Leprous & Agent Fresco [Support: Astrosaur] Pumpehuset
Norske Leprous er tilbage og står klar til at servere en lørdag aften fuld af sprød metal.
I en tid, hvor det er svært at skille sig ud fra mængden og lave noget unikt, finder man nogle gange en diamant.
2017 er året, hvor Leprous for alvor kom tilbage og tog deres uundgåelige position som lederne på deres felt. Et band, der ikke længere står i skyggen. De kom stærkt igen og optrådte for tæt pakkede publikum på deres Europa turné med Devin Townsend. Nye fans opstod, men de fyldte huse til deres koncerter gjorde det klart, at dette var et band, der allerede var på manges læber, og som var klar til at se, hvad deres næste kapitel bød på.
Heldigvis er ventetiden snart ovre! Leprous vender tilbage med et nye album I slutningen af 2017 og tager på deres hidtil største turné. Deres islandske brødre Agent Fresco tilslutter sig som special guest hjemlands vennerne Astrosaur åbner showet.
Einar Solberg beskriver det nye album sådan her:"This album is the perfect example on how you can start with a vision and ending up with a result that has nothing to do with the original idea. The writing of the album started out with the idea to perfect the sound and working method we began with on "The Congregation". While the writing process was actually pretty similar (30 sketches, elimination process etc etc) we gradually started noticing stuff with the sound and the songwriting on the previous album that we wanted to sound different. Gradually we realised what needed to be done. This album needs to sound more alive, more organic and more dynamic. The longer into the process the more obsessed we got with this idea. We booked David Castillo at Ghostward to produce and record the album, and David immediately understood where we wanted to go. We spent probably 4 times as many days in the studio as with any other recording we've done, for we've come to learn that if you want to sound unique that is primarily done during recordings, not the mix. There wasn't a single direct signal sent to Jens Bogren, and his task this time was simply to adjust levels, EQ etc. We wanted it to sound like it sounded. We did not want to "digitalise" the sound. We feel with "Malina" that we've managed to achieve a natural sounding organic album with great songs, that still sound modern. Organic doesn't necessarily equal "retro". While we still very much sound like "Leprous" I believe that with this album we're more accurately defines as a rock band than a metal band. We're insanely proud of this album, and can't wait to share it with you all."