Soen will release their fifth album ‘Imperial’ via Silver Lining Music, 29 January 2021 and have today unveiled the video for their new track ‘Antagonist’, along with tour dates for April 2021.
Drummer Martin Lopez told MetalTalk: “In my life I try to be as real as possible, but I think that the music and nature of Soen are the only place that I really, really feel I can be myself.
“When you’re home, doing music, writing lyrics, that is where you really get to express yourself without any judgement and with total freedom.”
The album has been produced by Iñaki Marconi and the band, with mixing and mastering completed by Kane Churko, who has worked with the likes of Ozzy in the past.
Lopez continues: “It has obviously been a crazy, terrible thing [COVID-19] for everyone and for us as a band it has been really frustrating not being able to play shows.
“But also it has given us a clear window of opportunity to realise this album completely. We were able to spend 12 hours a day for many months bringing ‘Imperial’ to the place we truly wanted, mainly working on the groove and flow of the album.
“We will always be a band that has the old will to fight for freedom and all the important things in life, the people, the underdog.
“You have to take on the big question marks such as what the f**k are we doing with our lives and where is the empathy.
“Why do we keep on testing and crushing ourselves as a species?”
Vocalist Joel Ekelöf told us: “As we continue, we find inspiration in the sad fact that the world is getting more and more polarised, that it’s more complex and it’s not consensus or people getting along..
“We continue to try and understand why and how that will affect us all.”
6 April – John Dee, Oslo – Norway
7 April – Pustervik, Gothenburg – Sweden
8 April – Posten, Odense – Denmark
9 April – Hellraiser, Leipzig – Germany
10 April – Proxima, Warsaw – Poland
11 April – Fraanz, Berlin – Germany
13 April – Colos Saal, Aschaffenburg – Germany
14 April – Z7, Pratteln – Switzerland
15 April – Backstage Halle, Munich – Germany
16 April – Revolver Club, San Donà di Piave – Italy
17 April – Largo Venue, Rome – Italy
20 April – Magazzini Generali, Milan – Italy
21 April – Luxor, Cologne – Germany
22 April – o2 Academy Islington, London – United Kingdom
23 April – Melkweg, Amsterdam – The Netherlands
25 April – Logo, Hamburg – Germany
28 April – Klubben, Stockholm – Sweden
30 April – Olympia, Tampere – Finland
1 May – Tavastia, Helsinki – Finland