Leprous: Work Completed on New Album

Darker, but not more aggressive... that's 'Coal'.

After finishing off a very eventful past year of promotions for their previous album release, Bilateral, acclaimed Norwegian progsters Leprous entered the studio to start recording their next album after wrapping up their European Progressive Assault headlining tour in September/October 2012. This new album is entitled Coal, and it will be released on May 20th in Europe and on May 28th in North America via InsideOut Music.

Leprous singer/synth-player Einar Solberg comments about the release: "With our upcoming album Coal I feel we are one step closer to a personal expression. Heidi Solberg Tveitan and Vegard Tveitan of Mnemosyne were the producers of this album, together with the band. They helped us a lot with reaching the full potential of the songs, and the album would not be equally good without their expertise. Jens Bogren and Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios mixed the material and have made this album shine like nobody else could.  I see less interest in defining music than in creating music, but I will give a short overview on what to expect... Coal is a more melancholic and darker album than the more playful Bilateral. By darker I don't mean more aggressive, but more severe. There is still a big range in the dynamics, but no jumping between different moods within a song. We cannot wait to show this album to the world!"

Check out a studio-video from the drum recording sessions for Coal here:


In support of this upcoming release, Leprous has already confirmed a string of prominent summer festival appearances (Wacken, Hellfest, Tuska, etc.):

Leprous live: 

16.03.2013 - Porsgrunn (Norway) - Folkets Hus / Break The Ice '13 

21.04.2013 - Tilburg (The Netherlands) - 013 / Roadburn Festival - Afterburner (http://www.roadburn.com

27.04.2013 - Amstelveen (The Netherlands) - Headway Festival (http://www.headwayfestival.com)  

08.06.2013 - Sölvesborg (Sweden) - Sweden Rock Festival (http://www.swedenrock.com)  

21.06.2013 - Clisson (France) - Hellfest (http://www.hellfest.fr

28.06.2013 - Helsinki (Finland) - Tuska Open Air (http://www.tuska-festival.fi

21.07.2013 - Tolmin (Slovenia) - Metal Dayz Festival (http://www.metaldays.net

01.-03.08.2013 - Wacken (Germany) - Wacken Open Air (http://www.wacken.com

09.08.2013 - Josefov (Czech Republic) - Brutal Assault Festival (http://www.brutalassault.cz

16.-17.08.2013 - Saint Palais Sur Mer (France) - Crescendo Festival (http://www.festival-crescendo.com)


Leprous line-up: 

(pictured from left to right) 

Tor Oddmund Suhrke - guitar 

Øystein Landsverk - guitar  

Einar Solberg - synth/vocals 

Tobias Ørnes Andersen - drums