Release Date: January 29th 2021
- CD Digipak
- Double Black Vinyl Album housed in Gatefold
- Digital Download
- Special D2C bundles
- Joel Ekelöf - Vocals
- Lars Enok Åhlund - Keyboards and Guitar
- Oleksii “Zlatoyar” Kobel - Bass
- Cody Ford - Lead Guitar
- All songs written by SOEN
- Produced and recorded by Iñaki Marconi
- Vocal editing by Ricardo Borges
- Vocals on track 1 to 5 and drums recorded and produced by David Castillo
- Mixed and mastered by Kane Churko
- Cover design by Enrique Zabala
- Art Design by Wriliya
- Cover photo by Mark Laita
IMPERIAL is out now, via Silver Lining Music. Available as a CD Digipak, Vinyl Album, digital formats and special D2C bundles. To get your copy and stream, go to this location
The provocative, imperious and engaging Swedish-based metal group SOEN unveil their fifth album, IMPERIAL, via Silver Lining Music on January 29th 2021. Founder members Joel Ekelöf (vocals) and Martin Lopez (drums), along with Lars Enok Åhlund (keyboards and guitar), Oleksii “Zlatoyar” Kobel (bass) and Cody Ford (lead guitar) have never shied away from challenging our perceptions of life and humanity, and IMPERIAL continues SOEN’s unique journey through the psyche of our species and the conundrum of our times. Eight crisp, sharp, and supremely constructed songs spanning frustration, reflection and hope, IMPERIAL is the most fierce and dynamic release of SOEN’s journey, one which continues to be deeply therapeutic for both the group’s dedicated followers and the band themselves.
Watch/Listen to the recently released ‘Antagonist’, ‘Monarch’ and 'Illusion' here.
Produced by Iñaki Marconi and the band, IMPERIAL was mixed and mastered by Kane Churko, who has worked with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Bob Dylan. Eight crisp, sharp, and supremely constructed songs spanning frustration, reflection and hope, IMPERIAL is the most fierce and dynamic release of SOEN’s journey, which will engage the listener immediately and sustain long after this crazy time has passed, its rich details destined to make it a classic metal album of this era.