14 July 2011
Leprous: Launch first song from “Bilateral” album and studio webisodes!
Leprous:  Launch first song from “Bilateral” album and studio webisodes!
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 http://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" Furthermore, LEPROUS have launched some quite entertaining studio webisodes online which will give you a good impression of the band’s work when recording “Bilateral”. View them here:

Part 1 / Drums: http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=C-aVBhaCtKc
Part 2 / Guitars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsR1QrOCBkI
Part 3 / Vocals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E83QbqZ0UAo

Just recently LEPROUS had revealed that surrealistic American artist Jeff Jordan (http://www.jeffjordanart.com), known for his stunning work for The Mars Volta, has created the outstanding artwork for “Bilateral”:

“Bilateral” was skillfully mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street (Opeth, Pain Of Salvation, Devin Townsend, Symphony X, etc.) and 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.

LEPROUS “Bilateral”
Release in Europe: August 22nd, 2011
Release in North America: August 23rd, 2011
via InsideOutMusic.

Einar Solberg - synth/vocals
Tor Oddmund Suhrke - guitar
Øystein Landsverk - guitar
Rein Blomquist – bass
Tobias Ørnes Andersen – drums

Upcoming LEPROUS tour dates:
September 9th, 2011 Kristiansand / Norway – Southern Discomfort Festival
September 14th, 2011 Oslo / Norway – Blå / “Bilateral” album release show
October 8th, 2011 Copenhagen / Denmark – Denmark Rock

Additionally, LEPROUS will once more act as the backing live band for IHSAHN at the upcoming festival events:

August 6th, 2011 Calvao (Aveiro) / Portugal – Vagos Open Air
August 13th, 2011 Catton Hall / UK – Bloodstock Festival
September 16th, 2011 Atlanta, GA / USA – ProgPower USA

Stay tuned for more LEPROUS tour dates and further album information to be announced soon…

LEPROUS online:
http://www.leprous.net/mobile (mobile website)