About the Event
Swedish-based progressive metal group Soen will be performing at Volkswagen Arena on September 3rd as a part of the Europe tour for their new album “Lotus”. Ahead of Soen, The Price, blending Scandinavian meteal and 80's new wave, will take stage as well as WHEEL, bringing progressive rock and grunge aspects together in their music.
Soen’s drummer Martin Lopez describes Soen’s music as “melodic, heavy, complex and very different”. In their first album “Cognitive” released in 2012, they were inspired by groups such as Tool, Opeth and A Perfect Circle. Their album received lots of positive feedback, with the group members’ technical abilities, who have played for important groups such as Opeth, Death and Testament, receiving the most praise. Spreading their name to a wider audience with their album “Tellurian” released in 2014 followed by “Lykaia” released in 2017, Soen quickly became an important figure for progressive metal music.
They gained lots of attention with their album “Lykaia” and went on to release their latest album “Lotus” on February 1st, on which they tried to create a more unique sound. The current group members are Martin Lopez, Joel Ekelöf, Stefan Stenberg and Cody Ford. Starting in March 2019, Soen will be touring Europe for their new album “Lotus” and will be performing at Volkswagen Arena on September 3rd.
Italian guitarist, producer and songwriter Marco Barusso's project, The Price, is named after the idea that every choice in life has a price and brings uncertainty. During the production of the band's 2018 album ''A Second Chance To Rise'', Barusso created a new sound by working with different artists and blending alternative rock, Scandinavian metal and 80's new wave. Four short film noir style clips were released for four songs from the album.
Having gotten together after James Lascelles moved to Finland in 2015, Helsinki based progressive rock and metal band Wheel is formed of vocalist and guitarist James Lascelles, bassist Mikko Määttä, guitarist Roni Seppänen and drummer Santeri Saksala. Breaking out with their 2017 single ''The Path'', the band released their first album ''Moving Backwards'' in the last couple months. Wheel presents unusual measures and rhythms in their sound blending cinematic aspects of progressive rock and grunge, rich instrumentation and dark surrealism. Increasing their popularity with their live performances, they shared the stage with bands such as Soen an Katatonia.
Barış Akpolat DJ Set:18:00
The Price: 19:00
The Wheel: 19:45
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