Leprous To Release New Album “Aphelion” In August


Aphelion” has been set as the title to the seventh studio album from Leprous. Recording sessions for it took place across several studios, including Ghost Ward in Årsta, Sweden, Ocean Sound Recordings in Giske, Norway and Cederberg Studios in Kristiansand, Norway. Adam Noble (Placebo, Biffy Clyro) mixed the album, while Rob Schmidt (The 1975, Placebo) mastered it. InsideOutMusic will have the record out on August 27th.

Pre-orders will launch on June 25th alongside the release of a new single. Ahead of that, the band’s vocalist/keyboardist Einar Solberg offered:

“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.”

This fall the group will embark on a 20th anniversary tour in Europe/UK with the below shows announced:

12/01 Oslo, NOR – Vulkan Arena
12/03 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
12/04 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
12/05 Paris, FRA – Elysee Montmartre
12/06 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-Saal
12/07 Vienna, AUT – Arena
12/08 Esch, LUX – Rockhal
12/09 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Kao
12/10 Barcelona, SPA – Apolo 1
12/11 Madrid, SPA – LAB
12/13 Milan, ITA – Live Club
12/14 Aarau, SWI – KiFF
12/15 Munich, GER – Technikum
12/16 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater

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