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Agents Of Mercy: Our Story

 AGENTS OF MERCY

New band formed 2009 and cultivated by  The Flower Kings/Transatlantic/Kaipa guitarguru Roine Stolt and eccentric singer Nad Sylvan (Unifaun)

Their debut album "The Fading Ghosts Of Twilight" FOX CD 029, was released on independent label FOXTROT RECORDS in March 2009.

Album features drummers Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson,XTC,Mr Mister, Stickmen etc ) Zoltan Csörsz (TFK, Karmakanic) Jimmy Keegan (Santana, Spocks Beard Live )  and the "Garbo of prog" , Biggo Zelfries (Walrus Farm) piano,violin & synths - rounding out the sub regions  is TFK bassist Jonas Reingold who add some fretless bass sponge.
First edition was a LTD digipac with a full 77 minutes of music and a 20 pages beautiful book.
Silas Toball (www.silastoball.com) of Goblin design did the mysterious artwork, the album was mixed by Stolt at Cosmic Lodge as usual.

AGENTS OF MERCY  played a premiere show at Loreley in July 2009  and it was perhaps not the best way to start a live history, with the usual festival mis-hap technicals of festivals , but the band was soon to team up with Karmakanic, for the tourpackage called "THE POWER OF TWO" - a duo who toured Europe and USA in Oct 2009.

The result was a fabulous live record called "The Power Of Two" Live in USA, released on Reingold Records where guest Nick D'Virgilio (Spocks Beard, Tears For Fears ) shine with some fearless & intricate drumming.

2010 shaped up as a busy year for guitarguru Roine Stolt who had a Transatlantic tour coming up culminating in triumphant headline gig at High Voltage in Victoria Park London in July, but before the tour Roine joined the rest of AOM  tribe in cozy Varispeed studios,south of Sweden and recorded the 12 tracks for a new album - Dramarama.


"Plenty of symphonic rewards for the die-hard 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" - from the oddity of young Bowie - to the scary energy of 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 chamber prog 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 and support more new adventurous recordings from this team.

The band consist of:

Nad Sylvan (Unifaun) - VOCAL & KEYBOARDS

Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, Flowerkings) - GUITARS

Jonas Reingold (Flowerkings, Karmakanic) - BASS

Lalle Larsson ( Weaveworld, Karmakanic) - KEYBOARD

Walle Wahlgren - DRUMS


Titles:

The Duke of Sadness

Last Few Grains of Hope

Peace United

Journey

Gratitude

Meet Johnnie Walker

Cinnamon Tree

The Ballad of Mary Chilton

Roger the Tailor

Conspiracy

We Have Been Freed

Time


Running time: 72 minutes

Comes in nice digipak

Artwork by Silas Toball (again)

Label: Foxtrot Records  Sweden

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