Monday, March 30, 2015

TEETHGRINDER to support TOMBS and BLACK ANVIL on European dates‏

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Our latest signing, Dutch grindcore upcomers TEETHGRINDER will support TOMBS and BLACK ANVIL on their Savage Death European Tour! Click here for all dates.

TEETHGRINDER’s Lifeforce Records debut album “Misanthropy” will be out May 25th in Europe!


Savage Death European Tour supporting TOMBS and BLACK ANVIL

09.04.2015 DE - Berlin @ Cassiopeia
10.04.2015 DE - Kassel @ K19
12.04.2015 UK - Manchester @ Roadhouse
13.04.2015 UK - Glasgow @ Audio
14.04.2015 UK - Bristol @ The Fleece
15.04.2015 UK - London @ Boston Music Room
16.04.2015 FR - Antwerpen @ Kavka
17.04.2015 FR - Lille @ TBA
18.04.2015 FR - Paris @ Glazart, Doomed Gatherings
19.04.2015 FR - Lille @ TBA
20.04.2015 DE - München @ Feierwerk
21.04.2015 DE - Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
22.04.2015 CZ - Prague @ 007
23.04.2015 HU - Budapest @ Club 202

More live dates
24.05.2015  NL - Den Haag @ Metalcon
30.05.2015  DE - Torgau @ Grind The Nazi Scum Festival
08.07.2015  CZ - Prague @ Thirst For Grind
09.07.2015  CZ - Trutnov @ Obscene Extreme Festival
11.07.2015  NL - Hogeveen @ Graveland Festival


Hailing from the northern part of the Netherlands, TEETHGRINDER have arisen from the ashes of DrDoom and Greyline in early 2013 with a clear goal: to create music louder, more aggressive and even nastier than they did with their previous bands. Influenced by a variety of genres, the Dutch quartet is playing grindcore with an impulsively and malicious approach. Nauseated by all the horror and pain in this world, TEETHGRINDER create songs, which are the outspoken reflection of their anger and animosity.     

Following the direction of their sold-out debut-EP ‘’Hellbound’’ from 2013, TEETHGRINDER are heading for an authentic yet progressive sound, which is originating by a fusion of the several genres including grindcore, powerviolence, crust, black metal, sludge and noise. The Dutch honor their roots and simultaneously broaden the spectrum of grindcore itself, resulting in an unsettling maelstrom of ferocity. This is what the album debut “Misanthropy” on LIFEFORCE RECORDS is showcasing in a vehement and disturbing way.

While grinding every available stage to pieces TEETHGRINDER quickly garnered appreciation for their energetic, loud and aggressive live performance. Having played with Terrorizer, Napalm Death, Anaal Nathrakh, Vader, and The Dillinger Escape Plan, the band is about to support Tombs and Black Anvil throughout the continent in April 2015 to bring “Misanthropy” to the stages across Europe.

TEETHGRINDER’s Lifeforce Records debut album “Misanthropy” will be out May 25th in Europe!



Visit and "like" the band's Facebook page and stay tuned about latest news and live shows.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

APHYXION wins rock-award and opens Esbjerg Rock Festival

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The Danish metal-band APHYXION has just won the first Esbjerg Rock Festival music-price. Besides opening the festival 29th of May and playing with band like Def Leppard and Europe, the band won a money-price of 10.000 DKR. Congrats guys!

HEIDRA plays Wacken Metal Battle and tours Europe in May

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The powerfull Danish folk metal-act HEIDRA will be part of the Danish Wacken Metal Battle and has just confirmed a European-tour together with Noctem and Infest in May.

Read more about the band right here:
http://bit.ly/1N61cYg

Exotheria's “Angels Are Calling” available from May 15

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Underground Symphony is proud to announce the latest details about the
debut album of Exotheria, italian band of neoclassic and progressive
power metal, as Helloween, Royal Hunt e Circus Maximus.

“Angels Are Calling” will be available from May 15 and will be released
in a limited edition in digipak packaging.

Here's the full tracklist and Artwork, designed by Veronica “Red Veril”
Rossi.




