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    Posted: September 11 2013 at 06:33
The Flower Kings announce on their facebook page: "the fantastic new album ‘Desolation Rose’ due out on 28th October 2013."

https://www.facebook.com/TheFlowerKings

I did not see this coming, but I love the band, so this is exciting news.



The track-listing for Desolation Rose is as follows:

1 Tower ONE 13:39
2 Sleeping Bones 04:16
3 Desolation Road 04:00
4 White Tuxedos 06:30
5 The Resurrected Judas 08:24
6 Silent Masses 06:17
7 Last Carnivore 04:22
8 Dark Fascist Skies 06:05
9 Blood Of Eden 03:12
10 Silent Graveyards 02:52


Edited by javajeff - September 11 2013 at 07:36
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Unusual track lenght from them! They got my attention ! pretty cool artwork too. I liked Banks of Eden so I'm looking forward to it

Edited by PabstRibbon - September 11 2013 at 08:53
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 09:33
I'm excited.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wanorak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 11:02
Good News!! Great cover
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 11:32
Great cover, perfect track lengths, and hopefully a continuing of BoE in style. Lets make this a streak, 2 albums from these guys that I would like? Blasphemy.

Hopefully they keep Stolt on guitar and have the lead singer... Sing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dtguitarfan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 12:11
Saw this on Facebook this morning - this is a very pleasant surprise.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote javajeff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 13:40
I like all their albums.  I do not think they can do any wrong.  This is a great band!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 14:25
Good to see no potentially long boring tracks. I didn't like Numbers at all but the rest of Banks Of Eden impressed me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 20:03
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dennismoore Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 20:46
Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Great cover, perfect track lengths, and hopefully a continuing of BoE in style. Lets make this a streak, 2 albums from these guys that I would like? Blasphemy.

Hopefully they keep Stolt on guitar and have the lead singer... Sing.


Oh this is completely intolerable...   For the first time ever:

I completely agree with my good friend, Horizons. Confused  

Next thing you know it, we will have peace in the Middle east....LOL
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Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote terryl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2013 at 04:25
the track names are very unlike the Flower Kings that I know of. They are pretty dark. Sleeping bones? Desolation? Resurrected Judas, Dark Fascist sky? Blood of Eden (a nice nod to the previous album here), and silent graveyard? I mean what happened to all those cosmic stuffs from Stolt and gang?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Roj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2013 at 07:34
^ Didn't you know they've traded places with Opeth?

This is to be their Ghost Reveries album Cool.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote freyacat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2013 at 10:13
To me, the Flower Kings have always been at their best when their music is full of optimism, light, and spirituality.

"Dark" is such an easy cliché these days. Dark is neither new nor surprising. Hopelessness is easy to come by.

I guess I would rather listen to Roine Stolt complain for an hour than anyone else, but now, I do not have high hopes for this album.

What usually goes along with The Flower King's "darker" pieces is a sound that is more metal/hard prog than symphonic, which is also usually a disappointment.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2013 at 14:57
The Flower Kings needed to develop a harder edge imo. Glass Hammer have the cosmic side of symph prog well covered already. TFK music is often too unstructured for my liking. Coming up to date shows what a great guitarist Roine Stolt is now he is not so lost in a sea of tranquillitySmile
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