One of Norway's inspiring progressive acts, Leprous, have just announced that guitarist Øystein Landsverk will take a parental leave soon, due to the upcoming birth of his first child. The band were pre-planning this with ICS Vortex and Rendezvous Point's guitarist, Petter Hallaråker. The lads at Leprous stated accordingly that they will be playing the remaining dates of this year's tour as usual, with Petter stepping up to substitute Øystein Landsverk.
As you probably know, Leprous recently released their new opus, The Congregation. The progressive band continues to promote their newest studio album with the release of a lyric video for the dark and emotional track "Slave". The clip was created by well-known Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media. Enjoy the experience below and don't forget to see the band live on their upcoming shows.
Leprous fans, stop what you are doing! The Norwegians just served up their new song on a silver platter. Entitled "The Price", and taken from the new album The Congregation, feast your eyes and ears on the video right now, directed by David Solbjorg and Kjetil Kolbjornsrud of Twitchy Films, who have previously worked with the progressive group. What is your impression of the new album's opening track?
The cover and tracklist for Leprous' new album is out in the open! We already knew that the Norwegian proggers would be releasing a new album titled The Congregation, but now we know much more about it. The album's slightly disturbing artwork, which was created by artist Nihil, has now been launched and here is also the tracklist for the 65 minutes long release.
After confirming that they were in the studio, today proggers Leprous have announced big news! They just revealed that their new album title will be The Congregation. It will be released on May 25th in Europe and June 2nd in United States via InsideOutMusic. You can mark your calendars and start hyping about it! But the exciting news also involves a new European tour. Check out all the dates below for live action from the band. The European headlining tour in support of The Congregation happens in September/October, alongside Rendezvous Point and another yet to be announced main support act.
The Norwegian progsters Leprous are back in the studio working on the follow-up album to 2013's acclaimed latest release Coal. Even though the new opus is still untitled, it is expected for a May 2015 release via InsideOutMusic. Good news all around! As usual, the band will change things up a bit and not make the same album twice.
US metallers Dissona have announced via their Facebook page that they were invited by Leprous to join them for a show at Reggie's in Chicago. In the same post, they also announced that they were still working on new material and plan on premiering two new songs at their next several shows. Dissona have been working on material since late 2013 and it seems to be a slow moving process. We'll have to wait and see if 2014 will provide us with a new album, or if their heavy volume of shows will push the writing process into next year.
Leprous will be doing a string of shows in the U.S. and Canada in September. If you were hoping to check out the band live, see the dates below. Maybe it is your lucky day. The band is still promoting their latest album Coal, released last year. The proggers also have a new drummer now: Baard Kolstad.
Baard Kolstad has been announced as the new permanent drummer of Norwegian metallers Leprous. He already did the entire Coal tour with the band replacing Tobias Ørnes Andersen, who is stepping down. The band and Tobias agreed that it would be best that Baard Kolstad joined full-time, all on good terms. In terms of good news, 21 new sketches are written for the new album, so that's a start!
Proggers Haken have recently confirmed that they will join forces with Leprous and Maschine for a UK and Irish tour later this year. The three bands will tour in October and November 2014, showcasing some of the progressive talent that InsideOut have to offer. Haken released The Mountain last year while Leprous will showcase their latest release Coal. Brighton-based progressive rockers Maschine released their debut album Rubidium last August. Looks like a fun tour in prospect.
Portuguese death/grind outfit Holocausto Canibal has inked a worldwide deal with Bizarre Leprous Production for the worldwide release of their new EP, named Larvas with the exact release date yet to be announced.
Norwegian metallers Leprous, who have released a brand new album, Coal, earlier this year (May 20th), have now announced that they've parted ways with bassist Rein Blomquist. Rein has been part of the group for the last two years and has participated on the last two full length albums, Coal (2013) and Bilateral (2011).
Avantgarde metallers Vulture Industries have been confirmed as special guests only on the first leg of Leprous' upcoming European tour. The Norwegian group is due to hit the road in September for a series of European dates on the "Coal" Tour, starting in their home country. Vulture Industries have also confirmed that their new album will be called The Tower. Be ready!
Norwegian prog/avantgarde group Leprous has a treat for fans today: new music from their upcoming awaited new album Coal. After releasing the song "Chronic" last month, now it is time to listen to another piece, "The Cloak". So rejoice and watch the video released by the band today below.