LEPROUS – Announce vinyl re-releases with pre-order starting today!

Norwegian Rock outfit LEPROUS are pleased to announce the much overdue vinyl re-issues of their early albums “Coal” (2013) and “The Congregation” (2015), coming out on July 3rd, 2020 via InsideOutMusic.

Both albums were mixed by Jens Bogren as well mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Katatonia), and saw LEPROUS perfecting their trademark sound and grow to the extraordinary entity of these days.

Both re-issues are now again available as Gatefold 2LP on 180g. vinyl + CD including bonus track/s in the following standard black and limited coloured editions:
LEPROUS – “Coal” 2LP + CD:
Black vinyl – Unlimited
Lilac vinyl – 200x copies (Via CM Distro Europe)
Mint vinyl – 400x copies (Via CM Distro Europe and USA Webshop)
Transparent Magenta – 200x copies (Via band & O-Merch Webshop)
LEPROUS – “The Congregation” 2LP + CD:
Black vinyl – Unlimited
Dark Green vinyl – 200x copies (Via CM Distro Europe)
White vinyl – 400x copies (Via CM Distro Europe and USA Webshop)
Transparent Sun Yellow – 200x copies (Via band & O-Merch Webshop)
The pre-order for these re-releases is starting as of today from the IOM shop here:
https://www.insideoutshop.de/Artist/Leprous/20978?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13

Most recently, LEPROUS have launched an entertaining video feature shot during their latest European tour, where they react to YouTube comments by fans. Check it out here:
https://youtu.be/sBLIJgNIEn8

Also, in promotion of their latest album release ”Pitfalls“ from 2019, LEPROUS bass-player Simen Børven has recorded a playthrough clip for the track “I Lose Hope”, which can be seen here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lUVKD0brmQ 

A playthrough video by drummer Baard Kolstad for the most epic track on the album, “The Sky Is Red” can also be seen here:
https://youtu.be/nj6fM2KpyOA

Check out the singles launched off “Pitfalls” by LEPROUS here:
“Below” (video): https://youtu.be/4nPwBSaJmgI
“Alleviate” (video): https://youtu.be/12eFq16CXSU
“Distant Bells”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8HUeCKNxVw
“The Sky Is Red” today here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8vw086Ta7Y

And check out a series of LEPROUS video trailers for the “Pitfalls” album here:
Discussing “Pitfalls”: https://youtu.be/GgdhiZdT-g0
“Pitfalls” Artwork: https://youtu.be/7UvSowPwtsw
Looking Back on 10 Years of Studio Albums: https://youtu.be/0dZgn1UQIiA
Album Track-By-Track: https://youtu.be/XOR3xXOmk8Y

“Pitfalls”, the sixth full album release by LEPROUS, was once again recorded with David Castillo at Ghostward Studios (Opeth, Katatonia), but this time mixed by Adam Noble (Placebo, Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves, Deaf Havana). Upon release, “Pitfalls” entered various international sales charts as follows: Germany: # 36, Finland: # 17, Switzerland: # 46, France: # 120, Spain: # 62, Belgium (Wallonia): # 82, Austria: # 61, UK (Rock Album Chart): # 13, USA Top Current Albums Chart: # 129, USA Heatseekers Chart: # 17, USA Top Current Rock Albums Chart: # 48 and USA Top current Hard Music Albums Chart: # 18.

“Pitfalls” is still available as limited Mediabook CD with two bonus tracks (“Golden Prayers” and the Massive Attack cover “Angel”), as Standard Jewelcase CD and as Gatefold 2LP on 180gr. vinyl with the album on CD as bonus (in Europe!) and an Etching on the D-Side. Next to the unlimited black vinyl version, “Pitfalls” is also available in various limited coloured editions.

