30 June 2011
Leprous: Tap surrealistic painter Jeff Jordan for new album’s cover; reveal artwork and announce album title as well release dates!
Leprous:  Tap surrealistic painter Jeff Jordan for new album’s cover; reveal artwork and announce album title as well release dates!
LEPROUS, the Norwegian progressive/avantgarde metal band that recently signed a worldwide deal with InsideOutMusic can proudly reveal that it has chosen surrealistic American artist Jeff Jordan to create the artwork for their upcoming album, “Bilateral”.

Commented vocalist/keyboardist Einar Solberg: “We are proud to announce that we're collaborating with the surrealistic American painter Jeff Jordan and the Spanish designer Ritxi Ostariz for the artwork on our upcoming album. Jeff Jordan (www.jeffjordanart.com) is probably best known from his work with The Mars Volta, and his paintings are highly rated all over the world. Ritxi Ostariz (www.ritxiostariz.xom) did the artwork for our previous album "Tall Poppy Syndrome" (released 2009 through Sensory Records) and of course we want him to be part of this new album - Ritxi too is a critically acclaimed designer, and in our opinion one of the very best in his field."

The band’s new album “Bilateral”, which was skillfully mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street (Opeth, Pain Of Salvation, Devin Townsend, Symphony X, etc.), will be released on August 22nd, 2011 in Europe and August 23rd, 2011 in North America via InsideOutMusic. “Bilateral” is set to musically re-define what it means to be progressive rock and / or metal, both for the devotees of the genre and the metal fans looking on from a safe distance.

LEPROUS “Bilateral”
Release in Europe: August 22nd, 2011
Release in North America: August 23rd, 2011
via InsideOutMusic.

LEPROUS Line-Up:
Einar Solberg - synth/vocals
Tor Oddmund Suhrke – guitar
Øystein Landsverk - guitar
Rein Blomquist – bass
Tobias Ørnes Andersen – drums

Upcoming LEPROUS tour dates:
September 9th, 2011 Kristiansand / Norway – Southern Discomfort Festival / www.southerndiscomfort.info
September 14th, 2011 Oslo / Norway – Blå / “Bilateral” album release show
October 8th, 2011 Copenhagen / Denmark – Denmark Rock Festival / www.denmarkrockfestival.dk

Additionally, LEPROUS will once more act as the backing live band for IHSAHN at the upcoming festival events:

August 6th, 2011 Calvao (Aveiro) / Portugal – Vagos Open Air
August 13th, 2011 Catton Hall / UK – Bloodstock Festival
September 16th, 2011 Atlanta, GA / USA – ProgPower USA

Stay tuned for more LEPROUS tour dates and further album information to be announced soon…

LEPROUS online:
http://www.leprous.net
http://www.leprous.net/mobile (mobile website)
http://www.facebook.com/leprousband
http://www.myspace.com/leprousband
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