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Leprous‘ new album is fast approaching. Confirmed for a May 25th/June 2nd EU/NA release date, the 11-track would-be progressive view of darkness and madness (much like Leprous’ previous work) is sure to titillate even the most hardened and biased.

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I’m not even kidding. OK, I’m a little bit kidding but holy crap, this band list is insane! For those of you in the dark, this is the 11th for Euroblast Festival, a gathering of bands focusing on the progressive, the djent and the downright fresh. Last year was crazy enough, but it looks like the good folks at Euroblast are not slowing down. This year will feature not only Leprous and Haken but also Destrage, Igorrr and, last but not least, Between the Buried and Me. And Lantlos. And holy crap so many more bands. Head on over the jump for the current list.

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Leprous are happy to announce that their upcoming album, The Congregation, is complete and is to be released on May 25th, 2015 in Europe and June 2nd, 2015 in North America via InsideOutMusic. In addition, the band will embark on a meaty European tour beginning in September and carrying on until the end of October ending on Halloween in Oslo, Norway.

The band recorded the drums, guitars and bass for their new album in Sweden’s Fascination Street/Ghostward Studios with David Castillo (Katatonia, Opeth) and the vocals together with Heidi Solberg Tveitan and Vegard Tveitan at Mnemosyne Studios in Norway. Just like the preceding albums Bilateral and Coal, The Congregation was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Kreator).

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Leprous are preparing for a massive 2015 after releasing a brilliant album in 2013 and participating in their first headlining tour in North America just last year [photos, video]. The Norwegian progressive band have already been confirmed for a handful of festivals and are putting the finishing touches on the currently unnamed album, which is due out in May of next year via InsideOutMusic.

The festivals the band will showcase their talent include Barcelona’s BeProgMyFriend Festival, Cologne’s Euroblast, and Progpower Europe in Baarlo.

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Ihsahn 2014

Even though the Emperor reunion gigs have been the highlight of 2014 for legendary black metal musician Ihsahn, that hasn’t stopped him from hammering away at the follow-up to 2013’s Das Seelenbrechen, the latest in a series of critically successful progressive metal solo albums. Not only that, but in shaping the new material and lining up gigs for 2015, Ihsahn has formed a new live band from scratch, effectively relieving Leprous of their duties.

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really11-2-header-partoneIt’s been a great month of a great year for music and those of us privileged to write for Heavy Blog is Heavy have had our players working overtime.  But what have we really been listening to since the start of October?  The first half of our answers after the jump.

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Leprous - Live

For those of you not in the know, we recently had the pleasure to sponsor the North American tour of one of the blog’s favorite progressive bands, Leprous. The Norwegians just wrapped it a few weeks ago, and unfortunately yours truly was unable to work his pro-shot video magic when they stopped by NYC (thanks, Webster Hall). However, Heavy Blog photographer and all-around handsome dude Nick Budosh was there for their final show in Springfield, VA, and he brought along his GoPro to capture the entire set in all its glory. Hit the jump to bask in it. View Full Article »

parttwoIn the first part of our “What We’re (Really) Listening to, you learned the Heavy Blog staff likes everything from Repulsion to A Great Big Pile of Leaves. What do our next set of Heavy Bloggers (really) listen to? The answer after the jump.

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It’s been about a month since we peeked behind the curtains to see what the Heavy Blog staff is (really) listening to. We start our three-part update after the jump.

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leprous poster

On their first official US tour ever, mighty progressive metal giants Leprous took to the road after performing at ProgPower USA on a handful of dates. On board was, well, literally nobody as the Norwegian fivesome assembled local acts as support at every location.

It only seemed right to have photos of the tour we were sponsoring, of course, so please enjoy!

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