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Soen prepare to release ‘Lotus’ on February 1, 2019

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 12:14 PM (PST)

Swedish progressive metallers Soen are preparing to release their  fourth album Lotus on February 1 2019 via Silver Lining Music.

Drummer Martin Lopez had this to say about the album:

“We are all very fortunate to have this place where we can go and explore thoughts, perspectives and emotions which everyday life maybe does not have the room for. There are definitely things that we say, and places we go, in Soenwhich would be very hard to express without us coming together and creating music.”

Produced by David Castillo and Iñaki Marconi at Ghostward Studios and Studio 6 between July and October 2018, the album marks the first recorded Soen work of new Canadian-born guitarist Cody Ford, whilst the center-point of the album remains those trademark, snap-heavy, progressive Soen riffs.

“The world right now is undeniably a very strange, tense place,” says Lopez. “I think the songs clearly reflect that, but they also reflect that we must now be stronger than ever in challenging, confronting, and dealing with the pandemonium life throws at us all.”

“We each have our own personal ideas as to what it means,” says Lopez, “but we’d much rather discuss what others think, what our audience thinks, what the media thinks… I think it’s extremely important that we all communicate with each other and take the time to fully conceive our own meanings and interactions with life and creativity.”

Vocalist Joel Ekelöf had this to say about Lotus:

“Ultimately Lotus is about rising from whatever darkness, or dark places, you might find yourself. And its inspiration comes from a deep motivation to not just settle for the situation you might find yourself in. Lotus is about changing life — both your own and your surroundings for which we must all take responsibility — and make them better rather than letting darkness pacify you and take you down.”

Check out Soen European tour dates here.

SOEN:
3/12/2019 John B – Oslo, NO
3/13/2019 TBC – Copenhagen, DK
3/14/2019 Logo – Hamburg, DE
3/15/2019 Roadrunner – Berlin, DE
3/18/2019 Backsatge Werk – Munich, DE
3/20/2019 Colos Saal – Aschaffenburg, DE
3/21/2019 Helios – Cologne, DE
3/22/2019 De Effenaar – Eindhoven, NL
3/25/2019 O2 Academy Islington – London, UK
3/28/2019 Salamandra – Barelona, ES
3/29/2019 Caracol – Madrid, ES
3/30/2019 Hard Club – Porto, PT
3/31/2019 RCA – Lisbon, PT
4/03/2019 Z7 – Pratteln, CH
4/04/2019 Legent Club – Milano, IT
4/05/2019 Orion Ciampino – Roma, IT
4/06/2019 Sonic Room – Fabricia, IT

SOEN:
Joel Ekelöf – vocals
Martin Lopez – drums
Lars Åhlund – keys, guitar
Stefan Stenberg – bass
Cody Ford – lead guitar

Lotus Credits:
Written by Soen
Produced by David Castillo and Iñaki Marconi
Mixed by David Castillo
Mastering by Jens Bogren
Cello by Emeli Jeremias
Album Design by Enrique Zabala & Forma Estudio
Cover Artwork by Wriliya
Booklet Images by Stephanie Pearl
Band Photo by Iñaki Marconi

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