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LEPROUS Unveils New Single 'Castaway Angels'

Norwegian rockers LEPROUS have released a new single titled "Castaway Angels" via InsideOut Music. The song was recently tracked at Ocean Sound Recordings in Norway and then mixed by Adam Noble (PLACEBO, BIFFY CLYRO, NOTHING BUT THIEVES). The official video for "Castaway Angels", directed by Tobias...
December 5, 2020
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IHSAHN Covers A-HA's 'Manhattan Skyline' With Help From LEPROUS's EINAR SOLBERG

Shapeshifting progressive metal pioneer Ihsahn has once again pushed the boundaries of unconstrained creation — this time with the release of his striking single/video tribute to Norwegian pop pioneers A-HA. He has shared the video for his cover of the band's "Manhattan Skyline", which appears on hi...
August 28, 2020
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IHSAHN To Release 'Pharos' EP In September

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn will release a new EP, "Pharos", on September 11 via Candlelight Records. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Spectre At The Feast", can be seen below. Also appearing on the effort are covers of PORTISHEAD's "Roads" and A-HA's "Manhattan Skyline" (featuring...
July 17, 2020
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FERNANDO RIBEIRO Says MOONSPELL 'Got Kicked In The Head A Little Bit' For 1998's Experimental 'Sin/Pecado'

In a recent interview with Dead Rhetoric's Kyle McGinn, frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL discussed the transitional phase of the band's career that started with their 1998 album, "Sin/Pecado". Released after 1996's highly successful "Irreligious", "Sin/Pecado" saw MOONSPEL...
December 21, 2019
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Pitfalls

You may already have read a few critics expressing surprise or dismay at the fact that LEPROUS seem to have completely abandoned any pretense toward being a metal band at this stage in their flourishing career. Just as it was with OPETH and their not-remotely-unexpected evolution away from death met...
October 25, 2019
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Listen To New LEPROUS Song 'Distant Bells'

Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS has released another new song, "Distant Bells". The track is taken from the band's sixth and most ambitious studio album, "Pitfalls", which is due on October 25 worldwide via InsideOut Music. LEPROUS bassist Simen Børven said: "The instrumental part of 'Distant Bells' i...
October 11, 2019
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The Infinite Loop

There are few things more thrilling than the sound of a young band with a total disregard for toeing the trendy line. Admittedly, the "prog" tag has been robustly rehabilitated over the last 20 years, but there is still something righteous about the complexity, diversity and sheer craziness that eru...
September 28, 2019
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Video Premiere: LEPROUS's 'Alleviate'

Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS has released the official music video for its new single, "Alleviate". The clip was directed by directed by Troll Toftenes of the Vardøger Story Agency. The song is taken from the band's sixth and most ambitious studio album, "Pitfalls", which is due on October 25 world...
September 20, 2019
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LEPROUS Releases Music Video For New Single 'Below'

Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS has released the official music video for its new single, "Below". The clip was directed by Dariusz Szermanowicz of Grupa13 (BEHEMOTH, KREATOR, AMON AMARTH) and filmed in Wroclaw, Poland. The song is taken from the band's sixth and most ambitious studio album, "Pitfalls...
August 30, 2019
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LEPROUS To Release 'Pitfalls' Album In October

Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS will release its sixth and most ambitious studio album, "Pitfalls", on October 25 worldwide via InsideOut Music. "Pitfalls" was once again recorded with David Castillo at Ghostward Studios (OPETH, KATATONIA). The disc was mixed by Adam Noble (PLACEBO, BIFFY CLYRO, NOTHI...
August 27, 2019
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LEPROUS Frontman EINAR SOLBERG Thinks Prog Rock Is 'Very Predictable And One-Dimensional'

Jorge Fretes of Spain's Goetia Media recently conducted an interview with frontman Einar Solberg of Norwegian progressive rockers LEPROUS. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On LEPROUS still having any connection to the black metal scen...
June 16, 2019
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LEPROUS Begins Recording Sixth Album

Norwegian progressive rockers LEPROUS have entered the studio to begin recording their sixth album, due later in the year via InsideOut Music. LEPROUS drummer Baard Kolstad commented: "We entered the studio to record the drums for half of the album last week with David Castillo at Ghostward/Fascinat...
March 2, 2019
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EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN On Making Solo Albums: 'I Learn Something New Every Time'

EMPEROR frontman and acclaimed solo artist Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) recently spoke with France's Loud TV. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the his latest solo album, "Ámr": Ihsahn: "'Arktis' was very much outside...
December 29, 2018
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IHSAHN On EMPEROR: 'In 1991, We Did Not Start An Obscure Black Metal Band To Make It'

Metal Wani's Jake Patton recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) about his forthcoming new solo album, "Ámr". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "contemporary" sounds found...
March 18, 2018
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Video Premiere: BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME's 'Millions'

"Millions", the new video from progressive metallers BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new effort, the conceptual epic two-part album "Automata", part one of which is being released today (Friday, March 9) through the group's new label, Sumerian Records...
March 9, 2018