“Pitfalls” can be ordered here: https://LeprousBand.lnk.to/Pitfalls

Or visit the IOM webshop for LEPROUS releases here: https://www.insideoutshop.de/Artist/Leprous/20978?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13

LEPROUS line-up:
Einar Solberg – vocals/synth
Tor Oddmund Suhrke – guitar
Robin Ognedal – guitar
Simen Børven – bass
Baard Kolstad – drums

LEPROUS online:
www.leprous.net
www.leprous.net/mobile
www.facebook.com/leprousband
www.youtube.com/leprouschannel

INSIDEOUT MUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/InsideOutUSA
www.insideoutmusicshop.com

INSIDEOUTMUSIC Spotify Playlist: 
http://spotify.com/progrockessentials
http://spotify.com/progmetalessentials

LEPROUS – Launch drum playthrough video for “The Sky Is Red”

European tour starting this weekend!

Continuing the promotional campaign for their current album “Pitfalls”, Norwegian Rock outfit LEPROUS are now launching a drum playthrough video for the most epic track on the album, “The Sky Is Red”. Check it out here:

LEPROUS drummer Baard Kolstad comments:
I always like to do full honest video playthroughs of certain LEPROUS songs after the different album recording processes. A nice way to share details and a different kind of energy for the listener/viewer. There’s no secret that “The Sky Is Red” is a tough one and after 27 shows playing it live, it’s interesting to see how the interpretation of the song and performance has evolved and changed.”

LEPROUS are kicking off their next European tour with support by Klone fom France and fellow Norwegians Maraton this weekend in Dortmund, Germany. The band checked in as follows:

The shows and response of the 1st leg of the “Pitfalls” European tour was mind-blowing, and we had some of the greatest moments of our career. There was no doubt we needed to play way more territories and countries for this album than “only 4 weeks”, so here we go again, with a full production, headlining for 3 more weeks in several new countries that never have seen the new live show. Klone and Maraton as guests! We cannot wait!“

Here is a list of the upcoming LEPROUS dates (Recent updates marked ***):

LEPROUS – European Tour 2020
Supports: Klone & Maraton
08/02 – Dortmund (Germany) – Junkyard
‪09/02 – Strasbourg (France) – La Laiterie
‪10/02 – Grenoble (France) – l’hyliade
‪11/02 – Fribourg (Switzerland) – Fri-Son
‪12/02 – Graz (Austria) – Explosiv
‪13/02 – Istanbul (Turkey) – Zorlu Turkcell Stage *
‪14/02 – Tel Aviv (Israel) – Havanna *
‪15/02 – Athens (Greece) – Fuzz Club
‪17/02 – Bucharest (Romania) – Quantic
‪18/02 – Cluj-Napoca (Romania) – /Form Space
‪19/02 – Budapest (Hungary) – Durer Kert
‪20/02 – Krakow (Poland) – Kwadrat
‪21/02 – Warsaw (Poland) – Progresja
‪22/02 – Gdansk (Poland) – B90
‪24/02 – Nijmegen (The Netherlands) – Doornroosje
‪25/02 – Savigny (France) – l’empreinte
‪26/02 – Toulouse (France) – Le Rex
‪28/02 – Porto (Portugal) – Hard Club
‪01/03 – Lisbon (Portugal) – Lisboa Ao Vivo
* = Without Maraton

LEPROUS – Festival Appearances 2020
19/06 – Clisson (France) – Hellfest
26-27/06 – Madrid (Spain) – Rock The Night
3-5/07 – Cluj-Napoca (Romania) – Form Days Festival
20-22/08 – Bristol (UK) – Arctangent Festival ***

And many more international dates are to be announced soon…

Check out the singles launched off “Pitfalls” by LEPROUS here:
“Below” (video): https://youtu.be/4nPwBSaJmgI
“Alleviate” (video): https://youtu.be/12eFq16CXSU
“Distant Bells”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8HUeCKNxVw
“The Sky Is Red” today here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8vw086Ta7Y

And check out a series of LEPROUS video trailers for the “Pitfalls” album here:
Discussing “Pitfalls”: https://youtu.be/GgdhiZdT-g0
“Pitfalls” Artwork: https://youtu.be/7UvSowPwtsw
Looking Back on 10 Years of Studio Albums: https://youtu.be/0dZgn1UQIiA
Album Track-By-Track: https://youtu.be/XOR3xXOmk8Y

