ROYAL HUNT will release their new studio album – “Dystopia” – on December 16th via King Records (Japan/SE Asia) and on December 18th via NorthPoint Productions (Europe/N & S America). A concept album offering a considerable expansion of the band´s trademark sound and featuring performances by guest vocalists: Mats Leven (Candlemass, TSO, Skyblood), Mark Boals (Y.J. Malmsteen, Ring of Fire), Henrik Brockmann (Royal Hunt, Evil Masquerade, N´Tribe), Kenny Lubcke (Narita, Zoser Mez) and Alexandra Andersen (Royal Hunt, JSP).
“Dystopia” will be released in following formats: regular CD (jewel case), various Deluxe editions / bundles and a gatefold, heavy vinyl LP.
ROYAL HUNT keep intriguing fans with their adventurous endeavors and the band´s 15th studio album is no exception: a monumental concept opus featuring symphonic, progressive yet hard hitting compositions full of impeccable performances, wrapped tightly into immediately accessible format and a lush, contemporary production.
The addition of some extraordinary guest singers and their outstanding performances combined with vastly extended orchestrations creates a truly conceptual, cinematic feel throughout each and every track.
INCEPTION ℉451 – BURN – THE ART OF DYING – I USED TO WALK ALONE – THE EYE OF OBLIVION – HOUND OF THE DAMNED – THE MISSING PAGE (Intermission I) – BLACK BUTTERFLIES – SNAKE EYES – MIDWAY (Intermission II)
J.S.P. announces digital release of their single “Again”. The song´s been written/produced by Jacob “JK” Kjaer and sung by Sasha Andersen during the lock-down-time and is the first one out of a bunch of tunes the musical duo has been working on lately.
Message from the band: “Hello everyone, as we are going through challenging times, we would like to send some positive vibes to all of you with a simple and uplifting tune – one of the songs that we’ve been working on recently.
Wish we all could shine again, see each other freely again, enjoy traveling and many more – Again! 💗
Jacob and Sasha / J.S.P. ”
The band stated: “As everybody´s staying home with a very limited access to any kind of sport activities, we decided to poke a little fun on this whole situation by ordering some personalized team t-shirts… you know, the ones with your name on the back.
The original idea was to make one for each member of the band, but why – as our team reasonably asked – why not include some of our fans to the list?
Sure thing: follow the link below and become a member of our “can´t-get-out-of-the-house-but-at-least-I-got-a-smart-sporty-tshirt” team. Cheers!”
While ROYAL HUNT have isolated themselves in a studio working on the new CONCEPT album – their ENTIRE CATALOGUE has been released on digital download and streaming services like iTunes, Spotify, Amazon music, etc. More information and direct links can be found at royalhunt.com/discography
“…go ahead, have fun during the quarantine (and beyond) – listen and share with friends… Stay safe \m/” – say bandmembers on their Facebook page.
ROYAL HUNT is in a process of recording a new concept album, scheduled for release in 2020 (Japan / SE Asia – KING Records, rest of the world – TBA). As usual, most of the production activities were moved into NorthPoint Studio while mix/mastering facilities will be appointed later. The band hints monumental conceptual offering, which supposed to expand their familiar yet constantly evolving soundscape into previously uncharted territories. With their 15th studio release, ROYAL HUNT’s dead-set to deliver a masterpiece, which should once again rise the bar for modern progressive hard rock genre.
André Andersen: “The next Royal Hunt album is in the works and – while most of it is still in a state of a “sort-of-controlled- chaos” – I´d say it´s probably our biggest production to date… the amount of tracks is simply staggering. Yes, it´s a concept album and yes, there´re some special guests on it and yes – already on this demo stage – this thing sounds huge (even by our standards). So fear not: we´re still around and we´re rocking just as hard – if not harder – as we usually do.”
Modern classic rock outfit N’Tribe are proud to announce release date for their first EP – “Root´n´ Branch”: April 19th (NorthPoint Productions). Tracklisting: Staring Down the Barrel ⋆ Down On My Knees ⋆ What Goes Around Comes Around ⋆ Paint It Black.
N´Tribe (yes, short for the Nordic Tribe) is a living & kicking proof that rock is not dead. This new band´s been founded in 2018 by three highly esteemed professionals – André Andersen, Jonas Larsen, Henrik Brockmann – initially bonded through their original band Royal Hunt; all participated in numerous bands/projects, all received various accolades from the industry, sold tons of albums and toured the world countless times.
Message from the band: “We´re very proud to be able to announce April 19th as the release date for our first EP – “Root´n´ Branch”. Hope you´ll enjoy our take on “contemporary classic rock”, because if you will – we have a plethora of songs, just waiting for the chance to pound on your eardrums”.
We also issued a re-mastered version of “Clown in the Mirror” (Royal Hunt´s second album) on all digital download platforms https://royalhunt.com/clown-mirror-25/ Vinyl version is in the works.
Now in the end of the year we launched a brand new project within the niche of modern hard rock – N’Tribe (featuring André Andersen, Jonas Larsen and Henrik Brockmann) – https://youtu.be/lzpyXEiG6oE. Their debut single has just been released on digital download platforms and more material is in production right now. Read more about N’Tribe at ntribe.dk
But let’s get back to Christmas: if you’re still reading this post, you deserve a bonus. Use xmas30 for 30% off all Royal Hunt merch at royalhunt.com until january 2