SOEN

MADDER MORTEN

21 Out 2017
Abertura de Portas: 19h30
Início: 20h00
Entrada: 18,00€

Os Soen, super grupo Sueco, liderado pelo brilhante Martin Lopez (Ex Amon Amarth e Opeth), entre outros, regressa a Portugal para 2 concertos exclusivos de promoção do excelente novo trabalho – Lykaia.

20 Outubro (6ª feira) – Hard Club – Sala 1 – Porto
21 Outubro (Sábado) – RCA Club – Lisboa

Como convidados especiais, vão estar os Madder Mortem, colectivo Norueguês de Metal Progressivo, no activo desde 1997, que conta já com 6 álbums e promete uma excelente primeira parte para esta noite.

Pré-venda online por 18 Eur. limitada às primeiras 100 entradas e com oferta de bilhete personalizado do concerto.
Restantes entradas serão disponibilizadas a 20 Eur. brevemente em vários pontos de venda.

SOEN

  • Género
    Progressive rock/metal
  • Membros da banda
    Joel Ekelöf, Martin Lopez, Joakim Platbarzdis, Stefan Stenberg
  • Companhia discográfica
    Spinefarm (euge@spinefarm.fi, tuula@spinefarm.fi)
  • Breve descrição
    Pre-order album: http://www.recordshopx.com/artist/soen/tellurian/
  • Descrição longa
    When Swedish drummer Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH) joined forces with metal bassist extraordinaire Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, TESTAMENT, DEATH, ICED EARTH), vocalist Joel Ekelöf and guitarist Kim Platbarzdis in a brand new project called SOEN, it was obvious that this collaboration would not be just another name-dropping, substance-deprived “super project”.
    Martin Lopez has described the band’s music as “melodic, heavy, intricate and different.” Even then, Lopez may be selling his band short. SOEN is, in a word, unique.
    The foursome paint their musical canvas with broad strokes that on first listen may appear gray and sullen, but the true power of the music lies clandestine, just a little below the monochrome surface. More than just a sum of is rather esteemed parts, SOEN weave an intricate network of melodies and lull the listener submerged in a bliss of melancholy. Yes, at times Soen may resemble the Opeth of old, but it makes more of less, as it features none of the guttural vocals and full-on death metal wall of sound of Lopez’ former group. But nothing more is needed when Ekelöf’s somber voice, Platbarzdis’s transcendent guitar work, Lopez’s trademark drum beats and DiGiorgio’s exquisite bass lines collaborate to build a pensive tide, just waiting to wash over you.
    “Cognitive” sure isn’t an instantaneously accessible album but with a bit of listener patience, it can prove to be one of the most rewarding pieces of “thinking man’s metal” you will ever come across. In a world full of super-compressed albums waging the loudness war, “Cognitive” breathes with ease thanks to the masterful mixing work of David Bottrill (Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse etc.). Like rain on a windowpane; translucent and free of form, “Cognitive” breathes like a living entity.
    The colors are there, lingering within the grays. It’s just up to you to find them.
  • Biografia
    Soen was initially formed by Martin Lopez and Kim Platbarzdis in 2004. Due to a number of reasons Soen was put on ice, to be resumed with the arrival of Joel Ekelöf in early 2010. Later on in 2010, Steve DiGiorgio was recruited on bass and the band’s line-up was finally complete.
  • Sexo
    Neutro
  • Diretor-geral
    alec@pistonmusic.fi
  • Contacto de imprensa
    pr@soen.se, tuula@spinefram.fi, lailah.odonnell@umusic.com (UK)

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MADDER MORTEM

Género
Alternative Metal
Membros da banda
Agnete M. Kirkevaag – Vocals
BP. M. Kirkevaag – Guitar & vocals
Richard Wikstrand – Guitar
Tormod L. Moseng – Bass
Mads Solås – Drums
Naturalidade
Nord Odal
Companhia discográfica
Dark Essence Records
Sobre
Music over matter.
Biography
The region of Hedmark, in the eastern part of southern Norway, is a land of lakes and fields and dark fir forests, of golden, tranquil summers and snowy, silent winters. This landscape breeds stubborn, earthborn people. To an outsider, they may seem docile, but beneath the surface there’s a will and a strength of heart that’s just as unmovable as the hills. They will not show off, will not protest, but they will simply put their heads down and do exactly what they wanted to, in their own time and their own way.
This is the soil from which Madder Mortem springs. Both band and members are born and raised in Hedmark, and the view from their rehearsal room is not concrete and streets, but fields and trees set against a quiet lake. There’s nothing urban about Madder Mortem. Just like the land it stems from, the music is organic and earthy. It resounds with the sweat of hard work, and with the tongue-in-cheek view of life of those who know who they are and where they come from. It’s caressing, it’s chilling, it’s outrageously cheeky and dead serious. It’s groovy, it’s melodic, it’s clever and it’s open-hearted, but most of all, it’s music made for music’s sake.

Madder Mortem started out in 1997, and “Eight Ways” is their fifth album, following “Mercury” (1999), “All Flesh Is Grass” (2001), “Deadlands” (2003) and “Desiderata” (2006). They’ve done two European tours, with Opeth in 2003 and with Tristania in 2001, and festivals such as Brutal Assault in Czech Republic, Popkomm Berlin in Germany, Yuletide Metal Meeting in Northern Ireland, Conmusic in Mexico, and the Norwegian festivals Inferno, Southern Discomfort and Quart, among others.

“Eight Ways” was recorded out in the calm of the countryside during the summer and fall of 2008. The album was recorded, produced and mixed by Madder guitarist BP M. Kirkevaag, mastered at Maor Appelbaum Mastering(The Mission, Samael, Stephen O´Malley). The 12 songs are unmistakably Madder Mortem, travelling through a wide array of musical landscapes. You will detect traces of tango and shuffle beats, death metal riffing or folk music tonalities, but the main focus is as always the song. The soundscape is meticulously textured, allowing room for both the grand gestures and the minute details.

Madder Mortem discography:
Mercury (Misanthropy, 1999)
All Flesh Is Grass (Century Media, 2001)
Deadlands (Century Media, 2002)
Desiderata (Peaceville, 2006)
Eight Ways (Peaceville, 2009)

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