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Leprous - 'Aphelion' Album Coming This Summer

Norwegians Leprous have just announced on their social medias that they will release a brand new album, Aphelion, on August 27th. Pre-orders will start on June 25th accompanied by a yet unnamed single.

Singer Einar Solberg states: "We had no plans to start with a new album, then came Covid. Aphelion is a very different album. It's intuitive and spontaneous. We've experimented with many completely different ways of writing music and explored new ways to work. There has been no room for overthinking, exaggerated perfectionism or carefully planned songs. I believe this is one of the strengths of this album. It feels alive, it feels free and it does not come across as too calculated. The album was recorded in three different studios, and a few of the songs were actually recorded in all three studios, Ghost Ward Studios, Ocean Sound Recordings and Cederberg Studios. The aphelion is the point in the orbit of an object where it is farthest from the sun, and it has a symbolic value which I will leave to your own interpretation."

Cover artwork designed by Elena Sigida, based on photography by Øystein Aspelund.

Band profile: Leprous
Posted: 09.06.2021 by Nejde


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09.06.2021 - 19:16
More Congregation/Malina and less Pitfalls please!
09.06.2021 - 19:17

Definitely looking forward to this. I'm very intrigued to hear how new writing processes have evolved their sound.
09.06.2021 - 19:22
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Written by Daniell on 09.06.2021 at 19:16

More Congregation/Malina and less Pitfalls please!

Agreed. I really liked Malina (and defended it on MS a bit to be honest), and when Pitfalls dropped I tried my best to enjoy it, but I think it's fair to say the band struggle without the rock/metal elements of their music.
09.06.2021 - 20:05

I never returned to Pitfalls after my review of it - I can appreciate them going in that direction, but I also can't say it's something I particularly enjoyed, so I wouldn't mind at least some return to elements of the earlier material, or otherwise a push further into a different non-metal style that might be more appealing than what they were doing on Pitfalls
09.06.2021 - 21:21
High Fist Prog
I'd like something different to be honest, although my hopes are fairly low.
09.06.2021 - 21:25

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10.06.2021 - 00:14
Green Devil
It's obvious that many people dislike Pitfalls and prefer the earlier albums. I like Pitfalls as much as the earlier stuff and I am one of those who enjoy the direction they're going in. Imo Pitfalls has one of the best songs they've written, Alleviate. And if Castaway Angels is a pointer of what to expect from the new album I guess a lot of fans are gonna be disappointed. I won't be though, that I'm sure of.
"When you are dead, you do not know you are dead. It's only painful for others. The same applies when you are stupid." - Ricky Gervais
10.06.2021 - 04:46
Ace Frawley
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Interesting album title and cover artwork, looking forward to hearing the album.
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10.06.2021 - 11:15

Solberg is one of my favorite vocalists at the moment, so even if Pitfalls sounded more like a solo venture than an actual Leprous album, I enjoyed it quite a bit. As a result, both directions are fine by me. I don't expect them to ever top Coal anyway.

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