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SOEN ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF ATLANTIS

ATLANTIS - AN ALTERNATE UTOPIA -

NEW EUROPEAN AND NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

On November 18th 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 “alternative utopia” is their brand new piece “Trials”, which can be streamed/watched at this location

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 10th 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”. The end result of this 80 minutes performance is some remarkable new aural refractions of Soen’s greatest material for fans to absorb and enjoy. As has always been the way with Soen: the deepest dives yield the greatest treasures.

With no sign of slowing down, the relentless metal quintet have 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 6th and 7th. The North American dates follow shortly after the 2021 rescheduled IMPERIAL European Tour that Soen postponed due to the restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic at the time. The European dates include the opportunity for an unforgettable and intimate evening with Soen at their sole premiere live acoustic show taking place at Zoetermeer’s De Boerderij on September 30th. The band are excited to be on the road again and have added fourteen new dates in Europe and the United Kingdom.

“It's a dream come true to finally be able to do an extensive North American tour,” enthuses Lopez. “It's a milestone for any band to tour a continent with such a rich musical history and we are very excited about finally getting to meet our North American audience. See you all there!”

all purchased tickets remain valid for the rescheduled dates and tickets remain on-sale. Full list of confirmed dates, tickets, and additional information available at this location

IMPERIAL European Tour 2022:

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

IMPERIAL North America Tour 2022:

*Guests to Katatonia

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 from August 30th 2022 at this location

    The additional orchestral musicians and contributors on ATLANTIS are:

  • Stefan Stenberg, Double Bass
  • Joakim Simonsson, Piano and Organ
  • Karin Liljenberg, Violin 1
  • Andreas Forsman, Violin 2
  • Erik Holm, Viola
  • Cecilia Linné, Cello
  • Johanna Börjesson, Vocals
  • Therése Börjesson, Vocals
  • Technical support: Dan Wahlbeck
  • Drum tech: Rickard Gustafsson
  • Sound support: Niclas Lindström

Soen wish to thank them deeply for their immense contribution to this performance.

ATLANTIS Track List:

22 November - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
23 November - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
25 November - Ottawa, ON - Brass Monkey
26 November - Montreal, QC - Le Studio TD
27 November - Quebec City, QC - L'Imperial
29 November - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
30 November - New York City, NY - Gramercy Theatre
01 December - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
02 December - Charlotte, NC - The Underground
03 December - Tampa, FL - Crowbar
04 December - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
06 December - Austin, TX - Come and Take it Live*
07 December - Dallas, TX - Amplified Live*
08 December - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
10 December - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
11 December - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
13 December - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
15 December - Roseville, CA - Goldfield Roseville
16 December - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
17 December - San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick
1. Antagonist
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

SOEN:

  • Martin Lopez, Drums and percussion
  • Joel Ekelöf, Lead vocals
  • Lars Enok Åhlund, Guitars and Piano
  • Cody Lee Ford, Lead Guitar
  • Oleksii ”Zlatoyar” Kobel, Bass

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