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Leprous’ new album cycle kicks into gear with first cut from forthcoming album

Leprous 2015

Leprous have come a long way in the last few years. From spending a good amount of time acting as Ihsahn‘s live backing band (vocalist Einar Solberg’s wife is married to the Emperor frontman, so go figure) – amongst their own early releases - the group have released two stunning but wildly different albums in Bilateral and Coal since the turn of the decade, gathering quite a bit of attention – but it seems that 2014 might have been one of their most important. They were very active on the European festival circuit, playing Dokk’em Open Air, Leyendas del Rock, 2 Days Prog +1 and Euroblast – but they also headed stateside for ProgPower USA and a string of dates across the USA and Canada, before returning for a UK tour with labelmates Haken and Maschine.

It no doubt raised their profile considerably, as the anticipation for new outing The Congregation is tangible. They recently unveiled the tracklisting and artwork (which looks fantastic), but what everyone really wanted was new music, and they’ve today graced us with a new video for the album’s opening track and lead single “The Price


The Price“ was the obvious choice for us to make a video of. It’s straight to the point, technical, focused, catchy and shows a new side of Leprous.

We’re very happy to be working with Twitchy Films, and they’ve done a impeccable job creating an atmospheric and artistic video clip.


Already, you can hear that it sounds like an amalgamation of the last two albums. Bilateral oozed with proggy goodness, whilst Coal stunned with its dark harmonies, utilising Solberg’s vocals to great effect. The instrumentation on “The Price” is fantastic, mixing pace and synthy melodies with stabbing, off-kilter chords. The choruses are huge, and the overall quality just fantastic.

The whole thing is like this. We’ve been blessed with an advance copy of the album, and it’s an absolute monster; over an hour of this kind of thing.

Leprous - The Congregation album art
01. The Price
02. Third Law
03. Rewind
04. The Flood
05. Triumphant
06. Within My Fence
07. Red
08. Slave
09. Moon
10. Down
11. Lower

The Congregation is out May 25th via InsideOut Music. They have some fairly extensive touring booked for the end of the year, along with a few summer festival appearances, including UK Tech Fest in July. Full details below:

Jun 06 @ Fortarock, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Jul 10 @ UK Tech Fest 2015, Lincoln, United Kingdom
Jul 11 @ Be Prog Festival, Barcelona, Spain

w/ Rendezvous Point

Sep 25 @ Garage, Bergen, Norway Presale Tickets
Oct 02 @ Forbrændingen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 03 @ Euroblast Festival, Cologne, Germany
Oct 04 @ ProgPower Europe, Baarlo, Netherlands *
Oct 05 @ Le Divan Du Monde, Paris, France
Oct 06 @ Le Ferrailleur, Nantes, France
Oct 08 @ RCA Club, Lisbon, Portugal
Oct 09 @ Caracol, Madrid, Spain
Oct 10 @ Garaje, Murcia, Spain
Oct 11 @ Apolo 2, Barcelona, Spain
Oct 12 @ Ninkasi Kao, Lyon, France
Oct 13 @ Garage, London, United Kingdom
Oct 14 @ The Ruby Lounge, Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 15 @ The Fleece, Bristol, United Kingdom
Oct 16 @ Jan Hertog, Maasmechelen, Belgium
Oct 17 @ Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
Oct 18 @ Backstage, Munich, Germany
Oct 19 @ Legend Club, Milan, Italy
Oct 22 @ Rockstadt, Brasov, Romania
Oct 24 @ Majestic Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
Oct 25 @ Nova Chmelnice, Prague, Czech Republic
Oct 26 @ Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
Oct 27 @ Rockcafe, Riga, Latvia
Oct 28 @ Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland
Oct 30 @ Bryggarsalen, Stockholm, Sweden
Oct 31 @ John Dee, Oslo, Norway

* No Rendezvous Point