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TRANSATLANTIC - WHIRLD TOUR 2010

16th December 2009
Almost a decade has passed since their last live appearance together...
The wait is finally now over...the long-awaited return to the stage of the legendary prog supergroup has arrived!!!


Please click here for the tour schedule.

An Endless Sporadic

16th December 2009
Roine Stolt and Jonas Reingold recently worked with Progressive Rock duo An Endless Sporadic on their first full-length CD:

"In May, An Endless Sporadic was recorded, and mixed in Lund, Sweden in only three weeks, with internationally-renowned progressive rock guitarist, vocalist and producer, Roine Stolt, producing.
Mastering took place at M-Works Mastering Studio in Boston.
Stolt is best known as the founder of The Flower Kings, and lead guitarist and vocalist of the Prog Rock supergroup Transatlantic, featuring Dream Theater drummer, Mike Portnoy.
All nine An Endless Sporadic tracks feature the brilliant bass playing of The Flower Kings' Jonas Reingold."

For more information, please check out the press release or the band's official website.

Eggs & Dogs' "YOU ARE" on sale!

27th November 2009
Tomas Bodin's new band Eggs & Dogs are now selling the new CD "YOU ARE"

Prices are:

160 SEK within Sweden
19$ to USA
18€ to the rest of the world


Payment via PayPal to tomas.bodin@telia.com
Shipping is always included in the price.

Eggs & Dogs - You Are


New Flower Kings related merchandise available!

8th November 2009
TRANSATLANTIC - "THE WHIRLWIND" will be available in 3 different formats:

# A Regular Edition Single CD of the entire 77 minute WHIRLWIND
Epic = 18 euro (incl. shipping worldwide) $27 USD

# A 2-CD Special Edition containing WHIRLWIND + a Bonus Disc
with 8 newly recorded Studio Tracks. = 22 euro (incl shipping)
(4 new Transatlantic compositions and 4 Cover Songs)$33 USD

# A 3 DISC Deluxe Edition!! = 27 euro (incl shipping) $41 USD
The Deluxe edition contains the Special Edition as well as a 105
minute long "Making Of" DVD and comes in a box with special artwork.
This is the ultimate Transatlantic experience. Watch them make the album as you listen to it!

AGENTS OF MERCY - "The Fading Ghosts Of Twilight" is now back in stock and we sell for 18 euro total - including shipping. (27 usd)

We also have the new Fusion CD "3rd World Electric" - Kilimanjaro Secret Brew, with among others Dave Weckl, Zoltan Csörsz, Jonas Reingold, Karl Martin Almkvist, Ayi Solomon, Lalle Larsson, Roine Stolt.
Price: 18 euro (incl. shipping worldwide) $27 USD

Can be ORDERED NOW - We'll ship ASAP

All merchandise is now sold with "shipping included".
No extra hidden charges - just the "what you see is what you get".



TRANSATLANTIC'S THE WHIRLWIND - Coming in October!

26th August 2009
For Immediate Release
August 26th 2009

TRANSATLANTIC'S THE WHIRLWIND
Coming in October!!


TRANSATLANTIC - the Progressive Rock Supergroup featuring DREAM THEATER's Mike Portnoy, MARILLION's Pete Trewavas, THE FLOWER KINGS' Roine Stolt and Neal Morse (Ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) - will release their long-awaited third album in October 2009.

THE WHIRLWIND is a 77-minute piece of music that is sure to satisfy the band's legions of fans that have patiently waited almost the entire decade for the reunion of these 4 musicians.

THE WHIRLWIND will be available in two formats:
A Regular Edition Single CD of the entire 77 minute Epic as well as a 2-CD Special Edition containing a Bonus Disc with 8 newly recorded Studio Tracks.
(4 new Transatlantic compositions and 4 Cover Songs)

The Track Listing for the Special Edition is:

Disc One:
THE WHIRLWIND

Disc Two:
  1. SPINNING
  2. LENNY JOHNSON
  3. FOR SUCH A TIME
  4. LENDING A HAND
  5. THE RETURN OF THE GIANT HOGWEED (Genesis)
  6. A SALTY DOG (Procol Harum)
  7. I NEED YOU (America / The Beatles)
  8. SOUL SACRIFICE (Santana)
TRANSATLANTIC'S THE WHIRLWIND is currently scheduled for the following release dates:

October 23rd 2009: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
October 26th 2009: Europe
October 27th 2009: North America

Transatlantic - The Whirlwind


Tomas Bodin - YOU ARE

17th July 2009
Tomas Bodin is about to release his brand new CD "YOU ARE" (Helicon House). This is the 2: nd part of the trilogy "I AM", "YOU ARE", "HE SHE IT IS".

