Donnerstag, 17. September 2015
Leprous: European tour for "The Congregation" starts tomorrow!
Leprous:  European tour for "The Congregation" starts tomorrow!
Norwegian prog metallers LEPROUS are about to start a massive European touring string covering a total of 23 (!) countries in support of their newest studio album "The Congregation", which was released worldwide via InsideOutMusic in May.

The band has checked in with the following comment about the upcoming tour:

"...feeling the excitement building up here, in the Leprous camp. For many months we've been working very hard in order to take our live show up one level! We're almost there now, and we hope that you will like the result! It's our largest and most ambitious tour-production so far, and can't wait to get out there to show it to everyone!
Yes, it has been a lot of work the last months, to make everything perfect, but we now we're almost ready and also quite proud to show Europe the next level of Leprous".

Here is a list of all upcoming dates for LEPROUS (Updates marked *):

LEPROUS - Live 2015:
Fri. 18.09.2015 Yerevan (Armenia) - Puppet Theater
Sat. 19.09.2015 Tiblisi (Georgia) - Elektrowerk *
Sun. 20.09.2015 Istanbul (Turkey) - Garajistanbul /
Mon. 21.09.2015 Athens (Greece) - AN Club /
Tue. 22.09.2015 Thessaloniki (Greece) - Eightball Club /

LEPROUS + Sphere & Rendezvous Point / European Tour 2015:
Fri. 25.09.2015 Bergen (Norway) - Garage /
Sat. 26.09. Trondheim (Norway) - Familien / *
Fri. 02.10.2015 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Forbraendingen /
Sat. 03.10.2015 Cologne (Germany) - Euroblast Festival /
Sun. 04.10.2015 Baarlo (The Netherlands) - Progpower Europe /
Mon. 05.10.2015 Paris (France) - Le Divan Du Monde /
Tue. 06.10.2015 Nantes (France) - Le Ferrailleur /
Thu. 08.10.2015 Lisbon (Portugal) - RCA club /
Fri. 09.10.2015 Madrid (Spain) - Caracol /
Sat. 10.10.2015 Murcia (Spain) - Garaje /
Sun. 11.10.2015 Barcelona, (Spain) - Razzmatazz2 / *
Mon. 12.10.2015 Lyon (France) - Ninkasi Kao /
Tue. 13.10.2015 London (UK) - Garage /
Wed. 14.10.2015 Manchester (UK) - Ruby Lounge /
Thu. 15.10.2015 Bristol (UK) - The Fleece /
Fri. 16.10.2015 Maasmechelen (Belgium) - Jan Hertog
Sat. 17.10.2015 Karlsruhe (Germany) - Substage /
Sun. 18.10.2015 München (Germany) - Backstage Club /
Mon. 19.10.2015 Milano (Italy) - Legend Club /
Tue. 20.10.2015 Aarau (Switzerland) - Kiff /
Thu 22.10.2015 Brasov (Romania) - Rockstadt /
Fri. 23.10.2015 Belgrade (Serbia) - Dom Omladine /
Sat. 24.10.2015 Bratislava (Slovakia) - Majestic Club /
Sun. 25.10.2015 Prague (Czech Republic) - Nova Chmelnice /
Mon. 26.10.2015 Warsaw (Poland) - Progresja /
Tue. 27.10.2015 Riga (Latvia) - Melna Piektdiena / *
Wed. 28.10.2015 Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi /
Fri. 30.10.2015 Stockholm (Sweden) - Bryggarsalen /
Sat. 31.10.2015 Oslo (Norway) - John Dee /

Facebook tour event link:

LEPROUS - Live 2015:
Thu. 19.11.2015 Rome (Italy) - Traffic Club / *
Sat. 21.11.2015 Nürnberg (Germany) - Generation Prog Festival /

LEPROUS - Live 2016:
28.-30.04.2016 Koparvik/Haugesund (Norway) - Karmoygeddon Metal Festival /
More tourdates in the works...

Recently, LEPROUS unveiled a lyric video created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media for the album track "Slave". Check it out here:
And here within Germany:

LEPROUS previously launched 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:
And here within Germany:

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 colour editions!) featuring a bonus track entitled "Pixel" (5:15).

"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 /

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

LEPROUS online: (mobile website)