Leprous Release New Single & Video “Below” Off Their Upcoming Album ‘Pitfalls’
Norwegian Rock outfit LEPROUS are launching the first single, “Below”, off their sixth and most ambitious studio album “Pitfalls”, which is to be released on October 25th, 2019 worldwide via InsideOutMusic.
Check out “Below” in an intense video directed by Dariusz Szermanowicz / Grupa13 (Behemoth, Kreator, Amon Amarth) and filmed in Wroclaw, Poland here:
LEPROUS vocalist and keyboardist Einar Solberg checked in with the following comment about “Below”: “‘Below’ was the first song written for the “Pitfalls” album and it was composed in a period of denial of what was to come. It was a very spontaneous song, made first with only piano and vocals. “Below” is a very emotional and melancholic track, and it means a lot to me personally – both musically and lyrically. Large cinematic string arrangements, electronic elements, very acoustic and organic parts – all combined. Very epic but at the same time very fragile!”
“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 is a painting from Indonesian artist Elicia Edijanto.
The album’s track-listing reads as follows: 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
“Pitfalls” will be available as limited Mediabook CD with two bonus tracks (“Golden Prayers” and the Massive Attack cover “Angel”), as Standard Jewelcase CD and as Gatefold 2LP on 180gr. vinyl with the album on CD as bonus (in Europe!) and an Etching on the D-Side. Next to the unlimited black vinyl version, “Pitfalls” will also be available in the following limited coloured editions:
Clear 2LP: 200x copies (IOM Webshop Europe) White 2LP: 400x copies (IOM Webshop & CM Distro Europe) Transparent Red 2LP: 200x copies (O-Merch Bandshop) Dark Green 2LP: 200x (Band on tour) Smoke 2LP: 200x copies (Laser’s Edge) Golden 2LP: 200x copies (CM US Onlineshop)
Upon release of the new album “Pitfalls”, LEPROUS will be heading out on a comprehensive European headlining tour together with The Ocean and labelmates Port Noir. Here are the next LEPROUS live-dates for 2019:
LEPROUS + 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…