Oathbreaker To Return For 2020 ArcTanGent Festival

Oathbreaker will be returning for this year’s ArcTanGent Festival. This will be the group’s first show since going on hiatus two years ago.

The band commented:

“It’s been over 2 years since the last Oathbreaker show, the dust has settled and the last couple of months we’ve been discussing whether or not to play another show. ArcTanGent felt like the right place to do so. We’re incredibly excited to play these songs again. This will most likely be the only Oathbreaker show in 2020. Hope to see a lot of familiar faces.”

The ArcTanGent Festival will take place on August 20-22 at Fernhill Farms near Bristol, UK and it will also feature: Opeth, TesseracT, This Will Destroy You, Amenra, Ihsahn, Perturbator, Rolo Tomassi (performing “Grievances” and “Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It” across two separate sets), Earthtone9, Giraffes? Giraffes!, Frontierer, GosT, Raketkanon, Quail vs Kenny (Jo Quail and Howard James Kenny), Scalping, OHHMS (two sets, including ‘Subjects‘ film set), Svalbard, Alpha Male Tea Party, Stake, Curse These Metal Hands, Boss Keloid, Body Hound, Vasa, Luo, Briqueville, Fes, Tankengine, The K., Mountain Caller, Swans, Metz, The Locust, Maybeshewill, Leprous, Agent Fresco, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Car Bomb, Wear Your Wounds, A.A. Williams, Tides From Nebula, Jo Quail, The Samuel Jackson Five, Petbrick, Herod, Teeth Of The Sea, The Hirsch Effekt, Bent Knee, Astrosaur, tortuganónima, Bolt Ruin, The Hyena Kill, Mutant-Thoughts, Coldbones, Skemer, Natalie Evans, Odradek, Heisa, The Mantis Opera, Last Hyena, Rainbow Slicer, Lack The Low, SEIMS, Elephant Tree, Kokomo, Thumpermonkey, TOTS, Bicurious, God Alone., Land Wars, MIËT, Vogons, Straight Girl, Ogives Big Band, and qariaq.

Leprous To Release New Album “Malina” In August

Leprous have announced that their new album “Malina” will be released on August 25. Check out the cover art below:

Einar Solberg said the following:

“This album is the perfect example of how you can start with a vision and end up with a result that has nothing to do with the original idea. The writing of the album started out with the idea to perfect the sound and working method we began with on ‘The Congregation‘. While the writing process was actually pretty similar (30 sketches, elimination process etc etc) we gradually started noticing stuff with the sound and the songwriting on the previous album that we wanted to sound different. Gradually we realized what needed to be done. This album needs to sound more alive, more organic and more dynamic.”

“David immediately understood where we wanted to go. We spent probably 4 times as many days in the studio as with any other recording we’ve done, for we’ve come to learn that if you want to sound unique that is primarily done during recordings, not the mix. We wanted it to sound like it sounded. We did not want to ‘digitalize’ the sound.”

“We feel with ‘Malina‘ that we’ve managed to achieve a natural sounding organic album with great songs that still sounds modern. Organic doesn’t necessarily equal ‘retro’. While we still very much sound like Leprous, I believe that with this album we more accurately define as a rock band than a metal band. We’re insanely proud of this album, and can’t wait to share it with you all.”

In other news, the band have also announced a European tour with Agent Fresco, AlithiA, and Astrosaur:

10/29 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
10/29 Hamburg, GER – Logo
10/30 Cologne, GER – Luxor
10/31 Esh, LUX – Rockhal
11/01 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
11/02 London, UK – The Dome
11/03 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
11/04 Leeds, UK – Damnation Festival
11/05 Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob
11/06 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
11/07 Nantes, FRA – Barakason
11/08 Bordeaux, FRA – Rocher Palmer
11/11 Toulouse, FRA – Le Metronum
11/12 Marseille, FRA – Le Moulin
11/13 Milan, ITA – Magnolia
11/14 Lyon, FRA – CCO Villeurbanne
11/15 Winterthur, SWI – Salzhaus
11/16 Colmar, FRA – Grillen
11/17 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
11/18 Vienna, AUT – Szene
11/19 Budapest, HUN – A38
11/20 Prague, CZE – Rock Cafe
11/21 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
11/22 Berlin, GER – Musk & Freiden