The newest sensation of progressive metal returns to Romania. Leprous will be presenting their latest album and will be the opening band for Amorphis during “The Beginning of Times“ tour. described them as unique: “there is nothing else that sounds like this band, and that will take them far…“

The Norwegians were personally selected by Amorphis for this tour. The bands five members are ecstatic and ready to conquer both old and new horizons. For the new ones Sibiu was chosen, on November 8, 2011, in Oldies Live Music Pub, while for the older, Bucharest, on November 9, 2011, in The Silver Church Club.

The band has also supported bands like Opeth, Pagan’s Mind, Therion and many others. Leprous is a band hard to pin down in one genre. Their music is a compilation of different styles, including progressive rock, jazz, pure metal, and summing up on their list of musical influences composers of classical music, various artists like Bjork, Muse, Porcupine Tree, Massive Attack, Ulver, Opeth, Radiohead and others.

As their vocalist, Einar Solberg, admits, we can expect many surprises from them: “I’m usually not too much of a fan when it comes to following genres”.

“Bilateral” is the band’s second album, which comprises their 10 year history of music experience. This new album ranges from dark progressive metal to classic symphonic hard rock, with a touch of “hook-heavy aggression”, as the band likes to say, and trumpets.

Leprous will be “shadowing“ Amorphis on their promotional European tours. However, Romania is not new territory for them, since they have already performed in Bucharest, in 2010, opening for Therion (in a show held at Arenele Romane). Besides Romania, “The Beginning of Times” tour will also include countries like: Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Finland, Belgium, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

With the two concerts in November, in Sibiu and Bucharest, the Finns would have responded for the forth time to ARTmania’s invitation: in 2009 at Arenele Romane, in 2008 at Romexpo (with Haggard) and in 2006 at the ARTmania Festival in Sibiu.

Tickets for the two shows are available online at,, or in Diverta distribution network. Ticket prices are 75 lei, general access and 85 lei on event day.

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