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The Flower Kings are a Swedish progressive rock band.
Formed in 1993 by veteran guitarist Roine Stolt as a touring band to support his solo album The Flower King, the band stayed together after the tour and has gone on to become one of the most prolific studio recording units in rock music of their era. In ten years it has released nearly 18 hours of music.
The Flower Kings have seen frequent personnel changes. The original line-up for Stolt's solo album consisted of Stolt (vocals, electric guitar, bass, keyboards), Jamie Salazar (drums), and Hasse FrÃ¶berg (vocals). When the full band was formed, they added Michael Stolt (bass) and Tomas Bodin (keyboards). Michael Stolt and Salazar have both left the band since its formation, replaced by Jonas Reingold (bass) and Zoltan CsÃ¶rsz (drums). Other contributors have included Hasse Bruniusson (percussion), Ulf Wallander (saxophone) and Daniel GildenlÃ¶w of Pain of Salvation (vocals, guitar, keyboards and percussion). Zoltan CsÃ¶rsz has recently been replaced by new drummer Marcus Liliequist. Daniel GildenlÃ¶w recently left because of personal ...