Soen premiere video for their stunning new track Martyrs

Soen have released a video for their new single Martyrs.

The track has been taken from the band’s upcoming album Lotus, which will launch on February 1.

Frontman Joel Ekelöf says: “The video and the song reflect the importance to stand up for yourself and not be trapped in other peoples’ expectations of you.

“People are going to try to push you down and they want you to conform to the prevailing ideals, but as long as you follow your own path you are never wrong.”

The band recorded Lotus with producer David Castillo and Iñaki Marconi at Ghostward Studios and Studio 6 earlier this year, with the new record Soen’s first with Canadian guitarist Cody Ford.

Following the release of Lotus, Soen will embark on a European tour, which will get under way in Oslo on March 12.

Find a full list of their live dates below.

Soen: Lotus
1. Opponent
2. Lascivious
3. Martyrs
4. Lotus
5. Covenant
6. Penance
7. River
8. Rival

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Swedish progressive metallers Soen return with their new album Lotus – the follow-up to 2017's Lykaia. It's features the blistering single Martyrs. Not to be missed.

Soen 2019 European tour dates
Mar 12: Oslo John Dee, Norway
Mar 13: Copenhagen Stengade, Denmark
Mar 14: Hamburg Logo, Germany
Mar 15: Berlin Roadrunner, Germany
Mar 16: Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal, Germany
Mar 17: Stuttgart, Club Cann, Germany
Mar 19: Munich Backsatge Werk, Germany
Mar 20: Hagen, Kultopia, Germany
Mar 21: Cologne Helios, Germany
Mar 22: Eindhoven De Effenaar, Netherlands
Mar 25: London O2 Academy Islington, UK
Mar 28: Barelona Salamandra, Spain
Mar 29: Madrid Caracol, Spain
Mar 30: Porto Hard Club, Portugal
Mar 31: Lisbon RCA, Portugal
Apr 02: Paris, Backstage, France
Apr 03: Pratteln Z7, Switzerland
Apr 04: Milan Legend Club, Italy
Apr 05: Rome Orion Ciampino, Italy
Apr 06: Fabriano Sonic Room, Italy

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