Roine Stolt (vocals and guitars) says about the new album: "Being somewhat of a political statement, the epic theme of "Desolation Rose" is a logical step in a time where perpetual war, famine, environmental threats, religious conflicts dominate the media and our minds. This is a time to wake up and the music on this album takes you on a journey where you are forced to questions what the mainstream media feed us and to rethink your whole world view on all of the above. This is in many ways a typical Flower Kings album but we have also taken it into another realm where we do take chances and where you may struggle to get into the music - or the lyrics - but trust me when I say that you will be rewarded, as this may be our most involved, important and interesting album ever."
The artwork, once again created by Silas Toball, can be viewed below (click to enlarge).
1. Tower ONE - 13'39
2. Sleeping Bones - 4'16
3. Desolation Road - 4'00
4. White Tuxedos - 6'30
5. The Resurrected Judas - 8'24
6. Silent Masses - 6'17
7. Last Carnivore - 4'22
8. Dark Fascist Skies - 6'05
9. Blood Of Eden - 3'12
10. Silent Graveyards - 2'52
Earlier this year, The Flower Kings embarked on a very special tour alongside Neal Morse & Mike Portnoy to celebrate InsideOutMusics 20th Anniversary, playing to sold out crowds across Europe and the US.
More info about Desolation Rose (2013), including samples and pre-sales links in the coming weeks!
Source: Press release