Swedish gui­tarist teams up with Nad Syl­van and Jonas Rein­gold on new Flower Kings project.

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Roine Stolt’s The Flower King re­lease Man­i­festo Of An Al­chemist through In­sid­eOut on Novem­ber 23.

“I wanted this to have just my name on it,” says Stolt. “But the la­bel felt the band’s name should also be rep­re­sented. Is it a solo project? To some ex­tent all of The Flower Kings’ al­bums were based around me. This time, though, I’ve writ­ten ev­ery­thing and done all of the lead vo­cals as well. Sound­wise, it’s a wide pal­ette of colours and rep­re­sents all the mu­sic I love.”

The al­bum also fea­tures Stolt’s for­mer Flower Kings band­mates Michael Stolt, Hans Froberg and Jonas Rein­gold, along­side cur­rent The Sea Within band­mate Marco Min­ne­mann. They’re joined by Max Lorentz, Zach Kamins, Rob Townsend and Nad Syl­van.

The whole project was recorded in just five weeks. “I have never done an al­bum so fast be­fore. A lot of this was down to [la­bel] In­sid­eOut. I told them I had songs writ­ten for a new record and was ex­pect­ing a re­lease date for next spring or sum­mer. But they sud­denly put it in for the end of this year!”

The cur­rent band – Stolt (vo­cals/gui­tar), Froberg (gui­tar), Rein­gold (bass), Kamins (key­board) and Mirko Di­maio (drums) – will join Spock’s Beard for the In­sid­eOut 25th-an­niver­sary Eu­ro­pean tour this win­ter. The setlist will fo­cus on early

Flower Kings ma­te­rial and dates in­clude Lon­don’s Is­ling­ton Assem­bly Hall on De­cem­ber 9 and Man­ches­ter’s Club Academy the fol­low­ing day.

For full dates, visit www.face­­erKings.


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