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The Flower Kings

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(1993 – present)

Swedish band.

Formed in 1993 by veteran guitarist Roine Stolt as a touring band to support his solo album The Flower King, the band stayed together after the tour and has gone on to become one of the most prolific studio recording units in rock music of their era. In ten years it has released nearly 18 hours of music.

The Flower Kings have seen frequent personnel changes. The original line-up for Stolt’s solo album consisted of Stolt (vocals, electric guitar, bass, keyboards), Jamie Salazar (drums), and Hasse Fröberg (vocals). When the full band was formed, they added Michael Stolt (bass) and Tomas Bodin (keyboards). Michael Stolt and Salazar have both left the band since its formation, replaced by Jonas Reingold (bass) and Zoltan Csörsz (drums). Other contributors have included Hasse Bruniusson (percussion), Ulf Wallander (saxophone) and Daniel Gildenlöw of Pain of Salvation (vocals, guitar, keyboards and percussion). Zoltan Csörsz has recently been replaced by new drummer Marcus Liliequist. Marcus Liliequist is a studio/touring drummer and also left the band after the “Paradox Hotel” album/tour. Daniel Gildenlöw recently left due to personal issues. The newest members of The Flower Kings crew include Erik Hammarstrom (Drums) and Ola Heden (Keyboards, guitar, backup vocals). This is as recent as 2008.

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  • InSearchOfTruth

    Vote up+ thanks http://www.last.fm/music/The+Flower+Kings/+images/98694425 http://www.last.fm/music/The+Flower+Kings/+images/17615039

    4 May 4:03pm Reply
  • M0Duss

    Stardust We Are... album and song ..... ultimate... no other words... listening now to the 'Road Back Home' version.. little stripped down... really wonderful

    8 Mar 5:59pm Reply
  • Prog_Machine

    Their last album has really grown on me. Love it.

    8 Mar 1:41pm Reply
  • Serramania

    This band is so underrate

    22 Feb 1:42pm Reply
  • THXmille138

    ma chemmu, ma chemmu, ma chemmusicca demmerda ! :-) davvero pdio

    11 Feb 4:13am Reply
  • Leandro2k1

    Why so underrated? (╥﹏╥)

    2 Feb 2:09am Reply
  • Graphirus

    Damn, they bore me to death... every album is twice as long as it should be.

    27 Jan 7:21pm Reply
  • Lukas_Art

    Duże podobieństwo do Ozric Tentacles? To jakieś żarty?

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • death_burnout

    If you're gonna sit there and try to tell me TSoNE isn't very good I'm gonna slap both of you.

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Beardfist

    Takes a bit longer to grow than most TFK stuff, but overall I think it's really good. Better than the last 2 for sure.

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Xe4ro

    Well i like it. Its not as big as i thought but right now may be a bad time because my ears are still in eargasmic shock of the genius of the new ayreon album <3 I would say fav song so far is Desolation Road

    29 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Ianlu

    any fresh opinion on the new album? btw the first 5 mins are nice (they start straight to the point, in a very inusual way - at least for a FK album opener). I hope Desolation Rose is better than the last 2 records =)

    18 Oct 2013 Reply
  • LakeGlade12

    New TFK album will be released on 28th October 2013. Its called "Desolation Rose". More info here https://www.facebook.com/TheFlowerKings

    11 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Abomination317

    so much music. I guess I'll just have to go listen to all of it

    18 Aug 2013 Reply
  • qlacs

    There is this song called In The Eyes Of The World, I just can't get enough of it... TFK I love you

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • dr_bun

    what about unfold the future?

    7 May 2013 Reply
  • ClassyMusicSnob

    When I first listened to Banks of Eden, I thought it was a mediocre album, but after a few more listens I can say it's a strong album. It can't compete with Adam & Eve, Stardust We Are, Space Revolver or The Sum of No Evil, but it's a great addition to their vast catalog.

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • alantus

    Adam And Eve is my favorite.

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Ranunculus

    All of their albums are at least twice longer than should be.

    25 Feb 2013 Reply
  • WolfBird324

    Stardust We Are is one of the most incredible progressive masterpieces I've ever heard.

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
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