UNTO THE LOTUS
Martin Lopez gives Rhythm a glimpse into the new album
Former Opeth drummer Martin Lopez is back with his Soen project.
Lopez, who occupied the Opeth drum stool between 1997 and 2006, playing on seven of the band’s albums, co-founded Soen in 2012 and the band is set toerlease its fourth album in 2019.
“The world right now is undeniably a very strange and tense place,” Lopez said of the album, Lotus. “I think the songs clearly reflect that, but they also reflect that we must now be stronger than ever in challenging, and dealing with the pandemonium life throws at us all.
“We are all very fortunate to have this place where we can go and explore thoughts, perspectives and emotions,” he added. “There are definitely things that we say, and places we go, in Soen that would be very hard to express without us coming together and creating music.”
The record has been worked up under the watchful eyes of producers David Castillo and Inaki Marconi at Ghostward Studios and Studio 6.
Soen will tour throughout Europe in March 2019.