05 September 2013
Leprous: European tour kicks off this weekend; New bass-player announced!
Norwegian Progsters LEPROUS continue to promote their acclaimed new album "Coal", released in May via InsideOutMusic and after a string of highly successful European festival appearances, they are kicking off a long headlining tour all over Europe, consisting of two segments (The first one in September and the second one from the middle of October to the middle November), with Japanese dates between the runs.
Here is a list of all upcoming tourdates of LEPROUS:
LEPROUS - Europatour 2013:
Presented by Rock Hard Magazine & Intromental
06.09.2013 Trondheim (Norway) - Rockheim *
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
21.09.2013 St. Petersburg (Russia) - A2/Sputnik
23.09.2013 Tallinn (Estonia) - Tapper Club * New date!
24.09.2013 Gdansk (Poland) - Wydzial Remontowy
25.09.2013 Warsaw (Poland) - Progresja
26.09.2013 Krakow (Poland) - Kwadrat
27.09.2013 Rostock (Germany) - Alte Zuckerfabrik
28.09.2013 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Beta2300
LEPROUS - Japan Tour 2013 with Ihsahn:
09.10.2013 Tokyo (Japan) - Club Quattro
10.10.2013 Nagoya (Japan) - Club Quattro
11.10.2013 Osaka (Japan) - Club Quattro
More details can be found here: http://smash-jpn.com/live/?id=1989
LEPROUS - European Tour 2013:
Presented by Rock Hard Magazine & Intromental
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) - Garaje * New club!
31.10.2013 Madrid (Spain) - Caracol
01.11.2013 Braga (Portugal) - Toca * New location!
02.11.2013 Lisboa (Portugal) - Side B
04.11.2013 Toulouse (France) - Les Saint Des Seins
05.11.2013 Lyon (France) - Ninkasi Kao
06.11.2013 Frankfurt (Germany) - Das Bett
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
11.11.2013 Essen (Germany) - Turock
12.11.2013 Hamburg (Germany) - MarX
Support band on the first part of the tour (September): Vulture Industries (Norway), except * Local Supports
Support band on the second part of the tour (October-November): Blindead (Poland)
In other news, LEPROUS have recently announced the departure of bassplayer Rein Blomquist, who played his farewell show last month at Czech Republic's Brutal Assault festival, and the addition of Martin Skrebergene to the band's line-up as his replacement.
Here is a message from the band about this line-up change: "As some of you might have suspected, Rein and LEPROUS have chosen different paths for the future. Rein has been a part of LEPROUS in our two best years so far, and we are forever grateful for all the great music good times! And as far as the new member, LEPROUS have the following to say: "We are really happy to announce our new bassplayer, Martin Skrebergene! Martin is a very talented bassplayer, the most beautiful bass sound and technique we've heard in a while! We want you all to give him a warm welcome..."
LEPROUS' "Coal" is available as standard CD, as limited edition Mediabook CD (with expanded booklet and two bonus tracks), as 2LP on 180 gr. vinyl (also including the two bonus tracks, in black as well as in strictly limited 100x copies in white or transparent vinyl) or as digital download.
All European formats for "Coal" can be ordered from the IOM webshop here:
Ltd. CD + Shirt bundle:
A promotional video clip for the track "The Cloak" shot by David Solbjørg of Twichty Films can be seen here:
Another song off "Coal" entitled "Chronic" can be heard here:
Two video clips showing the recording work procedure for "Coal" can be seen here:
Part 1 (Drums): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDnmicSrkYI
Part 2 (Everything but Drums): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGZvUcJLnjY
LEPROUS "Coal" Press-Feedback:
"Make no mistake about it, this is a properly progressive and properly metal record
that continues the impeccable output of this incredible band."
Powerplay Magazine (UK), 9/10 Points
"...Progressive Metal simply does not get better than this".
Terrorizer Magazine (UK), 5/5 Points
"Coal" entered the national sales charts in Norway on position # 65 upon release and was also voted "album of the month" by the magazines Aardschok (The Netherlands), Scream (Norway) and Rock Hard (France).
"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. The album's cover artwork was once again provided by American artist Jeff Jordan, who already painted for the previous LEPROUS album "Bilateral" and bands like The Mars Volta.
LEPROUS Line-Up 2013:
Einar Solberg - synth/vocals
Tor Oddmund Suhrke - guitar
Øystein Landsverk - guitar
Tobias Ørnes Andersen - drums
Martin Skrebergene - bass
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