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Transatlantic - Whirld Tour

15th October 2010
Transatlantic - Whirld Tour (2010)
Prog rock supergroup Transatlantic - Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings), Pete Trewavas (Marillion), Neal Morse (ex-Spock's Beard) and Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater)

The "An Evening With TRANSATLANTIC Whirld Tour 2010" was the group's largest tour, covering both sides of the Atlantic across 11 countries. With the addition of Pain of Salvation's Daniel Gildenlow on guitar and keyboards, it was also their most musically powerful. On May 21, 2010, at Shepherd's Bush Empire in London, the cameras were rolling.

The audio recorded at the show was later mixed by the band's own Roine Stolt, ensuring a genuine presentation of the music from that night. The show doesn't end, though, with the fading echoes of the final note. Backstage, in and around cities throughout Europe, the cameras accompanied Mike, Neal, Roine and Pete on their journey. Uncensored experiences and candid moments reveal the good, the bad, and the unexpected of life on the road. Also included is the band's encore from the final night of their tour, a headlining spot at the UK's High Voltage Festival. For the last song at UK's High Voltage Festival, they performed the Genesis classic, "Return of the Giant Hogweed," joined onstage by original Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett.

WhirldTour 2 x DVD box : 23 Euro / 31 usd
(Shipping INCLUDED)

DVD 1 (147 minutes)
  1. The Whirlwind
  2. All of the Above
  3. We All Need Some Light
  4. Duel With the Devil
DVD 2 (190 minutes)
  1. Bridge Across Forever
  2. Stranger in Your Soul
  3. Documentary
  4. Band Interview
  5. Return of the Giant Hogweed (with Steve Hacket)

WhirldTour 3 x CD box : 20 euro / 28 usd
(Shipping INCLUDED)

  1. The Whirlwind (79:52)
  1. All of the Above (30:19)
  2. We All Need Some Light (8:40)
  3. Duel with the Devil (28:31)
  1. Bridge Across Forever (6:03)
  2. Stranger in Your Soul (30:00)

Lalle Larsson's WEAVEWORLD - Infinity Of Worlds

15th October 2010
Lalle Larsson's WEAVEWORLD - Infinity Of Worlds (2010)
Price: 18 Euro - 26 USD

Instrumental extravaganza from super keyboardist Lalle Larsson - Featuring Richard Hallebeek - guitars, Stefan Rosquist - guitars, Walle Wahlgren - drums, Jonas Reingold - bass. Any lover of instrumental progfusion will love this to bits.

Fans of bands like UK, Bruford, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return To Forever and Allan Holdsworth will celebrate!

Jonas Reingolds best production to date - and the drumming of Walle Wahlgren alone is worth the price.
  1. A Demons Kiss
  2. Otherworldly
  3. City Of Lost Souls
  4. Beyond Shadows
  5. Lemuria
  6. Infinity Of Worlds

Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion - Future Past

15th October 2010
Hasse Froberg and Musical Companion - Future Past (2010)
Price: 18 Euro - 26 USD

First "solo" album from The Flowerkings lead singer - FUTURE PAST - total time 72:56

Hasse wrote all the material and surrounded himself with a few talented friends. The album is a mix of powerpop, progressive and arena-rock - plenty a hook and stellar production, mix Petrus Königsson.

Hasse Fröberg, Anton Lindsjö, Ola Strandberg, Kjelle Haraldsson, TheThomson.

Agents Of Mercy - DramaRama

12th September 2010
Agents Of Mercy - are back with a new full on studio album titled "DramaRama". In it's true retro-spirit it is rehearsed and recorded "live" in Varispeed Studios in Sweden, with very few overdubs. 12 songs written by guitarist Roine Stolt & singer Nad Sylvan - the concept was "to find the roots of our inspiration and the sounds we love" so there's the obvious late 60's and early 70's feel.

12 titles that focus more on melody, storytelling and drama than technical delivery - not withstanding the fact that the band house some of the most skilled hi - profile musicians in the present prog scene.

Huge rumble and swosh from drums, fuzzy grinding & thunder bass, Wurlizer piano, Hammond swirls and adventurous moog ornaments, Telecaster twang and vintage Voxtubes - all there to support our swinging p-delic 60's tripback.

"Plenty of symphonic rewards for the diehard fans of TFK or Transatlantic style prog - closer to Retropolis than Rainmaker - but yet more scaled down happy classic rock, glam & pop too". Borrows from theatrical rock - to film noir - the oddity of Bowie - to the energy Mahavishnu Orchestra. The new album is a big leap towards a more complete classic (prog)rock band feel - where the 1st album stayed firmly in very pastel and mellow contemplating but yet demanding modes.

