Leprous announce new album “Pitfalls” / Released 25th October (InsideOutMusic) / European tour dates2nd September 2019
Burgeoning Norwegian Rock outfit LEPROUS return with their sixth and most ambitious studio album to date entitled “Pitfalls”, set for release on October 25th, 2019 worldwide via InsideOutMusic.
“Pitfalls” was once again recorded with David Castillo at Ghostward Studios (Opeth, Katatonia), but this time mixed by Adam Noble (Placebo, Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves, Deaf Havana). The cover artwork was painted by Indonesian artist Elicia Edijanto.
The album will be available as limited Mediabook CD with two bonus tracks, as Standard Jewelcase CD and as Gatefold 2LP on 180gr. vinyl (On black vinyl and various limited coloured editions) with the album on CD as bonus and an Etching on the D-Side.
The album’s regular track-listing reads as follows:
LEPROUS – “Pitfalls”
- I Lose Hope
- Observe The Train
- By My Throne
- At The Bottom
- Distant Bells
- The Sky Is Red
LEPROUS vocalist and keyboardist Einar Solberg comments on the upcoming album: “We’re incredibly proud to announce “Pitfalls”! It’s the album no-one is expecting from Leprous. When you think you know where it’s headed, you’ll realize that you’re wrong. It’s not only by far the biggest production and musical departure we’ve done, but the also most personal and honest. The album has been written through one of my toughest years, where I struggled with depression and anxiety. No filters, no metaphors, just the truth. They say that writing music is therapeutic. but I would say that it’s an understatement. For me “Pitfalls” is the result of 1,5 years of learning how to get through the dark tunnel. The music has been my torch.”
The album’s first single and video will be launched this Friday, August 30th at the same time as the start of the album’s pre-order, so stay tuned for that and for further album details!
Upon release of “Pitfalls”, LEPROUS will be heading out on a comprehensive European headlining tour together with The Ocean and Port Noir. Here is an overview of the next LEPROUS live-dates for 2019:
LEPROUS – Live 2019:
15 September Raismes (France) – Raismes Fest
LEPROUS with The Ocean & Port Noir:
01 November Esch (Luxembourg) – Rockhal
02 November Zwolle (The Netherlands) – Hedon
03 November Leiden (The Netherlands) – Gebr. De Nobel
04 November Berlin (Germany) – Kesselhaus
05 November Köln (Germany) – Kantine
06 November Frankfurt (Germany) – Batschkapp
07 November Antwerp (Belgium) – Zappa
08 November London (UK) – ULU
09 November Manchester (UK) – Academy 2
11 November Zurich (Switzerland) – Plaza
12 November Paris (France) – Cabaret Sauvage
13 November Lyon (France) – CCO
14 November Biarritz (France) – Atabal
15 November Madrid (Spain) – Shoko
16 November Barcelona (Spain) – Apolo
18 November Parma (Italy) – Campus Music Industry
19 November Munich (Germany) – Freiheiz
20 November Vienna (Austria) – Szene
21 November Prague (Czech Republic) – Palac Akropolis
22 November Dresden (Germany) – Beatpol
23 November Wroclaw (Poland) – Pralnia
24 November Hamburg (Germany) – Uebel & Gefahrlich
25 November Copenhagen (Denmark) – Lille Vega
26 November Gothenburg (Sweden) – Pustervik
27 November Stockholm (Sweden) – Fryshuset Klubben
28 November Oslo (Norway) – Vulkan Arena
29 November Stavanger (Norway) – Folken
30 November Hamar (Norway) – Festiviteten
LEPROUS with Amorphis, Soilwork & The Ocean:
05 December Turku (Finland) – Logomo
06 December Rauha (Finland) – Saimaa Areena
07 December Helsinki (Finland) – Ice Hall
And many more dates to be announced soon…
LEPROUS most recently performed a stunning set at Germany’s Summer Breeze Open Air and used the opportunity to record a special acoustic version of the “Malina” track “From The Flame” for WDR Rockpalast. Check it out here: https://www1.wdr.de/mediathek/video/sendungen/rockpalast/video-leprous-unplugged-beim-summer-breeze—-from-the-flame-100.html
And check out other material off LEPROUS’ “Malina” album here:
“From The Flame” (Video): https://youtu.be/FZSlX1zXnfM
“Stuck (Radio Edit)” (Video): https://youtu.be/jk63FcCIw9g
“Illuminate” (Video): https://youtu.be/Tl4gwOMrJiQ
“Bonneville” (Drums Playthrough Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx_VUb9Bd5c
“Coma” (Drums Playthrough Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kjr_jEQjKQ
“Mirage” (Drums Playthrough Video): https://youtu.be/nAymiEANito
“Malina” hit various sales charts upon release: Germany: # 34, The Netherlands: # 68, Finland: # 23, Switzerland: # 39, Austria: # 42, Belgium (Flemish): # 52, Sweden Physical Album Chart: #29, Sweden Vinyl Charts: # 14, UK Rock Album Chart: # 19, USA Billboard Heatseekers: # 21 and USA Billboard Current Albums: # 190.
From left to right on photo above!
Robin Ognedal – guitar
Baard Kolstad – drums
Einar Solberg – vocals/synth
Simen Børven – bass
Tor Oddmund Suhrke – guitar
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