LEPROUS unveils artwork for ‘Coal’, shoots video for “The Cloak”

Norwegian prog metallers LEPROUS will release their new album, Coal, on May 28th in North America (May 20th in Europe) via InsideOut Music. In anticipation of this release, the band is now revealing the cover artwork for Coal, which was conceived by none other than acclaimed American artist Jeff Jordan, who previously created the artwork for the band’s last album, Bilateral, in addition to working with THE MARS VOLTA.


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 (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…”


For a preview of Coal, please check out the previously released album track “Chronic” here.


LEPROUS will be performing at various prominent summer festivals (Wacken, Hellfest, Tuska, etc.) and headlining a European tour from September to November 2013 to promote the release of Coal. All confirmed dates are below:


LEPROUS – Tour 2013:

Presented by Rock Hard Magazine & Intromental

9.06.2013 Trondheim (Norway) – Rockheim

9.07.2013 Bergen (Norway) – Garage

9.13.2013 Oslo (Norway) – John Dee

9.14.2013 Sandnes (Norway) – Tribute

9.15.2013 Drammen (Norway) – Buddy

9.16.2013 Skien (Norway) – Parkbiografen

9.17.2013 Göteborg (Sweden) – Musikens Hus

9.18.2013 Stockholm (Sweden) – Debaser

9.20.2013 Helsinki (Finland) – Nosturi Club

9.21.2013 St. Petersburg (Russia) – A2/Sputnik

9.25.2013 Warsaw (Poland) – Progresja

9.26.2013 Krakow (Poland) – Kwadrat

9.28.2013 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Beta2300


10.17.2013 Prague (Czech Republic) – Nova Chmelnice

10.18.2013 Vienna (Austria) – Replugged

10.19.2013 Bratislava (Slovakia) – Randal Club

10.20.2013 Budapest (Hungary) – A38

10.21.2013 Bucharest (Romania) – Silver Church

10.22.2013 Sofia (Bulgaria) – RBF Club

10.23.2013 Belgrade (Serbia) – Dom Omladine

10.24.2013 Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Orto Bar

10.25.2013 Milano (Italy) – The Theatre Club

10.26.2013 Pratteln (Switzerland) – Galery

10.27.2013 Genova (Italy) – Muddy Waters

10.29.2013 Barcelona (Spain) – Razzmatazz

10.30.2013 Murcia (Spain) – 12&Medio

10.31.2013 Madrid (Spain) – Caracol

11.01.2013 Porto (Portugal) – Hard Club

11.02.2013 Lissabon (Portugal) – Side B

11.04.2013 Toulouse (France) – Les Saint Des Seins

11.05.2013 Lyon (France) – Ninkasi Kao

11.06.2013 Essen (Germany) – Turock

11.07.2013 Nijmegen (The Netherlands) – Doornroosje

11.08.2013 Paris (France) – Le Divan Du Monde

11.09.2013 London (UK) – Underworld

11.10.2013 Oostende (Belgium) – Jeugdhuis Ohk

11.12.2013 Hamburg (Germany) – MarX


Support band on first part of the tour (September): ORKENKJOTT (Norway)

Support band on the second part of the tour (October-November): BLINDEAD (Poland)


LEPROUS – Festivals 2013:

04.21.2013 Tilburg (The Netherlands) – 013 / Roadburn Festival – Afterburner (www.roadburn.com)
04.27.2013 Amstelveen (The Netherlands) – Headway Festival (www.headwayfestival.com)
06.08.2013 Sölvesborg (Sweden) – Sweden Rock Festival (www.swedenrock.com)
06.21.2013 Clisson (France) – Hellfest (www.hellfest.fr)
06.28.2013 Helsinki (Finland) – Tuska Open Air (www.tuska-festival.fi)
07.21.2013 Tolmin (Slovenia) – Metal Dayz Festival (www.metaldays.net)
08.01-03.2013 Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Open Air (www.wacken.com)
08.092013 Josefov (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival (www.brutalassault.cz)
08.16-17.2013 Saint Palais Sur Mer (France) – Crescendo Festival (www.festival-crescendo.com)

LEPROUS line-up:
Tor Oddmund Suhrke – guitar
Øystein Landsverk – guitar
Einar Solberg – synth/vocals
Tobias Ørnes Andersen – drums



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