Norwegian post-rock/metal band Leonov just signed a bookings deal with Desert Rose Agency from the Netherlands. The bookings agency brings back the Norwegians to the Netherlands in September, where Leonov will be playing a show at the Metal Female Event femme in Eindhoven. (More shows tba.)
Last November Desert Rose Agency arranged a short tour for Leonov through the Netherlands and Belgium. At Brainstorm Festival in Apeldoorn, the band was one of the big surprises – “A very pleasant discovery” says Metalfan.nl.
This cooperation tasted for more, and it is now sealed with a multi-year contract.
Leonov formed in late 2010, and released their eponymous first album in 2014. The release was celebrated with a nearly sold out concert at Revolver Oslo. Shortly after, the song ‘Tempest’ was featured as “Ukas Urørt” by the radiostation P3, which led to several concerts and radio air time both in Norway and abroad.
Leonov is now working on their second album. The music is getting heavier, but the band still holds on to their love for big soundscapes, and the mix of different genres. Leonov finds their inspiration in bands like Cult of Luna, GYBE, OM and Chelsea Wolfe.
Desert Rose Agency is a non-profit booking agency, that is cooperating with bands: Theocracy (USA), Dark Sarah (FIN) and Sleeping Romance (ITA) and others. Also Dutch bands La-Ventura and The Memory Remains have found shelter with the agency.
Video below: ‘Tempest’