Soen Have a New Album On The Way; Stream Progtastic First Single “Rival”


Google is a liar sometimes (unfathomable, right?). While searching for background info on Soen so as not to come off as an uncultured poser, Google thoughtfully suggested some similar artists, the first of which was Infernal Coil, one of my favorites as of late.

Now, I’ve made a lot of garbage comparisons in my time with MetalSucks, but this is just… a whole new level of repugnant. It’s like suggesting that someone stick their arm in a meat grinder if their usual hobbies include introspection and poetry. Jesus, Google.

Anyways. Soen have a new album on the way. If you’re one of the quiet types I just mentioned, you’ll dig it, and if you’re not, you’ll probably dig it anyway. The Swedish proggers have been cranking out consistently solid releases since the dawn of time, and Lotus is sure to be no exception. The first single “Rival” is available to stream below — it’s a groove-driven Opeth-ian jam (not surprising, since the supergroup features former Opeth drummer Martin Lopez) that’s easy to get lost in once you’re there. Also, that guitar tone is pure sex. Mmmmmpphh.

Stream “Rival” below, and stay tuned for the release of Lotus on February 1st of next year (pre-order here). There’s some European tour dates coming up next spring as well, so be sure to check those out if you’re across the pond.

3/12/2019 John Dee – Oslo, NO
3/13/2019 TBC – 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
3/18/2019 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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