Soen have released the piercing new single ‘Violence’,
which is taken from their forthcoming album Memorial, set
for release on September 1st via Silver Lining Music. For pre–orders go to this location.
Founding member and singer Joel Ekelöf comments, “Violence touches the topic of coercion, whether it is physical
or mental. Violence can sometimes be delivered very cautiously in ways that don’t give room for a reaction but with
the passing of time will destroy your confidence and self–regard.”
The new track is as biting and abrasive as its theme along with a melodic grace that transcends across the whole of
the new album.
“It’s a different song for us musically speaking, it’s very direct and full of darkness and anger.” Adds co–founding
member and drummer Martin Lopez.
The new single follows the release of the ferocious war inspired title track ‘Memorial’ and the hard hitting
Never ones to take the restrained path, Soen face down the ills and ways of current society with a crisp, wounded
venom that betrays their pain, anger and frustrations. Each guitar carries a greater serrated edge, each melody a
richer heart, each lyric a soul and spleen venting definitive proclamation. At the same time, Soen’s unique blend of
progression, aggression, and beauty shows more maturity than ever before.
Soen have been building up to this moment for years and now they’re here with Memorial, which is an inspiring
modern hard rock classic.
Following their incredible performances at this year’s summer festivals across Europe, Soen, completed by Lars Enok
Åhlund (Keyboards and Guitar), Oleksii ‘Zlatoyar’ Kobel (Bass) and Cody Ford (Lead Guitar), will be heading out on
their ‘Memorial’ European tour, which will kick off in September in Odense, Denmark.
MEMORIAL 2023 TOUR DATES:
20 SEPT – 9 Odense (DK) – Posten
21 SEPT – Copenhagen (DK) – Amager Bio
22 SEPT – Berlin (DE) – Kesselhaus
23 SEPT – Leipzig (DE) – Täubchemthal
24 SEPT – Warsaw (PL) – Progresja
26 SEPT – Prague (CZ) – Palak Akropolis
27 SEPT – Zurich (CH) – Komplex 457
28 SEPT – Munich (DE) – Backstage Werk
29 SEPT – Vienna (AT) – Simm City
30 SEPT – Bologna (IT) – Locomotiv
3 OCT – Bilbao (ES) – Kafe Antzokia
4 OCT – Porto (PT) – Hard Club
5 OCT – Lisbon (PT) – Lisboa Ao Vivo
6 OCT – Madrid (ES) – La Paqui
7 OCT – Sevilla (ES) – Custom
8 OCT – Murcia (ES) – Garaje
10 OCT – Barcelona (ES) – Apolo
11 OCT – Lyon (FR) – Ninkasi Kao
12 OCT – Sint Niklaas (BE) – De Casino
13 OCT – London (GB) – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
14 OCT – Amsterdam (NL) – Melkweg