Tomas started to work with "YOU ARE" back in 2006. When asking Tomas he says

"It feels good to finalize this project! "I AM" was very much my own life story. But this time I'll take a closer look upon contemporary issues in the outside world".

The album contains 7 songs, and is clocked around 77 minutes. The songs are...
  1. You Are (9:03)
  2. Poor Lucille (12:43)
  3. Food (7:58)
  4. Dad is coming home (11:21)
  5. Private skies (9:22)
  6. American Standards (5:33)
  7. Silicone Bimbo Run (21:20)
The influences this time has been The Beatles, ELO, 10CC, Crosby Still Nash & Young, Pink Floyd, Muse, Queen, Genesis

Order and payment is done via PayPal, INFO at tomas.bodin@telia.com the price incl. shipping is 20€

Please feel free to listen to some snippets at www.myspace.com/tomasbodinkeyboard


Also we can proudly present Tomas' new band

"EGGS & DOGS"
  • Michael Stolt - Lead Vocals/Electric Basses (ex Flower Kings)
  • Jocke JJ Marsh - Electric/acoustic 6 & 12 string guitars, lead guitars (Glenn Hughes, HTP, Uli Roth, Shad Smith)
  • Marcus Lilijequist - Drums/Percussion (ex Flower Kings
  • Tomas Bodin - Keyboards, percussion, kazoo, backing vocals, fx voices, vocoder
Other guest muscicians on the CD "YOU ARE" are
  • Simon Åkesson backing vocals, barbershop lead vocal & arrangement (moonsafari)
  • Janne Hellman backing vocals/high pitch veils
  • Hasse Fröberg backing vocals (lead vocal line)
  • Helene Schöning backing vocals
  • Pernilla Bodin backing vocals/fx voice/handclap
  • Peter Lindberg pedalsteel, electric 12 strings, Fender telecaster
  • Ulf Lovéus Martin acustic 6 & 12 strings
  • Samuel Bodin Gibson SG electric guitar/handclap
  • Mats Johnsson French Horns
  • Alexander Lundberg Cello
  • Adam Bodin handclap/fx voice
  • Moa Berglund fx voice
  • Bony as the angry boss!
  • Renee Fischer radio voice
  • Don Cassidy radio voice
  • Atmospheres recorded in NYC.
Lyrics & music, arrangements and mix by Tomas Bodin

Drums recorded at Jonas Reingold Studios


AGENTS OF MERCY at NIGHT OF THE PROG and SYMFORCE 3.

19th June 2009
NIGHT OF THE PROG - LORELEY (Germany) 2009
July 10-11th, 2009

STEVE HACKETT BAND
AGENTS OF MERCY (July 10th)
RIVERSIDE
PENDRAGON
PURE REASON REVOLUTION
PINAPPLE THIEF
ARENA
GAZPACHO
Mick Pointer & friends (play Script for a Jesters Tear)
SUBSIGNAL
ALSO EDEN
LAZULI

Tickets : +49(0) 7319676429
www.wiventertainment.de

    SYMFORCE 3
September 27th, 2009

KARMAKANIC
AGENTS OF MERCY
MOONSAFARI
THE SEDAN VAULT
KATAYA
LONG DISTANCE CALLING
NEO PROPHET

Tilburg 013 - (Netherlands)
Veemarktstraat 44 Tilburg


Tickets : www.ticketservice.nl
info : www.013.nl
29 Euro

   


TRANSATLANTIC FLIES AGAIN!!!

16th April 2009
For Immediate Release
April 16th 2009

PROGRESSIVE ROCK SUPERGROUP
REUNITES FOR NEW STUDIO ALBUM.
POSSIBLE LATE 2009 RELEASE PLANNED.

TRANSATLANTIC, the progressive rock "supergroup" comprised of Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Pete Trewavas (Marillion), Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings) and Neal Morse (ex-Spock's Beard), have reunited after a 7 year hiatus to begin work on a brand new studio album.

