The artwork, once again created by Silas Toball, can be viewed below. The band had this to say about the forthcoming release:
"Being somewhat of a political statement, the epic theme of 'Desolation Rose' is a logical step in a time where perpetual war, famine, environmental threats, and religious conflicts dominate the media and our minds.
This is a time to wake up, and the music on this album takes you on a journey where you are forced to question what the mainstream media feed us, and to rethink your whole world view on all of the above.
This is in many ways a typical Flower Kings album but we have also taken it into another realm where we do take chances and where you may struggle to get into the music - or the lyrics - but trust me when I say you will be rewarded, as this may be our most involved, important, and interesting album ever! " - Roine Stolt
Desolation Rose (due out on 28 October 2013):
1. Tower ONE (13:39)
2. Sleeping Bones (4:16)
3. Desolation Road (4:00)
4. White Tuxedoes (6:30)
5. The Resurrected Judas (8:24)
6. Silent Masses (6:17)
7. Last Carnivore (4:22)
8. Dark Fascist Skies (6:05)
9. Blood of Eden (3:12)
10. Silent Graveyards (2:52)
Earlier this year The Flower Kings embarked on a very special tour alongside Neal Morse & Mike Portnoy to celebrate InsideOut Music's 20th Anniversary, playing to sold out crowds across Europe and the US.
Look out for more information and videos in the coming weeks!
Pre-sale starts soon at the Flower Kings web-shop:www.flowerkings.se
For more information, visit:www.flowerkings.se