August 31, 2021

Norwegian Rock outfit LEPROUS have now released their highly anticipated 7th studio album “Aphelion” worldwide via InsideOutMusic, 

LEPROUS checked in with the following comment about the release:

Finally, we are happy to see “Aphelion” be released all over the world and share its full content with all of you. It’s an album with lots of interesting, unique stories behind the making and production of each song, being recorded in 3 different studios, over a longer time than usually…” 

LEPROUS line-up:
(From left to right; photo by Elena Sihida)
Robin Ognedal (guitars), Einar Solberg (vocals/keys), Tor Oddmund Suhrke (guitars), Baard Kolstad (drums), Simen Børven (bass)

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 was designed by Elena Sihida, based on photography by Øystein Aspelund.

To further promote the album’s launch, LEPROUS are also debuting a video-clip directed by Elena Sihida for the album’s special closing track “Nighttime Disguise”

The music video for “Nighttime Disguise” is based on footage filmed and produced by the company Munin Live as part of the livestream project “Let’s write a song together”, which took place on January 2021 and for which the band was under the sights of video cameras 24/7 at the studio Ocean Sound Recordings to write this composition based on the vote of their fans.

LEPROUS further comment as follows about this unique project:

“‘Nighttime Disguise’ started as an experiment, where we let the fans join us virtually in the studio, and being able to vote for different parameters to write a song: Time signature(s), key(s), what kind of instruments, vocal style(s) and range, lyrical content etc. Our original plan was to have the result as a bonus track, but we ended up so happy with it that we couldn’t let it pass. Sometimes certain limitations force you to think differently and push you to new and more creative directions! This video shows a lot from the week of the songwriting, arrangement and production of ‘Nighttime Disguise'”.

Make sure to also check out the other videos released for “Aphelion” so far:

“Running Low”:
“Castaway Angels”:

“The Silent Revelation”:


The album’s track-listing reads as follows:

LEPROUS – “Aphelion” (56:06 min.)

1. Running Low (06:30)

2. Out Of Here (04:15)

3. Silhouette (03:44)

4. All The Moments (06:52)

5. Have You Ever? (04:41)

6. The Silent Revelation (05:45)

7. The Shadow Side (04:28)

8. On Hold (07:47)

9. Castaway Angels (04:53)

10. Nighttime Disguise (07:04) 

Next to the Jewelcase CD and Digital Album versions, “Aphelion” is also available as limited edition Mediabook CD (with expanded booklet) and as Gatefold 2LP+CD with two bonus tracks: 
11. A Prophecy To Trust (02:59) and 12. Acquired Taste (Live 2021) (09:09). 

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

More shows to be announced soon…