The Flower Kings are back with a new album called "Banks of Eden" and it's the result of work in progress since December 2011. The updated version of the band showcases the classic lineup of Stolt, Bodin, Reingold and Froberg with the addition of new German prodigy powerhouse drummer Felix Lehrmann.
The new album "Banks Of Eden" was recorded with the band playing live in one room in Varispeed studio in January 2012, a recording much like in the old days of classic prog, before computers hit the market and this time with plenty of original 60's and 70's recording equipment, for a true warm analogue vintage sound. "We aimed for the classic big warm vinyl-sound of old records by Queen, Genesis, Zeppelin or Deep Purple," says Stolt.
The album will come as : Jewelcase standard (1 CD) - Digibook (2 CD) - Vinyl gatefold ( 2x LP + 2 x CD)
Here is the tracklisting incl. the 4 bonus tracks:
THE FLOWER KINGS – "Banks Of Eden"
Numbers - 25:20
For The Love Of Gold - 7:30
Pandemonium - 6:05
For Those About To Drown - 6:50
Rising The Imperial - 7:40
BONUS CD (LTD digipak )
Fireghosts (Bonus Track) - 5:50
Going Up (Bonus Track) - 5:10
Illuminati (Bonus Track) - 6:20
Lo Lines (Bonus Track) - 4:40
VIDEO Interview with the band in the studio - 20 min.
The album will also be available as a double gatefold orange vinyl - inlimited edition with stunning artwork by Silas Toball. The album opener is a 26 minute centrepiece that displays a few new harder, darker and more angular sides of the band.