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Pitfalls - LEPROUS

You may already have read a few critics expressing surprise or dismay at the fact that LEPROUS seem to have completely abandoned any pretense toward being a metal band at this stage in their flourishing career. Just as it was with OPETH and their not-remotely-unexpected evolution away from death metal, you have to wonder what ...

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Listen To New LEPROUS Song 'Distant Bells'

Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS has released another new song, "Distant Bells". The track is taken from the band's sixth and most ambitious studio album, "Pitfalls", which is due on October 25 worldwide via InsideOut Music. LEPROUS bassist Simen Børven said: "The instrumental part of 'Distant Bells' is a compilation of my musical background. Influences from ...

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The Infinite Loop - SIFTING

There are few things more thrilling than the sound of a young band with a total disregard for toeing the trendy line. Admittedly, the "prog" tag has been robustly rehabilitated over the last 20 years, but there is still something righteous about the complexity, diversity and sheer craziness that erupts across SIFTING's third record. In ...

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Video Premiere: LEPROUS's 'Alleviate'

Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS has released the official music video for its new single, "Alleviate". The clip was directed by directed by Troll Toftenes of the Vardøger Story Agency. The song is taken from the band's sixth and most ambitious studio album, "Pitfalls", which is due on October 25 worldwide via InsideOut Music. LEPROUS vocalist ...

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LEPROUS Releases Music Video For New Single 'Below'

Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS has released the official music video for its new single, "Below". The clip was directed by Dariusz Szermanowicz of Grupa13 (BEHEMOTH, KREATOR, AMON AMARTH) and filmed in Wroclaw, Poland. The song is taken from the band's sixth and most ambitious studio album, "Pitfalls", which is due on October 25 worldwide via ...

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LEPROUS To Release 'Pitfalls' Album In October

Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS will release its sixth and most ambitious studio album, "Pitfalls", on October 25 worldwide via InsideOut Music. "Pitfalls" was once again recorded with David Castillo at Ghostward Studios (OPETH, KATATONIA). The disc was mixed by Adam Noble (PLACEBO, BIFFY CLYRO, NOTHING BUT THIEVES, DEAF HAVANA). The cover artwork is a painting ...

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LEPROUS Frontman EINAR SOLBERG Thinks Prog Rock Is 'Very Predictable And One-Dimensional'

Jorge Fretes of Spain's Goetia Media recently conducted an interview with frontman Einar Solberg of Norwegian progressive rockers LEPROUS. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On LEPROUS still having any connection to the black metal scene after being EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn's initial solo backing ...

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LEPROUS Begins Recording Sixth Album

Norwegian progressive rockers LEPROUS have entered the studio to begin recording their sixth album, due later in the year via InsideOut Music. LEPROUS drummer Baard Kolstad commented: "We entered the studio to record the drums for half of the album last week with David Castillo at Ghostward/Fascination Street Studios, same studio as we recorded the ...

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Video Premiere: BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME's 'Millions'

"Millions", the new video from progressive metallers BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new effort, the conceptual epic two-part album "Automata", part one of which is being released today (Friday, March 9) through the group's new label, Sumerian Records. BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME lead ...

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Watch LEPROUS's 'Illuminate' Video

Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS will release their fifth studio album, "Malina", on August 25 via InsideOut Music. The official video for the disc's latest single, "Illuminate", can be seen below. The clip was shot in Romania and directed by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media. The band commented: "'Illuminate' is one of the most groovy ...

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LEPROUS: Video For New Song 'Stuck'

Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS will release their fifth studio album, "Malina", on August 25 via InsideOut Music. The official video for the disc's second single, "Stuck", can be seen below. The clip was directed by Troll Toftenes. The band checked in with the following comment about "Stuck": "'Stuck' is LEPROUS in a new package! It's ...

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Video Premiere: LEPROUS's 'From The Flame'

Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS will release their fifth studio album, "Malina", on August 25 via InsideOut Music. The official video for the disc's first single, "From The Flame", can be seen below. The clip was directed by David Solbjørg of Twitchy Films. The band checked in with the following comment about "From The Flame": "'From ...