THE VINTAGE CARAVAN release first »Arrival« video trailer

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Icelandic classic rock trio THE VINTAGE CARAVAN have released the first video trailer for their highly anticipated new album, entitled »Arrival«https://youtu.be/odqfPdueoFk

Also make sure to check out the first single 'Babylon' at this location https://youtu.be/MIa4fudByeA.

»Arrival« is scheduled for a May 15 release via Nuclear Blast. Pre-Order it here: http://smarturl.it/VCARAVAN-Arrival

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Find the stunning psychedelic cover by renowned American artist David Paul Seymour (
www.davidpaulseymour.com) attached/below.
Commented the band: "We are so excited for the release of the upcoming album. It's definitely a step forward for us musically and we are incredibly happy with how natural the recording process was and how well all of the songs turned out. Get ready for »Arrival«!"

The band recorded the follow-up to 2014's critically acclaimed »Voyage« in an isolated fjord where they set up a studio in an old ballroom and worked with producer Axel "Flexi" Árnason who also worked with the band on their last album.
Commented the band: "The songwriting sessions have been going on since around October 2012 when our album »Voyage« had been out in Iceland for a month. We immediately started writing at that point so some of the songs are quite old for us. Because of that we have a bit too many songs but we intend to make this album around 10 tracks so we can put what we think are the best tracks on the album.
Right now we are doing demos, polishing the stuff and thinking of ways to nicely add to the production of the songs.
We are very excited to start recording this album. It's going to be interesting to work on. The album is a bit different from our previous album - it's a bit darker, a bit heavier, a bit more melodic but definitely all in a good way."
THE VINTAGE CARAVAN on YouTube:
'Expand Your Mind' official music video: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RET5bdAYUuQ






'Midnight Meditation' official lyric video: 
http://youtu.be/YI58NsV056I





THE VINTAGE CARAVAN live:25.04.2015 UK London - Desertfest
31.05.2015 NL Rotterdam - Baroeg
02.06.2015 D Berlin - Bi Nuu
05.06.2015 D Geiselwind - Out & Loud
06.06.2015 D Netphen - Freakvalley
07.06.2015 CZ Pilsen - Metalfest
10.06.2015 D Ulm - Ulmer Zelt
12.06.2015 NL Arnhem - Willemeen
13.06.2015 NL Waalre - Kempenerpop
13.06.2015 B Retie - Retie Rockt
05.07.2015 CH Montreux - Montreux Jazz Festival
11.07.2015 IC Eistnaflug - Eistnaflug Festival
24.07.2015 D Neuensee - Rock im Wald
25.07.2015 D Flörsheim - Flörsheim Open Air
15.08.2015 PT Moledo - Sonic Blast
23.08.2015 D Essen - Turock Open Air
04.09.2015 D Düsseldorf - Pitcher
05.09.2015 D Rockenhausen - Metallergrillen
12.09.2015 F Raismes - Raismes Fest

Deluxe edition of "Wicca" by legendary cult act Mystifier

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Hammerheart Records announces details on the ultimate deluxe edition of the classic black metal album "Wicca" by legendary Cult act Mystifier!

On June 26th 2015 Hammerheart Records will release the first of a set of three deluxe editions by black metal legend Mystifier, their debut "Wicca", originally released in 1992 on Heavy Metal Maniac Records.



The deluxe digipack CD package contains two discs, with disc 1 containing a fully re-mastered version of "Wicca", and disc 2 containing the original master from 1992 with their "T.E.A.R. (The Evil Ascension Returns)" 7” EP added as bonus tracks!

The vinyl edition (featuring the re-mastered album) will be available on transparent green vinyl, limited to 100 copies (exclusively in the Hammerheart Records webstore) and a regular black vinyl, with fully restored artwork, 180 gram Audiophile High Quality vinyl and a little surprise added.

In August "Goëtia" will follow and in September "The World Is Good That Who Made It Doesn't Live Here" with a similar treatment!

A live album (with DVD) and a completely new record are in the works as well! Also a tour is planned for February 2016.



