ROYAL HUNT To Release Cast In Stone Album This Month; Tour Dates Announced
February 6, 2018, 6 months ago
Cast in Stone is the upcoming 14th studio album from Danish power/progressive metal masters Royal Hunt. The album will be released in Japan on February 7th via King Records, rest of the world on February 21st via NorthPoint Productions.
How to progress and yet keep the identity which took over 25 years to establish? How to create the ever evolving, and at times rather complicated, musical compositions and wrap it up in an accessible format with that recognizable sound? Royal Hunt does it with ease and now, with their 14th studio album, prove once again that creativity and staying true to yourself can work hand-in-hand and produce some astonishing results.
André Andersen (keyboards): "This album took a while to complete… mind you, between the very first idea and until the final mix we did two tours and released two live-albums… so this one's been in the making for quite some time. In a way it's been very practical: you could work on it for a while, than go on doing something else and then come back later to re-evaluate what's been done before.
"As a result all songs on the album are solid and well crafted, showing every aspect of Royal Hunt today: originality, catchy hooks, strong melodies, great musicianship and larger-than-life production. On that - the production - we definitely did quite a job: all the vital recorded parts were done in analog as well as the final mixing/mastering so there're no “loudness wars” in-sight; no brickwall limited, over-compressed, lifeless wall of sound… the album breaths just like a real rock album should.
"I could also go on for hours praising everybody's contribution - musicians and singers alike - but as my opinion will inevitably be very biased, I would prefer to leave the final judgment to you… after all this album's been made for you to enjoy (although we're enjoying it immensely ourselves at the moment)."
Cast In Stone will be available in a regular edition (a single CD digipak with 16-page booklet) and a deluxe edition double CD box set with 20-page booklet and bonus material. Pre-order here.
"Fistful Of Misery"
"The Last Soul Alive"
"The Wishing Well"
"Cast In Stone"
"A Million Ways To Die"
"Rest In Peace"
"Save Me II"
12 - Moscow, Russia - Клуб Red
13 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Aurora Concert Hall
16 - Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya Club Quattro
17 - Osaka, Japan - Umeda Club Quattro
André Andersen - keyboards
DC Cooper - vocals
Andreas Passmark - bass
Jonas Larsen - guitars
Andreas "Habo" Johansson - drums