The Flower kINGS NEW ALBUM OUT 11/8/19
The Flower Kings announce studio double-album ‘Waiting For Miracles’
Progressive rock legends THE FLOWER KINGS are pleased to announce the release of their brand new studio double-album ‘Waiting For Miracles’ on the 8th November 2019. The album is comprised of 15 new tracks, recorded over the summer at RMV studio in Stockholm, Sweden – a vintage studio space owned by ABBA star Benny Andersson.
Band leader Roine Stolt comments: “We have gone back to the joyful and playful style that made the band famous in the late 90’s. So here ‘more’ is always ‘more’! At time the lyrics have a bit of a serious concern about the state of our world, but overall the theme is full of joy and colour.”
The band, currently comprised of Roine Stolt, Jonas Reingold, Hasse Fröberg, Zach Kamins & Mirko DeMaio (the most recent live line-up), have crafted an adventurous collection of pure prog-rock. Expect boat-loads of vintage keyboards, odd time signatures and long guitar solos – with elements of pop, symphonic and cinematic music.
The album will be released as a 2CD, Gatefold 2LP + 2CD & as digital album, featuring beautiful artwork by American artist Kevin Sloan. Find the full track-listing below:
• House Of Cards
• Black Flag
• Miracles For America
• The Bridge
• Ascending To The Stars
• Wicked Old Symphony
• The Rebel Circus
• Sleep With The Enemy
• The Crowning Of Greed
• House Of Cards Reprise
• We Were Always Here
• Busking At Brobank
The Flower Kings also recently announced they would be heading out on tour this December with label-mates KAYAK. Roine Stolt: "We're happy to go on tour in Europe again in December - We will present The Flower Kings music from the early days - concert favourites - plus some brand new music - that is along the lines of the early music of the band - symphonic rock. We're happy to bring our friends in KAYAK along for this proggy double bill - it will be a monumental meltdown of melodic prog - not to be missed."
The two bands will perform 12 dates across 6 countries, and you find the full list of shows below, tickets on sale now:
1st December – Bahnhof St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany
2nd December – Musikzentrum, Hannover, Germany
3rd December – OK Andaluzia, Piekary Slaskie, Poland
4th December – Klub U Bazyla, Poznan, Poland
6th December – Burgerweeshuis, Deventer, Netherlands
7th December – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
8th December – Scala, London, UK
9th December – Piano, Dortmund, Germany
10th December – Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany
11th December – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
12th December – Brewhouse, Gothenburg, Sweden
14th December – Kraken, Stockholm, Sweden
The Flower Kings started as an outlet for guitarist/singer/composer Roine Stolt in 1994 – a time when prog-rock wasn’t mere history, nor a dirty word. The band quickly gained momentum and was one of a handful of bands helping to revive the progressive rock scene worldwide. Roine has since collaborated with a host of legendary musicians across various projects, including his acclaimed 2015 album with Yes-legend Jon Anderson, progressive-rock supergroup Transatlantic alongside Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy & Pete Trewavas, and a year as bass player with Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. The Flower Kings however, has always felt like home for Roine and the other band veterans Jonas Reingold & Hasse Fröberg.
TFK former bassplayer,singer - Michael Stolt guest on 4 songs - and there is also real strings on one track by Paul Cartwright; Violin & John “Zach” Dellinger; Viola.
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Zach Kamins is a composer and instrumentalist. He currently plays keyboards for Swedish progressive rock band, The Flower Kings, where he has been touring through South America, Mexica, Europe and Canada. I also recorded keyboards and contributed compositions to The Flower Kings' upcoming record, 'Waiting for Miracles,' to be released November 8th 2019.
Zach has mostly become known through composing, producing, playing guitar and keyboards in his progressive rock band, An Endless Sporadic, that he co-created with drummer, Andy Gentile, in 2004. An Endless Sporadic is an abstract instrumental journey of mind-bending musicianship and rich expressiveness via avante garde film-score soundscapes, featuring flashes of stylistic innovation and ensemble work that is staggeringly packed full of drama yet still meaningful from a compositional standpoint.
Hailing from the hallowed halls of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Zach Kamins, is no stranger to the synergy or intuitiveness that his particular brand of prog-rock-jazz-fusion offers. Anyone who has ever played Guitar Hero can attest to the beauty of An Endless Sporadic and their songs. The band gained most of their popularity with the song, “Impulse,” which was placed on Guitar Hero 3. After that they recorded, “Anything,” which was placed on Guitar Hero World Tour. From here they produced more songs to create their first EP, “Ameliorate.”
The latest An Endless Sporadic album, Magic Machine was released in September of 2016. Joining master multi instrumentalist Zach Kamins on this album is a stellar line-up of virtuoso musicians all recorded live and including (Hand Hammered Lasagne Trays!) and special guests including Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment), Roine Stolt and Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings), Michael Iago Mellender (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) and Navene K (Animals as Leaders, Entheos) to name just a few!
For more information on An Endless Sporadic, visit www.anendlesssporadic.com