Norwegian rock outfit Leprous have announced the release of their new album ‘Aphelion’ due 27th August via InsideOut Music. Pre-orders will start on 25th June.
Leprous vocalist/keyboardist Einar Solberg checked in about “Aphelion” as follows:
“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.”
Check it out the bands recent single Castaway Angels, below:
In other news, LEPROUS are celebrating their 20th Band-Anniversary in 2021 and have therefore announced a string of special European shows for December as follows:
01.12.2021 Oslo (Norway) – Vulkan Arena
03.12.2021 Nijmegen (The Netherlands) – Doornroosje
04.12.2021 London (UK) – Electric Ballroom
05.12.2021 Paris (France) – Elysee Montmartre
06.12.2021 Aschaffenburg (Germany) – Colos-Saal
07.12.2021 Vienna (Austria) – Arena
08.12.2021 Esch (Luxembourg) – Rockhal
09.12.2021 Lyon (France) – Ninkasi Kao
10.12.2021 Barcelona (Spain) – Apolo 1
11.12.2021 Madrid (Spain) – LAB
13.12.2021 Milan (Italy) – Live Club
14.12.2021 Aarau (Switzerland) – KiFF
15.12.2021 Munich (Germany) – Technikum
16.12.2021 Berlin (Germany) – Columbia Theater