10 April 2013
Leprous: Launch first new song off upcoming "Coal" album; Tour announcement!
Leprous:  Launch first new song off upcoming "Coal" album; Tour announcement!
Acclaimed Norwegian Progsters LEPROUS are getting ready to release their new album "Coal" on May 20th, 2013 in Europe and May 28th, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic.

In order to give a first sneak-preview of this intriguing and challenging release, LEPROUS have now launched a first new song today in Europe via the website of UK's Metal Hammer magazine.

Check out "Chronic" here: www.metalhammer.co.uk

LEPROUS singer / synth-player Einar Solberg comments about the song as follows:
"We're delighted to finally be able to give you the first taste of our upcoming album "Coal"! "Coal" is a melancholic, soulful and very dynamic album. Where "Bilateral" was playful and "in-your face", "Coal" is subtle and floating. "Chronic" however, is of the more dynamic songs of the album. With a heavy basis, the song pinches a nerve Leprous has never before explored."

As previously mentioned, LEPROUS will be performing at various prominent summer festivals (Wacken, Hellfest, Tuska, etc.) to promote the release of "Coal" and are now also announcing European shows as headlining act from September to November 2013. Here is a list of all dates confirmed so far:

LEPROUS - Tour 2013:
Presented by Rock Hard Magazine & Intromental

07.09.2013 Bergen (Norway) - Garage
13.09.2013 Oslo (Norway) - John Dee
14.09.2013 Sandnes (Norway) - Tribute
15.09.2013 Drammen (Norway) - Buddy
16.09.2013 Skien (Norway) - Parkbiografen
17.09.2013 Göteborg (Sweden) - Musikens Hus
18.09.2013 Stockholm (Sweden) - Debaser
20.09.2013 Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi Club
25.09.2013 Warsaw (Poland) - Progresja
26.09.2013 Krakow (Poland) - Kwadrat
28.09.2013 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Beta2300
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17.10.2013 Prague (Czech Republic) - Nova Chmelnice
18.10.2013 Vienna (Austria) - Replugged
19.10.2013 Bratislava (Slovakia) - Randal Club
20.10.2013 Budapest (Hungary) - A38
21.10.2013 Bucharest (Romania) - Silver Church
22.10.2013 Sofia (Bulgaria) - RBF Club
23.10.2013 Belgrade (Serbia) - Dom Omladine
24.10.2013 Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Orto Bar
25.10.2013 Milano (Italy) - The Theatre Club
26.10.2013 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Galery
27.10.2013 Genova (Italy) - Muddy Waters
29.10.2013 Barcelona (Spain) - Razzmatazz
30.10.2013 Murcia (Spain) - 12&Medio
31.10.2013 Madrid (Spain) - Caracol
01.11.2013 Porto (Portugal) - Hard Club
02.11.2013 Lissabon (Portugal) - Side B
04.11.2013 Toulouse (France) - Les Saint Des Seins
05.11.2013 Lyon (France) - Ninkasi Kao
06.11.2013 Essen (Germany) - Turock
07.11.2013 Nijmegen (The Netherlands) - Doornroosje
08.11.2013 Paris (France) - Le Divan Du Monde
09.11.2013 London (UK) - Underworld
10.11.2013 Oostende (Belgium) - Jeugdhuis Ohk
12.11.2013 Hamburg (Germany) - MarX

Support band on first part of the tour (September): Ørkenkjøtt (Norway)
Support band on the second part of the tour (October-November): Blindead (Poland)

LEPROUS - Festivals 2013:
21.04.2013 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - 013 / Roadburn Festival - Afterburner (http://www.roadburn.com)
27.04.2013 Amstelveen (The Netherlands) - Headway Festival (http://www.headwayfestival.com)
08.06.2013 Sölvesborg (Sweden) - Sweden Rock Festival (http://www.swedenrock.com)
21.06.2013 Clisson (France) - Hellfest (http://www.hellfest.fr)
28.06.2013 Helsinki (Finland) - Tuska Open Air (http://www.tuska-festival.fi)
21.07.2013 Tolmin (Slovenia) - Metal Dayz Festival (http://www.metaldays.net)
01.-03.08.2013 Wacken (Germany) - Wacken Open Air (http://www.wacken.com)
09.08.2013 Josefov (Czech Republic) - Brutal Assault Festival (http://www.brutalassault.cz)
16.-17.08.2013 Saint Palais Sur Mer (France) - Crescendo Festival (http://www.festival-crescendo.com)

Tickets for this year's Afterburner event, as part of the annual Roadburn Festival at the 013 venue in Tilburg / The Netherlands, where LEPROUS are set to perform on April 21st, 2013 are also still available at http://wp.me/P1m0FP-Zc or visit http://www.roadburn.com for more info.

"Coal" was produced with Heidi Solberg Tveitan & Vegard Tveitan of Mnemosyne and Jens Bogren & Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Kreator) mixed/mastered the album.

More details about "Coal" will be revealed soon...

LEPROUS Line-Up:
(pictured from left to right)
Tor Oddmund Suhrke - guitar
Øystein Landsverk - guitar
Einar Solberg - synth/vocals
Tobias Ørnes Andersen - drums

LEPROUS online:
www.leprous.net
www.leprous.net/mobile (mobile website)
www.facebook.com/leprousband
www.myspace.com/leprousband
www.youtube.com/leprouschannel
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