Mystifier was formed in 1989 in Brazil and fits in with Sarcofago, Holocausto, old Sepultura and Holocausto, as a founding stone of the extreme Brazilian scene. These days Mystifier is a cult act, playing their classics and appealing to the dark legions that still worship at the altar of Blasphemy, Sarcofago and Beherit.

Old school black metal freaks rejoice in the glory of Mystifier!

U.D.O. announced for RockFels

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After Helloween, Axxis and Brainstorm, another absolute institution in respect of heavy metal made in Germany can be added to the line-up for this year’s RockFels festival. Udo Dirkschneider will honor the Loreley together with his band U.D.O. In January they released their 15. studioalbum “Decadent”, with whom they draw attention to the often decadent behaviour of the upper class.

The German pioneer with his charismatic voice can nowadays look back to an over 40-year long career, that began with Accept in the early 80’s. Needless to say, that you can look forward to a powerful best-of-set from the “German Tank”, that will leave nothing to be desired.
The RockFels festival 2015 will take place on 7th-8th August in St. Goarshausen
So far confirmed are: Axxis, Beyond The Black, Brainstorm, Dragonforce, Gotthard, Hammerfall, Helloween, Lordi, Mantar, U.D.O., Pink Cream 69, Pretty Maids, Red Hot Chili Pipers, Saxon, Serious Black
For further information about the festival, please visit the RockFels homepage or official Facebook-site.

Bloodrocuted: 'Mors Indecepta' preview available on-line

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This is 'Mors Indecepta' taken from the new record called "Disaster Strikes Back" by belgium thrashers Bloodorocuted! The new album will be released next MArch 30th by Punishment 18 Records. Artwork was created by artist Mario Lopez (Game Over, Sabbat, Warstorm, Sofisticator, Repulsor, Axe Battler and many more).

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JzPmrGlToA

- Bloodorocuted -
www.facebook.com/BloodrocutedThrash
- Punishment 18 Records -
www.punishment18records.com
www.facebook.com/punishment18records

Season Of Mist sign BLACK COBRA

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Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of BLACK COBRA. The American sludge metal band will enter studio in the near future to record their Season of Mist debut album for a late 2015 release.
Regarding their new album and signing, BLACK COBRA comment: "We are very excited to be on Season of Mist with such a great group of people and an amazing roster of diverse artists. We will be entering the studio in the next couple months to record our new album. We are super stoked on the new tracks and cannot wait for you guys to hear them."
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BLACK COBRA were formed in 2001 by guitarist and vocalist Jason Landrian (ex-CAVITY), who was joined by Rafael Martinez (ex-ACID KING, -16, GAMMERA). The duo exploded from the underground with their scathing take on hardcore-fuelled sludge metal. After the release of 4 well-received full lengths, BLACK COBRA have levelled venues across the United States and internationally alongside such cult acts as HIGH ON FIRE, WEEDEATER, PELICAN, THE SWORD, YOB, SLEEP, TORCHE, KYUSS LIVES and more.
What the press said about BLACK COBRA:
"As the band marks its 10th anniversary in 2011, they do so with their greatest achievement yet. This is what metal should be." The Obelisk
"No longer just getting by on primal brutality, Landrian and Martinez are hell-bent on making an album that can hit as hard sitting at home as it does in a club." About.com
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Join BLACK COBRA on their official Facebook page, on Twitter, and on Instagram.

BLUES PILLS - »Blues Pills Live« out now and "Rock Revelation Tour" kicked off

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Multinational blues rock superstars BLUES PILLS' special and very limited live album, entitled »Blues Pills Live« is out now via Nuclear Blast. Furthermore the band will kick of their first headlining tour in 2015, namely the "Rock Revelation Tour", today in Erfurt, Germany. Find the dates below.

A Trailer for the release has recently been posted online at this location: http://youtu.be/iSu2Y7Zd_X0

Order the limited release here: http://smarturl.it/BluesPillsLive

»Blues Pills Live« is available in various vinyl colors (black, splatter / blue and yellow are already sold out!) as well as on CD in a lavish upright digibook and along with a nice canvas. No digital version are available. The release is strictly limited and won't be reprinted once it is sold out.


