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Leprous Unveil New Single “Golden Prayers”


Norwegian proggers Leprous are releasing a new standalone single “Golden Prayers” today. The band has been sitting on the track since it was recorded with their previous album, Malina, but they’re finally releasing it today to kick off their 2018 campaign, which covers several festivals and tour dates worldwide. Leprous commented:

“It’s very exciting for us to finally release ‘Golden Prayers.’ It was recorded together with the Malina material, but we felt it worked better as a standalone tune than on the actual album. So we saved it until now. Enjoy!”

Interesting decision. “Golden Prayers” is excellent enough to hold its own, but… it’s also so good that it deserves a spot on an actual record. It’s a prime example of Leprous’ songwriting savvy and the musical direction they’re taking. Also, my god, the drums — Baard Kolstad’s groove is fucking tight. Baard the Beast always has a distinctive style and energy, and that has the chance to fully shine through on the somewhat minimalistic “Golden Prayers.” Indulge your ears below, and check out Leprous’ tour dates for this summer underneath.

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Festivals 2018:
29.06.2018 Helsinki (Finland) – Tuska Open Air
Fri. 13.07.2018 Viveiro (Spain) – Resurrection Fest
Sat. 14.07.2018 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Dynamo Metal Fest
Mon. 23.07.2018 Tolmin (Slovenia) – Metaldays
Sat. 28.07.2018 Sibiu (Romania) – ARTmania Festival
Fri. 17.08.2018 Bristol (UK) – ArcTanGent Festival
Sat. 18.08.2018 Warsaw (Poland) – Prog In Park

LEPROUS + Agent Fresco – European Tour 2018:
03.09.2018 Nürnberg (Germany) – Hirsch
04.09.2018 Kosice (Slovakia) – Collosseum
07.09.2018 Sofia (Bulgaria) – Mixtape 5
08.09.2018 Athens (Greece) – Fuzz Club
10.09.2018 Belgrade (Serbia) – Dom Omladine *
12.09.2018 Bratislava (Slovakia) – Majestic
13.09.2018 Brno (Czech Republic) – Melodka
14.09.2018 Zagreb (Croatia) – Mocvara
15.09.2018 Graz (Austria) – Dom Im Berg
16.09.2018 Salzburg (Austria) – Rockhouse
17.09.2018 Aarau (Switzerland) – KiFF
18.09.2018 Karlsruhe (Germany) – Substage
19.09.2018 Frankfurt (Germany) – Zoom
21.09.2018 Leeds (UK) – Brudenell
22.09.2018 Manchester (UK) – Gorilla
23.09.2018 Birmingham (UK) – 02 Institute 2
24.09.2018 Vaureal (France) – Le Forum
26.09.2018 Hannover (Germany) – Musikzentrum
27.09.2018 Gothenburg (Sweden) – Sticky Fingers
28.09.2018 Stockholm (Sweden) – Klubben

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