05 January 2016
Leprous: Announce next international touring action for 2016!
Leprous:  Announce next international touring action for 2016!
After an extremely successful European touring run covering more than 23 (!) countries in the past months, Norwegian prog metallers LEPROUS have announced next international live-dates in support of their newest studio album "The Congregation", which was released worldwide via InsideOutMusic in May.

Next to playing Australia and Japan in January/February, LEPROUS are also confirmed to return to Europe for another string of dates in April with Voyager (Who also appear on the Australian dates!) as special guests and US-based act Earthside as support. Here is an overview of all the upcoming dates announced so far, includes some festivals as well:

LEPROUS - Live 2016:
26:01.2016 Tokyo (Japan) - Shibuya Club Quattro / club-quattro.com
29.012.106 Sydney (Australia) - The Factory Floor / factorytheatre.com + Voyager
30.01.2016 Perth (Australia) - Amplifier / amplifiercapitol.com + Voyager
06.02.2016 Brisbane (Australia) - The Brightside / thebrightsidebrisbane.com + Voyager
07.02.2016 Melbourne (Australia) - The Evelyn Hotel / evelynhotel.com + Voyager
01.04.2016 's Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) - W2 / w2.nl + Voyager & Earthside
02.04.2016 Helmond, (The Netherlands) - Cacaofabriek / cacaofabriek.nl + Voyager & Earthside
03.04.2016: Hoofddorp (The Netherlands) - Podium Duycker / duycker.nl + Voyager & Earthside
05.04.2016 Hamburg (Germany) - Logo / logohamburg.de + Voyager & Earthside
06.04.2016: Essen (Germany) - Turock / turock.de + Voyager & Earthside
07.04.2016 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7 / z-7.ch + Voyager & Earthside
08.04.2016 Strasbourg (France) - La Laiterie / artefact.org + Voyager & Earthside
09.04.2016 Durbuy (Belgium) - Durbuy Rock Festival / durbuyrock.be + Voyager & Earthside
28.-30.04.2016 Koparvik/Haugesund (Norway) - Karmoygeddon Metal Festival / karmoygeddon.no
23.06.2016 Halden (Norway) - Tons Of Rock / tonsofrock.no
08.08.2016 Josefov (Czech republic) - Brutal Assault / brutalassault.cz

More tourdates in the works...

Einar Solberg (vocals/keys) checked in with the following comment about the upcoming European dates:
"We felt that we didn't hit all the areas in mainland Europe with the fall tour - we simply didn't have enough days available, to accommodate all areas with a show, so we decided to add some dates in April, giving people a chance to get a full-length Leprous show, with a full production.
We are looking forward to meeting you all at the shows!"

LEPROUS unveiled a lyric video created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media for the album track "Slave". Check it out here: youtube.com

A video clip directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud of Twitchy Films for the album's opening track "The Price", which can be seen here: youtube.com

Also, check out the track "Rewind" here:

"The Congregation" entered the official national sales charts in several European countries upon release, as follows: Germany # 78, The Netherlands # 66, Belgium (Flemish) # 167 and Finland # 39.

"The Congregation" is available as standard Jewelcase CD, Digital Download as well as on limited editions as Mediabook CD and 2LP (On black vinyl or limited golden or silver colours!) featuring a bonus track entitled "Pixel".

"The Congregation" can be purchased in Europe in its various formats from the following locations:

And also in Germany here:

LEPROUS have recorded the drums, guitars and bass for the album in Sweden's Fascination Street / Ghostward Studios with David Castillo (Katatonia, Opeth) and the vocals together with Heidi Solberg Tveitan & Vegard Tveitan at Mnemosyne Studios in Norway. Just like the preceding albums "Bilateral" and "Coal", "The Congregation" was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Kreator). The album's artwork was created by Nihil / nihil.fr

A comprehensive making-of studio video for "The Congregation" can be now seen here:

LEPROUS online:
leprous.net (mobile website)