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The album was recorded during the band's headlining show at last year's Freak Valley Festival which marked a special event for the group. With releasing »BLUES PILLS Live«, the says thank you to the person and festival that paved the way for what is today known as the hottest band in classic/blues rock - BLUES PILLS.

"To the lovely freaks, Freak Valley creators, our dear friend Jens Heide.
For us this moment and this day was really special. 
It felt like all the puzzle pieces came together up until one moment, this experience at Freak Valley festival. This was our first ever apperience at Freak Valley and our first ever headline show on an outdoor festival. We've known about Jens and his freaks for a long time. He gave the name to our band and been supporting us since day one, before our demos where public or even recorded, before when there was only a young and naive dream of playing for any crowds or getting record deals, before we even played a single show - before devil man even was written and before the band was fully formed, before when it was just the beginning of an idea. This show is a magical moment for us - this is where the circle connects with its other half. This record will only be released on vinyl and cd - the cover is made by our favorite artist Marijke Koger-Dunhamn. Recorded LIVE at one of Europes coolest and loveable festivals of our time - FREAK VALLEY FESTIVAL . Thank you freaks, Freak Valley pioneers and Jens for this experience and for your support. We won't forget, ever.
Love - BLUES PILLS"

The stunning artwork by Marjke Koger-Dunham (THE BEATLES, CREAM) who also created the cover for the incredibly successful self-titled debut album can be found below/attached.

More on BLUES PILLS:'No Hope Left For Me' video: http://youtu.be/iV9XFldAi7w
'Jupiter' lyric video: http://youtu.be/R5Evh8E3_oI
Official 'High Class Woman' music video: http://smarturl.it/BLUES-PILLS-Woman
Self-produced 'Gypsy' video: http://youtu.be/AFaqK1VShtk
Acoustic street performance of 'No Hope Left For Me': 
http://ow.ly/zJLWy

BLUES PILLS live
ROCK REVELATION TOUR
BLUES PILLS
TRUCKFIGHTERS
JEX THOTH
+ guests
20.03. DE Erfurt - Stadtgarten
21.03. DE Berlin - Astra
22.03. DE Dresden - Tante Ju
23.03. 
DE München - Backstage
25.03. CH Geneve - Usine
26.03. DE Lindau - Club Vaudeville
27.03. 
DE Cologne - Kantine
28.03. DE Olsberg - Konzerthalle
30.03. DE Saarbrücken - Garage
31.03. DE Karlsruhe - Substage
01.04. DE Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
03.04. NL Schijndel - Paaspop
04.04. DE Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
05.04. CH Zürich - Komplex
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22.04. UK London - Islington Academy
23.04. UK Cardiff - The Globe
24.04. UK Manchester - Club Academy
25.04. UK Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
27.04. UK Belfast - Limelight 2
28.04. UK Glasgow - Cathouse
29.04. UK Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
30.04. UK Bristol - Bierkeller
04.06. D Netphen-Deuz - Freak Valley Festival
05.06. D Nürnberg - Rock im Park
06.06. D Geiselwind - Out And Loud Festival
07.06. 
D Mendig - Rock am Ring
12.06. 
AT Nickelsdorf - Nova Rock
19.06. BE Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
09.07. D Ballenstedt - Rock Harz Festival
10.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters Of Rock
06.08. ESP Vilenna - Leyandas Del Rock
www.bluespills.com | www.facebook.com/bluespills | www.nuclearblast.de/bluespills

ENSLAVED hit the charts around the world

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NUCLEAR BLAST is proud to announce the new ENSLAVED album "In Times" has entered the charts at the following positions around the globe:

Europa:
Norway #28
Finland: #39
Germany: #66
Netherland: #97
UK: #133
UK Rock #9
UK Indie #25

USA:
#4American Billboard Heatseekers
#15 Billboard Hard Music
#105 Top Current Albums

Candada
#20 Hard Music
#198 Top Current Albums

These are the best chart results ever for ENSLAVED in these countries.
Congratulation, Boys!!!

