July 22, 2014
Our show in Toronto on September 18 has been moved from The Comfort Zone to El Mocambo!
July 11, 2014
We're over excited to announce that we'll finally do some shows in the USA and Canada in September! It has always been a dream for us to do
a US/Canada tour, and to start the tour in one of the coolest festivals in the country is an honor! Even though the tour is rather short we get to visit
many great places. We promise to give everything we have to give, so we recommend you to attend a show near you!
May 5, 2014
We're very proud to announce Baard Kolstad (Official) as the new permanent drummer of Leprous!
Baard did the entire 2013 Coal tour with us, and those of you who attended the shows knows that he’s an absolutely amazing drummer! His merits are very impressive in such a young age and reach from World Champion in the Roland V-Drums World Championship 2012, to being one of the most renowned street drummers out there (he has more hits on youtube than we can ever dream of), member in bands such as Borknagar, GodSeed and Rendezvous Point, as well as live member in InVain, Solefall and Ihsahn – just to mention a few. Despite looking rather busy, Baard has promised full dedication to Leprous!
Baard has the following to say:
“I've been a big Leprous fan for a very long time, and it was nothing short of amazing being asked to join the band full time. I got the offer to step in during their Coal Tour in 2013, and I remember it like it was yesterday. Taking over after such a unique and incredible dummer like Tobias, is both very scary and inspiring at the same time. I'm really looking forward to the times ahead! “
Tobias has been a very important member of Leprous for quite many years, and has played an important role in shaping Leprous into what we are today. For that we will be forever grateful!
However, It all came to a point where all parts agreed that it would be better for all parts if Baard took over the Leprous drum chair permanently. We’ve lost the count in how many projects Tobias is a part of, and Leprous being a very time challenging band made it quite hard for him to give us the dedication needed. We’re till in very good terms, and don’t be surprised if you see Tobias behind the drumkit on a Leprous show here and there! We wish him only the best for the future!
“I will no longer be a part of Leprous.
I’m doing a lot of different stuff in my musical career, and since Leprous is a band that needs full attention and dedication I think it’s time to move on. It’s really just a matter of lack of time, and both the band and me felt this was the natural evolution for the band as the situation is now.
I felt we had good connection musically, but sometimes change can be a good thing. Of course it’s sad that I will not be able to be playing \ hanging out that much with good friends, but I wish all the best for the band! “
It's never easy for a band to replace members, but we’re in very good spirit and we got more going than ever!
We’ve already written 21 new sketches for the new album, so the new team works perfectly! Please give Baard a warm welcome!
April 24, 2014
We're happy to announce our first UK tour - split headliner tour with Haken.
Official press release:
Haken, Leprous & Maschine join forces for UK tour
InsideOutMusic is extremely pleased to announce that three of its youngest and brightest bands will join forces for a UK & Irish tour later this year. Haken, Leprous & Maschine will all head out on the road together in October & November 2014 for what will be the biggest run of UK dates that any band has yet embarked on, showcasing some of the younger progressive talent that InsideOut have to offer.
The dates are as follows:
Haken, Leprous & Maschine:
Presented by Prog Magazine
23rd October, 2014 – London, The Garage
24th October, 2014 – Leamington Spa, Assembly
26th October, 2014 – Bristol, The Fleece
27th October, 2014 – Wolverhampton, Robin 2
29th October, 2014 – Dublin, The Village
30th October, 2014 – Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
31st October, 2014 – Manchester, Club Academy
1st November, 2014 – Edinburgh, The Liquid Room
2nd November, 2014 – York, The Duchess
London-based progressive metallers Haken have been going from strength to strength following the release of latest album ‘The Mountain’, with Prog Magazine calling it ‘an absolute triumph, a celebration of all the prog world holds dear.’ The band had this to say about the upcoming dates: “We can't wait to get back on the road this October for our first UK tour! We'll be sharing the stage with incredible Leprous and Maschine - it's gonna be a blast. We'll be playing songs from our back catalogue with the possibility of showcasing some new material. We're looking forward to seeing you there.”
Norwegian heavy proggers Leprous last year released their latest album ‘Coal’ with Metal Hammer calling it ‘further proof that forward-thinking, technical metal is in a rude state of health.’ This tour will see the band play in many cities they have never visited before, and they comment:
"So finally we get the chance to do a more extensive tour in the UK! It's a territory we've wanted to explore for a while and when we got the chance to the tour it with our very talented label mates Haken, the choice was easy. It will be our first shows ever in Ireland and Scotland, we will explore several new English cities and also be able to return to London again. Ever since I lived in England myself for a year (from 2009 - 2010), I've wanted to come back here for a proper tour! The nice thing about the UK, is that you have all these great cities in very close distance to each other! Which means less driving and more playing! We promise a very intense show, and hope to see as many as possible of our UK fans at the shows."
Brighton-based young progressive rockers Maschine released their impressive debut album ‘Rubidium’ last August, and this run of dates will mark the band’s first major tour. Classic Rock picked up on them, calling them ‘very promising indeed’, and the band have been voted Prog Magazine’s best new band. The bands leader Luke Machin says this:
“Maschine are massively pleased to be a part of this tour as each band are certain to bring something special for every one of these live shows. We will be performing tracks from our debut album ‘Rubidium’ and will also be looking forward to road testing some new material.”
Check out the latest videos from the bands below:
Haken – ‘Cockroach King’: http://youtu.be/0_e4YX73Ww4
Leprous – ‘The Cloak’: http://youtu.be/_9o2nVY8FZ0
Maschine – ‘Rubidium’: http://youtu.be/Ckx8nFHM4Cc
www.leprous.net/mobile (mobile website)
April 7, 2014
Leprous has been confirmed for the Euroblast 2014 festival in Cologne, Germany!
The festival goes from October 2nd - october 4th! For more info, check out www.euroblast.net.
