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Soen share new performance video of Trials

Soen
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Swedish-based prog metallers Soen have shared a new performance video of Trials, which you can watch below.

The track, and video, are taken from the band's upcoming concert film, Atlantis, which will be released through Silver Lining Music on November 18. The film was recorded in December 2021 at the world-famous Atlantis Grammofon Studio in Stockhom, Sweden, (where the band had previously hosted a livestream earlier in the year).

Atlantic sees the band - Martin Lopez (drums & percussion), Joel Ekelöf (lead vocals), Lars Enok Åhlund (guitars/piano), Cody Lee Ford (lead guitar) and Oleksii “Zlatoyar” Kobel (bass) working together with an eight-piece orchestra as they reinterpret a host of Soen material and a surprise cover of Slipknot's Snuff.

"Freedom is not to be taken for granted, explains Lopez of Trials. "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," adds Ekelöf. "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." 

Soen have also announced new live dates for Europe in September, including dates in Manchester, Birmingham and London, and North America in December, the latter where the band will be special guests of Katatonia.

“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!” 

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-order Atlantis.

Soen European tour dates 2022:
Sep 2: POL Gdansk Drizzly Grizzly
Sep 3: POL Warsaw Proxima
Sep 4: POL Wroclaw Akademia
Sep 6: GER  Aschaffenburg Colos Saal
Sep 7: ITA Milan Magazzini Generali
Sep 8: ITA Rome Largo
Sep 9: ITA San Dona' di Piave Revolver
Sep 10: GER Munich Backstage
Sep 11: GER Berlin Fraanz
Sep1 3: GER Cologne Stollwerck
Sep 15: GER Leipzig Hellraiser
Sep 17: HUN Budapest A38
Sep 18: SLO Bratislava MMC
Sep 20: CZE Olomouc S-Klub
Sep 21: AUS Vienna Arena
Sep 22: SWI Aarau KIFF
Sep 23: FRA Strasbourg La Maison Bleue
Sep 24: FRA Paris La Maroquinerie
Sep 26: UK Manchester Rebellion
Sep 27: UK Birmingham o2 The Institute 2
Sep 28: UK London o2 Academy Islington
Sep 29: BEL Antwerp Trix
Sep 30: NED Zoetermeer De Boerderij (Acoustic)
Oct 1: NED Zoetermeer De Boerderij

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Soen

(Image credit: Silver Lining Music)

Soen: Atlantis
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

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.