Leprous - To Release New Record In October, Reveal Details


Norwegian progressive metal juggernauts Leprous have completed work on their upcoming new studio album and are ready to share details. Entitled Pitfalls, the album will be out on October 25th and will include 9 tracks with running time around 55 minutes. Cover artwork and full tracklist have aslo been revealed and can be seen below.




Track listing:

01. Below (05:53)
02. I Lose Hope (04:44)
03. Observe The Train (05:08)
04. By My Throne (05:45)
05. Alleviate (03:42)
06. At The Bottom (07:21)
07. Distant Bells (07:23)
08. Foreigner (03:52)
09. The Sky Is Red (11:22)


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Leprous
 
Posted: 27.08.2019 by Abattoir


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27.08.2019 - 16:11
Angel_Lament
Cute.
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27.08.2019 - 22:56
SatanicBlood
The tracklist length sounds more promising this time around. Malina completely let me down, but they warned the fans prior to it that it wouldn't be that heavy/proggy.
I know they won't have another Bilateral, but I hope they jump away from the staccato sound they started to incorporate more and more into each album.
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28.08.2019 - 08:44
annodomini
More news by the label promises another shift in music I believe. But since I liked Malina, I believe we will get another masterpiece:

Pitfalls" was once again recorded with David Castillo at Ghostward Studios (Opeth, Katatonia), but this time mixed by Adam Noble (Placebo, Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves, Deaf Havana). The cover artwork (As to be seen above!) is a painting by Indonesian artist Elicia Edijanto.

LEPROUS vocalist and keyboardist Einar Solberg checked in with the following comment about the upcoming album: "We're incredibly proud to announce "Pitfalls"! It's the album no-one is expecting from Leprous. When you think you know where it's headed, you'll realize that you're wrong. It's not only by far the biggest production and musical departure we've done, but the also most personal and honest. The album has been written through one of my toughest years, where I struggled with depression and anxiety. No filters, no metaphors, just the truth. They say that writing music is therapeutic. but I would say that it's an understatement. For me "Pitfalls" is the result of 1,5 years of learning how to get through the dark tunnel. The music has been my torch."
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28.08.2019 - 09:32
Daniell
_爱情_
Judging by what the singer says, we should expect an even further departure from metal. Which is good, because Malina was excellent.
Leprous are coming to my city in November, I can't wait to see them.
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Now loving:
Tribulation - The Lament
Tribulation - Nightbound
Tribulation - Subterranea
Tribulation - The World
Tribulation - Here Be Dragons
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28.08.2019 - 09:45
yeah1980
In my opinion Malina was by far under the quality standard of the band, so I am a bit worried.
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"Be water, my friend" (Bruce Lee)
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28.08.2019 - 11:17
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Production is getting slicker with every release, and judging by the mixing engineers track record this will probably be even more so. I enjoyed songs from both The Congregation and Malina more live than studio because of the warmth and the energy they produce when on stage. Some songs I disliked straight up clicked with me after seeing them performed live.

However the studio version of The Congregation started to sound plastic-y and Malina took the energy out from the guitars for me. I don't know... Songwriting-wise Malina was a mixed bag (some all-time great and some of the weakest as well), but still very much enjoyable. I talked with Einar some time ago and he told me how they change as people and it makes sense that their music changes as well, but only if would keep the sound... oh well.
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28.08.2019 - 12:07
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Loved Malina and very excited for this. I dig that album cover.
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The sun shines over The Fool...
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28.08.2019 - 12:23
Theodore V
I hated Malina and I fear that, like with many progressive bands, they will depart from metal even more. So sad...
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28.08.2019 - 15:55
musclassia
I thought Malina was fine, but they peaked on Coal for me, and there's every chance a step even further away from that sound might be a step further away from me liking this album. However, they haven't released anything I would say was less than a solid 8/10 yet, so definitely looking forward to this
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28.08.2019 - 18:53
dammage11
I don't care if this is necessarily in their metal roots, I just want it to be interesting at the very least, Malania's biggest pitfall for me at least was that it just wasn't that interesting. I just don't want to hear anything like "From the flame" where they sing the same chorus ad nauseam
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31.08.2019 - 01:45
nikarg
Old Nick
New track streaming.

