Norway’s Leprous are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to 2013’s Coal. Recording is taking place in Sweden at Fascination Street/Studio Gröndal with producer David Castillo, mixing will be handled by Jens Bogren. At this time the band have completed tracking drums.
The band are looking at a May release through InsideOut Music for the currently untitled effort and offered the following of their progress:
“We’re super-stoked about the new material we have composed. It’s not really Coal material, following our mantra about not making the same album twice.
The writing process has been very different this time. Most of the music has been made by Einar, on a computer. Almost all the guitar riffs for example (and Einar has no idea about how to play guitar…), so the guitar players were up for a challenge.
At the moment we’re finished recording drums, and Baard has delivered a stunning performance, so now it’s time for the rest of us, to lay down the guitars, bass and keys, before we round the whole thing up with vocals-recordings in the beginning of the new year.
Mixing and mastering will take place in late January, so we expect a release in May, but all of that is up to our label. Right now, we’re just concentrating on doing our part to perfection.”