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Festival News: Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion To Play ROSFest 2012

Posted on Saturday, October 15 @ 22:06:06 UTC by nightowl

RoSfest is pleased to announce that Swedish band Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion have been signed for the 2012 edition of the Rites of Spring Festival.

Following a gig in Finland in January 2009, The Flower Kings were officially in hiatus. One of the main vehicles of the contemporary progressive rock scene to be parked at the wayside for an undefined amount of time. And while his band mates headed out into their already established side and solo projects, lead vocalist Hasse Fröberg discovered that he was in need of a band. And, upon reflection, some compositions might come in handy too.

Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion became a reality in 2009, consisting of Fröberg (vocals, rhythm guitar), Kjell Haraldsson (keyboards), Ola Strandberg (drums), Anton Lindsjö (guitar) and Thomsson (bass). Material was unearthed, developed and recorded, and 2010 saw the release of their debut album Future Past. A CD that was generally well received, most commonly described as a blend of 70's hard rock rock and symphonic progressive rock. Artists such as Genesis, Yes and Queen have been mentioned as probable influences, alongside the obligatory references to The Flower Kings.

At the time of this writing Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion are holed up in a studio somewhere, assembling their next album. They plan to release this so far unnamed CD in the first half of 2012, and are looking forward to kickstarting the second chapter of their band history at the 2012 edition of the Rites Of Spring festival.


[Source: RoSFest]

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