“Pitfalls”, the sixth full album release by LEPROUS, was once again recorded with David Castillo at Ghostward Studios (Opeth, Katatonia), but this time mixed by Adam Noble (Placebo, Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves, Deaf Havana). Upon release, “Pitfalls” entered various international sales charts as follows: Germany: # 36, Finland: # 17, Switzerland: # 46, France: # 120, Spain: # 62, Belgium (Wallonia): # 82, Austria: # 61, UK (Rock Album Chart): # 13, USA Top Current Albums Chart: # 129, USA Heatseekers Chart: # 17, USA Top Current Rock Albums Chart: # 48 and USA Top current Hard Music Albums Chart: # 18.

“Pitfalls” is available as limited Mediabook CD with two bonus tracks (“Golden Prayers” and the Massive Attack cover “Angel”), as Standard Jewelcase CD and as Gatefold 2LP on 180gr. vinyl with the album on CD as bonus (in Europe!) and an Etching on the D-Side. Next to the unlimited black vinyl version, “Pitfalls” is also available in various limited coloured editions.

“Pitfalls” can be ordered here: https://LeprousBand.lnk.to/Pitfalls

Or visit the IOM webshop for LEPROUS releases here: https://www.insideoutshop.de/Artist/Leprous/20978?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13

LEPROUS line-up:
Einar Solberg – vocals/synth
Tor Oddmund Suhrke – guitar
Robin Ognedal – guitar
Simen Børven – bass
Baard Kolstad – drums

LEPROUS online:
www.leprous.net
www.leprous.net/mobile
www.facebook.com/leprousband
www.youtube.com/leprouschannel

INSIDEOUT MUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/InsideOutUSA
www.insideoutmusicshop.com

INSIDEOUTMUSIC Spotify Playlist:
http://spotify.com/progrockessentials
http://spotify.com/progmetalessentials

LEPROUS – Release new single & video “Below”

Today, Norwegian Rock outfit LEPROUS are launching the first single, “Below”, off their sixth and most ambitious studio album ‘Pitfalls’, which is to be released on October 25th, 2019 worldwide via InsideOutMusic.

Check out “Below” in an intense video directed by Dariusz Szermanowicz / Grupa13 (Behemoth, Kreator, Amon Amarth) and filmed in Wroclaw, Poland

LEPROUS vocalist and keyboardist Einar Solberg checked in with the following comment about “Below”:
“Below” was the first song written for the “Pitfalls” album and it was composed in a period of denial of what was to come. It was a very spontaneous song, made first with only piano and vocals. “Below” is a very emotional and melancholic track, and it means a lot to me personally – both musically and lyrically. Large cinematic string arrangements, electronic elements, very acoustic and organic parts – all combined. Very epic but at the same time very fragile!”

“Pitfalls” was once again recorded with David Castillo at Ghostward Studios (Opeth, Katatonia), but this time mixed by Adam Noble (Placebo, Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves, Deaf Havana). The cover artwork is a painting from Indonesian artist Elicia Edijanto. The album’s regular track-listing reads as follows:

LEPROUS – “Pitfalls”
Track-listing:
1. Below
2. I Lose Hope
3. Observe The Train
4. By My Throne
5. Alleviate
6. At The Bottom
7. Distant Bells
8. Foreigner
9. The Sky Is Red

“Pitfalls” will be available as limited Mediabook CD with two bonus tracks (“Golden Prayers” and the Massive Attack cover “Angel”), as Standard Jewelcase CD and as Gatefold 2LP on 180gr. vinyl with the album on CD as bonus (in Europe!) and an Etching on the D-Side. Next to the unlimited black vinyl version, “Pitfalls” will also be available in the following limited coloured editions:

Clear 2LP: 200x copies (IOM Webshop Europe)
White 2LP: 400x copies (IOM Webshop & CM Distro Europe)
Transparent Red 2LP: 200x copies (O-Merch Bandshop)
Dark Green 2LP: 200x (Band on tour)
Smoke 2LP: 200x copies (Laser’s Edge)
Golden 2LP: 200x copies (CM US Onlineshop)

