Soen announce release of concert film ‘Atlantis’ and first single “Trials”; tour dates revealed

Soen announce release of ‘Atlantis’ and first single “Trials”

On November 18, 2022, the engaging, enchanting, cutting, yet beautiful Swedish metal supergroup Soen will release (via Silver Lining Music) a very special concert film, ‘ATLANTIS’, featuring thirteen of the group’s most popular compositions reinterpreted with live orchestral accompaniment.

The perfect way for Soen to celebrate a decade together; ‘ATLANTIS’ was created within the mystic and magical confines of Atlantis Grammofon Studio in Stockholm, Sweden, which has seen a wide range of international artists record, from Quincy Jones to Lenny Kravitz to Green Day. Formerly a movie house in 1941, it went on to become Metronome Studio (during which time ABBA was born) before becoming Atlantis Grammofon in 1983.

The first track being released as single and video from Soen’s “alternate utopia” is their brand-new piece “Trials”, which can be streamed/watched here:

Founding members Martin Lopez and Joel Ekelöf deliberate on the meaning of the song: “Freedom is not to be taken for granted. Modern society is built to entertain us and keep us passive, forgetting about the important things in life. We have to be aware of what we really value in our lives.
“The great masses are taken advantage of by a few wolves of wealth, many of whom we put in power ourselves or pay monthly subscription fees to. “Trials” talks about the desperation and anger of knowing that society is unfair and that we all contribute to something we’re against just by existing.”

Filmed and recorded on December 10, 2021, Martin Lopez (drums & percussion), Joel Ekelöf (lead vocals), Lars Enok Åhlund (guitars & piano), Cody Lee Ford (lead guitar) and Oleksii “Zlatoyar” Kobel (bass) worked together with an 8-piece orchestra to reinterpret and rediscover fresh energy and elements in classic Soen songs, such as “Antagonist”, “Monarch”, “Jinn” and “Lucidity”, as well as introducing a stunning interpretation of Slipknot’s deeply dark meditation on darkness rejecting love, “Snuff”.

‘ATLANTIS’ Track List:

2. Lunacy
3. Monarch
4. Trials
5. River
6. Jinn
7. Illusion
8. Modesty
9. Lucidity
10. Savia
11. Fortune
12. Snuff
13. Lascivious
14. Lotus

‘ATLANTIS’ was recorded by David Castillo and Iñaki Marconi, mixed by Castillo, and mastered by Tony Lindgren. The performance was filmed and directed by George Laycock from the bespoke British production house Blacktide Phonic/Visual.

‘ATLANTIS’ will be available as a DVD-CD with bonus footage, a Double 12” Limited Edition Vinyl, Long Form Video, Digital Download and Streaming.

Pre-orders available HERE:

With no sign of slowing down, the relentless metal quintet recently announced a twenty date North American Tour, kicking-off at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall; the tour will also see Soen perform as special guests of Katatonia in Dallas and Austin on December 6 and 7. All purchased tickets remain valid for the rescheduled dates and tickets remain on-sale. Full list of confirmed dates, tickets, and additional information available HERE

IMPERIAL European Tour 2022:

Sept.2 – Gdansk, Drizzly Grizzly – PL
Sept.3 – Warsaw, Proxima – PL
Sept.4 – Wroclaw, Akademia – PL
Sept.6 – Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal – DE
Sept.7 – Milan, Magazzini Generali – IT
Sept.8 – Rome, Largo – IT
Sept.9 – San Dona’ di Piave, Revolver – IT
Sept.10 – Munich, Backstage – DE
Sept.11 – Berlin, Fraanz – DE
Sept.13 – Cologne, Stollwerck – DE
Sept.15 – Leipzig, Hellraiser – DE
Sept.17 – Budapest, A38 – HU
Sept.18 – Bratislava, MMC – SK
Sept.20 – Olomouc, S-Klub – CZ
Sept.21 – Vienna, Arena – AT
Sept.22 – Aarau, KIFF – CH
Sept.23 – Strasbourg, La Maison Bleue – FR
Sept.24 – Paris, La Maroquinerie – FR
Sept.26 – Manchester, Rebellion – GB
Sept.27 – Birmingham, o2 The Institute 2 – GB
Sept.28 – London, o2 Academy Islington – GB
Sept.29 – Antwerp, Trix – BE
Sept.30 – Zoetermeer, De Boerderij (Acoustic) – NL
Oct.1 – Zoetermeer, De Boerderij – NL

IMPERIAL North America Tour 2022:

Nov.22 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Nov.23 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
Nov.25 – Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
Nov.26 – Montreal, QC – Le Studio TD
Nov.27 – Quebec City, QC – L’Imperial
Nov.29 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Nov.30 – New York City, NY – Gramercy Theatre
Dec.1 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Dec.2 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Dec.3 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
Dec.4 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
Dec.6 – Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live*
Dec.7 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live*
Dec.8 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Dec.10 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Dec.11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Dec.13 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Dec.15 – Roseville, CA – Goldfield Roseville
Dec.16 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
Dec.17 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
*Guests to Katatonia

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