THE FLOWER KINGS REUNITE FOR SWEDEN ROCK 2012
“All,” said the same thing in the 90s: symphony rock was dead. Swedish band Flower Kings became one of the most telling evidence that “everyone” was wrong.
Guitarist Roine Stolt (ex-Kaipa) released a solo album in 1994 titled “The Flower Kings”. Encouraged by the warm response he formed the year after Flower Kings, among others Kaipakollegan Tomas Bodin (keyboards) and vocalist / guitarist Hasse Fröberg (ex-Spellbound). With albums like “Retro Police” (1996), “Stardust we are” (1997) and “Flower Power” (1999) became the Flower Kings spearheads a new generation influenced by artists such as Yes, King Crimson, Emerson Lake & Palmer and Pink Floyd .
It was not worse in the 2000s when the band embarked on a more easy listening, but just as ambitious tracks. Ten studio albums into their career is Flower Kings one of the really big names of today’s progressive rock scene – you who like music that is in the queue but has bite should not miss this show.
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