Leprous Embarks On New Tour

Courtesy:  InsideOut Music

Courtesy: InsideOut Music

Leprous is heading back out on the road.

The Norwegian prog-metal quintet recently announced a new slate of tour dates that takes it to Australia and across Europe this winter, spring, and summer. The band’s current schedule kicked off January 30th in Perth, Australia. Next up for the band is a performance in Brisbane on February 5th, and then Melbourne on February 6th. The band’s current schedule also includes a performance in Israel on March 23rd. After finishing up its show in Israel, Leprous will kick off its latet European tour schedule on Marh 31st in Berlin, Germany. The twelve-date schedule includes dates in France, Switzerland, Germany, and Belgium just to name a handful and runs through August 8th. The band’s current tour schedule is note below:

05.02.2016 Brisbane (Australia) – The Brightside / http://www.thebrightsidebrisbane.com.au + Voyager *

06.02.2016 Melbourne (Australia) – The Evelyn Hotel / http://www.evelynhotel.com.au + Voyager *

23.03.2016 Tel-Aviv (Israel) – Theatron Tmuna *

31.03.2016 Berlin (Germany) – Musik & Frieden / http://www.musikundfrieden.de + Voyager & Earthside / Tickets *

01.04.2016 ‘s Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) – W2 / www.w2.nl + Voyager & Earthside / Tickets

02.04.2016 Helmond, (The Netherlands) – Cacaofabriek / www.cacaofabriek.nl + Voyager & Earthside / Tickets

03.04.2016: Hoofddorp (The Netherlands) – Podium Duycker / www.duycker.nl + Voyager & Earthside / Tickets

05.04.2016 Hamburg (Germany) – Logo / www.logohamburg.de + Voyager & Earthside / Tickets

06.04.2016: Essen (Germany) – Turock / www.turock.de + Voyager & Earthside / Tickets

07.04.2016 Pratteln (Switzerland) – Z7 / www.z-7.ch + Voyager & Earthside / Tickets

08.04.2016 Strasbourg (France) – La Laiterie / http://www.artefact.org + Voyager & Earthside / Tickets

09.04.2016 Durbuy (Belgium) – Durbuy Rock Festival / www.durbuyrock.be + Voyager & Earthside / Tickets

28.-30.04.2016 Koparvik/Haugesund (Norway) – Karmoygeddon Metal Festival / www.karmoygeddon.no

23.06.2016 Halden (Norway) – Tons Of Rock / www.tonsofrock.no

08.08.2016 Josefov (Czech republic) – Brutal Assault / www.brutalassault.cz

More tourdates in the works…

Leprous’ latest album The Congregation was recently nominated for Best Metal Album in the Spellemannprisen, Norway’s equivalent of The Grammys. Also nominated in that category were Enslaved, Tsjuder, and Kampfar. Kampfar came out on top in that one. That aside, the band and its fans still have plenty to be happy about. The band also recently debuted the lyric video for ‘Slave,’ from The Congregation. Audiences can check it out now via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GWPzBXNY2g&feature=youtu.be. Along with that the band also premiered a tour documentary that audiences can also check out for themselves. It can be viewed via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTAsVeos4Bg&feature=youtu.be. If that isn’t enough the video for ‘The Price’ is also available now online via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G9Qd_84YZs&feature=youtu.be. ‘Rewind’ can also be heard online via SoundCloud now at https://soundcloud.com/officialinsideoutmusic/leprous-rewind/.


Courtesy:  InsideOut Music

Courtesy: InsideOut Music

The Congregation is available now in stores and online. It can be ordered online at:

InsideOut Music: https://www.insideoutshop.de/Search?q=The+Congregation

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Congregation-Leprous/dp/B00VU7KYPI?tag=smarturl-20

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/leprous/id322022617?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Germany (JPC): https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/leprous-the-congregation/hnum/7268465

More information on Leprous’ current tour schedule is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

Website: http://www.leprous.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/leprousband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/leprousband

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Native Construct Debuts New Video, Announces New Tour Dates

Native Construct has released a very special new video for its fans.

The prog-metal band has released a video featuring front man Robert Edens performing a rendition of the song ‘Empty Chairs at Empty Tables.’ For those that might not be familiar with the song, it is taken from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s beloved musical adaptation of author Victor Hugo’s book Les Miserables. The song in question is performed after Marius’ friends are killed during the revolution staged at the barricade. Its musical content reprises the song performed during an earlier scene in which the Bishop of Digne allows Jean Valjean to escape arrest. Audiences can check out the video online now via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqHRzZbE6Ek.

Courtesy:  Metal Blade Records

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

The band’s guitarist Myles Yang discussed the influence behind the performance, noting that much of the band’s sound is influenced by musical theater thus making this song a natural fit. “I’m sure you can hear the musical theatre influence in the music of Native Construct,” he said. He added in his discussion that Les Miserables is one of the band members’ favorite musicals, saying We’re big fans of it, and this is a tune from an old favorite of ours, Les Misérables. Yang also offered a thorough history on how Eden’s performance here came to be. The following is Yang’s explanation of how the current presentation goes all the way back to the band members’ days in college and didn’t fully come to be realized until now. I did this arrangement for Rob to sing on back in our freshman year of college, just for fun,” he said. “We did a little recording of it in a dorm room, and that was that.” From there, Yang went on to explain how everything progressed up to the point of the performance presented in the band’s new video. Yang’s explanation is as follows:

“Fast forward to a few weeks ago — our guitarist, Poh Hock, was competing in the .strandberg* Guitar Competition. A portion of the competition was decided by popular vote, and we called on our fans for assistance. Turns out we have a great little community going here; we received an outstanding amount of support, and Poh Hock ended up taking first place in the competition. So, as a token of our appreciation, we decided to dust off this old arrangement and make a new and improved version of it for everyone to enjoy.”

“We recorded all new vocals from Rob, and he also did a fresh mix and master of the whole thing. And Max Harchik (bass) directed, shot, and edited a video of it all, for your viewing pleasure. Thanks again, guys; hope you like it!”

Along with the premiere of its new video, Native Construct also announced this week that it will head back out on the road this fall alongside Enslaved and its label mate Between The Buried and Me. The twenty-four-date tour kicks off Wednesday, November 18th in Cincinnati, Ohio and runs through Thursday, December 17th in Charlotte, North Carolina. The band’s upcoming tour is in support of its debut album Quiet World, which is available now in stores and online. It can be ordered online direct via the band’s page at Metal Blade Records’ website at http://www.metalblade.com/nativeconstruct/. The complete schedule for the upcoming tour is listed below.

Native Construct tour dates
w/ Between The Buried And Me, Enslaved, Intronaut

Nov. 18 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Nov. 19 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Nov. 20 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Nov. 21 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Nov. 23 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
Nov. 24 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
Nov. 25 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
Nov. 27 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
Nov. 28 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Nov. 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theatre
Dec. 1 – Scottsdale, AZ – Livewire
Dec. 2 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Dec. 3 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Dec. 4 – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavilion
Dec. 5 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
Dec. 6 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Dec. 8 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
Dec. 10 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
Dec. 11 – Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
Dec. 12 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Dec. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
Dec. 15 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Dec. 16 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Dec. 17 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

More information on Native Construct’s upcoming tour and album is available online along with Edens’ performance of ‘Empty Chairs at Empty Tables’ and all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: http://www.metalblade.com/nativeconstruct

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NativeConstruct

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