LEPROUS, the much acclaimed prog metal newcomer-sensations from Norway, are still nowhere near to be taking a real rest from promoting their current album “Bilateral”, which was released worldwide last August via InsideOutMusic.
After a highly successful 41 dates all across Europe supporting Amorphis as well as dates in Japan together with Ihsahn and The Haunted, LEPROUS have announced a full headlining run of Europe for October 2012, where the band will finally be performing their full live-set for their enthusiastic followers.
LEPROUS will be joined on this special tour, much suitably dubbed “European Progressive Assault”, by Sweden’s Loch Vostok (www.lochvostok.com), recent addition Persefone from Andorra (www.persefone.com) and Norway’s Ørkenkjøtt (www.facebook.com/orkenkjott).
Here is an updated list of shows with ticket links as well as newly confirmed media sponsors:
LEPROUS + Loch Vostok + Persefone + Ørkenkjøtt
“European Progressive Assault” European tour 2012
Presented by Eclipsed Mag. & powermetal.de (G/S/A) and Revolver Mag. (Spain)
28/09: NO – Oslo – John Dee
05/10: DK – Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
06/10: CZ – Praha – ExitUs
07/10: SK – Bratislava – Randal Club Tickets ***
08/10: SB – Beograd – Gun Club ***
09/10: RO – Bucharest – Silver Church
10/10: BG – Sofia – Mixtape 5
12/10: IT – Milano – venue tba***
13/10: CH – Pratteln – Galery
14/10: FR – Toulouse – Connexion ***
15/10: ES – Barcelona – Razzmatazz 3 ***
16/10: ES – Madrid – Ritmo Y Compás
17/10: ES – Bilbao – Santana 27 ***
19/10: FR – Lyon – Le Marche Gare ***
20/10: FR – Paris – Le Divan Du Monde
21/10: BE – Vosselaar – Biebob
22/10: UK – London – Underworld
25/10: DE – Essen – Turock
26/10: NL – Zoetermeer – Borderij
27/10: NL – Eindhoven – Effenaar
More dates will be announced soon!
*** New show/date since last update!
LEPROUS have checked in to comment on the tour as follows:
“We’re really looking forward to hit the European road as headliners in October, and now that we’re starting to see all those familiar places the ‘European Progressive Assault’ will take us to, we can also start planning what to play for you guys this time around. Hope you’re interested in getting a little taste of our next album, which is also beginning to take form these days.”
The promotional video clip for the song “Restless” off the band’s acclaimed “Bilateral” album can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
A free InsideOutMusic digital sampler including the LEPROUS song “Thorn” (which features a guest vocal appearance of former Emperor frontman Ihsahn) can be downloaded here: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/
“Bilateral” was skillfully mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at the 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.
Einar Solberg – synth/vocals
Tor Oddmund Suhrke – guitar
Øystein Landsverk – guitar
Rein Blomquist – bass
Tobias Ørnes Andersen – drums