The album’s pre-order in its various formats starts today here: https://LeprousBand.lnk.to/Pitfalls

Check out the IOM webshop for LEPROUS releases here: https://www.insideoutshop.de/Artist/Leprous/20978?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13

Here is a video trailer by LEPROUS speaking about their acclaimed previous album “Malina” in retrospect and in light of upcoming release: https://youtu.be/382lP86C_ZU

LEPROUS’ previous album “Malina” hit various sales charts upon release in August 2017: Germany: # 34, The Netherlands: # 68, Finland: # 23, Switzerland: # 39, Austria: # 42, Belgium (Flemish): # 52, Sweden Physical Album Chart: #29, Sweden Vinyl Charts: # 14, UK Rock Album Chart: # 19, USA Billboard Heatseekers: # 21 and USA Billboard Current Albums: # 190.

“Malina” is still available in various formats here: http://smarturl.it/LeprousMalina

Upon release of the new album “Pitfalls”, LEPROUS will be heading out on a comprehensive European headlining tour together with The Ocean and labelmates Port Noir. Here are the next LEPROUS live-dates for 2019:

LEPROUS – Live 2019:
15 September Raismes (France) – Raismes Fest

LEPROUS with The Ocean & Port Noir:
01 November Esch (Luxembourg) – Rockhal
02 November Zwolle (The Netherlands) – Hedon
03 November Leiden (The Netherlands) – Gebr. De Nobel
04 November Berlin (Germany) – Kesselhaus
05 November Köln (Germany) – Kantine
06 November Frankfurt (Germany) – Batschkapp
07 November Antwerp (Belgium) – Zappa
08 November London (UK) – ULU
09 November Manchester (UK) – Academy 2
11 November Zurich (Switzerland) – Plaza
12 November Paris (France) – Cabaret Sauvage
13 November Lyon (France) – CCO
14 November Biarritz (France) – Atabal
15 November Madrid (Spain) – Shoko
16 November Barcelona (Spain) – Apolo
18 November Parma (Italy) – Campus Music Industry
19 November Munich (Germany) – Freiheiz
20 November Vienna (Austria) – Szene
21 November Prague (Czech Republic) – Palac Akropolis
22 November Dresden (Germany) – Beatpol
23 November Wroclaw (Poland) – Pralnia
24 November Hamburg (Germany) – Uebel & Gefahrlich
25 November Copenhagen (Denmark) – Lille Vega
26 November Gothenburg (Sweden) – Pustervik
27 November Stockholm (Sweden) – Fryshuset Klubben

LEPROUS:
28 November Oslo (Norway) – Vulkan Arena
29 November Stavanger (Norway) – Folken
30 November Hamar (Norway) – Festiviteten

LEPROUS with Amorphis, Soilwork & The Ocean:
05 December Turku (Finland) – Logomo
06 December Rauha (Finland) – Saimaa Areena
07 December Helsinki (Finland) – Ice Hall
And many more dates to be announced soon…

LEPROUS line-up:
Einar Solberg – vocals/synth
Tor Oddmund Suhrke – guitar
Robin Ognedal – guitar
Simen Børven – bass
Baard Kolstad – drums

LEPROUS online:
www.leprous.net
www.leprous.net/mobile
www.facebook.com/leprousband
www.youtube.com/leprouschannel

INSIDEOUT MUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/InsideOutUSA
www.insideoutmusicshop.com

INSIDEOUTMUSIC Spotify Playlist: 
http://spotify.com/progrockessentials

LEPROUS – Announce release of new album “Pitfalls” and European Tour!

Burgeoning Norwegian Rock outfit LEPROUS return with their sixth and most ambitious studio album entitled “Pitfalls”, to be released on October 25th, 2019 worldwide via InsideOutMusic.

“Pitfalls” was once again recorded with David Castillo at Ghostward Studios (Opeth, Katatonia), but this time mixed by Adam Noble (Placebo, Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves, Deaf Havana). The cover artwork is a painting by Indonesian artist Elicia Edijanto.