The band states:
This is such an adventure, seeing how the album is getting such an amazing reception around the world! The chart positions are making us very proud but also humble,
knowing how much the teams around us at the management, label, booking agents and dedicated fan-core have worked to get this album and the word about it out there.
The world might be going down the drain, but the Enslaved extended family is just doing just fine. Thank you each and every one of you! See you at a venue very soon!“

The new album  was released on March 06, 2015 via Nuclear Blast!

More about »In Times«
Track by track, part 1: http://youtu.be/W91ZKjnCypQ
Track by track, part 2: http://youtu.be/V3RrdZLiHAc
Album Trailer #2: http://youtu.be/eCtS771vob8



DORO - first female German artist to perform at "Rock in Rio", tour kicks off in April, additional shows announced

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Doro Pesch recently rocked several legendary clubs in the American capital cities. But the stage Doro will enter on September 19th for her very first time, even creates goosebumps of the stage-experienced metal queen: Doro will act at „Rock in Rio“!
“This is amazing and a dream coming true”, says Doro Pesch, who will be the first female German artist ever to conquer this legendary stage.

„Rock in Rio“ celebrates its 30th anniversary. On its first – out of four – editions, there were a.o.  QUEEN, AC/DC, IRON MAIDEN and the SCORPIONS playing. On the upcoming, fifth edition the headliners are called METALLICA and MÖTLEY CRÜE - and DORO will enter stage alongside the Brazilian Power Metal heroes of ANGRA, who had DORO as a guest singer on their current new album, for the song 'Crushing Room'. “Now the members invited me to perform this track along with them at “Rock in Rio”. I think that we might also play my hymn 'All We Are' “, adds the metal queen.

But before DORO will write German metal history in September, she will act with her band on a German tour, starting on April 19th in Saarbrücken, ending up on December 19th in Nürnberg. Special guest on the dates in April and May will be Norwegian rock act SPITFIRE.

Tickets for the shows in Saarbrücken, Ingolstadt, Bremen and Kiel are available here: http://bit.ly/1Ca2azI

19.04.  D         Saarbrücken                                       - Garage
21.04.  D         Ravensburg                                        - Oberschwabenhalle
22.04.  D         Ingolstadt                                           - Eventhalle Weststadt
24.04.  D         Werrnesgrün                                     - Brauereigasthof
25.04.  D         Neuruppin                                          - Kulturhaus
26.04.  D         Kiel                                                     - Max
28.04.  NO       Sandnes                                              - Kultur Hus
29.04.  NO       Oslo                                                    - Vulkan Arena
01.05.  D         Rostock                                              - Mau Club
02.05.  D         Wolfsburg                                          - Hallenbad
03.05.  D         Aschaffenburg                                   - Colos-Saal
22.05. D          Bremen                                              - Aladin
23.05.  D         Gelsenkirchen                                    - Rock Hard Festival (date: tbc.)
26.05. RUS      Saint Petersburg                                - Cosmonavt
28.05. RUS      Ekaterinburg                                      - Tele Club
30.05. RUS      Moscow                                             - Izvestia Hall
16.07.  D         Duisburg                                            - Stadtfest
26.07. UK        Ebbw Vale                                          - Steelhouse Festival
31.07. D          Geiselwind                                         - Bike & Music Weekend
01.08.  S          Rejmyre                                             - Skogsröjet Festival
08.08.  ES        Villena                                                - Leyendas del Rock Festival

27.11. D         Fulda                                                  - Kreuz
28.11. D         Leipzig                                                - Brann Winterfest
29.11. D         Frankfurt                                            - Batschkapp
01.12. D         Hamburg                                            - Große Freiheit 36
02.12. D         Hannover                                          - Capitol
04.12. D         Herford                                             - X
05.12. D         Duisburg                                            - Steinhof
06.12. CH       Pratteln                                              - Z7
10.12. BE        Antwerp                                             - Trix
11.12. D         Saarburg                                            - Stadthalle
12.12. D         Lüdenscheid                                       - Schützenhalle
13.12. D         Stuttgart                                             - LKA/Longhorn
15.12. AT        Wien                                                 - Szene
16.12. AT        Graz                                                  - PPC
18.12.  CZ        Praha                                                 - Meet Factory
19.12.  D         Nürnberg                                           - Löwensaal

On May 02, 2014 DORO released her »Raise Your Fist – 30 Years Anniversary-Edition« via Nuclear Blast. The anniversary edition includes the re-release of the successful »Raise Your Fist« record from 2012 as well as a highlighted bonus-CD entitled »Powerful Passionate Favorites«, which features new and unreleased tracks, but also DORO cover versions of her favorite artists, such as LED ZEPPELIN, TINA TURNER, METALLICA, KISS and DIO.

