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Interview: Maraton

Interview: Maraton

So, in Strasbourg on February 9, 2020, during their tour with Leprous we took Fredrik Bergersen-Klemp and guitarist Simen Hundere Ruud aside to ask them about their past, future and of course we challenged them to do a little a-cappella-session. Maraton are a Norwegian prog rock band that combine their music with influences from various [...]

February 23, 2020 Uta Arnold Interviews Comments Off on Interview: Maraton

Preview: Prognosis Fest 2020

Preview: Prognosis Fest 2020

Last year the PROGNOSIS festival made its mark by hiring mostly first-class prog bands such as Leprous, Vola or TesseracT as well as providing a lot of additional happenings such as clinics of singing, drumming, composing etc. with Devin Townsend, Baard Kolstad of Leprous, Giancarlo Erra among others. This year’s edition will be held in [...]

January 28, 2020 Uta Arnold Previews Comments Off on Preview: Prognosis Fest 2020

Interview: LEPROUS

Interview: LEPROUS

We’ve been reporting about Leprous for many years, so you should know them already. The outstanding Norwegian prog band is currently on tour after releasing their successful new album “Pitfalls”, setting new standards with their live shows. We took guitarist TorO aside in Frankfurt to ask how things are going. TBP: So, how is the [...]

November 18, 2019 Uta Arnold Interviews Comments Off on Interview: LEPROUS

Report: Leprous + The Ocean + Port Noir @ Batschkapp, Frankfurt

Report: Leprous + The Ocean + Port Noir @ Batschkapp, Frankfurt

This tour contains an interesting line-up because the opening band PORT NOIR has a solid fan base that they brought along to the gigs, even though they were “just support act”. A wide range of people who came for Port Noir had never seen Leprous live and vice versa. The chances were good that both [...]

November 12, 2019 Uta Arnold Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Leprous + The Ocean + Port Noir @ Batschkapp, Frankfurt

Report: Heart Sound Festival 2019

Report: Heart Sound Festival 2019

April 6, 2019, Sucy-En-Brie (near Paris), France In a small city called Sucy-En-Brie near Paris, a very special event took place on April 6th, 2019. A festival called HEART SOUND gathered seven bands and about 600 visitors to celebrate some special gigs and to collect money to donate it to “Ensemble contre les Leucémies”, a [...]

April 16, 2019 Uta Arnold Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Heart Sound Festival 2019

Report: Prognosis Fest 2019

Report: Prognosis Fest 2019

PROGNOSIS festival took place in  Eindhoven (Netherlands) on the 22nd – 23rd, 2019 The organizers of the “Prognosis” festival were once again aiming high. They invited and succeeded to gather the ‘crème-de-la-crème’ of the prog metal scene, mixing it with some other genres. Visitors from all over Europe travelled to see bands such as LEPROUS [...]

April 4, 2019 Uta Arnold Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Prognosis Fest 2019