March 14, 2014
We're hereby confirmed to play at this year's Dokk'em Open Air in the Netherlands!
We will be performing on June 20th.
February 25, 2014
We will perform at Veruno Prog Festival in Italy on September 7th! For more info, check the Tours section.
February 5, 2014
Leprous has been confirmed for the Leyendas del Rock Festival in Alicante, Spain in August 2014!
February 5, 2014
Bilateral will be released on vinyl through Blood Music this year! More info soon.
December 10, 2013
We're happy to announce that Leprous will be playing at the opening of Bok- og Blueshus Notodden this Friday!
Notodden is the town where Leprous was formed 12 years ago, and we're honored to participate in this event!
Outdoor concert in December, bring warm clothes!
October 30, 2013
Hi all Madrid fans - we have to inform you that tomorrow's show has been moved fom the Caracol to another venue.
Caracol was closed down today, so our local Spanish promoter has been doing his best effort the whole day to make sure that the show goes on.
We are playing at this venue instead: Sala Lemon
August 23, 2013
The conert at the Tapper Club in Tallinn, Estonia has been moved from 22.09 - 23.09. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
July 20, 2013
New show announcement: Leprous will perform at show at Le Ferrallieur in Nantes on August 13th!
June 21, 2013
A lot of new nice items has been added to our webshop! Check it out at the "Store" section!
June 12, 2013
The tour section has been updated! Check it out!
May 20, 2013
Finally! Coal is officially out throughout Europe today! Check it out on Spotify if you can't access a hardcopy :D
May 14, 2013
As a second taste of Coal, we've launched a new music video of the track "The Cloak"! Check out the link below to see the video, and be sure to share it with your friends!
May 01, 2013
Ihsahn and Leprous are confirmed for the Bangalore Open Air festival on July 6th. Come see us perform in India for the very first time!!
April 25, 2013
Coal available for pre-order!
For everybody who has been waiting impatiently to get your hands on Coal.. Now is the time to pre-order!! ;D
April 18, 2013
Coal artwork revealed!
Have a little stroll over at Blabbermouth and check out the artwork for "Coal"!
April 14, 2013
It's finally here! We're super excited to bring you the very first taste of our upcoming album entitled "Coal".
Check out "Chronic"!!!
The album will be released May 28th in North America and May 20 in Europe via InsideOut Music. Be sure to grab a copy! ;D
Also, stay tuned on our upcoming Coal tour throughout Europe! Dates and presales link are in the tours section.
January 17, 2013
A bit delayed happy new year to everyone! 2013 will be a year of many big events for Leprous, but everything cannot be announced at once. We start with announcing the following new shows:
08.02.13 - Winter Mini-fest - Tel Aviv, Israel
28.02.13 - Lillestr¬Įm Kultursenter, Lillestr¬Įm, Norway
27.04.13 - Headway Festival, Amstelveen, Netherlands
For more shows, check out our tour section.
December 05, 2012
Good news to all Norwegian Leprous fans under 18. Two gigs in Norway with no age limit is hereby announced. First we‚€™re going back to where it all started 10 years ago; The legendary ‚€œChristmas Rock‚€� at Ungdommens Hus, Notodden on December 18th. On march 16th 2013, we will perform at Break The Ice '13 @ Folkets Hus in Porsgrunn.
November 29, 2012
The first Leprous show ever in Israel will happen on January 11th.
We will play on the ProgStage Mini Winter Fest in Tel Aviv together with Pagan's Mind!
November 29, 2012
Leprous and Ihsahn are hereby confirmed for Hellfest 2013!
November 20, 2012
We said we would do everything in our power to come to Serbia A.S.A.P, and Leprous are a band that keep their promises! We felt extremely bad when we had to cancel the show in October due to circumstances beyond our control, so it's with great pleasure we announce that Leprous are performing at the Gun Club in Belgrade on January 15th!
November 08, 2012
Leprous has been confirmed for Roadburn, Sweden Rock Festival, Tuska Open Air, Metal Days, Wacken and Brutal Assault for 2013! For more info check out the "Tour" section.
October 02, 2012
NB! Our concert Toulouse has been moved to Montpellier! If you live in the south of France, don't forget this show despite the short notice!!
September 06, 2012
You can now find ticket links to all the shows that operates with presales for our European tour under the "Tour" section.
June 21, 2012
Leprous and Loch Vostok will perform at Connexion caf√ˆ in Toulouse, France on October 14th! This show will be without √˜rkenkj√łtt and Persefone. Can't wait to play in Toulouse again!
June 06, 2012<
We hereby announce that the "European progressive assault" will hit Milano, Italy with a massive Leprous show on October 12th!
May 30, 2012
Our show in Belgrade, Serbia has been moved from October 11th to October 8th! It has been two years since our last visit in Serbia, and we can't wait to get back!
May 23, 2012
Our show in Bratislava, Slovakia will be at the Randal Club. See you there!
May 09, 2012
Great news to all our Slovakian (and Austrian) fans! The "European Progressive Assault" will hit Bratislava on 07. October! We have great memories from our previous show in Bratislava, and can't wait to get back with a headliner show. Venue will be announced very soon!
April 24, 2012
Lyon has been added to the tour! We will perform @ Le March√ˆ Gare on October 19th! See you there!
April 24, 2012
Persefone from Andorra has been confirmed as the last support band on the "European Progressive Assault" tour! The line-up is completed, but there are still more shows to be announced. Stay tuned!
April 18, 2012<
Venue for our show in Bilbao, Spain is now confirmed. The venue will be Santana 27.
April 14, 2012
Leprous has been confirmed as the headliner for this years edition of V√‚rRock, which takes place @ Hydranten in Hamar, Norway on May 19th!