The album will be available as limited Mediabook CD with two bonus tracks, as Standard Jewelcase CD and as Gatefold 2LP on 180gr. vinyl (On black vinyl and various limited colored editions) with the album on CD as a bonus and an Etching on the D-Side.

Track-listing:
1. Below
2. I Lose Hope
3. Observe The Train
4. By My Throne
5. Alleviate
6. At The Bottom
7. Distant Bells
8. Foreigner
9. The Sky Is Red

LEPROUS vocalist and keyboardist Einar Solberg checked in with the following comment about the upcoming album: “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.”

And here is a video trailer by LEPROUS speaking about their acclaimed previous album “Malina” in retrospect and in light of the upcoming release: 

The album’s first single and video will be launched this Friday, August 30th at the same time as the start of the album’s pre-order, so stay tuned for that and for further album details!

Upon the release of “Pitfalls”, LEPROUS will be heading out on a comprehensive European headlining tour together with The Ocean and Port Noir. Here is an overview of the next LEPROUS live-dates for 2019:

LEPROUS – Live 2019:
15 September Raismes (France) – Raismes Fest

LEPROUS with The Ocean & Port Noir:
01 November Esch (Luxembourg) – Rockhal
02 November Zwolle (The Netherlands) – Hedon
03 November Leiden (The Netherlands) – Gebr. De Nobel
04 November Berlin (Germany) – Kesselhaus
05 November Köln (Germany) – Kantine
06 November Frankfurt (Germany) – Batschkapp
07 November Antwerp (Belgium) – Zappa
08 November London (UK) – ULU
09 November Manchester (UK) – Academy 2
11 November Zurich (Switzerland) – Plaza
12 November Paris (France) – Cabaret Sauvage
13 November Lyon (France) – CCO
14 November Biarritz (France) – Atabal
15 November Madrid (Spain) – Shoko
16 November Barcelona (Spain) – Apolo
18 November Parma (Italy) – Campus Music Industry
19 November Munich (Germany) – Freiheiz
20 November Vienna (Austria) – Szene
21 November Prague (Czech Republic) – Palac Akropolis
22 November Dresden (Germany) – Beatpol
23 November Wroclaw (Poland) – Pralnia
24 November Hamburg (Germany) – Uebel & Gefahrlich
25 November Copenhagen (Denmark) – Lille Vega
26 November Gothenburg (Sweden) – Pustervik
27 November Stockholm (Sweden) – Fryshuset Klubben

LEPROUS:
28 November Oslo (Norway) – Vulkan Arena
29 November Stavanger (Norway) – Folken
30 November Hamar (Norway) – Festiviteten

LEPROUS with Amorphis, Soilwork & The Ocean:
05 December Turku (Finland) – Logomo
06 December Rauha (Finland) – Saimaa Areena
07 December Helsinki (Finland) – Ice Hall
And many more dates to be announced soon…

LEPROUS most recently performed a stunning set at Germany’s Summer Breeze Open Air and used the opportunity to record a special acoustic version of the “Malina” track “From The Flame” for WDR Rockpalast. Check it out here: https://www1.wdr.de/mediathek/video/sendungen/rockpalast/video-leprous-unplugged-beim-summer-breeze—-from-the-flame-100.html
 
And check out other material off LEPROUS’ “Malina” album here:
“From The Flame” (Video): https://youtu.be/FZSlX1zXnfM
“Stuck (Radio Edit)” (Video): https://youtu.be/jk63FcCIw9g
“Illuminate” (Video): https://youtu.be/Tl4gwOMrJiQ
“Bonneville” (Drums Playthrough Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx_VUb9Bd5c
“Coma” (Drums Playthrough Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kjr_jEQjKQ
“Mirage” (Drums Playthrough Video): https://youtu.be/nAymiEANito

“Malina” hit various sales charts upon release: Germany: # 34, The Netherlands: # 68, Finland: # 23, Switzerland: # 39, Austria: # 42, Belgium (Flemish): # 52, Sweden Physical Album Chart: #29, Sweden Vinyl Charts: # 14, UK Rock Album Chart: # 19, USA Billboard Heatseekers: # 21 and USA Billboard Current Albums: # 190.
 
