June 26, 2021
Photo: Toll Toftenes

Norwegian Rock outfit LEPROUS is pleased to debut the first single Running Low off their upcoming studio album Aphelion, out August 27th, 2021 worldwide via InsideOutMusic.

Check out the album’s opening track Running Low in a video clip directed by Troll Toftenes below!

LEPROUS vocalist/keyboardist Einar Solberg commented about Running Low as follows: “The initial idea for Running Low started when I had decided to force myself to write a sketch on my phone on a way up to a mountain top called Himingen in Telemark, Norway. It felt completely pointless while I was doing it, but when I came back, I was able to go further with it and actually structure it into a proper composition. Then we met up in Cederberg Studios together with the band to take it even further. This song is a proof that even the smallest sparks can turn into a big flame. Despite being a band who always wants to explore new territories, I believe Running Low can easily unite both our old and new fan base.”

Following up on 2019’s highly acclaimed Pitfalls album, LEPROUS recorded Aphelion” throughout the last year at three different studios: Ghost Ward Studios in Sweden, Ocean Sound Recordings in Norway and Cederberg Studios in Norway. The album was once again mixed by Adam Noble (Placebo, Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves, etc.), mastered by Robin Schmidt (The 1975, Placebo, The Gaslight Anthem, etc.) and its front cover artwork – designed by Elena Sigida, based on photography by Øystein Aspelund – can be seen below.

Aphelion track list

  1. Running Low
  2. Out Of Here
  3. Silhouette
  4. All The Moments
  5. Have You Ever?
  6. The Silent Revelation
  7. The Shadow Side
  8. On Hold
  9. Castaway Angels
  10. Nighttime Disguise 

Next to the Jewel case CD and Digital Album versions, Aphelion will also be available as limited edition Mediabook CD (with expanded booklet) and as Gatefold 2LP+CD with two bonus tracks: 11. A Prophecy To Trust and 12. Acquired Taste (Live 2021)

The album’s 180g 2LP vinyl version, which comes in Gatefold packaging and with the entire album on CD as bonus, is available in the following variants and limited editions: 

  • Black 2LP+CD – Unlimited
  • Ultra Clear 2LP+CD – 500x copies via IOM Webshop & CM Distro
  • Bright Gold 2LP+CD – 200x copies via JPC
  • Transparent Light Blue 2LP+CD – 200x copies via EMP
  • Creamy White 2LP+CD – 400x copies via O-Merch
  • Deep Blood Red 2LP+CD – 200x copies via Band

LEPROUS – 20th Anniversary European Tour

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 

LEPROUS – Live 2022:

17.06.2022 Clisson (France) – Hellfest
25.06.2022 Valkenburg (The Netherlands) – Midsummer Prog Festival
16.07.2022 Cremona (Italy) – Luppolo In Rock
20.08.2022 Bristol (UK) – ArcTanGent Festival


LEPROUS line-up:
(From left to right on photo by Troll Toftenes)
Tor Oddmund Suhrke – guitars
Robin Ognedal – guitars
Einar Solberg – vocals/keys
Simen Børven – bass
Baard Kolstad – drums


LEPROUS online:

Official Website