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Leprous Detail New Album “Pitfalls”


Leprous‘ new studio album has been announced for an October 25th release through InsideOutMusic. That outing has been titled “Pitfalls” and was tracked at Ghostward Studios in Årsta, Sweden with producer David Castillo (Soilwork, Katatonia) once again behind the boards. Adam Noble (Placebo, Biffy Clyro) mixed the outing, which will run as follows:

01 – “Below
02 – “I Lose Hope
03 – “Observe The Train
04 – “By My Throne
05 – “Alleviate
06 – “At The Bottom
07 – “Distant Bells
08 – “Foreigner
09 – “The Sky Is Red

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The band’s vocalist/keyboardist Einar Solberg commented of the record:

“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.”

A first single from the outing will be launched this Friday, August 30th, alongside pre-orders for the album. In the meantime, the group have newly launched a retrospective clip on their previous album “Malina” below. As previously reported, they will also be touring with The Ocean and Port Noir and more this fall, here’s their dates:

09/15 Raismes, FRA – Raismes Fest

With The Ocean and Port Noir:

11/01 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
11/02 Zwolle, NET – Hedon
11/03 Leiden, NET – Gebr. De Nobel
11/04 Berlin, GER – Kesselhaus (no The Ocean)
11/05 Cologne, GER – Kantine (no The Ocean)
11/06 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp (no The Ocean)
11/07 Antwerp, BEL – Zappa
11/08 London, UK – ULU
11/09 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
11/11 Zurich, SWI – Plaza
11/12 Paris, FRA – Cabaret Sauvage
11/13 Lyon, FRA – CCO
11/14 Biarritz, FRA – Atabal
11/15 Madrid, SPA – Shoko
11/16 Barcelona, SPA – Apolo
11/18 Parma, ITA – Campus Music Industry
11/19 Munich, GER – Freiheiz (no The Ocean)
11/20 Vienna, AUT – Szene
11/21 Prague, CZE – Palac Akropolis (no The Ocean)
11/22 Dresden, GER – Beatpol (no The Ocean)
11/23 Wroclaw, POL – Pralnia
11/24 Hamburg, GER – Uebel & Gefahrlich (no The Ocean)
11/25 Copenhagen, DEN – Lille Vega
11/26 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
11/27 Stockholm, SWE – Fryhuset Klubben


11/28 Oslo, NOR – Vulkan Arena
11/29 Stavanger, NOR – Folken
11/30 Hamar, NOR – Festiviteten

With Amorphis, Soilwork & The Ocean:

12/05 Turku, FIN – Logomo
12/06 Rauha, FIN – Saimaa Areena
12/07 Helsinki, FIN – Ice Hall