LEPROUS Unveils Artwork For ‘Coal’

Wednesday, 17th April 2013

Norwegian prog metallers LEPROUS have unveiled the cover artwork for their new album Coal, will release May 28th in North America (May 20th in Europe) via InsideOut Music.  The artwork was conceived by 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.

Says the band 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 once again, but we promise you no fish or cake was harmed this time around. A dark, moist atmosphere, far into the deep…”