The band began work on the album in early April in Nashville and are expected to have it released by year's end if all goes as planned.

TRANSATLANTIC have previously released two studio albums to tremendous critical and fan acclaim: 2000's SMPTe and 2001's Bridge Across Forever. The band toured on the heels of each release with an American Tour in 2000 and a European Tour in 2001 and released subsequent Live DVD's/CD's from both tours before going their separate ways for an indefinite hiatus which lasted almost the entire decade.



AGENTS OF MERCY - New project - New Album

31st January 2009
AGENTS OF MERCY - The Fading Ghosts Of Twilight (2009)      On March 1st 2009 Foxtrot Music will release a brand new album "The Fading Ghosts Of Twilight" - by the new project called AGENTS OF MERCY.
The album will initially be a LTD edition Digipack with 77 minutes of brand new music.
Agents Of Mercy is a project spawned from a low key acoustic project that Roine Stolt set out to do in 2008, but after getting singer Nad Sylvan (Unifaun) on board to do a few "guest vocals" it turned into a full production prog album where Nad got more involved and did most of both lead and backing vocals on the album.
Songs got longer and more elaborated and more symphonic and the common love of late 60's and early 70's prog is all over this album.
A few favourite drummers tracked drums for the 12 tracks, Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, XTC, Stickmen, Tuner etc.) Zoltan Csörsz (TFK, Karmakanic) and Jimmy Keegan (Santana, Spocks Beard Live) the eccentric Biggo Zelfries (Walrus Farm) did most of the piano and analogue keyboards and TFK bassist Jonas Reingold add some fretless bass spice too.

Silas Toball (www.silastoball.com) did the mysterious artwork for us and the album is mixed by agent 777 Stolt at Cosmic Lodge as usual.

Tracklist : (this can still change)
  1. The Fading Ghosts Of Twilight
  2. Waiting For The Sun
  3. The Unwanted Brother
  4. Heroes & Beacons
  5. Jesus On The Barricades
  6. Afternoon Skies
  7. A Different Sun
  8. Ready To Fly?
  9. People Like Us
  10. A Soldiers Tale
  11. Bomb Inside Her Heart
  12. Mercury & Mercy
the record can be ordered from (with paypal):

merchandise@flowerkings.se
Price: 20 euro (includes shipping)

Or from Brian Dorbuck (USA): nanoook@charter.net
Price: 27 us dollars (includes shipping) .

First 100 of these limited edition CD's will be signed & nr. by agent 777 stolt
First come first served.

The albums are in stock March 1st and will be shipped in order as your order came in - so don't be late!!!



New KARMAKANIC album "Who's The Boss In The Factory"

8th November 2008
KARMAKANIC - Who's The Boss In The Factory (2008)      Jonas Reingold's project KARMAKANIC has a new CD out on October 26th from Inside Out:

The album is called "Who's The Boss In The Factory" and has Jonas on bass and he has written all songs and the lyrics together with his wife Inger. Zoltan Csörsz plays the drums, Lalle Larson the Grand Piano & keys, Göran Edman is the leadsinger and Krister Jonson plays guitar alongside Elias Källvik, Sven Cirnski, Johan Glössner and Jonas himself.

Theo Travis plays the sax and Tomas Bodin, Andy Tillison keys and Roine Stolt on Rickenbacker12 are guesting too. Lelo Nika plays some breathtaking accordion. Anyone who likes The Flower Kings elaborated orchestrations and tonal complexity will absolutely love this album.

http://karmakanic.eu/


New Tomas Bodin album "CINEMATOGRAF"

8th November 2008
Tomas Bodin has a new album out called "CINEMATOGRAF". This is Tomas' first fully instrumental cinematic keyboard only album! This might be the soundtrack to your inner journey this winter, a detailed and full on stereo acidtrip, so get your headset/earphones out and make a nice cuppa coffee/tea and sit back and relax and let Tomas take you on a trip to Synthi wonderland.

Any friend of 70's synth albums from Tangerine Dream, Tomita, Wendy Carlos or Synergy will love this album.

Place your order at: tomas.bodin@telia.com (Tomas accepts PayPal)

www.myspace.com/tomasbodinkeyboard



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