Drummer Martin Lopez (Ex-Opeth) talks about his current band SOEN, their new album ‘Memorial’, touring, his time in Opeth, and more.
The new SOEN album ‘Memorial’ is out on Sept. 1st.
Never ones to take the restrained path, Soen face down the ills and ways of current society with a crisp, wounded venom that betrays their pain, anger and frustrations. Each guitar carries a greater serrated edge, each melody a richer heart, each lyric a soul and spleen venting definitive proclamation. At the same time, Soen’s unique blend of progression, aggression, and beauty shows more maturity than ever before.
Soen have been building up to this moment for years and now they’re here with Memorial, which is an inspiring modern hard rock classic.
Memorial will be released on September 1, 2023, via Silver Lining Music. Available as a Deluxe CD, 12” Vinyl Album in Black and color variants, digital formats and special D2C products and bundles. For pre-orders, go to this location.
Memorial Track Listing:
Hollowed (feat. Elisa)
Joel Ekelöf – Vocals
Martin Lopez – Drums
Lars Enok Åhlund – Keyboards and Guitar
Cody Ford – Lead Guitar
Oleksii “Zlatoyar” Kobel – Bass
photo credit: Jeremy Saffer
Following an incredible set at this year’s Download festival, Soen, completed by Lars Enok Åhlund (Keyboards and Guitar), Oleksii ‘Zlatoyar’ Kobel (Bass) and Cody Ford (Lead Guitar), have added an extra date to their upcoming ‘Memorial’ European tour, which will kick off in September. It’s their only UK date to be announced so far, at London’s iconic O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Friday, October 13.
MEMORIAL 2023 TOUR DATES
20.9 Odense (DK) – Posten
21.9 Copenhagen (DK) – Amager Bio
22.9 Berlin (DE) – Kesselhaus
23.9 Leipzig (DE) – Täubchemthal
24.9 Warsaw (PL) – Progresja
26.9 Prague (CZ) – Palak Akropolis
27.9 Zurich (CH) – Komplex 457
28.9 Munich (DE) – Backstage Werk
29.9 Vienna (AT) – Simm City
30.9 Bologna (IT) – Locomotiv
3.10 Bilbao (ES) – Kafe Antzokia
4.10 Porto (PT) – Hard Club
5.10 Lisbon (PT) – Lisboa Ao Vivo
6.10 Madrid (ES) – La Paqui
7.10 Sevilla (ES) – Custom
8.10 Murcia (ES) – Garaje
10.10 Barcelona (ES) – Apolo
11.10 Lyon (FR) – Ninkasi Kao
12.10 Sint Niklaas (BE) – De Casino
13.10 London (GB) – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
14.10 Amsterdam (NL) – Melkweg
15.10 Paris (FR) – Élysée Montmartre
17.10 Frankfurt (DE) – Batschkapp
18.10 Strasbourg (FR) – La Laiterie
20.10 Cologne (DE) – Essigfabrik
22.10 Hamburg (DE) – Knust
Tickets for the shows are available here.
More dates to be announced soon.