On their second studio album Shades On Empty Beaches Benway Soma continue on their journey through the dark sides of human existence, ambiguous emotions, and the abyss of civilization. The track Distracted,
In their songs Benway Soma create a wide variety of soundscapes and sometimes surprising with new themes. Sometimes melancholic-dreamy, sometimes impulsive and noisy, sometimes atmospheric-dense and spacey. The track Empty Beach,
Groovy beats, playful guitars and catchy melodies are characteristics of the music that shows influences from old bands like Genesis, Pink Floyd and Marillion, as well as from new generation bands like Muse, Radiohead and Coldplay. If you like rock songs that are played with dedication, this is the place for you. Benway Soma does not play a uniform sound, always surprises with new topics. The track Another Shade Of Black,
After founding in 2003 and making a debut album in 2006, the band re-formed in late 2010. In addition to the founders Helmut Görlich (guitar) and Enrico Sauda (drums), Volker Gandalf(vocals and acoustic guitar), Michael Esche (bass and backing vocal) and Christopher Von Eßen (keyboards) now complete the line-up.