Order your copy of the »Raise Your Fist – 30 Years Anniversary-Edition« here: http://smarturl.it/DORO-Raise30years

Or digital:
iTunes:                                    http://georiot.co/DoroPowerItunes
Nuclear Blast-MP3:                http://smarturl.it/Doro-Powerful-NB-MP3
Amazon-MP3:                        http://georiot.co/DoroPowerAMZMP3



UNLEASHED – third track-by-track trailer released

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Warriors! Hear the sound of the battle cry! With their new album »Dawn Of The Nine«, legendary Swedish trailblazers UNLEASHED have forged a modern Death Metal weapon from the blood and spirit of their Viking ancestors. 
Now the band is offering fans a taster of their forthcoming masterpiece, in the form of the third part of the track-by-track trailer. 

Check out the video (with song snippets) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V_T1y86TRM&feature=youtu.be

The first part can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF5Lq4guYBo
And the second part here: http://youtu.be/i8s7Vh3bLUY

Mastermind Johnny commented further on the idea behind these songs on the new album:

The land of the thousand lakes:
The quest continues across the Baltic Sea, into the land of the thousand lakes. It is time to rest and breath,
and to reflect on our past and what lies ahead. It is also a time to hold a Blot for our dead ones.

Dawn of the nine:
At the Blot there is also a time for celebration and membership initiation of elite warriors. Swearing “the nine” on the Hammer is an essential part of the blot for a new member in a Hammer Battalion.
“The nine” represents the skills a warrior must have in order to be successful in the new dawn, the world of Odalheim.

Welcome the son of Thor!
Onward through lake Mälaren, the Midgard warriors and their many ships, now return to the shores of our Folklands. Victoriously celebrating their freedom from the fascist Christ.
At the very least, Svithiod has now been temporarily liberated. With White Christ still at large, the battle is far from over, but hope has finally come to these forsaken lands.
The son of Thor (by some, called the Bolt Thrower) is now the high commander of the Midgard Warriors. Our time has come, a new day has risen. A new age is born. Welcome the son of Thor!

Watch the lyric video of the first single 'Where Is Your God Now?': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrUJWq865ps

Tracklist of “Dawn Of The Nine”
1.         A New Day Will Rise
2.         They Came To Die
3.         Defenders Of Midgard
4.         Where Is Your God Now?
5.         The Bolt Thrower
6.         Let The Hammer Fly
7.         Where Churches Once Burned
8.         Land Of The Thousand Lakes
9.         Dawn Of The Nine
10.       Welcome The Son Of Thor!


The forthcoming release was recorded by producer and guitar player Fredrik Folkare in his own Chrome Studios in Stockholm, Sweden
The artwork their twelfth studio album was created by Pär Olofsson (IMMORTAL, DEMONAZ, EXODUS…)
 and it will be released April 24, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.



LEPROUS reveal cover artwork and tracklisting for "The Congregation"!

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Norwegian Progsters LEPROUS are set to release their newest studio album, “The Congregation”, on May 25th, 2015 in Europe and June 2nd, 2015 in North America via InsideOutMusic.

The album’s epic artwork, which was created by artist Nihil / www.nihil.fr, has now been launched (to be seen above!) and here is also the tracklisting for the 65 minutes long release:


LEPROUS - "The Congregation":

1. The Price
2. Third Law
3. Rewind
4. The Flood
5. Triumphant
6. Within My Fence
7. Red
8. Slave
9. Moon
10. Down
11. Lower

LEPROUS comment on the cover artwork as follows: 
“The artwork represents the album’s dark theme very well by showing deformation and disturbance”.