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31.08.2019 - 17:51
DahliaRock
This single makes me go "but why?"

why do you take all your previous tunes and bother to make a song this predictable?
why do you feel like this is you at your best in terms of emotional and sonical delivery?
why do you refrain from taking the time to meditate on all your emotions and pack a single punch instead of trying to chug out releases of your twists and turns only to seek the appraisal from the people that liked you and people that might?
most importantly, why do you feel comfort in a song that people can mute the vocals and sing "will you cry tomorrow" and only feel the wind of the lackluster swish?
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31.08.2019 - 21:04
Czerny Reiter
A track that plays to the strengths of Einar's vocal performance won't ever really fall below the bar of "good" (and at least the staccato riffing is nowhere to be seen here).

But, yes, I definitely agree with Musclassia: the first three albums were their finest moment and they've been getting poppier and less proggy/metal with each passing release. In the end, even if they're not pushing boundaries any more, we'll still enjoy a run of solid albums regardless of genre.
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31.08.2019 - 21:17
qlacs
"The Quaker"
I like the new song. Except for that middle/pop part. The chorus is great. Made me a bit more excited and diminished my fear of their sound dissipating.
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05.09.2019 - 21:20
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by DahliaRock on 31.08.2019 at 17:51

why do you take all your previous tunes and bother to make a song this predictable?
why do you feel like this is you at your best in terms of emotional and sonical delivery?
why do you refrain from taking the time to meditate on all your emotions and pack a single punch instead of trying to chug out releases of your twists and turns only to seek the appraisal from the people that liked you and people that might?
most importantly, why do you feel comfort in a song that people can mute the vocals and sing "will you cry tomorrow" and only feel the wind of the lackluster swish?

You could've said "I don't like this song". You'd save time you spent on typing.
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Now loving:
Tribulation - The Lament
Tribulation - Nightbound
Tribulation - Subterranea
Tribulation - The World
Tribulation - Here Be Dragons
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05.09.2019 - 21:22
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by Czerny Reiter on 31.08.2019 at 21:04

But, yes, I definitely agree with Musclassia: the first three albums were their finest moment and they've been getting poppier and less proggy/metal with each passing release. In the end, even if they're not pushing boundaries any more, we'll still enjoy a run of solid albums regardless of genre.

Here's a counter-opinion - they are getting better with each release. Their departure from metal was a great idea. Music doesn't need to be metal to be good...
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Now loving:
Tribulation - The Lament
Tribulation - Nightbound
Tribulation - Subterranea
Tribulation - The World
Tribulation - Here Be Dragons
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09.09.2019 - 01:32
DahliaRock
Written by Daniell on 05.09.2019 at 21:20

Written by DahliaRock on 31.08.2019 at 17:51

why do you take all your previous tunes and bother to make a song this predictable?
why do you feel like this is you at your best in terms of emotional and sonical delivery?
why do you refrain from taking the time to meditate on all your emotions and pack a single punch instead of trying to chug out releases of your twists and turns only to seek the appraisal from the people that liked you and people that might?
most importantly, why do you feel comfort in a song that people can mute the vocals and sing "will you cry tomorrow" and only feel the wind of the lackluster swish?

You could've said "I don't like this song". You'd save time you spent on typing.


Gonna go ahead and assume you've graduated from Shakespearean English class with SparkNotes
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09.09.2019 - 01:37
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by DahliaRock on 09.09.2019 at 01:32
Gonna go ahead and assume you've graduated from Shakespearean English class with SparkNotes

As all fans of Leprous have
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I have no memory of this place.
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09.09.2019 - 16:18
DahliaRock
Written by Troy Killjoy on 09.09.2019 at 01:37

Written by DahliaRock on 09.09.2019 at 01:32
Gonna go ahead and assume you've graduated from Shakespearean English class with SparkNotes

As all fans of Leprous have


hush now, don't kill my elitist vibez! I'm good to graduate anyone that can tell me what "wherefore" stands for
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