interview shot during the previous European tour for an episode of FreqsTV's "Into The Machine." Check it out below.

The Norwegian prog metal group is on the road again now supporting latest album "The Congregation" (reviewed here). Remaining dates are available after the video.

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Leprous Nominated For Norwegian Grammy

After having played a first show of this year in Tokyo, Norwegian prog metal band Leprous is kicking off a tour of Australia today in support of latest studio album "The Congregation" (reviewed here).

More shows have now been confirmed for the band's international touring schedule of this year, so check the upcoming dates below.

Leprous has also been nominated for the Spellemannprisen, the Norwegian Grammy award, for "The Congregation" in the category "Best Metal Album" alongside Enslaved, Tsjuder and Kampfar. The ceremony takes place in Oslo / Norway tomorrow, January 30th. Einar Solberg comments:

"The Congregation" has been well approved by both fans, press, our label(s), agents, promoters a.o., but it's something special to receive recognition from Norway's most important music award! Ever since I was a kid, I've been watching Spellemannsprisen on the television, so it's quite surrealistic that we're suddenly one of the nominees. For us it's a big thing. just to be nominated, but of course we wound't have anything against it, landing in our camp." More...

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Leprous Kicking Off New Tour Dates

Norwegian prog outfit Leprous is about to start a massive European touring string covering a total of 22 countries in support of latest studio album "The Congregation" (reviewed here).

The band has checked in with the following comment about the upcoming tour: "Feeling the excitement building up here, in the Leprous camp. For many months we've been working very hard in order to take our live show up one level!

"We're almost there now, and we hope that you will like the result! It's our largest and most ambitious tour-production so far, and can't wait to get out there to show it to everyone!

"Yes, it has been a lot of work the last months, to make everything perfect, but we now we're almost ready and also quite proud to show Europe the next level of Leprous." More...

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Leprous Posts "Slave" Lyric Video

After having performed last weekend at Metropolis Fest in Belarus with Dream Theater, Norwegian Prog metallers Leprous continue to promote their newest studio album "The Congregation," which was released worldwide via InsideOutMusic.

Today, Leprous is pleased to launch the lyric video for the album track "Slave." The clip was created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media.

Leprous' Einar Solberg checked in with the following comment about the track: "I would say that Slave is one of the most emotional tracks of the album. The foundation is simple, but the content is rich." More...

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Leprous Adds More Tour Dates

The Norwegian prog metallers from Leprous just released latest studio album "The Congregation" all across the world via InsideOutMusic (reviewed here).

In a first for Leprous, the album managed to enter the official national sales charts in several European countries: Germany # 78, The Netherlands # 66, Belgium (Flemish) # 167 and Finland # 39.

Leprous is also gearing up for extensive European touring this year in support of "The Congregation." Dates are available after the video.

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Leprous Premieres New Track "Rewind"

Norweigian progressive metal act Leprous premiered the new track "Rewind" over at Metalsucks at this location (also in the player below). The song will appear on the upcoming new album "The Congregation," which is set to drop May 25th, 2015 in Europe and June 2nd in North America via InsideOut Music. A review for the album can be read over at this location.

The band commented on the track: "Rewind is of the more dynamic songs of the album. It kind of shows everything that Leprous is about within 7 minutes, while still having a powerful and focused foundation. Not to mention it's rather catchy."

The track list is:

1. The Price (see music video)
2. Third Law
3. Rewind
4. The Flood
5. Triumphant
6. Within My Fence
7. Red
8. Slave
9. Moon
10. Down
11. Lower

Check out "Rewind" here: More...

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Leprous Names Its Price

Norwegian prog outfit Leprous is set to release newest studio album "The Congregation" on May 25th, 2015 in Europe and June 2nd, 2015 in North America via InsideOut Music.

Today the band is debuting the first new music for the release: check out the clip for opening track "The Price" below, courtesy of Metal Injection.

The dynamic video was directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud of Twitchy Films (who already worked with the band on previous music videos). Leprous also comments:

"'The Price' was the obvious choice for us to make a video of. It's straight to the point, technical, focused, catchy and shows a new side of Leprous. We're very happy to be working with Twitchy Films also this time, and they've done a impeccable job creating an atmospheric and artistic video clip." More...

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Leprous Unveils New Album

Norwegian prog outfit Leprous is set to release new album "The Congregation" on May 25th, 2015 in Europe and June 2nd in North America via InsideOut Music. The album's artwork was created by artist Nihil and can be seen below.

Leprous also comments: "The artwork represents the album's dark theme very well by showing deformation and disturbance."

Leprous recorded the drums, guitars and bass for the album in Sweden's Fascination Street / Ghostward Studios with David Castillo (Katatonia, Opeth) and the vocals together with Heidi Solberg Tveitan & Vegard Tveitan at Mnemosyne Studios in Norway.

Just like the preceding albums "Bilateral" and "Coal," "The Congregation" was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Kreator). The full track listing is:

1. The Price
2. Third Law
3. Rewind
4. The Flood
5. Triumphant
6. Within My Fence
7. Red
8. Slave
9. Moon
10. Down
11. Lower More...

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Leprous Posts In-Studio Footage

Norwegian prog metal outfit Leprous is currently working on an upcoming full-length album to be titled "The Congregation."

"The Congregation" is due to drop on May 25th, 2015 in Europe and June 2nd, 2015 in North America via InsideOutMusic.

Today the band has released a brief studio clip showcasing the drum, guitar, and vocal recordings. Check it out by heading over to the Leprous Facebook profile.

Vocalist Einar Solberg comments: "Lyrically 'The Congregation' covers the dangers and consequences of blindly following the flow, thus the album title will speak for itself."

"The Congregation" follows previous album "Coal" (reviewed here). You can also see the band live on these dates: More...

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