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Soen – Monarch (Official Video)


New Album, Imperial: 𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐃 𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐄 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐋𝐘𝐑𝐈𝐂𝐒

When the eyes of war
Set their sight on the dissident land
When the meek turn clamorous
And the sheep are the lions

As the curtain falls
And devotion is measured in blood
Hear the monarch call
For the lost and the bitter
Unending blazes light the sky, so bright.
And thundering choirs pierce the air, with cries.

Into the fire I am
Leading the slain
Steering the fallen to the end

Into the pyre I reign
Drowning in flames
Raising empires on remains

I’m a walking corpse who abandoned humanity’s cause
To become the god of harm
To divide and devour

Seek among the bones
For the ones who confronted my hate
Artisan of gore, steaming smothering venom

Unending blazes light the sky, so bright
And thundering choirs pierce the air, with cries

Into the fire I am
Leading the slain
Steering the fallen to the end

Into the pyre I reign
Drowning in flames
Raising empires on remains

You could be someone who loves
You could be a dearest friend
But compassion isn’t strength
And you were raised to be a man

And sometimes when you’re alone
You despise who you became
And I see the next in line just hoping to become the same

Who are the ones we are sending to die?
Starry-eyed youth in disguise
Carry a banner of misleading pride.
They are the ghosts of our time
Who are the ones we are sending to die?
They are the ghosts of our time

The provocative, imperious and engaging Swedish-based metal group SOEN unveil the captivating yet unnerving video for ‘Monarch’ today, taken from their fifth album, IMPERIAL, set for release via Silver Lining Music on January 29th 2021.

Founder members Joel Ekelöf (vocals) and Martin Lopez (drums), along with Lars Enok Åhlund (keyboards and guitar), Oleksii “Zlatoyar” Kobel (bass) and Cody Ford (lead guitar) are an undeniable cypher for all the issues and emotions which swirl around us. With its epic, dynamic tale alluding to men raised in aggression and sent to war, ‘Monarch’ commences with a stomping crushing riff that is perfectly juxtaposed with moments of pure majestic melodic bliss.

“‘Monarch’ is an epic, dynamic song about the traditional attributes of mankind. The belief that showing compassion and kindness is a sign of weakness.” explains Lopez. “The lack of direction and guidance in society is turning younger generations into violent and destructive creatures,” furthers Ekelöf “because they are living in an age where bullies are kings and the rest are prey”

On the making of the video, Lopez comments: “Making videos is a difficult task because it means that you need to hand over the control of your music to someone on the outside. You want to make a video that not only represents the lyrical content but that also captures the atmosphere and emotion of the song and for that you need to find a producer that has the capability of understanding and transforming all these words and notes into images and I think we found the right person in Daniele Zed Berretta… It was a pleasure to work with him and we’re very happy with how the video turned out.”

Video Credits:

Videoclip Concept: TERRA (
Direction & Post Production: Videns Studios
Production: Videns Studios (
Set #1, Light in a Room Studios. SW Camera Operator: Staffan övgård fsf
Assistant: Jonathan Scherzenlehner
Set #2, In & Out Studio, IT
Camera Operator: Vincenzo Mario Cristi
Cinematography: Paolo Loli
Starring: Fabrizio Bordignon

VFX Artists:
Daniele Zed Berretta
Lorenzo Saponetta
Stefano Alfonsi
Paolo Luciani
Valerio Met Cortese
Alessandro Minardi
Kevin Grace
Leonardo Rivera

3D Artists:
Lorenzo Saponetta
Valerio Carbone
Benedetta Lareri
Michael Staak

Produced by Iñaki Marconi and the band, IMPERIAL was mixed and mastered by Kane Churko, who has worked with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Bob Dylan, IMPERIAL is an album which will engage the listener immediately and sustain long after this crazy time has passed, its rich details destined to make it a classic metal album of this era.

IMPERIAL Track Listing:
1. Lumerian
2. Deceiver
3. Monarch
4. Illusion
5. Antagonist
6. Modesty
7. Dissident
8. Fortune

SOEN – Official YouTube Channel

Joel Ekelöf – Vocals
Martin Lopez – Drums
Lars Enok Åhlund – Keyboards and Guitar
Oleksii “Zlatoyar” Kobel – Bass
Cody Ford – Lead Guitar


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