April 02, 2012
In September / October heading out on their first headliner tour called "European Progressive Assault" together with Loch Vostok, √˜rkenkj√łtt and one more band tba. Here's the complete list of the confirmed dates:
28/9: Oslo - John Dee
5/10: Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
6/10: Praha - ExitUs
9/10: Bucharest - Silver Church
10/10: Sofia - Mixtape 5
11/10: Beograd - Gun Club
13/10: Pratteln - Galery
15/10: Barcelona - Razzmatazz 3
16/10: Madrid - Ritmo Y Comp¬∑s
17/10: Bilbao - venue tba
20/10: Paris - Le Divan Du Monde
21/10: Vosselaar - Biebob
22/10: London - Underworld
25/10: Essen - Turock
26/10: Zoetermeer - Borderij
27/10: Eindhoven - Effenaar
More dates/Cities to be announced soon!
March 05, 2012
Our management/booking agency, Intromental Worldwide, is right now working on an upcoming Leprous headline tour in Europe.
Do YOU want Leprous to perform in your city, then raise your voice here and let us know where you're from,
February 27, 2012
Leprous has been confirmed for Day of Decay 2012 in Aalborg, Denmark. First time in Aalborg with Leprous! See you in Denmark May 18th!
February 09, 2012
Leprous are confirmed to headline Saturday on the Fused festival in the UK! The show will take place on May 26th in Lydney Town Hall in Lydney. Hope to see you there!! For more info check out www.fusedfestival.com.
February 06, 2012
Leprous will perform a headliner show at Garage in Bergen the 2nd of June. Can't wait to get back to Bergen, this time as the main act.
February 05, 2012
It has been rather quiet on this site for a while, but from now on you'll see updats here more frequently. First thing worth mentioning is that Leprous just signed a deal with Amber Booking for bookings in Norway exclusively. We're looking very much forward to this collaboration, as Amber has a really good reputation in Norway.
January 07, 2012
Interested in seeing some awesome photos of LEPROUS from the European tour? Check out these galleries:
Nuernberg, Germany, January 04, 2012 - photos by Manuela Speckner, The Pit
Saarbruecken, Germany, January 03, 2012 - photos by Emanuel Recktenwald, Musicheadquarter
December 26, 2011
Happy holidays to you all! We apologize for the last month and a half of silence ... sorry. We hope you've been able to read along with the tour blog and watching the video clips that the band has posted ?
LEPROUS, the super active prog metal newcomer-sensations from Norway are nowhere near to be taking a real rest from promoting their current album "Bilateral". After a highly successful first half of the European tour with Amorphis, LEPROUS just recently toured in Japan together with Ihsahn and The Haunted.
The band has checked in with the following comment while briefly being at home, before leaving for the final run of dates with Amorphis, starting December 26th, in Jena / Germany:
"We've just come home from one of the best adventures in the LEPROUS career so far! It was absolutely amazing to get the chance to play in all those great European countries once again, not to mention our unbelievable trip to Japan! Thank you so much everyone, we're speechless!"
"We can't wait to go out on tour again with Amorphis, and this time also with The Man-Eating Tree. The first leg of the tour was perfect and left us hungering for more. Therefore we are extremely happy about hitting the road again very soon! No better way to celebrate Christmas and New Year than on the road with LEPROUS! See you soon!"
After being supported by the Spanish band Nahemah in first part of the tour, the second part will see The Man-Eating Tree from Finland as the opening act. Here are all the remaining dates of the trip that sees LEPROUS doing a total of 41 shows in 21 countries:
MON 26.12.2011 (Germany) JENA - F-Haus
TUE 27.12.2011 (Germany) BOCHUM - Zeche * Sold Out!
WED 28.12.2011 (Germany) OSNABR√œCK - Hyde Park
THU 29.12.2011 (Germany) HANNOVER - Capitol
FRI 30.12.2011 (Germany) KARLSRUHE - Substage
SAT 31.12.2011 (Switzerland) PRATTELN - Z7
TUE 03.01.2012 (Germany) SAARBR√œCKEN - Garage
WED 04.01.2012 (Germany) N√œRNBERG - Hirsch
THU 05.01.2012 (Austria) SALZBURG - Rockhouse
FRI 06.01.2012 (Austria) GRAZ - Explosiv
SAT 07.01.2012 (Slovakia) BRATISLAVA - Majestic Music Club
SUN 08.01.2012 (Hungary) BUDAPEST - Club 202
TUE 10.01.2012 (Austria) VIENNA - Szene
WED 11.01.2012 (Czech Republic) PRAGUE - Retro Music Hall (New venue!)
THU 12.01.2012 (Germany) ASCHAFFENBURG - Colos-Saal
FRI 13.01.2012 (The Netherlands) EINDHOVEN - Dynamo Club
SAT 14.01.2012 (Belgium) VOSSELAAR - Biebob
SUN 15.01.2012 (The Netherlands) HENGELO - Metropool
November 09, 2011
Wish you could be out there with the band experiencing the amazing LEPROUS-AMORPHIS tour right now? Well, now YOU can be a part of it! (well, sort of...)
LEPROUS has started an awesome tour diary/video blog and are posting daily updates on http://leprousband.blogspot.com/. Some of it is hysterical and really fun to watch. There may be one or two live clips on there as well (so far)...
Wanna learn about Estonia's beautiful Talinn? Want to see the most brutal crowd at a "cruiseship" concert? Learn where Riga is? Dance with a babushka? Learn the ancient secrets of metal guitar playing with Oystein? Then come check this out right now!!!!
November 08, 2011
Free digital sampler from InsideOut Music:
The sampler features 12 of InsideOut's best releases of 2011 including tracks from some of the label's flagship and new developing artists...
Pain Of Salvation's "Road Salt Two" has been widely received and the band is starting a big Euro run supporting Opeth.
