SOEN will begin a European tour on March 29 in Copenhagen.
SOEN European Tour Dates:
Mar-29 DK Copenhagen, Stengade
Mar-30 DE Hamburg, Logo
Mar-31 NL 's-Hertogenbosch, W2 Poppodium
Apr-1 UK London, 02 Academy Islington
Apr-2 NL Haarlem, Patronaat
Apr-3 DE Krefeld, Kulturfabrik
Apr-4 DE Cologne, Underground
Apr-5 DE Frankfurt, Das Bett
Apr-6 DE Berlin, Cassiopeia
Apr-7 PL Wroclaw, Stara Piwnica
Apr-8 SK Kosice, Collosseum
Apr-9 AT Graz, PPC
Apr-11 SL Ljubiljana, Orto Bar
Apr-12 AT Vienna, Arena
Apr-13 DE Munich, Backstage Halle
Apr-14 CH Pratteln, Konzertfabrik Z7
Apr-15 FR Paris, Backstage O'Sullivans
Apr-16 DE Weinheim, Café Central
Apr-18 NO, Porsgrunn, Ælvespeilet
Apr-19 NO Oslo, John DEE
For those who have followed the SOEN's career thus far, the new album's concepts of journey and exploration are not new. 2012's Cognitive beat a firmly heavy, progressive metal path. 2014's Tellurian - with its Pink Floyd explorative spirit and Opeth-like forceful power - saw SOEN start to stride freely into their own control and unique visions. Lykaia sees SOEN remain fascinated with the shadows and the darker edges of our world, with a particular focus on the various thoughts and concepts behind religion and ritualistic, belief-based behaviour in society.
If the first two albums were harder, more technical, angular and perhaps cerebral pieces which demanded sharp focus, Lykaia presents a warmer, rounder, flesh and blood on the bones approach that allows listeners a dual entry to the eight tracks presented. The journey is no less dynamic, continuing the underscore of complex melodies with crushing power and no fear of walking proudly into more ambient spaces to explore the temperature. With Lykaia, however, it is clear that SOEN have never felt more congruent or sure of themselves.
Recorded at Ghost Ward, StudioGröndal and Deep Well in Stockholm, Sweden, with production duties handled by guitarist Marcus Jidell and mixing by Stefan Boman, SOEN kept things as far away from the digital age as possible on Lykaia, embracing warmth and organic recordings as the drive behind the technical working process.
1 - Sectarian
2 - Orison
3 - Lucidity
4 - Opal
5 - Jinn
6 - Sister
7 - Stray
8 - Paragon
Joel Ekelöf, vocals
Martin Lopez, drums and percussion
Stefan Stenberg, bass
Lars Åhlund, organ and rhodes
Marcus Jidell, guitars
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