Bilateral is a product of five-part musical inspiration LEPROUS have had a decade to refine, despite the young age of the current individual musicians that comprise the group. The experience of recording and touring behind their 2009 album release, Tall Poppy Syndrome, only proved to benefit the band. Chosen as backing band for former Emperor frontman and countryman Ihsahn not to mention countless shows
supporting heavy hitters like Opeth, progressive metal stalwarts Pagan s Mind and symphonic metal veterans Therion in 2009 and 2010 proved that musical boundaries could and should be broken.
According to Solberg, there was no blueprint to go by in making Bilaterial, and no other bands that LEPROUS aspired to follow: When it comes to inspiration we have no band that stands out being the main one. We listen a lot to different music, everything from Michael Jackson to Miles Davis to Meshuggah. And, of course, a lot of bands in between.