SOEN Announces Concert Film Release “Atlantis”, Watch Video For First Single “Trials”

On November 18, 2022, the engaging, enchanting, cutting edge, yet beautiful Swedish metal supergroup soen will publish (via Silver Lining Music) a very special film-concert, “Atlantis”featuring thirteen of the band’s most popular compositions reinterpreted with live orchestral accompaniment.

The perfect way to soen celebrating a decade together; “Atlantis” was created within the mystical and magical confines of Atlantis Grammofon Studio in Stockholm, Sweden, which has seen a wide range of international artists record, from quincy jones at Lenny Kravitz at green day. Former cinema in 1941, it became Metronome Studio (period during which ABBA was born) before becoming Atlantis Grammofon in 1983.

The first track released as a single and video from soen“alternative utopia” is their brand new play “Trials”which can be streamed/watched below.

Founders Martin Lopez and Joel Ekelof deliberate on the meaning of the song: “Freedom should not be taken for granted. Modern society is built to entertain us and keep us passive, forgetting the important things in life. We need to be aware of what we truly value in our lives. The great masses are exploited by a few wolves of wealth, many of whom are put into power ourselves or to whom we pay monthly subscription fees. “Trial” is about the desperation and anger of knowing that society is unfair and that we are all contributing to something that we are against simply by existing. »

Filmed and recorded on December 10, 2021, Martin Lopez (drums & percussion), Joel Ekelof (main voice), Lars Enok Åhlund (guitars & piano), Cody LeeFord (lead guitar) and Oleksii “Zlatoyar” Kobel (bass) worked with an orchestra of 8 musicians to reinterpret and rediscover new energy and elements in the classical soen songs, such as “Antagonist”, “Monarch”, “Jinns” and “lucidity”, aas well as the introduction of a stunning interpretation of Noosedeep dark meditation on darkness rejecting love, “Snuff”.

The end result of this eighty-minute performance is remarkable new auditory refractions from soenis the best material for fans to absorb and enjoy. As has always been the case with soen: the deepest dives deliver the greatest treasures.

“Atlantis” album cover

List of “Atlantis” tracks:

2. Madness
3. Monarch
4. Trials
5. River
6. Jinn
7. Illusion
8. Modesty
9. Lucidity
10. Savia
11. Wealth
12. Tobacco (NOOSE cover)
13. Lascivious
14. Lotus

“Atlantis” was recorded by David Castillo and Inaki Marconi, mixed by Castleand mastered by Tony Lindgren. The show was filmed and directed by George Laycock from the British bespoke production house Blacktide Phonic/Visual.

“Atlantis” will be available as DVD-CD with bonus footage, limited edition 12-inch double vinyl, full-length video, digital download, and streaming. Pre-orders available HERE

Additional orchestra musicians and contributors on “Atlantis” are:

  • Stephane Stenberg: Bass
  • Joakim Simonson: Piano and Organ
  • Karin Liljenberg: Violin 1
  • Andreas Forsman: Violin 2
  • Erik Holm: Alto
  • Cecilia Linné: Cello
  • Johanna Borjesson: Voice
  • Therese Borjesson: Voice

Technical support: Dan Wahlbeck
Battery technology: Rickard Gustafsson
Sound support: Nicolas Lindstrom

With no signs of slowing down, the relentless metal quintet recently announced a twenty-date North American tour, kicking off at Lincoln Hall in Chicago; the tour will also see soen perform as special guests of Katatonia in Dallas and Austin on December 6 and 7.

North American dates follow shortly after 2021 postponement Imperial European Tour this soen postponed due to restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic at the time. European dates include the opportunity for an unforgettable and intimate evening with soen during their only live acoustic show which will take place at De Boerderij de Zoetermeer September 30. The band are delighted to be on the road again and have added fourteen new dates in Europe and the UK.

“It’s a dream come true to finally be able to do an extended North American tour,” gets excited Lopez. “It’s a big milestone for any band to visit a continent with such a rich musical history and we’re very excited to finally be able to meet our North American audience. See you all there!

All tickets purchased remain valid for the postponed dates and tickets remain on sale. Full list of confirmed dates, tickets and additional information available HERE