Norwegian prog-metal band Leprous will be releasing their new album Coal on May 28th in N. America (May 20th in Europe) via InsideOut Music. The band has just revealed the album artwork, which was done by Jeff Jordan (who had done the artwork for 2011′s Bilateral).
Commenting on the artwork, the band states, “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.”
In regards to their upcoming video for “The Cloak”: “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 Twitchy Films once again, but we promise you no fish or cake was harmed this time around. A dark, moist atmosphere, far into the deep…”
You can see the album artwork as well as listen to their new song “Chronic” below.