“Malina” is still available as in various formats from IOM here: https://smarturl.it/LeprousIOM
“Malina” is also available digitally here: http://smarturl.it/LeprousMalina

LEPROUS line-up:
(Photo credit: Will Ireland)
From left to right on photo above!
Robin Ognedal – guitar
Baard Kolstad – drums
Einar Solberg – vocals/synth
Simen Børven – bass
Tor Oddmund Suhrke – guitar

LEPROUS online:
www.leprous.net
www.leprous.net/mobile
www.facebook.com/leprousband
www.youtube.com/leprouschannel

INSIDEOUT MUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/InsideOutUSA
www.insideoutmusicshop.com

INSIDEOUTMUSIC Spotify Playlist: 
http://spotify.com/progrockessentials


Leprous & Airbag Amongst The First Bands Announced For Bergen’s Close To The Rain Prog Festival In June

In English &  Norwegian
Close to the Rain, Bergen Prog Festival, is back with its third edition. 8 bands will fill the program and we’re proud to announce two of the giants from the Norwegian prog-scene: Leprous and Airbag. 

ENGLISH 

Close to the Rain, Bergen Prog Festival, is back with its third edition. This time in the excellent venue USF Verftet, one of the most renowned venues in Bergen. Verftet is known for hosting concerts with acts such as Devin Townsend, Steven Wilson, Swans, Opeth, Katatonia and Anathema, and is equipped with top of the line PA and acoustic treatment. Being literary by the sea, it is the perfect spot for Close to the Rain. A total of 8 bands will fill the program spanning the 7th and 8th of June, and we’re proud to announce two of the giants from the Norwegian prog-scene: Leprous and Airbag
https://www.facebook.com/closetotherain.no/ 

LEPROUS
With a calendar filled with sold-out shows in Europe and North America, Leprous is quickly becoming one of the lead acts of the Norwegian prog scene. 2017 saw the release of their 5th studio album “Malina” to critical and public acclaim. Since then the band has been touring non-stop, filling venues in North and South-America, Europe and Asia. After a 4 year absence, Leprous is finally back in Bergen, headlining the Friday at Close to the Rain.
https://www.facebook.com/leprousband/

AIRBAG
Fresh back from the floating Caribbean festival Cruise To The Edge, AIRBAG returns to Bergen. This time with an exclusive set marking the 10 year anniversary of their debut album “Identity”. On CTTR the band will perform the album in its entirety.
https://www.facebook.com/airbagsound/

OAK
Following the release of their second album “False Memory Archive”, OAK has taken a big leap towards the front of the Norwegian prog scene. In addition to being booked to Close to the Rain, the band is scheduled to play Night of the Prog 2019, one of the biggest genre festivals in the world. With a sound that can draw references to acts such as Talk Talk, Pink Floyd and Steven Wilson, and boasting members of the Airbag and Bjørn Riis live bands, Oak is definitely one to watch!
https://www.facebook.com/oakinoslo/

PANZERPAPPA
…have since their formation in 1998 become an institution in the Norwegian prog-rock scene. Due out with their seventh album “”Summarisk Suite” on the 3rd of May, the band describes their music as “Progressive Rock with a friendly face”, reminiscent of inspirational precursors such as Samla Mammas Manna, King Crimson, Henry Cow, Univers Zero and Frank Zappa, while at the same time sounding unmistakably… Panzerpappa!
https://www.facebook.com/Panzerpappa-112379508814650/

SWIFAN EOLH & THE MUDRA CHOIR
…is a new band from Norway, continuously busy discovering their unique kinds of brew, mixing elements of rock, jazz, psychedelic, progressive etc. Founded in 2015, the band just released the debut album “The Key” (2019) on Apollon Records Prog to great reviews.
https://www.facebook.com/mudrasiddhi/