“The Congregation” will be available as standard Jewelcase CD, Digital Download as well as on limited editions as Mediabook CD and 2LP featuring a bonus track entitled “Pixel”.

LEPROUS have recorded the drums, guitars and bass for the album in Sweden’s Fascination Street / Ghostward Studios with David Castillo (Katatonia, Opeth) and the vocals together with Heidi Solberg Tveitan & Vegard Tveitan at Mnemosyne Studios in Norway. Just like the preceding albums “Bilateral” and “Coal”, “The Congregation” was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Kreator).

A first of various video teasers featuring recording studio footage for the making of “The Congregation” can be now seen here: https://www.facebook.com/leprousband

LEPROUS are currently busy working on the new album’s first video clip together with Twitchy Films, who also worked on the band’s previous clips. The promotional video for the track “The Cloak” off the previous album “Coal” can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9o2nVY8FZ0

Here is an overview of all upcoming LEPROUS live-dates announced so far:

LEPROUS – Live at European Festivals 2015:
Fri. 05.06.2015 Nijmegen (The Netherlands) - Fortarock Festival / www.fortarock.nl
Fri. 10.07.2015 Newark-On-Trent (UK) - UK Tech-Fest / www.uktechfest.com
Sat. 11.07.2015 Barcelona (Spain) - BeProgMyFriend Festival / www.beprogmyfriend.com
Sat. 03.10.2015 Cologne (Germany) - Euroblast Festival / www.euroblast.net
Sun. 04.10.2015 Baarlo (The Netherlands) - Progpower Europe / www.progpower.eu

LEPROUS European Tour 2015:
Fri. 25.09.2015 Bergen (Norway) - Garage / www.garage.no
Fri. 02.10.2015 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Forbraendingen / www.forbraendingen.dk
Sat. 03.10.2015 Cologne (Germany) - Euroblast Festival / www.euroblast.net
Sun. 04.10.2015 Baarlo (The Netherlands) - Progpower Europe / www.progpower.eu
Mon. 05.10.2015 Paris (France) - Le Divan Du Monde / www.divandumonde.com
Tue. 06.10.2015 Nantes (France) - Le Ferrailleur / www.leferrallieur.fr
Thu. 08.10.2015 Lisbon (Portugal) - RCA club / www.rcaclub.com
Fri. 09.10.2015 Madrid (Spain) - Caracol / www.salacaracol.com
Sat. 10.10.2015 Murcia (Spain) - Garaje / www.garajebeatclub.com
Sun. 11.10.2015 Barcelona, (Spain) - Apolo 2 www.sala-apolo.com
Mon. 12.10.2015 Lyon (France) - Ninkasi Kao / www.ninkasi.fr
Tue. 13.10.2015 London, (UK) - Garage / www.mamacolive.com/thegarage
Wed. 14.10.2015 Manchester (UK) - Ruby Lounge / www.therubylounge.com
Thu. 15.10.2015 Bristol (UK) - The Fleece / www.thefleece.co.uk
Fri. 16.10.2015 Maasmechelen (Belgium) - Jan Hertog
Sat. 17.10.2015 Karlsruhe (Germany) - Substage / www.substage.de
Mon. 19.10.2015 Milano (Italy) - Legend Club / www.legendclub.jimdo.com
Sat. 24.10.2015 Bratislava (Slovakia) - Majestic Club / www.majestic.sk
Sun. 25.10.2015 Prague (Czech Republic) - Nova Chmelnice / www.novachmelnice.cz
Mon. 26.10.2015 Warszaw (Poland) - Progresja / www.progresja.com
Tue. 27.10.2015 Riga (Latvia) - Rockcafe / www.rockcafe.lv
Wed. 28.10.2015 Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi / www.elmu.fi
Fri. 30.10.2015 Stockholm (Sweden) - Bryggarsalen / www.bryggarsalen.se
Sat. 31.10.2015 Oslo (Norway) - John Dee / www.rockefeller.no

More dates to be added soon!


LEPROUS line-up 2015: 
Einar Solberg - Lead Vocal, Keys
Tor Oddmund Suhrke - Guitars
Øystein Landsverk - Guitars
Baard Kolstad - Drums


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