Friday, July 28, 2017

LEPROUS - Launch "Stuck (Radio Edit)", the second single & video off new album "Malina"!

LEPROUS - Launch "Stuck (Radio Edit)", the second single & video off new album "Malina"!

Norway's LEPROUS are soon to release their much-anticipated new fifth studio album "Malina" on August 25th, 2017 via InsideOutMusic,

Therefore, the album's second single "Stuck (Radio Edit)" is being launched today. 
Check out a video directed by Troll Toftenes here:  

Or stream the single here on Spotify:

LEPROUS checked in to comment about the track, 
which can be found on the album in its entire version, as follows:
 "'Stuck' is LEPROUS in a new package! It's straight to the point, groovy and has probably the guitar and bass sound on the album that we're most happy with! Doing a performance video to enhance the special edit version of this song felt like an obvious choice and the footage captured by Troll Toftenes supports the dynamics of the music in a great way!"

LEPROUS previously debuted "From The Flame", the first single off "Malina", here: 

 The track-listing for "Malina" reads as follows:

LEPROUS - "Malina":
1. Bonneville
2. Stuck
3. From The Flame
4. Captive
5. Illuminate
6. Leashes
7. Mirage
8. Malina
9. Coma
10. The Weight Of Disaster
11. The Last Milestone

"Malina" will be available as Jewelcase CD and Digital Download, but also as limited edition Mediabook CD (with extended booklet and the bonus-track "Root") and as Gatefold 2LP on 180gr. vinyl (with a poster, the bonus-track "Root" and the entire album on CD). 

"Malina" is now available for pre-order here:

Most recently, LEPROUS have debuted "From The Flame", the first single off "Malina", via a video directed by David Solbjørg of Twitchy Films here: 

Or check out the song here:

Following a hugely successful European tour as support to label-mates Devin Townsend Project earlier this year, LEPROUS wrapped up the work on "Malina" with producer David Castillo at Ghost Ward Studio in Sweden, while mixing duties were once again taken care of by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. The album's artwork was designed by Corey Meyers.

  After their upcoming summer festival appearances, LEPROUS will be heading out on an extensive headlining tour of Europe for "Malina", together with special guests Agent Fresco from Iceland, plus Australia's AlithiA and fellow Norwegian's Astrosaur.

Here is a list next of shows for LEPROUS:

LEPROUS - Festivals 2017:
11.08.2017 Rasnov (Romania) - Rockstadt Extreme Fest
19.08.2017 Mo i Rana (Norway) - Verket Festival
LEPROUS, Agent Fresco, AlithiA & Astrosaur - European Tour:
Presented in Germany by Eclipsed,, Guitar &
28.10.2017 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Pumpehuset
29.10.2017 Hamburg (Germany) - Logo
30.10.2017 Cologne (Germany) - Luxor
31.10.2017 Esch (Luxembourg) - Rockhal
01.11.2017 Haarlem (The Netherlands) - Patronaat
02.11.2017 London (UK) - The Dome
03.11.2017 Dublin (Ireland) - Voodoo Lounge
04.11.2017 Leeds (UK) - Damnation Festival
05.11.2017 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob
06.11.2017 Paris (France) - Trabendo
07.11.2017 Nantes (France) - Barakason
08.11.2017 Bordeaux (France) - Rocher Palmer
11.11.2017 Toulouse (France) - Le Metronum
12.11.2017 Marseille (France) - Le Moulin
13.11.2017 Milan (Italy) - Magnolia
14.11.2017 Lyon (France) - CCO Villeurbanne
15.11.2017 Winterthur (Switzerland) - Salzhaus
16.11.2017 Colmar (France) - Grillen
17.11.2017 Munich (Germany) - Backstage Halle
18.11.2017 Vienna (Austria) - Szene
19.11.2017 Budapest (Hungary) - A38
20.11.2017 Prague (Czech Republic) - Rock Café
21.11.2017 Warsaw (Poland) - Proxima
22.11.2017 Berlin (Germany) - Musik & Frieden
23.11.2017 Aarhus (Denmark) - Atlas
25.11.2017 Oslo (Norway) - Vulkan Arena
And more dates to be announced soon...

LEPROUS online: (mobile website)



Gentle Giant To Release Three Piece Suite September 29

Gentle Giant-Three Piece Suite

On September 29th 2017 Gentle Giant will release “Three Piece Suite.”

Gentle Giant—Three Piece Suite is a specially curated selection of songs and compositions from the band’s first three albums (Giant, Acquiring the Taste, Three Friends) presented in both 5.1 surround sound and stereo. There are nine tracks from the albums, plus a pre-debut song, remixed by Steven Wilson. The choices were determined by the limited availability of multi-track master tapes from the era. Only a few songs from each album are known to exist as multi-tracks, with the rest presumably lost.

Three Piece Suite is available in the following formats:
*A two-disc digipak containing 96/24 animated Blu-ray plus CD.
*A single disc digipak CD.
*A two-disc gatefold LP in180g high-end vinyl.
*A digital download of the two disc Blu-Ray plus CD version.

Gentle Giant’s Three Piece Suite includes the songs “Giant,” “Nothing At All,” and “Why Not” from the first album Giant
“Pantagruel’s Nativity,” “The House, The Street, The Room” from the second album Acquiring The Taste
“Schooldays,” “Peel the Paint,” “Mr. Class And Quality,” and “Three Friends” from the album Three Friends completes the list of the original recorded material.
The band and Steven Wilson are including a previously commercially unreleased song “Freedom’s Child” taken from the first recording sessions with legendary producer Tony Visconti.

The liner notes by Interviewer Anil Prasad include reflections from Gentle Giant’s members about the writing and recording sessions.

Steven Wilson and Tony Visconti share their incredible observations about the early days of this unique collection of timeless music from one of progressive rock’s most influential bands.

Tony Visconti recounts:
“I was a very optimistic young man in 1970…I thought music like theirs would save the world from mediocrity. I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth in it. I championed their cause by becoming sympathetic to the point where I temporarily joined the band for both albums. I modified their arrangements and pulled off some stunning audio effects that gave their sound more depth and immediacy. The band knew I was on their side. I remember there being a great feeling of camaraderie during the sessions.”

Steven Wilson explains:
“To create the new mixes, I used Logic as the software and Universal Audio plug-ins, which provide emulations of classic analog outboard effects, channel strips and old mixing desks…I used these tools to clean things up and bring out some more clarity, detail and definition in some of the instrumental interplay. There was never a question of trying to outdo the original mixes, but offer different perspectives on them.”

Tony Visconti continues:
“In our own way, we’ve touched the ears, minds and hearts of thousands of true believers.”

The band members, collectively, feel there are still good reasons its fans continue to enjoy Gentle Giant’s music and why it continues to be discovered by new generations.

For fans of Gentle Giant Three Piece Suite is a must have.  For fans of great musicianship and progressive rock this is an incredible insight into the earliest days of this legendary band.

Pre-Order Links for Amazon & iTunes to be announced at