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Soen (ex-Opeth) releasing ‘Lotus’ (watch the video for the title track)

Soen Lotus

Swedish progressive metal supergroup Soen (whose current lineup features ex-members of Opeth, Amon Amarth, Willowtree, and more) are releasing their fourth album Lotus on February 1 via Silver Lining Music (pre-order). It’s their first with new lead guitarist Cody Ford, and it was produced by David Castillo and Iñaki Marconi. We’re premiering the title track along with its video. Drummer Martin Lopez (who was also in Opeth for two decades) says, “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.” As for how the song sounds, it’s among Soen’s most atmospheric and clean-sounding material, and comes with a lengthy guitar solo that you can truly call “epic.” If you’re unfamiliar with Soen, fans of Tool and Porcupine Tree should check this out. Listen and watch the animated video below.

Soen are also touring Europe in March/April with Wheel and Ghost Iris, and those dates are listed below.

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Soen / Wheel / Ghost Iris — 2019 Tour Dates
3/12/2019 John Dee – Oslo, NO
3/13/2019 Stengade – Copenhagen, DK
3/14/2019 Logo – Hamburg, DE
3/15/2019 Roadrunner – Berlin, DE
3/16/2019 Colos Saal – Aschaffenburg, DE
3/17/2019 Club Cann – Stuttgart, DE
3/19/2019 Backstage Werk – Munich, DE
3/20/2019 Kultopia – Hanau, DE
3/21/2019 Helios – Cologne, DE
3/22/2019 De Effenaar Prognois Festival– Eindhoven, NL
3/25/2019 O2 Academy Islington – London, UK
3/27/2019 L’amperage – Grenoble, FR
3/28/2019 Salamandra – Barelona, ES
3/29/2019 Caracol – Madrid, ES
3/30/2019 Hard Club – Porto, PT
3/31/2019 RCA – Lisbon, PT
4/02/2019 Backstage – Paris, FR
4/03/2019 Z7 – Pratteln, CH
4/04/2019 Legent Club – Milano, IT
4/05/2019 Orion Ciampino – Roma, IT
4/06/2019 Sonic Room Fabricia – Ancona, IT

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