Acclaimed Norwegian Progsters LEPROUS are soon to release their much anticipated new album Coal on May 20th in Europe and May 28th in North America via InsideOutMusic.
Now, the band is revealing the cover artwork for Coal, conceived no other than acclaimed American artist Jeff Jordan, who already took care of the previous album release Bilateral and also worked for bands like THE MARS VOLTA.
The band 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.
Check out the artwork for Coal below:
In other news, Leprous just shot a video-clip for the new album’s track ‘The Cloak’ and, most suitably for the album’s theme, the video was shot in a mine and should be launched around May.
The band comments about the video: 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 once again, but we promise you no fish or cake was harmed this time around. A dark, moist atmosphere, far into the deep…"
Check out a new song ‘Chronic’ here
For more details and tour dates visit Leprous.net