Soen Premiere “Covenant” Music Video

Soen have premiered a new video for their song “Covenant.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Lotus.”

Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth) said the following:

“Sometimes we choose to believe that we live in a well-adjusted society, but often than not, the truth differs. There are secrets everywhere, concealed carefully behind closed doors. Secrets that hide your despair and feed on your hopelessness, mistreated and misled by the people that are supposed to protect you.

‘Covenant‘ talks about one’s inner strength to fight back: it takes courage for one individual to take a stance, but it is necessary in order to survive. The true hero is not who’s called so by society’s standards, but the one that finds that inner strength and lead others by example.”

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Soen Share Animated Video For “Lotus”

Soen have premiered an animated video for their new song “Lotus.” This is the title track of the band’s new album, which will be released on February 1. Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth) commented:

“‘Lotus‘ is a summoning of like-minded people that have reached that turning point in their lives where they have had enough. Enough of meaningless and shallow societies and their expected standards. Only once you have liberated yourself from these fake ideals and leave all of that behind, one can be truly free.”

In other news, the group have also booked a European tour with Ghost Iris and Wheel:

03/12 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
03/13 Copenhagen, DEN – Stengade
03/14 Hamburg, GER – Logo
03/15 Berlin, GER – Roadrunner
03/16 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos Saal
03/17 Stuttgart, GER – Club Cann
03/19 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
03/20 Hagen, GER – Kultopia
03/21 Cologne, GER – Helios
03/22 Eindhoven, NET – De Effenaar Prognois Festival
03/23 Amsterdam, NET – QFactory
03/25 London, UK – O2 Academy
03/27 Grenoble, FRA – L’amperage
03/28 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra
03/29 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
03/30 Porto, POR – Hard Club
03/31 Lisbon, POR – RCA
04/02 Paris, FRA – Backstage
04/03 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
04/04 Milano, ITA – Legend Club
04/05 Roma, ITA – Orion Ciampino
04/06 Ancona, ITA – Sonic Room Fabriano

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Soen Premiere “Martyrs” Music Video

Soen have premiered a new video for their new song “Martyrs.” This track is from the band’s new album “Lotus,” which will be released on February 1. Joel Ekelöf said the following:

“The video and the song reflect the importance to stand up for yourself and not be trapped in other peoples’ expectations of you. People are going to try to push you down and they want you to conform to the prevailing ideals, but as long as you follow your own path you are never wrong.”

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Soen (Ex-Opeth) To Release New Album “Lotus” In February

Soen (ex-Opeth) have announced that their new album “Lotus” will be released on February 1. The band recorded the effort at Ghostward Studios and Studio 6 with producers David Castillo and Iñaki Marconi. It will be their first to feature guitarist Cody Ford and pre-orders will launch on November 16.

Vocalist Joel Ekelöf commented:

“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.”

Tour Dates:

03/12 Oslo, NOR – John B
03/13 Copenhagen, DEN – TBC
03/14 Hamburg, GER – Logo
03/15 Berlin, GER – Roadrunner
03/18 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
03/20 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos Saal
03/21 Cologne, GER – Helios
03/22 Eindhoven, NET – De Effenaar
03/25 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
03/28 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra
03/29 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
03/30 Porto, POR – Hard Club
03/31 Lisbon, POR – RCA
04/03 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
04/04 Milano, ITA – Legent Club
04/05 Roma, ITA – Orion Ciampino
04/06 Fabricia, ITA – Sonic Room

Soen Stream Live Version Of “Lucidity”

Soen are streaming a live version of “Lucidity,” which was recorded in Rome, Italy back in 2017. The song is one of the bonus tracks featured on the remastered deluxe version of their latest album, “Lykaia.“ That effort is called “Lykaia Revisited“ and it will be available on September 14.

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Soen To Release “Lykaia Revisited” In September

Soen will be reissuing “Lykaia” on September 14. The new version, which is called “Lykaia Revisited,” has been remastered by Gentry Studer and it will feature revised artwork and live tracks recorded during the band’s 2017 European tour. Drummer Martin Lopez said the following:

“The tour was great, and when you have the chance to play songs live night after night, they take on another perspective and on reflection, we all felt that ‘Lykaia‘ could greatly benefit from being remastered; that there were improvements which could be made that would seal the ‘Lykaia‘ era perfectly.”

“Lykaia Revisited” Track Listing:

01. “Sectarian”
02. “Orison”
03. “Lucidity”
04. “Opal”
05. “Jinn”
06. “Sister”
07. “Stray”
08. “Paragon”
09. “Vitriol”
10. “God’s Acre”
11. “Sectarian” Live (Live in Lisbon)
12. “Jinn” (Live in Lisbon)*
13. “Lucidity Live” (Live in Rome)

*only available on digital formats