This week’s AMPED Artist Of The Week is progressive metal band Soen. The official movie-style video to the band’s latest single, ‘The Words’ can be seen below.
Soen – that’s drummer Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth, Amon Amarth), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (Willowtree), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis and bassist Stefan Stenberg – released their sophomore album, ‘Tellurian‘ last month via Spinefarm Records to much acclaim. The album was produced by Platbarzdis, mixed by the legendary Grammy Award-winning David Bottrill (Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, King Crimson, etc.) and mastered at Bob Ludwig’s Gateway set-up in the U.S. by Adam Ayan.
Soen is currently preparing for a European tour in support of the album. That will kick off early next year. A full list of dates can be found here.
All Axess recently caught up with Soen drummer Martin Lopez to talk about the writing process for ‘Tellurian,’ the band’s 2015 touring plans and a whole lot more. Stay tuned for that later in the week.
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Soen was initially formed by Martin Lopez and Kim Platbarzdis in 2004. Due to a number of reasons Soen was put on ice, to be… resumed with the arrival of Joel Ekelöf in early 2010. Later on in 2010, Steve DiGiorgio was recruited on bass and the band’s line-up was finally complete.
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