Spinefarm Records has announced the signing of Sweden-based act SOEN, featuring Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH drummer) and Steve DiGiorgio (bassist for TESTAMENT, DEATH, SADUS, etc.). The label will release the band’s debut album in February 2012.
Soen was initially formed by Martin Lopez and Kim Platbarzdis in 2005. Due to a number of reasons, Soen was put on ice, to be resumed with the arrival of vocalist Joel Ekelöf (WILLOWTREE) in early 2010. Later on in 2010, Steve DiGiorgio was recruited on bass and the band’s lineup was finally complete.
Soen’s debut album promises to be a unique mix of melodic and rhythmic exprementation. The album will be mixed by David Bottrill (PETER GABRIEL, TOOL, SMASHING PUMPKINS).