Leprous - Set New Album Title, Release Date

Leprous has announced today the title and release date of their upcoming album. To follow the acclaimed The Congregation record, released two years ago, the Norwegian proggers will unleash the fifth studio album, Malina, on the 25th August 2017 via Inside Out Music. To coincide with this, they also announced an extensive European tour with special guests, Iceland's Agent Fresco, plus Australia's Alithia and fellow Norwegians Astrosaur. See the album cover art by Corey Meyers below.

Following a successful European tour as support to label-mates Devin Townsend, the band started the recordings. Front-man and keyboard player Einar Solberg comments: "This album is the perfect example of how you can start with a vision and end up with a result that has nothing to do with the original idea. The writing of the album started out with the idea to perfect the sound and working method we began with on The Congregation. While the writing process was actually pretty similar (30 sketches, elimination process etc etc) we gradually started noticing stuff with the sound and the songwriting on the previous album that we wanted to sound different. Gradually we realized what needed to be done. This album needs to sound more alive, more organic and more dynamic."

The band entered the studio with David Castillo at Ghostward in Sweden, while mixing duties were once again taken care of by Jens Bogren. "David immediately understood where we wanted to go. We spent probably 4 times as many days in the studio as with any other recording we've done, for we've come to learn that if you want to sound unique that is primarily done during recordings, not the mix. We wanted it to sound like it sounded. We did not want to 'digitalize' the sound."

"We feel with Malina that we've managed to achieve a natural sounding organic album with great songs that still sounds modern. Organic doesn't necessarily equal 'retro'. While we still very much sound like Leprous, I believe that with this album we more accurately define as a rock band than a metal band. We're insanely proud of this album, and can't wait to share it with you all."


28.10.17 - Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
29.10.17 - Logo, Hamburg, Germany
30.10.17 - Luxor, Cologne, Germany
31.10.17 - Rockhal, Esch, Luxembourg
1.11.17 - Patronaat, Haarlem, The Netherlands
2.11.17 - The Dome, London, UK
3.11.17 - Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, Ireland
4.11.17 - Damnation Festival, Leeds, UK
5.11.17 - Biebob, Vosselaar, Belgium
6.11.17 - Trabendo, Paris, France
7.11.17 - Barakason, Nantes, France
8.11.17 - Rocher Palmer, Bordeaux, France
11.11.17 - Le Metronum, Toulouse, France
12.11.17 - Le Moulin, Marseille, France
13.11.17 - Magnolia, Milan, Italy
14.11.17 - CCO Villeurbanne, Lyon, France
15.11.17 - Salzhaus, Winterthur, Switzerland
16.11.17 - Grillen, Colmar, France
17.11.17 - Backstage Halle, Munich, Germany
18.11.17 - Szene, Vienna, Austria
19.11.17 - A38, Budapest, Hungary
20.11.17 - Rock Café, Prague, Czech Republic
21.11.17 - Proxima, Warsaw, Poland
22.11.17 - Musik & Freiden, Berlin, Germany

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Leprous
Posted: 18.05.2017 by BloodTears


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18.05.2017 - 18:16
News Man
'Malina' means 'Raspberry' in Polish
18.05.2017 - 18:24
Couldn't be more excited =D
18.05.2017 - 18:31
Written by Paz on 18.05.2017 at 18:16

'Malina' means 'Raspberry' in Polish

I hope that's not what they were going for lol
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
18.05.2017 - 19:52
Czerny Reiter
The cover is reminiscent of BtBaM's Parallax Dialogues.

No Portugal date means I'm sad. They are one the best live bands I've ever seen.
18.05.2017 - 20:44
proofread free
I missed their last Berlin show with Devin, but seeing that they are returning rather soon, with new material AND with Agent Fresco! I'm a happy happy man.
He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
18.05.2017 - 23:50
Doge of Venice
Saw them with Devin in Brummieham and they stole the show. Interesting that they are considering this more of a rock record - curious to see how it turns out!
19.05.2017 - 02:03
High Fist Prog
To be honest I wouldn't care if Leprous made a drone album - all their work is insta-win. The fact that they had to make their "change of sound" known before its release is a little concerning though...reminds me of what happened to Opeth
19.05.2017 - 12:32
Seeker of Truth
Such a hard-working band: some many albums, so many tours!
Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
22.05.2017 - 12:12
Written by Paz on 18.05.2017 at 18:16

'Malina' means 'Raspberry' in Polish

'Malina' means 'Raspberry' in Bulgarian as well... and probably in most of the Slavic languages
22.05.2017 - 14:45
News Man
Written by ProgMetalFan on 22.05.2017 at 12:12

'Malina' means 'Raspberry' in Bulgarian as well... and probably in most of the Slavic languages

Thanks. I didn't know that

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