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« Reply #4995 on: Apr 9th, 2012, 3:21pm »

on Apr 7th, 2012, 06:41am, Nov wrote:
UK DATE FOR THE FLOWER KINGS!!


Sunday 23 September 2012

The Flower Kings

The Picturedrome, Holmfirth




Yorkshire on a Sunday night. Brilliant rolleyes
Well, it is if you live in Yorkshire obviously laugh
Was thinking of going to Loreley Festival in Germany where TFK are playing along with Spocks Beard.
But this was turning into a logistical nightmare so was made up when Nov txt that TFK were playing this gig.

Now if i was a betting woman, i'd bet on a Friday or Saturday night gig beforehand in London wink
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« Reply #4998 on: Apr 12th, 2012, 7:02pm »

on Apr 9th, 2012, 3:21pm, squonknikki wrote:
Yorkshire on a Sunday night. Brilliant rolleyes
Well, it is if you live in Yorkshire obviously laugh
Was thinking of going to Loreley Festival in Germany where TFK are playing along with Spocks Beard.
But this was turning into a logistical nightmare so was made up when Nov txt that TFK were playing this gig.

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Now if i was a betting woman, i'd bet on a Friday or Saturday night gig beforehand in London wink

Not London.............

http://www.leamingtonassembly.com/EventInfo.aspx?id=693

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« Reply #4999 on: Apr 13th, 2012, 1:27pm »

Awesome! Loved the trailer and band interview. Thanks for posting Nov. smiley

I love those guys. cheesy
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« Reply #5000 on: Apr 17th, 2012, 12:06pm »

Is it just me, or is the cover artwork for Banks of Eden really different for TFK? Compared to all their previous ones (some of which were cartoony or just plain zany), this one is, while still colorful, a bit subdued and mature even. I quite like it. smiley Anyone else?
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« Reply #5001 on: Apr 18th, 2012, 02:32am »

on Apr 17th, 2012, 12:06pm, Carpet Crawler wrote:
Is it just me, or is the cover artwork for Banks of Eden really different for TFK? Compared to all their previous ones (some of which were cartoony or just plain zany), this one is, while still colorful, a bit subdued and mature even. I quite like it. smiley Anyone else?

Hiya!

I really like it and I also like the clips I've heard so far. Mind you, I'm a little but wary this time around coz I loved the clips for TSONE but was disappointed with the album when it came out. I think expectations were just too high for that one.

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« Reply #5002 on: Apr 18th, 2012, 08:12am »


Led by mastermind Roine Stolt (TRANSATLANTIC), the new album is called Banks Of Eden, and will be released via InsideOut Music. The material is classic Flower Kings, with all the dreamy, melodic and cinematic elements that fans around the globe have learned to love over the years. However, the 2012 incarnation of the band mixes it up with both psychedelic and darker metal passages that place this album somewhere in between the late 60's proto prog and the new generation of art rock.

Roine comments: "It was both a scary and exciting prospect to go back into the studio after an almost 5 year-long, well-earned hiatus. We have all been active with Transatlantic, KARMAKANIC, AGENTS OF MERCY since, so we were up to speed in the playing department, but starting TFK again put some weight on my shoulders I suppose, but it's fun. We knew we could make an album 'cause this is what we do and we know we do it good, but the question was if we had anything new or anything important to contribute in 2012, in a time when the internet fills every hour with entertainment and every town or village seems to have emerging prog superstars. Realizing now with ELP, CRIMSON, GENESIS, GENTLE GIANT and PINK FLOYD being history, we are among the new eldermen of prog and we feel responsible for keeping the standard up, so a lot of hard work is gonna go into the coming months.

The core members were there and for this re-starting of TFK we brought in new 26 year old drummer prodigy Felix Lehrmann. Without playing one single note together, or no audition, we started the recording at Varispeed studios in Sweden, January 23rd, taking a big, big chance. It is with happy smiles on our faces that we can conclude that it was a jackpot and a great choice and we feel Felix is gonna breathe life into both the new and old material in a live setting, possibly with a more hard hitting edge. His outgoing personality and general love for music and playing will be very evident live and for coming albums I can feel he may contribute even in writing.

The progressive daredevil at the helm made us start the new album with a 25 minute epic centrepiece that is NOT easy listening, it is in fact a quite demanding task. But the material also has all classic elements of The Flower Kings style with all the dreamy melodic and cinematic glow sprinkled all over, that the band's fans have come to love over the years. My advice is: just give it time and it will be very rewarding."
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« Reply #5003 on: Apr 18th, 2012, 11:55am »

It's strange how it's worded......"with all the dreamy, melodic and cinematic elements that fans around the globe have learned to love over the years."

For me, it's been love at first sight with TFK. I've never had to learn to love anything by them. It's a given. cool
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« Reply #5004 on: Apr 19th, 2012, 09:20am »

on Apr 18th, 2012, 08:12am, Nov wrote:

The progressive daredevil at the helm made us start the new album with a 25 minute epic centrepiece that is NOT easy listening, it is in fact a quite demanding task.


