After just having completed an adventurous online-songwriting real-time project, Norwegian Rock outfit LEPROUS are now launching a behind-the-scenes video for their newest single “Castaway Angels”, which was released in December worldwide via InsideOutMusic.
Check out the interesting clip here:
LEPROUS commented as follows:
“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!”
“Castaway Angels” was recorded at Ocean Sound Recordings in Norway and mixed by Adam Noble (Placebo, Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves).
You can obtain the single here:
Watch its video clip directed by Tobias Hole Aasgaarden / South Coast Creative here:
In other news, LEPROUS have announced two special live-events for this coming weekend, Saturday February 20th and Sunday February 21st, when the band will be performing both their latest albums “Malina” (2017) and “Pitfalls” (2019) in their entirety live on stage and as online stream:
Check here for further details, tickets and bundle-options: https://www.munin.live/promo/leprous_malina_pitfalls/
And see an explanatory video teaser here:
And LEPROUS added the following comment:
“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!”
The acclaimed latest LEPROUS album “Pitfalls” was released in October 2019 worldwide via InsideOutMusic. It marks the sixth full album release by LEPROUS and was recorded with David Castillo at Ghostward Studios (Opeth, Katatonia) as well as mixed by Adam Noble (Placebo, Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves).
Check some videos related to the “Pitfalls” album here:
“Below” (video): https://youtu.be/4nPwBSaJmgI
“Alleviate” (video): https://youtu.be/12eFq16CXSU
“Distant Bells”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8HUeCKNxVw
Album Track-By-Track: https://youtu.be/XOR3xXOmk8Y
“The Sky Is Red” live-video: https://youtu.be/_nN61nW1Ly0
“The Sky Is Red” (drums playthrough video): https://youtu.be/nj6fM2KpyOA
“I Lose Hope” (bass playthrough video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lUVKD0brmQ
YouTube comments reaction video: https://youtu.be/sBLIJgNIEn8
“Pitfalls” can still be ordered in various formats here: https://LeprousBand.lnk.to/Pitfalls
LEPROUS also recently re-issued their early albums “Coal” (2013) and “The Congregation” (2015) via InsideOutMusic as 2LP+CD on 180g. black vinyl as well as in various limited colour variants each.
Get these re-issues from the IOM shop here:
Einar Solberg – vocals/synth
Tor Oddmund Suhrke – guitar
Robin Ognedal – guitar
Simen Børven – bass
Baard Kolstad – drums
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