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IHSAHN To Begin Recording New Album Next Week

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) will enter Sonic Attic Studio in Notodden, Norway next week to begin recording his new solo album. Laying down the drum tracks on the follow-up to last year's "Arktis" disc will be Tobias Ørnes Andersen, who has previously played in the Norwegian bands SHINING and LEPROUS. "Arktis" ...

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LEPROUS To Release 'Malina' Album In August

Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS will release their fifth studio album, "Malina", on August 25 via InsideOut Music. They have also announced an extensive European tour with Iceland's AGENT FRESCO, Australia's ALITHIA and fellow Norwegians ASTROSAUR. Following a hugely successful European tour as support to labelmates DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, LEPROUS started recording the follow-up to 2015's ...

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DAWN OF DISEASE To Release 'Ascension Gate' Album In August

German death metallers DAWN OF DISEASE will release their fourth studio album, "Ascension Gate", on August 11 via Napalm Records. Since 2003, DAWN OF DISEASE has rumbled its way to the top as heavyweights of Germany's death metal scene. Hailing from Osnabrück, DAWN OF DISEASE indulges some old-school Swedish groove and raspy riffs: BLOODBATH and ...

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THE WRETCHED END Feat. EMPEROR Guitarist SAMOTH: Entire 'In These Woods' Album Streaming

"In These Woods, From These Mountains", the new album from Norway's THE WRETCHED END, can be streamed in its entirety below. The CD will be released on April 22 via Indie Recordings. It has been nearly four years since new sounds have emerged from the fiery studio alliance of former EMPEROR/ZYKLON guitarist Samoth, MINDGRINDER/WINDIR guitarist/vocalist ...

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THE WRETCHED END Feat. EMPEROR Guitarist SAMOTH: 'In These Woods' Album Due This Month

Norway's THE WRETCHED END will release its new album, "In These Woods, From These Mountains", on April 22 via Indie Recordings. It has been nearly four years since new sounds have emerged from the fiery studio alliance of former EMPEROR/ZYKLON guitarist Samoth, MINDGRINDER/WINDIR guitarist/vocalist Cosmo, and DARK FUNERAL drummer Nils "Dominator" Fjellstrom. Boasting a darker ...

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EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN: New Song 'Pressure' Available For Streaming

"Pressure", a brand new song from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan), can be streamed below. The track is taken from Ihsahn's sixth solo album, "Arktis", which will be released on April 8. The effort will be available in standard CD, deluxe CD (featuring additional exclusive content), and vinyl formats via Candlelight Records. ...

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LEPROUS To Record First Live Album, DVD In Oslo

Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS will record their first-ever live album and DVD release on June 4 at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway. "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. LEPROUS's latest studio ...

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EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN's 'Arktis' Album Pushed Back To April

"Arktis", the sixth solo album from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan), has had its release date pushed back to April 8 from the previously announced March 4. The album will be available in standard CD, deluxe CD (featuring additional exclusive content), and vinyl formats via Candlelight Records. The album's first single, "Mass ...

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EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN To Release 'Arktis' Album In March

Candlelight Records has set a March 4 global release date for "Arktis", the sixth solo album from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). The album will be available in standard CD, deluxe CD (featuring additional exclusive content), and vinyl formats. The album's first single, "Mass Darkness", is released today via iTunes and Amazon. ...

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BORKNAGAR To Release 'Winter Thrice' Album In January

Norwegian extreme metallers BORKNAGAR will release their tenth album, "Winter Thrice", on January 22, 2016 via Century Media. The CD was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studio in Sweden by Jens Bogren (OPETH, KREATOR, PARADISE LOST), who previously took care of mixing duties for BORKNAGAR's 2012 album, "Urd". Commented BORKNAGAR founder and guitarist Øystein ...

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LEPROUS: 'Slave' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Slave" from Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS can be seen below (created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media). The track is taken from the band's latest studio album, "The Congregation", which came out on May 25 in Europe and June 2 in North America via InsideOut Music. The ...

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