23 November 2018
The Flower Kings: Roine Stolt's The Flower King - Manifesto of an Alchemist out now; launch stream of High Road
The Flower Kings:  Roine Stolt's The Flower King - Manifesto of an Alchemist out now; launch stream of High Road

Roine Stolt, known as the guitarist, singer, writer and at times band leader of the groups The Flower Kings, Transatlantic, Agents of Mercy, Kaipa DC, as well as from his work with prog icon Jon Anderson and the new super-group The Sea Within, has released ‘Manifest of an Alchemist’, his brand new studio album. Under the moniker ROINE STOLT’S THE FLOWER KING, this album offers 10 songs and almost 70 minutes of playing time celebrating the style Roine is most revered for: progressive rock, richly orchestrated with all the trademark elements from four decades of the genre.

To celebrate he is pleased to launch a stream of the new track ‘High Road’, which you can listen to here: https://youtu.be/GkIX3WJ6rHA 

Roine comments: “Today marks the day, “Manifesto Of An Alchemist” is released worldwide and I’m glad to be able to celebrate this and The Flower Kings’ music with our fans in Guadalajara, Mexico. It is a truly special ‘release day’ for me and I hope you will all enjoy this album as it offers an extensive prog rock journey that I consider a wonderful contrast to the haste and hectic pace of this age. So, enjoy the 12 minutes of ‘High Road’ on this day, get the album and see you on our European tour with Spock’s Beard kicking off November 30!”

Manifesto of an Alchemist has been receiving great reviews, find a selection below:

“immediate and energetic, gaining in grit”Prog Magazine

“Stolt’s virtuous musicianship and songwriting abilities shine throughout this masterpiece.”Daily Sport

“The Flower King at his very best.”The Prog Report

Watch Stolt discuss how the album together in this recently launched interview video here:
https://youtu.be/K2bxqEAx3PI 

A lyric video for the track ‘Lost America’ was released recently. Watch it now here:
https://youtu.be/y919myxnMAc 

‘Manifesto Of An Alchemist’ is a celebration of all the styles that have been part of the colourful, daring and dynamic songwriting and arrangements that Roine masters like no other, yet also offers a more immediate, more hands on approach. “Like that first TFK album, I’m the main lead vocalist here again - it works as these lyrics are important to me and resonate with my view of the world. A lot of the guitar work is actually my spontaneous ‘demo’ guitars” and that goes for much of the synth work, too. I didn’t want to ‘process’ ideas too much as there is much power in the initial creation - I wanted to keep it that way.”

The album features a host of other musicians, including long-time collaborators Jones Reingold, Hans Froberg & Michael Stolt, as well as fellow The Sea Within member Marco Minnemann, Max Lorentz, Zach Kamins, Rob Townsend & Nad Sylvan.

‘Manifesto Of An Alchemist’ features stunning artwork from Shaun Beyond
(https://www.instagram.com/shaunbeyond/), and will arrive as a limited edition CD digipak, Gatefold 180g 2LP + CD & as digital download. 

Order limited coloured vinyl at the InsideOutMusic store:
https://roinestoltstheflowerking.lnk.to/Manifesto/Insideoutshop

Order the album at Roine Stolt’s store: https://www.roinestolt.com

Order all formats here: https://roinestoltstheflowerking.lnk.to/Manifesto 

  1. Rainsong
  2. Lost America
  3. Ze Pawns
  4. High Road
  5. Rio Grande
  6. Next To A Hurricane
  7. The Alchemist
  8. Baby Angels
  9. Six Thirty Wake-Up
  10. The Spell Of Money

As previously announced, Roine will take The Flower Kings catalogue on tour later this year, as well as playing tracks from this new album. He comments: “I am excited that the album will be released in November this year and at the same time will be in South America playing The Flower Kings music with a band that also includes Hasse Froberg & Jonas Reingold and also introduces two younger friends; Zach Kamins on keyboards and Mirko DiMaio on drums - both fabulous musicians. We will also bring this to Europe where we join forces with legends Spocks Beard.”

South America 2018

16th November – Carioca Club, Sao Paolo, Brazil
18th November – El Teatrito, Buenos Aires, Argentina
19th November - Teatro Nescafe, Santiago, Chile
21st November – Teatro Del Patronato Peruano Chino, Lima, Peru
23rd November – C3 Stage, Guadalajara, Mexico
24th November – Auditoria Blackberry, Mexico City, Mexico

InsideOutMusic 25th Anniversary European Tour feat. Spock’s Beard & Roine Stolt’s The Flower King 2018

30th November – Cosmopolite, Oslo, Norway
1st December – Kulturhuset Studion, Stockholm, Sweden
2nd December – KB, Malmo, Sweden
4th December – Zeche, Bochum, Germany
5th December – Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
6th December – La Machine, Paris, France
7th December – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
8th December – Hedon, Zwolle, Netherlands
9th December – Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
10th December – Academy Club, Manchester, UK

CANADA - North America 2019

28th February - Club Soda, Montreal, Canada 
1st March - Salle Jean - Paul Tardif, Quebec City, Canada

ROINE STOLT’S THE FLOWER KING online:
www.roinestolt.com
http://www.facebook.com/TheFlowerKings
http://www.reverbnation.com/theflowerkings

INSIDEOUTMUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/insideouteu

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