"DramaRama" is an independent release from Stolt's own label, designed to operate freely and adapt in this new dawn of recorded music - so buy it from us and support more new adventurous recordings from this team.

Agents Of Mercy - DramaRama (2010) The band consist of:
Nad Sylvan (Unifaun) VOCAL & KEYBOARDS
Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, Flowerkings) GUITARS
Jonas Reingold (Flowerkings, Karmakanic) BASS
Lalle Larsson ( Weaveworld, Karmakanic) KEYBOARDS
Walle Wahlgren - DRUMS

The Duke Of Sadness
Last Few Grains Of Hope
Peace United
Meet Johnnie Walker
Cinnamon Tree
The Ballad Of Mary Chilton
Roger The Tailor
We Have Been Freed

Running time: 72 minutes
Comes in nice digipak - Artwork by Silas Toball (again)

Label: Foxtrot Records

Get it before the rest of those mortal humans - PRE-ORDER:
PayPal 18 euro total to : merchandise@flowerkings.se and write your full postal address.

An Endless Sporadic Performs LIVE at the Viper Room, June 12, 2010

8th June 2010
An Endless Sporadic, the all-original instrumental Fusion/Progressive Rock Tour-de-Force, that gained worldwide success with their 2008 EP release Ameliorate, which featured tracks on Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland, Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock, and Guitar Hero® World Tour, will perform live at the Viper Room, June 12, 2010. Dream Theater keyboardist, Jordan Rudess, calls An Endless Sporadic, "A wild progressive sonic ride."

The An Endless Sporadic studio effort was produced by leading Progressive Rock guitarist Roine Stolt and engineered by bassist Jonas Reingold, both of the legendary Flower Kings. Roine, who is also the lead guitarist of the Progressive Rock Supergroup, Transatlantic, featuring Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, calls An Endless Sporadic, "Two young guys with that youthful energy and a strong will to create masterpieces with no boundaries."

The complete press release is online at this PRThatRocks.com URL: http://bit.ly/9I4HcR

Advance ticket purchases are recommended at $15 at http://www.anendlesssporadic.net as this performance is expected to sell out. Tickets - if available - will be $15 at the door.

For more info, to arrange interviews, event press passes or request a review copy of either An Endless Sporadic or Ameliorate, please contact Christopher Buttner, at chris@prthatrocks.com or tel: 415-233-7350

"The Power of Two" - Karmakanic & Agents of Mercy "Live in USA"

28th January 2010
THE POWER OF TWO - KARMAKANIC and AGENTS OF MERCY Live in USA (2010)      The concept of "The Power Of Two" is based upon the simple idea that two forces working together are more powerful than two separate units working on their own.

Two different repertoires are performed by one single group of people creating an extravaganza of rich textured "wall of sound" that hopefully will find a way to your hearts and minds.

We did a warm-up European tour in September before we packed our bags for two sunny weeks in the U.S.A. The first stop was Los Angeles and the CalProg festival where the drumchair was taken by Nick D'Virgillio. (Spocks Beard, Tears For Fears, Cirque de Soleil, Genesis) With only 6 hours of rehearsal and with almost three hours of dense material to learn, Nick showed how a "true pro" blend in and make it sound like we've been playing together for weeks. Judge for yourselves since all but one track on this disc were recorded from that very first show in Whittier California - October 10th 2009.


Jonas & Roine - January 2 0 1 0.

Nad Sylvan - Vocal & Keyboards
Göran Edman - Vocals
Roine Stolt - Guitars, keyboards & vocal
Lalle Larsson - Keyboards
Jonas Reingold - Bass
Nick D'Virgilio - Drums

  1. The fading ghosts of twilight (08:21)
  2. Heroes and Beacons (10:00)
  3. Jesus on the barricades (06:31)
  4. Where earth meets the sky (14:43)
  5. Do you tango? (08:39)
  6. Lalles solo (05:46)
  7. Eternally (10:01)
  8. Afterglow (06:36)
Soundsamples at : www.myspace.com/agentsofmercy

Daniel Gildenlow to join Transatlantic's Whirld Tour 2010

12th January 2010
"I am excited to announce that once again (as he did for our European Tour in 2001), DANIEL GILDENLOW of PAIN OF SALVATION will be joining TRANSATLANTIC as an additional touring member for our WHIRLD TOUR 2010!!"

Mike Portnoy

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