Hot News: Leprous­ – Full European tour schedule revealed; Japanese tourdates announced!

Following the release of their acclaimed new album “Coal” via InsideOutMusic, Norwegian Progsters LEPROUS are currently playing some summer festival shows (next up: India!) but also getting ready to embark on their so far most comprehensive tour this fall, which will be taking them through 24 European countries and also hit Japan.

Here is a list of all upcoming tourdates of LEPROUS:

LEPROUS – Festivals 2013:
06.07.2013 Bangalore (India) – Bangalore Open Air (http://bangaloreopenair.com)
21.07.2013 Tolmin (Slovenia) – Metal Dayz Festival (http://www.metaldays.net)
02.08.2013 Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Open Air (http://www.wacken.com)
09.08.2013 Josefov (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival (http://www.brutalassault.cz)
15.08.2013 Saint Palais Sur Mer (France) – Crescendo Festival (http://www.festival-crescendo.com)

LEPROUS – Japan Tour 2013 with Ihsahn:
09.10.2013 Tokyo (Japan) – Club Quattro
10.10.2013 Nagoya (Japan) – Club Quattro
11.10.2013 Osaka (Japan) – Club Quattro

More details can be found here: http://smash-jpn.com/live/?id=1989

LEPROUS – European Tour 2013:
Presented by Rock Hard Magazine & Intromental

06.09.2013 Trondheim (Norway) – Rockheim *
07.09.2013 Bergen (Norway) – Garage *
13.09.2013 Oslo (Norway) – John Dee
14.09.2013 Sandnes (Norway) – Tribute
15.09.2013 Drammen (Norway) – Buddy
16.09.2013 Skien (Norway) – Parkbiografen
17.09.2013 Göteborg (Sweden) – Musikens Hus
18.09.2013 Stockholm (Sweden) – Debaser
20.09.2013 Helsinki (Finland) – Nosturi Club
21.09.2013 St. Petersburg (Russia) – A2/Sputnik
22.09.2013 Tallinn (Estonia) – Tapper Club
24.09.2013 Gdansk (Poland) – Wydział Remontowy *** New Date
25.09.2013 Warsaw (Poland) – Progresja
26.09.2013 Krakow (Poland) – Kwadrat
27.09.2013 Rostock (Germany) – Alte Zuckerfabrik *** New Date
28.09.2013 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Beta2300
17.10.2013 Prague (Czech Republic) – Nova Chmelnice
18.10.2013 Vienna (Austria) – Replugged
19.10.2013 Bratislava (Slovakia) – Randal Club
20.10.2013 Budapest (Hungary) – A38
21.10.2013 Bucharest (Romania) – Silver Church
22.10.2013 Sofia (Bulgaria) – RBF Club
23.10.2013 Belgrade (Serbia) – Dom Omladine
24.10.2013 Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Orto Bar
25.10.2013 Milano (Italy) – The Theatre Club
26.10.2013 Pratteln (Switzerland) – Galery
27.10.2013 Genova (Italy) – Muddy Waters
29.10.2013 Barcelona (Spain) – Razzmatazz
30.10.2013 Murcia (Spain) – 12&Medio
31.10.2013 Madrid (Spain) – Caracol
01.11.2013 Porto (Portugal) – Hard Club
02.11.2013 Lisboa (Portugal) – Side B
04.11.2013 Toulouse (France) – Les Saint Des Seins
05.11.2013 Lyon (France) – Ninkasi Kao
06.11.2013 Frankfurt (Germany) – Das Bett
07.11.2013 Nijmegen (The Netherlands) – Doornroosje
08.11.2013 Paris (France) – Le Divan Du Monde
09.11.2013 London (UK) – Underworld
10.11.2013 Oostende (Belgium) – Jeugdhuis Ohk
11.11.2013 Essen (Germany) – Turock
12.11.2013 Hamburg (Germany) – MarX

New support band on first part of the tour (September): Vulture Industries (Norway), except * Local Supports
Support band on the second part of the tour (October-November): Blindead (Poland)

LEPROUS checked in to comment about the upcoming live plans as follows:

„We’re really excited about playing our first show in India. It’s a very interesting country that oozes of mystique and adventure to most Europeans. To see that the rock and metal community is rapidly growing in this vast country is fantastic and it’s a pleasure for us to be able to perform there. It almost feels like a pioneering experience! On top of that we’re playing 3 shows in Japan in October, so Asia is definitely opening up for Leprous right now”.

Coal” is available as standard CD, as limited edition Mediabook CD (with expanded booklet and two bonus tracks), as 2LP on 180 gr. vinyl (also including the two bonus tracks, in black as well as in strictly limited 100x copies in white or transparent vinyl) or as digital download.

All European formats for “Coal” can be ordered from the IOM webshop here: http://www.insideoutshop.de/Search?q=coal

Ltd. CD + Shirt bundle: http://www.insideoutshop.de/Item/Leprous_-_Coal_-_Ltd_CD_-_Shirt_-Black-/15889

I-Tunes: http://smarturl.it/coal_itunes

A promotional video clip for the track “The Cloak” shot by David Solbjørg of Twichty Films can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9o2nVY8FZ0

Another song off “Coal” entitled “Chronic” can be heard here:

Two video clips showing the recording work procedure for “Coal” can be seen here:
Part 1 (Drums): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDnmicSrkYI
Part 2 (Everything but Drums): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGZvUcJLnjY

LEPROUS „Coal” Press-Feedback:

“Make no mistake about it, this is a properly progressive and properly metal record
that continues the impeccable output of this incredible band.”

Powerplay Magazine (UK), 9/10 Points

“…Progressive Metal simply does not get better than this”.
Terrorizer Magazine (UK), 5/5 Points

“Coal” entered the national sales charts in Norway on position # 65 upon release and was also voted “album of the month” by the magazines Aardschok (The Netherlands), Scream (Norway) and Rock Hard (France).

“Coal” was produced with Heidi Solberg Tveitan & Vegard Tveitan of Mnemosyne and Jens Bogren & Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Kreator) mixed/mastered the album. The album’s cover artwork was once again provided by American artist Jeff Jordan, who already painted for the previous LEPROUS album “Bilateral” and bands like The Mars Volta.

Einar Solberg – synth/vocals
Tor Oddmund Suhrke – guitar
Øystein Landsverk – guitar
Tobias Ørnes Andersen – drums

LEPROUS online:
www.leprous.net/mobile (mobile website)

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