Interview with Soen — “Within the progressive metal scene, we feel like we represent metal.”


In July 2023, we had the pleasure of catching up with singer Joel Ekelöf and drummer Martin Lopez from the progressive metal outfit SOEN before their anticipated show in Helsinki as part of the CoolHead Live shows. Our insightful conversation provided us with a sneak peek into their latest creation, “Memorial.” After immersing ourselves in the album, we reconnected with Joel in August 2023 for a deeper dive into the intricacies of their new release. Recognizing the value of all the insights shared, we’ve merged both interviews to offer a comprehensive overview of their journey and the band’s musical evolution encapsulated within “Memorial.” Watch the complete video interview here…

Interview by Laureline Tilkin