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Soen

Fri Dec 16th, 2022 at 7:00PM


Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Initially formed in 2004, it was in May 2010
that the formation of

Soen

was
officially announced. The original lineup consisted of former

Opeth

drummer

Martin Lopez

,

Testament

and

Sadus

bassist

Steve Di Giorgio

,

Willowtree

vocalist

Joel
Ekelof

and guitaris

Kim Platbarzdis

.
The first song “

Fraccion

” was
released on the band’s official website in October 2010.

Funding member drummer

Martin Lopez

, describes

Soen

’s
Music as “

melodic, heavy and intricate

”.

Since

Lopez

and

Joel Ekelof

formed the group,

Soen

have never shied away from
exploration and analysis of self or society, both as musicians and
expressionists.

2012

’s “

Cognitive

” beat a firmly heavy,
progressive metal path, before

2014

’s


Tellurian

” saw

Soen

star to to stride freely into their own power and unique
visions.

Their third offering, “

Lykaia

”, was a conceptual journey exploring earthier places.

Soen

’s fourth album, “

Lotus

” is another journey using a different set of perspective. The
Album was released on February 1st

2019

via

Silver Lining Music

.
Produced by

David Castillo

and

Inaki Marconi

at

Ghostwards Studio

and

Studio
6

between July and October 2018.



Lotus


contains dissertations on modern society such as “

Rival

”, “

Covenant

” and “

Martyrs

” that are the fraught with
poetic, finitely designed confusion and chaos. Specific meanings, however,
remain at once deeply personal and wholly universal.

Produced
by Iñaki Marconi and the band, “

Imperia

l” (

2021

)

was mixed

and mastered by

Kane
Churko

, who has worked with the likes of

Ozzy Osbourne

and

Bob
Dylan

.

Eight crisp, sharp, and
supremely constructed songs spanning frustration, reflection and hope,



Imperial



is the most fierce and dynamic release of

Soen

’s
journey, which will engage the listener immediately and sustain long after this
crazy time has passed, its rich details destined to make it a classic metal
album of this era.

IMPERIAL:

#16
German Album Chart

#17
Finnish Album Chart

#9
Swiss Album Chart

“‘

IMPERIAL


is emotional and epic, full of hope and frustration – the panopticon of a tough
year. It’s an intelligent, yet deeply moving piece of music”



Metal Hammer
Germany

“Between tracks like
the tender ‘

Illusion

’ and the banging opener ‘

Lumerian

’ lies all
the skillfully exercised scope of the

SOEN

universe”



Classic
Rock Germany

“Sharp prog metal
delivered with passion and vigour”



PROG

“One
of the most solid bands out there”



Ghost Cult

“Another killer
album by a band who continues their way to the absolute top!” –

Aardschok

“One of the most
remarkable releases so far of 2021!”



HeadBangers
LifeStyle

“This album contains
8 monster songs and simply doesn’t have a weak moment.”



Progwereld



IMPERIAL

is
an artistically constructed entity – an almost spiritual experience.”



Soundi

“Let yourself be
carried on this majestic journey and let yourself be flooded by emotions and
sensations you never knew music can produce. If the rest of the music to be
released in 2021 is up to these standards, we are golden.”

– Tuonela Magazine

“Each song could be
released as a single. Definitely one of the best albums of the beginning of
this year for me.” –

Kaaoszine



Short,
distinguished & well balanced,

IMPERIAL

is released 2 years after
the excellent ‘

LOTUS

’ and shows again the high-class level of the

quintet



– METALLIAN Magazine

“This mix of
assassins riff & strong melodies the band propose is without contest,

IMPERIAL

which is aptly named, is an album where every piece, totally every piece is in
place





Rock Hard Magazine France

“Unique
distinctive sound”



Metal Hammer
Italy

“Artistic
maturity achieved





Rock Hard Italy

SOEN:

Joel Ekelöf



Vocals

Martin Lopez



Drums

Lars Enok
Åhlund



Keyboards and Guitar

Cody Ford



Lead Guitar

Oleksii “Zlatoyar” Kobel



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