THE WINDMILL
…is a Norwegian progressive rock band formed in 2001 in the outskirts of Oslo. Musically the band can best be described as symphonic neo prog, influenced by several bands from the golden years of the seventies, such as Genesis, Pink Floyd, Camel and others. The debut album “To be continued …” was released May 2010, and the followed up by “The Continuation” in 2013 to great reviews around the world. 5 years later, 2018 saw the birth of “Tribus” to great acclaim from fans and critics. In addition to seeing The Windmill at this years Close to the Rain, they can be seen at Summers End, the UKs longest running prog-festival.
https://www.facebook.com/The-Windmill-142175499160527/

Tickets available from https://www.ticketmaster.no/artist/close-to-the-rain-bergen-prog-festival-billetter/1010760

NORSK

Close to the Rain, Bergen Prog Festival, er tilbake i tredje utgave, og for første gang på Bergens storstue USF Verftet. Totalt vil 8 band fylle programmet som går over to dager, og vi er stolt av å kunne presentere gigantene Leprous og Airbag som to av årets hovedattraksjoner.
https://www.facebook.com/closetotherain.no/ 

LEPROUS
Med en kalender fylt av utsolgte konserter i både Europa, Asia, Sør- og Nord-Amerika har Leprous blitt et godt kjent navn i alle kriker og kroker, og er et av Norges største og mest aktuelle progband om dagen. I 2017 kom studioalbumet «Malina», som har skutt dem til værs og med høye terningkast og fulle hus verden over. Etter en omfattende turne i Sør-Amerika returnerer bandet til Bergen for første gang på 4 år, hvor de headliner fredagen på Close to the Rain.
https://www.facebook.com/leprousband/

AIRBAG
…fra Oslo er nylig tilbake fra den flytende festivalen Cruise To The Edge i Karibien. Bandet er nå klare for å returnere til Bergen, og denne gangen med en helt spesiell konsert eksklusiv for CTTR hvor de spiller debutalbumet “Identity” i sin helhet i forbindelse med albumets
10-årsjubileum.
https://www.facebook.com/airbagsound/

OAK
I etterkant av slippet av OAKs andre album, «False Memory Archive», har bandet tatt et svvmilssteg mot fronten av den norske progrockscenen. Utover å være booket til årets Close to the Rain, kan bandet ses på årets Night of the Prog festival i Tyskland, en av verdens største festivaler i sjangeren. Bandet har et uttrykk som kan beskrives med referanser til band som Talk Talk, Pink Floyd and Steven Wilson, og med medlemmer av livebandet til Airbag og Bjørn Riis, er definitivt Oak et orkester å få øynene opp for.
https://www.facebook.com/oakinoslo/

PANZERPAPPA
…har siden oppstarten i 1998 blitt en institusjon i den Norske progrockscenen. Bandet er aktuelle med «Summarisk Suite» som slippes 3 mai, og kan beskrives musikalsk som progressiv rock med et vennlig ansikt. Utover å låte genuint kan en finne linker til inspirasjonskilder som Samla Mammas Manna, King Crimson, Henry Cow, Univers Zero og Frank Zappa i bandets musikk.
https://www.facebook.com/Panzerpappa-112379508814650/

SWIFAN EOLH & THE MUDRA CHOIR
…er et nytt band fra Norge. Bandet mikser elementer fra rock, jazz, psykedelia og prog og ble grunnlagt i 2015. Debutplaten «The Key» ble sluppet på Apollon Records Prog i 2019, og har mottatt strålende kritikker.
https://www.facebook.com/mudrasiddhi/

THE WINDMILL
…ble grunnlagt i 2001 i utkanten av Oslo. Musikalsk kan bandet beskrives som symfonisk neo-prog, inspirert av band fra det gylne 70-tallet som Genesis, Pink Floyd og Camel. Debuten “To be continued…” ble sluppet I 2010 og fulgt opp av «The Continuation» i 2013. Fem år senere slapp bandet “Tribus” til strålende mottakelse fra kritikere og fans. I tillegg til å se The Windmill på årets Close to the Rain er de booket på Summers End, den lengstlevende festivalen for progressiv rock i Storbritannia.
https://www.facebook.com/The-Windmill-142175499160527/

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