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Soen Reveals New Album "Lykaia"

Soen, the progressive group featuring the otherworldly-driven drumming of Martin Lopez (formerly of Amon Amarth and Opeth) and the dynamic voice of Joel Ekelöf (Willowtree), is now takeing another trip into uncharted waters.

Upcoming third offering "Lykaia" is due out February 3rd, 2017 via the band's new label home UDR Music and will be available digitally, on CD digisleeve, and gatefold vinyl. The label comments that this album sees Soen "remain fascinated with the shadows and the darker edges of our world, with a particular focus on the various thoughts and concepts behind religion and ritualistic, belief-based behavior in society."

Recorded at Ghost Ward, StudioGröndal and Deep Well in Stockholm, Sweden, with production duties handled by guitarist Marcus Jidell and the mix made by Stefan Boman, Soen kept things as far away from the digital age as possible, embracing warmth and organic recordings as the drive behind the technical working process.

Vocalist Joel Ekelöf states, "Wherever we could the music was analog, all the sounds you hear were pure and not samples or keyboard generated. When we needed a Mellotron, we got a real one. With my vocals as well, we intentionally left out the endless possibilities of post editing and instead focused on pure vocal work."

"This has never been about genres, it's always been about the journey we need to take both musically and personally," adds drummer Martin Lopez. "What we´re working on right now is another adventure, another journey which in some ways is quite different again but also builds upon the experiences we've had over the last few years."

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1. Drum_Junkie writes:

Sweet! I see there is a change in the guitarists. I like what Markus has done in Avatarium, and the short clips in the video sound promising.

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