LEPROUS

(NOR)

RENDEZVOUS POINT

08 Out 2015
Abertura de Portas: 20h00
Início: 20h30
Entrada: 15,00€

A Noruega é atualmente vista como uma potência no que diz respeito à produção de música pesada e muita dessa fama está, logicamente, associada à popularidade e polémica que a segunda vaga do black metal gerou no início da década 90. No entanto, a verdade é que, antes e depois, já se fazia música na Escandinávia e, entre florestas densas e fjords gelados, os nórdicos sempre revelaram uma apetência muito especial para a experimentação. À semelhança dos suecos, os noruegueses nunca se furtaram a adotar abordagens menos ortodoxas, mantendo imutada uma identidade muito forte, que sempre os destacou – e continua a destacar – da competição. Mais conhecidos como a banda de apoio a Ihsahn, os LEPROUS são, sem dúvida, um nome a juntar à crescente lista de propostas desafiantes oriundas da Noruega. Os cinco músicos já têm uma carreira de mais de uma década em nome próprio e, entre 2009 e 2012, assinaram três álbuns que revelaram ao mundo uma das mais interessantes e corajosas visões do prog surgidas no Séc. XXI. «The Congregation», o ansiosamente aguardado sucessor do muitíssimo aplaudido «Coal», está prestes a ser editado e serve de mote ao regresso do coletivo a Portugal no dia 8 de Outubro, para uma data única no RCA Club, em Lisboa, na companhia dos Rendezvous Point.

Com treze anos de experiência, os LEPROUS são uma proposta única porque conseguem, ao mesmo tempo, satisfazer todas as necessidades dos fanáticos mais exigentes do rock progressivo e ter ganchos intocáveis na sua música, que prendem a atenção dos ouvintes menos dados a complicações técnicas. Para cada referência aos Pain Of Salvation ou King Crimson há uma piscadela de olho à estranheza jazzística dos conterrâneos Shining, ao talento semi-alucinado de Devin Townsend ou até à melancolia cerebral de uns Opeth. Sem soar como nenhum dos nomes mencionados, o projeto hoje formado por Tor Oddmund Suhrke (guitarra/voz), Einar Solberg (teclados/voz), Øystein Landsverk (guitarra/voz), Baard Kolstad (bateria) e Martin Skrebergen (baixo) protagoniza uma fusão bem equilibrada de sons diversos, que se traduz em temas que têm tanto de envolvente como de intrigante… O que, bem vistas as coisas, é tudo menos tarefa fácil no contexto específico do prog. De forma surpreendentemente, o jovem quinteto faz com que pareça fácil inovar e sai do outro lado da aventura incólume e vitorioso.

A ilustração de Jeff Jordan – nome associado aos The Mars Volta, outro grupo apostado em alargar as fronteiras do progressivo – na capa de «Bilateral», segundo álbum dos LEPROUS, exclama “prog rock!” em todo o esplendor. A música, no entanto, é muito mais que “só” isso, desafiando as pedras basilares da tendência e, pelo caminho, redefinindo, junto dos devotos e de quem os ficou a observar de uma distância segura, o que significava ser rock e metal progressivo no Séc. XXI. Nada interessados em ficar sentados à sombra do seu sucesso, «Coal», de 2012, adotou uma postura mais obscura e da novidade «The Congregation» só se pode esperar o inesperado. Apesar da juventude dos seus elementos – entre os 20 e os 26 anos, o que só lhes dá uma margem de progressão ainda mais vasta –, os LEPROUS são hoje o resultado de mais de uma década a refinar uma identidade própria e a acumular a experiência que lhes permite lutarem pelo seu lugar de destaque no espectro do metal/rock progressivo.

Os bilhetes para o concerto custam 15€, à venda nos locais habituais. Reservas: Ticketline (1820 – http://www.ticketline.sapo.pt/). Em Espanha: Break Point.

LEPROUS

  • Género

    www.leprous.net


  • Membros da banda

    Einar Solberg – Lead Vocal, Synth
  • Tor Oddmund Suhrke – Guitar
  • Øystein Landsverk – Guitar
  • Baard Kolstad – Drums

