Leprous - Coal

Last week, we debuted a new Leprous jam that got us all a little bit excited over the bands forthcoming album Coal. As a whole, Heavy Blog are pretty big fans of the Norwegian prog group, and it’s among our most anticipated releases of the year. The album artwork has finally been revealed, and it matches the new album’s supposedly darker and melancholic approach.

Here’s some information from the press release regarding the artwork and an upcoming video:

LEPROUS comments about the artwork:

“The artwork for this album was a hard nut to crack. We wanted something dark, melancholic but with a distinct character. We tried several solutions without finding the perfect supplement for the music, before we decided to contact Jeff Jordan once again. Jeff immediately had wonderful ideas that we decided to pursue. The artwork of ‘Coal’ is in my opinion the most iconic we’ve had so far.”

LEPROUS also just finished shooting a video-clip for the track “The Cloak” and, most suitably for the album’s theme, the video was shot in a mine. The band comments about the video shoot:

“A new LEPROUS video is in the making! We spent one very long day inside the Konnerud Hill Mines here in Norway, getting some very interesting footage. The video, just like the clip for ‘Restless’ on our previous album, was made by Twichty Films (http://www.twitchyfilms.com) once again, but we promise you no fish or cake was harmed this time around. A dark, moist atmosphere, far into the deep…”

Exciting! If you haven’t yet heard their new single ‘Chronic,’ you can do that right here. Coal is out May 28th on InsideOut Music.

– JR


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