Steve Hackett hasn't slowed down since being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame last year, and the new double CD "Beyond The Shrouded Horizon" shows that.
Redemption's which features Nick Van Dyk along with Ray Alder (Fates Warning) have put out one of the best metal albums of the year with "This Mortal Coil" and 2012 will bring them to Atlanta to headline ProgPower in September.
Leprous has made waves with their new album "Bilateral". The band has been known as Ihsahn's backing band, but as Leprous they are hitting the road to finish out the year with Amorphis in Europe.
Jolly is bringing happiness to all rockers with "The Audio Guide To Happiness, Part One". They are touring the east coast this month and planning out "Part Two" for 2012
Devin Townsend Project just finished up an amazing US headlining run and is now in the UK where he'll perform Ki, Addicted, Deconstruction and Ghost over 4 nights in London!
Access the sampler at: www.insideoutmusic.com/specials/freesampler
November 01, 2011
New interview online:
Lords Of Metal - Webzine
October 30, 2011
We regret to inform you that the Leprous/Amorphis/Nahemah gig in Istanbul, Turkey on November 11 had to be cancelled as a consequence of the recent earthquake in Turkey and out of respect for the many who lost their lives. All tickets will be refunded immediately.
Also, we have a change of venue for Sofia, Bulgaria - November 10 - Arena Sofia.
October 25, 2011
Progressive/Avantgarde Metallers LEPROUS have recently shot an official video clip for the song "Restless", off their acclaimed third album and InsideOutMusic debut "Bilateral".
The video clip for "Restless" was directed by David Solbj√łrg and Kjetil Kolbj√łrnsrud of Twitchy Films and can now be seen here:
LEPROUS have checked in commenting on the outstanding clip as follows:
"We had a lot of fun, but also went through several gross and painful moments in the making of this video. We're really happy about the result, and we expect you to understand the entire chain of events during the first watching. Enjoy!!!"
LEPROUS will be promoting their "Bilateral" album, which entered the official charts in the band's native Norway on position #61 upon release, by supporting Finnish Metallers AMORPHIS on a long European tour starting next week and heading well into January 2012.
October 01, 2011
Progressive/Avantgarde Metallers LEPROUS have not only just released their third album and InsideOutMusic debut ‚€œBilateral‚€� to much international acclaim, but also most recently announced a massive high-profile European tour supporting Finnish metallers AMORPHIS.
Now, these talented youngsters are pleased to announce another milestone in their fast rising career by revealing their first-ever tourdates of Japan:
THE HAUNTED + IHSAHN + LEPROUS:
05.12.2011 - Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya O-East
07.12.2011 - Osaka, Japan - Big Cat
08.12.2011 - Nagoya, Japan - Club Quattro
More info: http://smash-jpn.com/band/2011/12_hauntedvsihsahn/index.php
The band checked in with the following comment about the tour:
"We are more than happy to announce that we're going to Japan at last! We will perform alongside The Haunted with both LEPROUS and Ihsahn, and we promise our Japanese fans a concert they won't forget! We look forward to seeing you all soon!"
September 24, 2011
Here's another LEPROUS interview:
- Metal Underground - webzine, USA
September 20, 2011
LEPROUS ‚€“ Confirm massive European tour with Amorphis!
Progressive/avantgarde metallers LEPROUS have recently released their much anticipated third album and InsideOutMusic debut "Bilateral" on August 22nd, 2011 in Europe and entered the national sales charts in their native Norway on position # 61 upon release, followed by position # 66 in its second week and # 78 in its third week of release.
To further promote their "Bilateral" release, LEPROUS are now proud to announce that they have just been confirmed to be supporting Finnish Metallers AMORPHIS on a massive European tour between November 2011 and January 2012. The full list of concerts, covering a total of 41 shows in 21 countries, is as follows:
AMORPHIS + LEPROUS - European Tour 2011/2012:
02.11.2011 (Estonia) TALLINN - Rock Cafe
03.11.2011 (Latvia) RIGA - Melna Piektdiena
04.11.2011 (Lithuania) VILNIUS - Mulen Ruzas
05.11.2011 (Poland) WARSAW - Progresja
06.11.2011 (Poland) CRACOW - Kwadrat
08.11.2011 (Romania) SIBIU - Oldies Pub
09.11.2011 (Romania) BUCHAREST - Silver Church Club
10.11.2011 (Bulgaria) SOFIA - The 4th kilometer
11.11.2011 (Turkey) ISTANBUL - Romeo and Juliette
12.11.2011 (Greece) THESSALONIKI - Block 33
13.11.2011 (Greece) ATHENS - Gagarin 205
15.11.2011 (Italy) TREVISO - New Age
16.11.2011 (Italy) MILAN - Alcatraz
17.11.2011 (France) LYON - Ninkasi Kao
18.11.2011 (Spain) BARCELONA - Bikini
19.11.2011 (Spain) MADRID - Sala Heineken
20.11.2011 (Portugal) PORTO - Club Hard
22.11.2011 (Portugal) LISBON - Incr√≠vel Almadense
23.11.2011 (Spain) SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - Sala Capitol
24.11.2011 (Spain) BARAKALDO - Rock Star Live
25.11.2011 (France) TOULOUSE - Le Phare
26.11.2011 (France) PARIS - Divan du Monde
27.11.2011 (England) LONDON - O2 Academy Islington
26.12.2011 (Germany) JENA - F-Haus
27.12.2011 (Germany) BOCHUM - Zeche
28.12.2011 (Germany) OSNABRUECK - Hyde Park
29.12.2011 (Germany) HANNOVER - Capitol
30.12.2011 (Germany) KARLSRUHE - Substage
31.12.2011 (Switzerland) PRATTELN - Z7
03.01.2012 (Germany) SAARBRUECKEN - Garage
04.01.2012 (Germany) NUERNBERG - Hirsch
05.01.2012 (Austria) SALZBURG - Rockhouse
06.01.2012 (Austria) GRAZ - Explosiv
07.01.2012 (Slovakia) BRATISLAVA - Majestic Music Club
08.01.2012 (Hungary) BUDAPEST - Club 202
10.01.2012 (Austria) VIENNA - Szene
11.01.2012 (Czech Republic) PRAGUE - Abaton
12.01.2012 (Germany) ASCHAFFENBURG - Colos-Saal
13.01.2012 (The Netherlands) EINDHOVEN - Dynamo Club
14.01.2012 (Belgium) VOSSELAAR - Biebob
15.01.2012 (The Netherlands) HENGELO - Metropool
The first part of the tour (02.11.2011 - 27.11. 2011) will additionally feature NAHEMAH from Spain as opening act and THE MAN-EATING TREE from Finland will respectively be the opening act on the tour's second part (26.12.2011 - 15.01.2012).