Just makes me want to listen to it wink
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« Reply #5005 on: Apr 21st, 2012, 6:22pm »


Here are a few previews from the new album:

http://www.reverbnation.com/theflowerkings

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« Reply #5006 on: Apr 26th, 2012, 6:43pm »


FLOWER KINGS: BANKS OF EDEN (Ltd 2CD-Enhanced Edition Of 2012 Album / Digi-Pak - Stock # T1530756) 2CD

FLOWER KINGS: BANKS OF EDEN (Standard Single CD Edition Of 2012 Album - Stock # T1530757) CD

FLOWER KINGS: BANKS OF EDEN (Ltd 2LP Heavyweight Vinyl + Bonus Enhanced 2CD Edition - Stock # T1530758) 2LPCD

After five years of absence, Progressive cult band, the FLOWER KINGS release their 2012 studio album entitled: 'Banks Of Eden'. The material is all classic FLOWER KINGS, but the 2012 incarnation of the band mixes it up with both Psychedelic and darker metal passages that place this album somewhere in between the late 60's proto-prog and the new generation of symphonic art rock.
"It was both a scary and exciting prospect to go back into the studio with the FLOWER KINGS after almost 5 years on ice. We have all been active with TRANSATLANTIC, KARMAKANIC, HFMC and AGENTS OF MERCY since, so we were up to speed in the playing department, but starting FLOWER KINGS again put some weight on my shoulders I suppose, but it's fun.
Realizing that, now with ELP, CRIMSON, GENESIS, GENTLE GIANT and PINK FLOYD being history as far as new records and 'live' shows, we are among the new eldermen of Prog and we feel responsible for keeping the standard up, so a lot of hard work is gonna go into the coming months to prove we're at the top of our game.
With all core members onboard for this re-starting of the FLOWER KINGS we brought in new 26-year old drummer prodigy: Felix Lehrmann, who we feel is gonna breathe life into both the new and old material in a 'live' setting, possibly with a more hard hitting edge.
To show we're real men we decided to start the new album with a 25-minute epic centrepiece that is not easy listening, but the material also has all classic elements of the FLOWER KINGS style with all the dreamy melodic & cinematic glow sprinkled all over, that the band's fans have come to love over the years. My advice is: just give it time and it will be very rewarding."

Track List - CD1 [Ltd & Standard CD Editions + Bonus CD1 With Vinyl LP]:
01. Numbers (25:20)
02. For The Love Of Gold (7:35)
03. Pandemonium (6:05)
04. For Those About To Drown (6:50)
05. Rising The Imperial (7:40)

Track List - CD2 [Enhanced 2CD Edition + Bonus CD2 With Vinyl LP]:
01. Fire Ghosts (5:50)
02. Going Up (5:10)
03. Illuminati (6:20)
04. Lo Lines (4:40)
05. Interview with the band in the studio - Video Feature (18:12)

Track List - Vinyl LP1 - Side A:
01. Numbers (25:20)

Track List - Vinyl LP1 - Side B:
01. For The Love Of Gold (7:35)
02. Pandemonium (6:05)
06. For Those About To Drown (6:50)

Track List - Vinyl LP2 - Side A:
01. Rising The Imperial (7:40)
02. Fireghosts (5:50)
03. Going Up (5:10)

Track List - Vinyl LP2 - Side B:
01. Illuminati (6:20)
02. Lo Lines (4:40)
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« Reply #5007 on: May 13th, 2012, 9:41pm »

It has to be said.......the new Hasse Froberg and Musical Companion CD, "Power Play," sucks duck eggs. Hasse's voice has gone to sh*t. If TFK are coming out with a new album and he's doing the vocals, we're in for a mess. I've listened to PP three times and I'll probably never play it again. It's junk. Too much good music out there to waste time on such a terrible album as this. What a major disappointment after their debut, "Future Past," which had so many great songs on it undecided


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« Reply #5008 on: May 14th, 2012, 11:01am »

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It has to be said.......the new Hasse Froberg and Musical Companion CD, "Power Play," sucks duck eggs. Hasse's voice has gone to sh*t. If TFK are coming out with a new album and he's doing the vocals, we're in for a mess. I've listened to PP three times and I'll probably never play it again. It's junk. Too much good music out there to waste time on such a terrible album as this. What a major disappointment after their debut, "Future Past," which had so many great songs on it undecided

Crumbs David. Baring in mind how positive you normally are and how you look for the best in things, this album must be a real stinker undecided

Are the songs no good either or is it just Hasse's vocals? I wonder what's gone wrong? If there is a problem with his voice then hopefully Roine recognised this early in the recording for the new TFK album.

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« Reply #5009 on: May 14th, 2012, 11:05am »

Currently listening to the compilation Nov sent me yonks ago. It's actually rather good wink Just listened to "In the Eyes of The World", which was very enjoyable and probably the best one so far, and now listening the the sublime "The Man Who Walked With Kings" cool
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