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.
Norwegian prog metallers Leprous will release their new album Coal on May 28th in North America (May 20th in Europe) via InsideOut Music. In anticipation of this release, the band is now revealing the cover artwork, which was conceived by American artist Jeff Jordan, who previously created the artwork for the band's last album Bilateral in addition to working with The Mars Volta. Feast your eyes on the cover below.
Leprous isn't your average metal band as attested by their previous works, continually surprising their audience with each track they write. The single unveiled today named "Chronic" is no different. The track from their forthcoming album Coal can be streamed here or at this location.
Prepare yourself for new prog coming this May because Leprous have officially completed the work on their new album and successor to Bilateral. The new album is entitled Coal and it will be released on May 20th, 2013 in Europe and May 28th, 2013 in North America via InsideOut.
2013 is shaping up to be another good year for progressive metal releases, in theory. Now Leprous is back in the studio to record their next album, which is set to be released sometime before the summer of 2013 via InsideOut. The follow-up to the brilliant Bilateral is in the works. You can watch the first studio report on the video below.
Norwegian progressive/avant-garde metallers Leprous recently shot an official video for the song "Restless", off their third album and InsideOutMusic debut, Bilateral. The video was directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud of Twitchy Films and can now be watched below.