LEPROUS checked in to comment about the tour as follows:
"Hey everybody! Thanks for the great feedback you have given us for "Bilateral" so far - we truly couldn't ask for a more positive vibe at this stage! And now it's time for some touring ... One year has passed since our previous run with Therion, and we're all very excited to be heading out on our second tour of Europe at last in order to showcase "Bilateral" on stage as well. This is truly what we want to do, and we're very happy to be able to go together with Amorphis this time around. It's nice to see that we'll be visiting many new exciting places, but we're also pleased to see that we'll be returning to many of the great places we've been before. We hope to meet as many of you as possible along the way, and hopefully we'll give you a show you won't forget!?"
Prior to the start of the AMORPHIS tour, LEPROUS will still be playing the following shows:
October 8th, 2011 Copenhagen / Denmark - Denmark Rock Festival / www.denmarkrockfestival.dk
October 29th, 2011 Skien / Norway - Parkbiografen + Pagans Mind
September 18, 2011
Interested in reading a few interviews with the LEPROUS guys? Check these out:
- Bloody Disgusting - webzine, USA
- About.com - webzine, USA
- Ytse Jam - webzine, USA
- Guitar World - webzine, USA
- Power of Metal - webzine, Denmark
- Alternative Matter - webzine, International
September 11, 2011
The up-and-coming Norwegian progressive avant-garde metal sensation LEPROUS will release their much anticipated third album (and InsideOut Music debut) "Bilateral" tomorrow North America. Starting today GuitarWorld.com, the online home of Guitar World Magazine is hosting a full album stream of "Bilateral".
Check it out at: www.guitarworld.com/exclusive-leprous-streaming-new-album-bilateral.
The complete tracklisting for "Bilateral" reads as follows:
2. Forced Entry
5. Mb. Indifferentia
6. Waste Of Air
7. Mediocrity Wins
8. Cryptogenic Desires
9. Acquired Taste
10. Painful Detour
"Bilateral" features outstanding cover artwork by American surrealist Jeff Jordan (www.jeffjordanart.com), known best for his stunning work for THE MARS VOLTA. The album was also skillfully mixed and mastered at Fascination Street by Jens Bogren (OPETH, PAIN OF SALVATION, DEVIN TOWNSEND, SYMPHONY X, etc.), and is set to musically re-define what it means to be a progressive rock/metal band-both for the devotees of the genre and the fans looking on from a safe distance.
For fans that would like to know even more about LEPROUS' "Bilateral" and how it came to be, a few entertaining studio webisodes are now online. Please click the links below to watch the webisodes!
Part 1 / Drums: www.youtube.com/watch?&v=C-aVBhaCtKc
Part 2 / Guitars: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsR1QrOCBkI
Part 3 / Vocals: www.youtube.com/watch?v=E83QbqZ0UAo
Orders for the "Bilateral" CD or the CD/t-shirt bundle are now available online, so head to CM Distro to reserve your copy of the new LEPROUS!
August 01, 2011
And now the European fans - time to pre-order the new album, "Bilateral":
Album + Shirt - 19.99 Euro - HERE
July 29, 2011
US / Canada fans of Leprous! It's time for you to pre-order the new album, "Bilateral":
Album - $10.00 - HERE
Album + Shirt - $18.00/$20.00 - HERE
July 14, 2011
LEPROUS, the up 'n' coming Norwegian progressive/avantgarde metal sensation, are soon to release their much anticipated third album and InsideOutMusic debut release "Bilateral" on August 22nd, 2011 in Europe and August 23rd, 2011 in North America. In order to introduce this breathtakingly intense new album step by step, the band have now launched a first song via their Facebook profile:
Just visit www.facebook.com/leprousband and click on the "like" button to be able to check out the song "Restless".
The band's vocalist/keyboardist Einar Solberg comments on the track as follows: "Restless represent "Bilateral" in many ways. It's complex, but at the same time catchy and plain. Even though it's one of the shortest songs on the album, I feel it's flavored with all the things that make LEPROUS special. It has the catchy chorus, it has the groove, it has prog'ish feel and last but not least it has the heaviness"
July 10, 2011
LEPROUS will have their release party for the new album ("Bilateral" - to be released on Inside Out Music / Century Media worldwide on August 22, 2011) at the venue Bl√• in Oslo, Norway on September 14, 2011.
June 29, 2011
LEPROUS, the Norwegian progressive/avantgarde metal band that recently signed a worldwide deal with InsideOutMusic can proudly reveal that it has chosen surrealistic American artist Jeff Jordan to create the artwork for their upcoming album, "Bilateral".
