Bilateral (album)

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Cover bilateral.jpg
Studio album by Leprous
Released August 22, 2011[1]
Recorded Spring 2011
Length 58:11
Label Inside Out Music
Leprous chronology
Tall Poppy Syndrome
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]

Bilateral [3] is the second studio album released by the Norwegian progressive metal band, Leprous. It was recorded in Ivory Shoulder Studios and Juke Joint Studio by Vegard Tveitan and Heidi Solberg Tveitan, and mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studio by Jens Bogren. Additional editing by Ivar Barstad. Art direction and design by Ritxi Ostáriz. Cover painting by Jeff Jordan. All songs published by Magic Art Publishing.

In order to define the band's vision about music and what it means to be progressive, guitarist Tor Oddmund Shurke provided his insight on this matter and other subjects in an interview with the monthly music magazine Guitar World.[4]

The album features guest vocals by Ihsahn[5] on the 4th track of the album, "Thorn", and the trumpet on "Thorn" and "Painful Detour" are played by Vegard Sandbukt. Trumpet and additional keyboards were recorded in Kulturkirken Jacob, in Oslo by Rune Børø.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Tor Oddmund Suhrke; music arranged by Leprous.

1."Bilateral"Øystein Landsverk, Tor Oddmund Suhrke4:00
2."Forced Entry"Einar Solberg, Øystein Landsverk10:20
3."Restless"Øystein Landsverk3:30
4."Thorn"Einar Solberg, Tor Oddmund Suhrke, Øystein Landsverk5:47
5."Mb. Indifferentia"Einar Solberg6:33
6."Waste of Air"Einar Solberg5:32
7."Mediocrity Wins"Tor Oddmund Suhrke, Einar Solberg6:07
8."Cryptogenic Desires"Einar Solberg2:45
9."Acquired Taste"Einar Solberg5:13
10."Painful Detour"Einar Solberg, Tor Oddmund Suhrke8:18
Total length:58:11


  • Einar Solberg – vocals, keyboards
  • Tor Oddmund Suhrke – guitars
  • Øystein Landsverk – guitars
  • Rein Blomquist – bass guitar
  • Tobias Ørnes Andersen – drums
Other musicians
  • Ihsahn – vocals on "Thorn"
  • Vegard Sandbukt – trumpet on "Thorn" and "Painful Detour"
  • Jens Bogren – mixing and mastering


  1. ^ LEPROUS: New Album Artwork Unveiled, retrieved November 12, 2017
  2. ^ "Bilateral - Leprous : AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Retrieved April 6, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Leprous Discography". Archived from the original on 2015-02-09. Retrieved 2015-05-21. 
  4. ^ "Interview with Tor Oddmund Shurke at Guitar World". Archived from the original on 2011-11-26. Retrieved 2015-05-21. 
  5. ^ "Bilateral release info". Retrieved 2015-05-21.