When PSYCHEDELIC BABY MAGAZINE'S own KLEMEN BREZNIKAR interviewed PROG GUITAR LEGEND, ROINE STOLT, he extracted the more intimate side of the former FLOWER KING, which derived from his early teen years, with KAIPA to the EVOLUTION of his music career, from working under a major label to his own recording company, the success of THE FLOWER KINGS to his SOLO CAREERS, and the birth of AGENTS OF MERCY.
HERE'S AN EXCERPT FROM THIS CANDID INTERVIEW:
ROINE: " Yes this our 3rd album with Agents Of Mercy since 2009 , it has become a real band that have now played a lot of shows. Jonas Reingold was already on the 1st album and after we did a joint venture tour with his Karmakanic band in 2009 Lalle Larsson came in as a keyboardist and he in turn he brought in his friend and drummer Walle Wahlgren just in time for our 2nd album recording, Dramarama, in spring of 2010. So when we got together to record 2nd album we did all feel that the chemistry was right and that we enjoyed to play together as well as have talks about music,life and philosophies. We had many good laughs together- and if a band can laugh it has good chances to stay together. All of them are very genuine musicians. It felt we should strike while the iron was hot so we decided to work on what became "The Black Forest", a slightly more heavy and dark album. It is both a more hard rockin' album and also more symphonic, we've included more classical influences and dramatic sounds from pipe organ and choirs. I was thinking in terms of a classic Alfred Hitchcock movie, like Black & white and lots of shadows to create more drama. "
TO READ THE INTERVIEW IN IT'S ENTIRETY, CLICK ONTO THIS LINK: http://psychedelicbaby.blogspot.com/2011/11/roine-stolt-interview-r...
DON'T FORGET TO CATCH AGENTS OF MERCY AT THE " SWEDISH PROG FEST 2011: "
Saturday, November 26th, 2011- Bryggarsalen- "Sweden ProgFest 2011"
Stockholm - Sweden
Agents Of Mercy - Gösta Berlings Saga, Costes Cosmos,
Promise & The Monster, Gitarrsynthkvartetten.
Also, you can listen to their SMASHED HIT " BLACK SUNDAY, " ON THIS YOUTUBE LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vfwi7YIy14
FOR MORE INFORMATION, TOUR DATES, BIO & MORE, LOG ONTO: http://www.agentsofmercy.com/