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Leprous Live Review - Berlin, Musik & Frieden

Live Review

Venue: Musik & Frieden, Berlin

Leprous, Voyager and Earthside show Germany what they're made of.

True, Nowegian prog metallers Leprous only toured Europe (and the UK) six months ago, but with no disrespect to that tour’s support acts, Rendezvous Point and Sphere, this bill, with Aussies Voyager and Americans Earthside, is a far more mouth-watering prospect.

Taking in those cities missed out during October’s jaunt, and with Voyager on board as a thank you for the Perth quintet having Leprous support them on a recent trip Down Under, it’s a pity the effervescent Aussies are denied the chance to make more of an impact on British audiences. They went down so well when they played London’s Barfly in October 2014.

Musik & Frieden fittingly translates as Music & Peace, and is just inside where the Berlin Wall once stood. Inside the dark confines of the venue (think something similar to The Garage in the UK), a crowd is building. It’s interesting to note the differences between a German and UK prog audience – not many, if truth be told.

Leprous pull a similar youthful crowd here as they would in the UK, although whether, as would happen in the UK, the older prog crowd remain absent because they’re overly and incorrectly wary, Prog doesn’t know. There are certainly more females in the audience here tonight, but the display of prog-friendly T-shirts is the same as in the UK.


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