LEPROUS – Announce release of new album “Pitfalls”

Touring across Europe upon release; New single/video coming on Friday! 

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”

Track-listing:

  1. Below
  2. I Lose Hope
  3. Observe The Train
  4. By My Throne
  5. Alleviate
  6. At The Bottom
  7. Distant Bells
  8. Foreigner
  9. 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 band have also shared a video trailer speaking about their acclaimed previous album “Malina” in retrospect and in light of the upcoming release: 

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

LEPROUS:

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.

“Malina” is still available as in various formats from IOM here: https://smarturl.it/LeprousIOM
“Malina” is also available digitally here: http://smarturl.it/LeprousMalina

LEPROUS line-up:

From left to right on photo above!

Robin Ognedal – guitar

Baard Kolstad – drums

Einar Solberg – vocals/synth

Simen Børven – bass

Tor Oddmund Suhrke – guitar

LEPROUS online:
www.leprous.net
www.facebook.com/leprousband
www.youtube.com/leprouschannel

INSIDEOUTMUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.insideoutshop.de

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