Leprous announce new album Melodies Of Atonement will be released in August

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Norwegian prog metallers Leprous have announced that they will release their latest studio album, Melodies Of Atonement, through InsideOut Music in August.

The band have been recording their eighth studio album, the follow-up to 2021's acclaimed Aphelion, over the last few months with David Castillo at Ghost Ward Studios in Sweden, while mixing with Adam Noble (Placebo, Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves, etc.) and mastering with Robin Schmidt (The 1975, Placebo, The Gaslight Anthem, etc.).

"Melodies Of Atonement is the name of our new album and like every band on earth thinks about their new album, we feel like it’s our best one so far," the band exclaim. "But in this case, it happens to be true... The orchestral elements are gone, which gives more space for each individual band member to shine. It’s straight to the point, and heavier than what we’ve been in a while... It’s a new sound. But it’s still Leprous. We can't wait for you to hear it!"

The band have also revealed the new front cover artwork which was created based on photography by John Dolan and designed by Ritxi Ostáriz, which you can see below.

At the same time the band have just announced North American tour dates for September and October with UK prog metallers Monuments and Norwegian metal quartet Fight The Fight as support. You can view the new US dates and ticket information below.

Leprous will also perform at an array of European music festivals throughout the summer, including a headline slot at Manchester's Radar Festival in July.



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Leprpus North American Tour Dates 2024

Sep 4: TN Nashville Eastside Bowl
Sep 5: GA Atlanta Progpower USA
Sep 6: NC Charlotte The Underground
Sep 7: MD Baltimore Rams Head Live!
Sep 8: PA Mckees Rocks Roxian Theatre
Sep 10: NY Buffalo Town Ballroom
Sep 11: ON Toronto The Opera House
Sep 12: QC Montreal Beanfield Theatre
Sep 13: NY New York Webster Hall
Sep 14: MA Cambridge The Sinclair
Sep 15: PA Philadelphia Union Transfer
Sep 17: MI Pontiac The Crofoot Ballroom
Sep 18: OH Cleveland House of Blues
Sep 19: IL Chicago Metro
Sep 20: WI Madison Majestic Theatre
Sep 21: MN Minneapolis The Lyric at Skyway Theatre
Sep 23: CO Englewood Gothic Theatre
Sep 24: UT Salt Lake City Soundwell
Sep 26: CA San Francisco August Hall
Sep 27: CA Anaheim House of Blues
Sep 28: AZ Mesa The Nile Theatre Underground
Sep 30: TX Dallas Granada Theater
Oct 1: TX Austin Mohawk
Oct 2: TX Houston White Oak Music Hall
Oct 4: FL Orlando The Plaza Live
Oct 5: FL Fort Lauderdale Revolution

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.