See the stunning artwork below:
Commented vocalist/keyboardist Einar Solberg: "We are proud to announce that we're collaborating with the surrealistic American painter Jeff Jordan and the Spanish designer Ritxi Ostariz for the artwork on our upcoming album. Jeff Jordan (www.jeffjordanart.com) is probably best known from his work with The Mars Volta, and his paintings are highly rated all over the world. Ritxi Ostariz (www.ritxiostariz.xom) did the artwork for our previous album "Tall Poppy Syndrome" (released 2009 through Sensory Records) and of course we want him to be part of this new album - Ritxi too is a critically acclaimed designer, and in our opinion one of the very best in his field."
The band's new album "Bilateral", which was skillfully mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street (Opeth, Pain Of Salvation, Devin Townsend, Symphony X, etc.), will be released on August 22nd, 2011 in Europe and August 23rd, 2011 in North America via InsideOutMusic. "Bilateral" is set to musically re-define what it means to be progressive rock and / or metal, both for the devotees of the genre and the metal fans looking on from a safe distance.
June 10, 2011
Here are the second and third video clip from the recording sessions of the new album:
June 06, 2011
Leprous has been confirmed for the Southern Discomfort Festival, taking place in Kristiansand, Norway September 8-10.
May 19, 2011
Leprous will be performing at Arno in Notodden, Norway on June 17th.
May 16, 2011
Leprous will be performing at Gamle Posten in Porsgrunn, Norway on the 3rd of June together with Onymf and Flaming Fury.
May 03, 2011
In November 2010 we were the lucky recipients of 25.000 NOK, which one local band receives every year from Willy Strandli's Memorial Fund. Willy Strandli was a local musician who was quite significant for the local music scene in Notodden. Willy died in 1992 and 15 years later some local enthusiasts from Notodden came up with the idea to found this wonderful Memorial Fund.
On Saturday the 14th of May we'll headline the memorial fund concert for Willy Strandli in Notodden Theater, which we of course are looking very much forward to! If you are close to Notodden the 14th of May, don't hesitate to take a visit!
May 02, 2011
We're returning to ProgPower USA on Friday 16th of September, this time as Ihsahn's backing band. Last year we had a great time in Atlanta played there with Leprous, and we're not expecting anything less from the US crowd this year!
April 26, 2011
Unfortunately the Kabuto Metal Festivals in Japan May 21st and 22nd have been cancelled due to the earthquake tragedy. We wish all the best for everyone in Japan, and hope to be able to come over there soon to perform.
April 19, 2011
Leprous has been confirmed for the Denmark Rock Festival taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 7 and 8, 2011 (Leprous will be performing on the 8th). Other bands confirmed to perform includes Manticora, Redemption, Kingcrow and Loch Vostok - more to come.
March 22, 2011
We will perform as Ihsahn's band on Vagos OpenAir in Portugal August 6th and on Bloodstock Festival in the UK August 13th!
March 09, 2011
Here's the first video clip from the recording sessions of the new album:
February 28, 2011
InsideOutMusic, the leading label for progressive music, is proud to announce a new worldwide deal with one of the most interesting and talented young progressive outfits in today‚€™s scene: LEPROUS from Norway.
"We‚€™re all very happy ... no, delighted ... no, enthusiastic ... no, THRILLED to be a part of the InsideOut / Century Media family! InsideOut has always been the label we‚€™ve considered the most suitable for our music, so this is really a dream come true for us! We're ready to take LEPROUS to new heights in 2011, and the signing with InsideOut / Century Media is just the first step."
LEPROUS are currently busy with studio work for their upcoming, still untitled next album, to be released via InsideOutMusic (Worldwide distribution through Century Media) after the summer of 2011. Stay tuned for more details to drop soon about an extremely interesting listening-experience coming your way soon ...
Here's the first official picture of the new line-up:
January 27, 2011
Leprous will be performing at the Kabuto Metal Festival first in Osaka, Japan on May 21st 2011 and then the following day in Tokyo, Japan.
Also on the same two days, Leprous will be performing at the same festival as the backing band for Ihsahn.
January 20, 2011
We would like to congratulate our good friend and bandmate Ihsahn with the nomination for the Norwegian grammy awards "Spellemansprisen". We can't think of a person who deserves it more!
January 18, 2011
The recording of our new album is now in progress! Tobias did an unbelievably good job with recording all the drums in only two days. The first eight (out of ten) tracks he managed to do in only one day. We will of course post a blog entry about the drum recording, which took place in Juke Joint studio in Notodden. Next up is the guitars!
January 07, 2011
We're proud to announce that both Einar and Tobias from Leprous are contributing on the latest album by Star of Ash; Lakhesis.
Tobias are doing all the acoustic drums, while Einar are doing both lead vocals, backing vocals or vocal harmonies on "Panther in the Glove", "Nona", "A thief in the night" and "The fooling of the fates". The album is in our opinion a masterpiece, and we are really glad to be a part of it. Also contributing on the album is the german musician and composer Marcus Reuter, who plays bass and touch guitars.
We would like you all to support Heidi (Star of Ash) by buying her album here: http://store.mnemosyne.no/product/lakhesis-cd, or here: http://www.theomegaorder.com/STAR-OF-ASH-Lakhesis_3 if you live in the States. Don't hesitate, it's money well spent!
December 21, 2010
Big news Part 1 - Halvor Strand parts with Leprous:
It's with sadness we announce that our bass player and good friend through many years Halvor Strand has chosen to quit Leprous. His decision to quit the band is completely undramatic, and is not based on any sort of conflict. We're all very sorry about this, but we respect his decision and wish him the best of luck in the future. Thanks for everything Halvor! We wish you all the best for the future, and we will follow your projects very closely!
"I'm currently getting busier and busier with other projects apart from Leprous. This means that it came to a point where I had to make a decision. I could no longer "have my cake and eat it too" with all these different creative wheels in motion. Something had to go. Leprous deserves and requires that all members offers their 110 percent. My 110 percent started to get spread around in different projects. I had to follow my heart on this one - and I decided to pursue my own projects.
