Official press release:
Norwegian Progsters Leprous have wrapped up work on their newest studio album, which follows 2013’s acclaimed Coal release. The album will be titled The Congregation and is to be released on May 25th, 2015 in Europe and June 2nd, 2015 in North America via InsideOut Music.
Leprous vocalist and keyboard player Einar Solberg has checked in on the album:
“This has without doubt been the most challenging album to write so far, if you count the amount of hours, blood, sweat and tears behind it. Which makes me extra proud to just have delivered the master of what I consider to be the most daring, technical, fresh and mature album we’ve ever done. The music of The Congregation is mostly written by me on my computer, so that this time around I could use my ears instead of my knowledge as the main writing tool. If you use your knowledge and your usual methods to write every album, you will eventually find yourself stuck in a quagmire of old habits. Lyrically The Congregation covers the dangers and consequences of blindly following the flow, thus the album title will speak for itself.”