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Leprous To Stream “Malina” & “Pitfalls” Concerts This Week, Go Behind The Scenes Of “Castaway Angels” Sessions


Leprous will be streaming two album-specific live concerts this coming weekend. Saturday, February 20th, will see them share their performance of 2017’s “Malina“, while Sunday, February 21st, will find them performing 2019’s “Pitfalls“. Both shows will originate from the Notodden Teater in Notodden, Norway. Tickets for them can be found here. The group commented of the shows:

“We are not a band made to sit still, so we look very much forward for this weekend playing hybrid concerts on stage with both ‘Malina‘ and ‘Pitfalls‘ in its entirety. Everything will be streamed in high quality real time from the same stage as the combined stream we did with Ihsahn in December, at the Notodden Theater. Two songs from ‘Pitfalls‘ have never ever been played live, and one from ‘Malina‘ has more or less never been played live either, so it’s a nice way to step up our game!”

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In other news, the band have shared a behind the scenes look at the creation of their latest single, “Castaway Angels“, which they released this past December. They commented of that:

“2020 was a different year for everyone. After a strict lock down during the spring, we were finally allowed to work together face to face. However, the border into Sweden was still off limits for us. This meant that we had to find a studio in Norway, as opposed to recording with our good friend and producer David Castillo at Gröndahl in Stockholm.

Being forced to think in new directions can be an unpleasant and challenging experience, but it can also open new opportunities and relationships. In our case, luckily, it was the latter. We got in contact with the guys from the magical ‘Ocean Sound Recordings’ at Giske, just outside the city of Ålesund. This was the start of a beautiful relationship that has added a new dimension to Leprous’ sound.

Our first session at Ocean Sound resulted in the making and documentation of ‘Castaway Angels‘, released December 4th. This video documents the making of CA and it’ll give you a ‘behind the scenes’ look at how we worked together, as well as our individual reflections on how this session took part in shaping us as a band.

Without this project, it’s likely that the idea of the ‘Let’s write a song together’-concept never would’ve been born. Thank you so much for your continued support of our work as musicians and artists!”

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