The new album from Norwegian prog outfit Leprous will be called The Congregation.
Leprous recently wrapped studio sessions for the follow-up to 2013’s Coal.
The record will be released on May 25 in Europe and June 2 in North America on InsideOutMusic.
Leprous frontman and keyboardist Einar Solberg says:
“This has without doubt been the most challenging album to write so far, if you count the amount of hours, blood, sweat and tears behind it. Which makes me extra proud to just have delivered the master of what I consider to be the most daring, technical, fresh and mature album we’ve ever done. The music of ‘The Congregation’ is mostly written by me on my computer, so that this time around I could use my ears instead of my knowledge as the main writing tool. If you use your knowledge and your usual methods to write every album, you will eventually find yourself stuck in a quagmire of old habits. Lyrically ‘The Congregation’ covers the dangers and consequences of blindly following the flow, thus the album title will speak for itself.”
Drums, guitars and bass for the forthcoming LP were captured at Sweden’s Fascination Street and Ghostward Studios with David Castillo, while vocals were tracked by Heidi Solberg Tveitan and Vegard Tveitan at Mnemosyne Studios in Norway.
Jens Bogren mixed the bastard.
The band will announce its touring plans soon.
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