After spending a very eventful and busy year promoting their latest album release, Bilateral, acclaimed Norwegian progsters LEPROUS have now started their recording sessions for their upcoming, currently untitled studio album, set to be released before summer 2013 worldwide via InsideOut Music.
LEPROUS singer / synth-player Einar Solberg checked in with a status report:
“As many of you already know, we’ve started recording our new album. The drums are finished, and we’re now focusing on the guitars. Also this time we’re using Vegard ‘Ihsahn’ Tveitan and Heidi ‘StarOfAsh’ S. Tveitan as our producers / technicians. The drums were recorded in the really cool and old school Juke Joint Studio (http://www.jukejointstudio.com/), and we’re really satisfied with the result.
As far as the new music, we can only remind you that LEPROUS will never be the kind of band to re-create the mood from previous works, and it’s very important for us that each album has its own strong character. We have great belief in this album and we promise something fresh, challenging and soulful! This album will also be mixed and mastered by Mr. Jens Bogren @ Fascination Street Studios.”
Check out a special studio-video from the drum recording sessions here:
After a successful run headlining the “European Progressive Assault” tour our all over Europe this past October, LEPROUS are not only already working on their next touring plans for 2013, but they have also confirmed some prominent Summer festival slots (Wacken, Hellfest, Tuska, etc.), as well as special international shows in countries like Serbia (making up for a cancelled show-date on the past tour!) and Israel in January. All upcoming dates are below:
LEPROUS live 2013
11.01.2013 – Tel Aviv (Israel) – Reading 3 / ProgStage Winter Mini-Fest + PAGAN’S MIND and ROTA
15.01.2013 – Beograd (Serbia) – Gun Club
16.03.2013 – Porsgrunn (Norway) – Folkets Hus / Break The Ice ’13
21.04.2013 – Tilburg (The Netherlands) – 013 / Roadburn Festival – Afterburner
08.06.2013 – Sölvesborg (Sweden) – Sweden Rock Festival
21.06.2013 – Clisson (France) – Hellfest
28.06.2013 – Helsinki (Finland) – Tuska Open Air
21.-28.07.2013 – Tolmin (Slovenia) – Metal Days Festival
01.-03.08.2013 – Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Open Air
07.-10.08.2013 – Josefov (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival
LEPROUS’ latest album, Bilateral, was skillfully mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street studio (OPETH, DEVIN TOWNSEND, SYMPHONY X, etc.). The album features cover artwork by the Surrealist Jeff Jordan (www.jeffjordanart.com), who has also worked for THE MARS VOLTA and many more. The promotional video clip for the album track “Restless” can be seen here.
Einar Solberg – synth/vocals
Tor Oddmund Suhrke – guitar
Øystein Landsverk – guitar
Rein Blomquist – bass
Tobias Ørnes Andersen – drums