Prog icons The Flower Kings have announced that they will release their 15th studio album “By Royal Decree” on March 4th, 2022.
On the new album they have looked for more organic and vintage sounds, still centered around the foundation of drums, bass, guitars and the iconic Hammond, grand piano, mellotron & Moog synthesizers. The album also sees the return of founding member Michael Stolt, who takes up bass guitar and vocals, alongside the line-up of Mirko DeMaio on drums, Zach Kamins on keyboards, Hasse Fröberg on vocal & guitar and Roine Stolt on vocal & guitars. The band convened in the middle of 2021 at Fenix Studios in Sweden to record through the fully analogue Rupert Neve mixing desk. The album also features beautiful cover art, once again created by Denver-based artist Kevin Sloan.
The band have also announced the first live dates in support of the album, taking place in Sweden beginning end of March 2022.
March 30th, 2022 – Katalin, Uppsala, Sweden
March 31st, 2022 – Musikens Hus, Gothenburg, Sweden
April 1st, 2022 – Södra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden
Look out for more information on the new album, pre-orders and the first single on December 10th.