An extremely difficult decision to make, since the option I chose means that I'm leaving an extremely good band made up of close friends and excellent musicians. I wish to thank Tor Oddmund, Einar, Tobias and √˜ystein for all the great times, and also the trying times that made us stronger! I know this band is destined for great things and I look forward to be an eager follower. I also wish to thank all our fans for being so great and supportive all along the way!
This is it for me in Leprous, but it is definitely not it for Leprous! Go show them, guys!
Signing off with hopes for the future and gratitude for the past,
Big news Part 2 - Rein Blomquist joins Leprous:
Leprous are very happy to announce that we've already got ourselves a new bassplayer! We would like to welcome Rein Blomquist to the Leprous-family! Rein is known from the progressive metal band Aspera (now called Above Symmetry), which released their debut album on Inside Out last year. When we first got the news that Halvor wanted to leave Leprous, the first person we thought about as a replacement was Rein. Rein is a really solid bassplayer with lots of feeling and groove, and he is also a really nice person. Luckily Rein wanted to join the forces without to much hesitation, and he is now a full member of both Leprous and Ihsahn's liveband. Rein will handle the bass on our upcoming album, which we will start recording in January.
December 20, 2010
Chapter thirty-two of the tour blog is online:
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 32
December 16, 2010
With a bit of delay, here are the next chapters of the tour blog (Chapters twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty and thirty-one):
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 28
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 29
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 30
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 31
November 29, 2010
Chapters twenty-six and twenty-seven of the tour blog are online:
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 26
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 27
November 28, 2010
Chapters twenty-four and twenty-five of the tour blog are online:
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 24
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 25
November 26, 2010
Chapters twenty-two A, twenty-two B and twenty-three of the tour blog are online:
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 22A
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 22B
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 23
November 21, 2010
Chapters twenty and twenty-one of the tour blog are online:
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 20
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 21
November 19, 2010
Chapter nineteen of the tour blog is online:
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 19
November 18, 2010
Chapter eighteen of the tour blog is online:
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 18
November 15, 2010
Chapters thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen and seventhteen of the tour blog are now online:
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 13
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 14
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 15
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 16
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 17
November 12, 2010
Chapter twelve of the tour blog is now online:
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 12
November 10, 2010
Eleventh chapter of the tour blog is now online:
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 11
November 09, 2010
Ninth and tenth chapter of the tour blog is now online:
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 9
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 10
November 06, 2010
Eight chapter of the tour blog is now online:
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 8
November 05, 2010
Sixth and seventh chapter of the tour blog can be found here:
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 6
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 7
French photographer Emilie C√łltrane has posted pictures from the Paris show 3.11.2010 - the pictures can be found here:
Pictures from Elyssee Montmartre, Paris, France - November 03, 2010
November 04, 2010
Fourth and fifth chapter of the tour blog can be found here:
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 4
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 5
Also, a new 2-part interview with the band, from ProgPower Europe, can be found here:
MetalDiscovery Interview Part I
MetalDiscovery Interview Part II
November 01, 2010
Second and third chapter of the tour blog can be found here:
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 2
www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 3
October 29, 2010
The band is right now on their European tour as support to Therion.
Each day they will try to find time to update their blog with a little "tour diary".
Please check out first chapter here: www.leprousband.blogspot.com - 1
October 27, 2010
We are now leaving for the big Therion Tour. This is a very big event in our career so far. Hope to see you somewhere in Europe!
Meanwhile, here is a video from our show at Prog Power USA, Atlanta - September 2010:
October 04, 2010
If you're interested in reading more about our gigs, know how to read Norwegian (or know how to use google translate), halvorstrand.blogg.no is the place to be.
September 30, 2010
We've decided to do a concert at Skuret in Oslo Saturday 23rd of Oktober as a final warm up before the European tour. We hope to see you guys there!
September 27, 2010
We're sorry that we haven't been able to start shipping of the new t-shirts and the re-print of "Aeolia". We will start shipping today.
September 20, 2010
Please notice that a few of the venues on the European tour has now either been announced/confirmed (the Greek dates) or upgraded (the show in Budapest has been moved to a larger venue called the Petofi Hall - www.pecsa.hu).
September 07, 2010
Another show has been confirmed for the Therion European tour: November 22nd 2010, Arenele Romane, Bucharest, Romania.
August 27, 2010
First of all; sorry for the horribly long delay in updating this page. You probably all thought we were dead-and-buried, right?
Well, we're very much alive and kicking, have enjoyed a nice summer, and now we're back in action and we've got some great big news to announce very soon.
For now, we can announce the implementation on this site of our WEB STORE !!! Yes, if you take a look up at the top menu, you'll see a menu button saying "store" - click on that one and you'll get right in there to order our new shirts and the brand new re-issue of our debut album "Aeolia". We're offering it in two different versions - the regular album - and the special edition, which is a hand numbered (only 100 copies) album signed by all members of the band.
July 09, 2010
Ihsahn will be headlining this years Southern Discomfort Festival in Kristiansand, Norway on September 17, 2010. Leprous will, as always, be the backing band for Ihsahn. We're very much looking forward to this show.
July 02, 2010
We're very much looking forward to tonights show with Ihsahn at Tuska Festival in Finland.
June 28, 2010
We're happy to announce that Leprous will be performing at this years 1001 Watt Festival in Skien, Norway on Friday October 8th 2010.
June 21, 2010
We had a really good time at Hellfest in France this weekend with Ihsahn and the crew. Here's a picture (courtesy of H√•kon Grav) of the entire band and the crowd.
June 10, 2010
Today we have some good news regarding our visa application for playing in the US this fall - according to THIS posting by Glenn Harveston, organizer of ProgPower USA festival, the visa has been approved by the US homeland security and US immigration services, and the last steps left to take are us going for an interview with the US embassy here in Norway and get the stamp of approval in our passports. Atlanta, here we come!