  • Naturalidade

    Oslo

  • Companhia discográfica

    InsideOut / Century Media

  • Breve descrição

    For upcoming leprous shows, check out: http://www.leprous.net/tours.html

  • Biografia

    In a scene where it’s rare to stand out and make something truly unique, sometimes a diamond shines. The latest diamond to shine on the international prog-scene is the Norwegian band LEPROUS.
  • After paving the way with three studio albums: “Tall Poppy Syndrome” (2009), “Bilateral” (2011) and “Coal” (2013), LEPROUS’ latest musical endeavours on “The Congregation“ – the title of the new album – marvelously emphasize the amount of maturity the band has gained, also thanks to relentless touring activity across several continents in the lasty years. The attention that LEPROUS grip pinpoints the very unique spot in a variety of progressive music nowadays…
  • Their last album from May 2013 created a strong platform for LEPROUS, be it towards the press, the fans or live promoters, and showed an immense step upwards for the band on various levels. It virtaully seemed as if everyone woke up to smell the coffee when the “Coal” album was released. And as everyone knows, coal turns to diamonds in time…
  • Having steam-rolled all over Europe on a massive 7-week headlining tour in the fall of 2013 in support of ”Coal”, and also playing numerous European and US festival shows, LEPROUS paved the way for a die-hard fan base, that couldn’t wait for more, new material. LEPROUS kept the fans eagerly waiting, spending two years writing what is to be their 5th and absolute finest work to date, while continuing playing shows on tours in the USA, Canada and the UK throughout 2014 as well.
  • “The Congregation”, the newest album by LEPROUS on InsideOutMusic, is expressive, dark and catchy in a way that crawls under skin and overcomes all the senses, so that I most certainly has to be a magnificent dessert for open-minded progressive music lovers. Deep lyrics that shade serious matters of a modern life are masterly threaded into sharp, clear and tremendous musical arrangements. Developed and advanced in comparison to any of the band’s previous releases, “The Congregation” still keeps the authentic identity and recognizability. Moments when LEPROUS surprise, experiment and freely explore within their music are the ones that build their strength, fuel their power and make them so special. They band never had any tendencies of imitating other artists, and more importantly, their latest release shows the courageous act and art of not even copying themselves. “The Congregation” has given a fresh, innovative and new tone to the musical sphere of LEPROUS.
  • From the sharp and concise opening track “The Price”, through the omnipresent and über-exciting “Rewind” (a track that will surely be an audience favourite in a live situation) to the moody “Moon” and the strong but at the same time saddened “The Slave”, LEPROUS takes the listener through all corners in the room of emotion. These young Norwegians are an extremely diverse act, who cite influences ranging from Massive Attack, Radiohead, Arvo Pärt to even extreme contemporary acts like Gojira, as fine ingredients of their unique and versatile stylistic longdrink.
  • “This has without doubt been the most challenging album to write so far, if you count the amount of hours, blood, sweat and tears behind it”, stated LEPROUS vocalist, keyboardist and composer, Einar Solberg, and continued: “It makes me extra proud to have delivered what I consider to be the most daring, technical, fresh and mature album we’ve ever done. The music of ’The Congregation’ is mostly written by me on my computer, so that I this time around could use my ears instead of my knowledge as the main writing tool. If you use your knowledge and your usual methods to write every album, you will eventually find yourself stuck in a quagmire of old habits. Lyrically ’The Congregation’ covers the dangers and consequences of blindly following the flow, thus the album title will speak for itself.”
  • After more than a year of devoted and highly fine-tuning work on the album, while still at the same time touring and enthusing both new and old listeners around the globe, LEPROUS chose to do the recordings for “The Congregation” in the Fascination Street and Ghostward Studios in Sweden as well as in Mnemosyne Studio in Norway. Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Katatonia, etc.), who already did sonic magic on the band’s both previous albums, managed to take things one step further as well in terms of mixing on “The Congregation” too.

  • Localização atual

    Oslo, Norway

  • Diretor-geral

    Intromental Management

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RENDEZVOUS POINT

  • Género

    Progressive Rock/Metal

  • Membros da banda

    Geirmund Hansen – Vocal
  • Nicolay Tangen Svennæs – Keys
  • Petter Hallaråker – Guitar
  • Gunn-Hilde Erstad – Bass
  • Baard Kolstad – Drums

  • Naturalidade

    Kristiansand

  • Companhia discográfica

    Karisma Records

  • Breve descrição

    Rendezvous Point is a melodic progressive metal band formed in Kristiansand, Norway, late 2010.

  • Descrição longa

    The progressive metal band Rendezvous Point is one of the most exciting and promising bands from the Southern part of Norway. These talented musicians grab your brain and use it as a bouncing ball through rhythms beyond logic. Though the music is often heavy and advanced, there is always a layer of fantastic melodies performed by one of the most amazing voices in Norway, Geirmund Hansen. The epic arrangements of Rendezvous Point are truly one of a kind, and should really be experienced live.
  • The musicians in Rendezvous Point met when they studied rhythmical music at the University of Agder. In 2012 the band was titled the most promising band in southern Norway and held a concert with the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. They are now finishing their upcoming album with release date in the fall 2015. The band consists of Baard Kolstad on drums (Leprous, Borknagar, ICS Vortex), Petter Hallaråker on guitar (ICS Vortex, Solefald), Nicolai Tangen Svennæs on keyboard (Emilie Nicolas), Geirmund Hansen on vocal and Gunn-Hilde Erstad on bass.

  • Interesses da banda

    Takk for støtte:
  • SØRF
  • Cultiva
  • Sørbok Kulturford
  • Frifond

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