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Leprous Reveals Artwork For New Album "Coal"

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Norwegian prog metallers Leprous will release the new album "Coal" on May 28th in North America (May 20th in Europe) via InsideOut Music.

In anticipation of this release, the band is now revealing the cover artwork, which was conceived by American artist Jeff Jordan, who previously created the artwork for the band's last album, "Bilateral" (reviewed here) in addition to working with The Mars Volta. Leprous 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."

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..."

For a preview of "Coal," listen to the previously released album track "Chronic" right here.

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