June 03, 2010
Leprous will be printing up a limited edition of the debut CD "Aeolia" as well as a very limited number of copies of the old demo "Silent Waters". The discs will be numbered and signed by all the members, and available only on our upcoming shows and through online order on www.leprous.net
May 25, 2010
We've started making guitar tablatures and lead sheets for one of the songs on "Tall Poppy Syndrome". Within a couple of weeks we'll start posting one section every week, until you have the full song.
May 20, 2010
We've decided to ask YOU for help in choosing some of the songs from "Tall Poppy Syndrome" that we will be performing live on our October/November tour with Therion. Please vote below for your favorite song, thanks.
May 13, 2010
Here is a clip of "Passing" performed live in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 06 2010. We had a blast although there weren't that many people in the audience. Special thanks to Divided Multitude and Jacob for being so enthusiastic!!
May 10, 2010
Today we have a little fun video clip for you;
May 06, 2010
Don't forget about our show at The Rock in Copenhagen, Denmark tonight!!!!
May 03, 2010
In true fashion of us trying to keep up with the latest inventions in the internet world, we have integrated the new Facebook "like"/"recommend" buttons onto our news page and tour page, so that you can easily spread the information to all your Facebook friends.
April 29, 2010
As a kick-off to the Therion-tour, we will be performing a "double concert" at Arno in our hometown of Notodden, Norway, on Friday the 22nd of October. The first concert will be a non-alcohol/under-18 concert, and the second one will be a normal over-18 concert. If everything goes as planned, both of the shows will be free of charge, and both will have local young and upcoming bands supporting us.
April 26, 2010
We just got the word that the visa application process for our first US show (ProgPower USA, September 2010) is currently underway. Alll papers have been submitted. We are very excited about this and are really looking forward to coming over and play for our fans and to make a lot of new friends.
April 23, 2010
Norwegian avantgarde progressive metal band LEPROUS have launched what is believed to be the world's very first mobile website for a metal band. The site, www.leprous.net/mobile, is specifically created for use on modern day smartphones, such as the iPhone, the Blackberry and iPod Touch. With four times as many mobile phones with internet connection than stationary home computers, many businesses worldwide has found the need for updating their homepages to work well on the mobile platform. However, the music business has been lacking in this field and we're very proud to say that LEPROUS (to our knowledge at least) is the first metal/hard rock band ever to enter the mobile world with a homepage specifically designed for iPhone/iPodTouch/Blackberry.
April 19, 2010
We really enjoyed playing on the intimate stage on Skuret in Oslo in February, so we've decided to return to Skuret on Wednesday the 5th of May (the day before our concert in Copenhagen). The support band of the evening will be the side project of our drummer Tobias called "(...) minutes of death and back". We hope to see you there!!
April 15, 2010
A brand-new interview has been posted at the Romanian website StudioRock.ro. Check it out.
April 12, 2010
Friday 27th of August, we'll play together with Ihsahn at the Hole in the Sky festival in Bergen, Norway.
April 07, 2010
A "handy-cam" filmed video of the Leprous-guys performing live as backing band to ex-Emperor frontman Ihsahn at Inferno Festival in Norway this past weekend is available at YouTube.
April 05, 2010
Currently we're working on the next Leprous album. We've written six songs so far, and we have two more in progress. The names of the songs we've made so far are: "Forced Entry", "Waste of Air", "Indifference", "Solitude", "Thorn" and "Bilateral".
We've recorded a demo of three of the songs in our home studio, and we might release some short samples from it within the next weeks to give you all a little hint of the direction we're heading.
When and where we will enter the studio is still to be decided, as some important things needs to be sorted out, but we hope to be able to enter the studio in the not to distant future.
March 29, 2010
If you ever wanted to know how much work, hardship ... AND FUN! ... goes into a photoshoot, check out the "Behind The Scenes" pictures at:
March 25, 2010
To celebrate the launch of Apple's new iPad next week, we've decided to upload two new iPad wallpapers to our media section, which you're more than welcome to download and use on your brandnew iPad :) We also made two iPhone wallpapers, so get those two, for all you "gadget-freaks" out there.
March 22, 2010
Today we've added a lot of new pictures to the site. All pitures were taken by Bj√łrn Tore Moen. You can find the pictures in the media section of this site - we hope you like them!
March 18, 2010
On August 19th LEPROUS will be performing two shows in Camden, London, UK at the Electric Ballroom. First show of the night will be a regular Leprous show, whereas the other show will be as Ihsahn's backing band.
March 16, 2010
We're happy to announce that we will be performing at Slottsskogen Goes Progressive Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden on August 21st.
March 15, 2010
We'll be performing at Tuska Festival in Finland on July 2nd 2010 as backing band for Ihsahn!
Also, we have uploaded a LEPROUS FireFox "persona", which can be downloaded at this location.
(Personas are easy-to-install, easy-to-use themes that changes the look of your Firefox web browser. Personas work with any type of computer that has Firefox installed. This includes Mac, Linux and Windows platforms.)
March 11, 2010
Here's a clip of Leprous performing "Dare you" at Garage in Bergen, Norway:
March 08, 2010
Welcome to the new LEPROUS website. We're thrilled to show you our new home on the world wide web :)
Over the course of the next weeks, the homepage will be updated with more pictures, sound samples and much more. For now, have a look around the site to read about the band and our releases.
Today we're also very proud to announce that we have been chosen as main-support band on the upcoming "Sitra Ahra Live 2010" European tour for Swedish metal masters THERION. Tour dates can be found in the "TOURS" section of this site. The tour will be presented by www.METAL.de and RockHard.
We're very much looking forward to this tour, where we'll also be joined by openers Loch Vostok from Sweden. We hope to see as many of you as possible out there!