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 – proves once again that creativity and staying true to yourself can work hand-in-hand and produce some astonishing results: will you please welcome the ultimate proof of that – “Cast in Stone”... the album you'll be listening to again, again and again. - Royal Team
André Andersen:"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)"
Royal Hunt's "Cast In Stone" Deluxe Edition Box Set is a music experience including the studio album on a CD and an instrumental / karaoke version of the album on the bonus CD, extended booklet, poster and thick lanyard - all in a soft touch cardboard jacket. The package includes the online extension - the Access to video updates & behind the scenes, listening parties, discussion and TWO Digital Downloads - "Cast in Stone Original” and “Cast in Stone Light”.
The release date is finally here, so while your physical copy is on the way - why wait any longer? Log in to get your free download of the album right now in the store - royalhunt.com/store (You should be able to see the downloads after logging in).
As you can see...we also prepared a special dish for the release party...
While “Cast in Stone” keeps getting fantastic reviews across the board we´ve been made aware of the fact that its darker, deeper sound we chose to use this time might not come across clearly enough while played on some less advanced sound systems (and maybe not all of us love that warm, analog-tape-based sound), we decided to include a lighter/slimmer mastered version of the album as an extra bonus for all who order from us directly.
Enjoy and fell free to comment - let us know what you think.
loudandproud.it - 85 / 100 - ‘Cast In Stone’ rappresenta un nuovo capitolo vincente nella storia dei Royal Hunt grazie a riff granitici, melodie neoclassiche, una voce stellare e ritornelli potenti. Sempre gli stessi elementi, apparentemente, ma legati tra loro con uno stile che rende quest’album uno tra i migliori pubblicati nella prima parte dell’anno. READ FULL: http://loudandproud.it/royal-hunt-cast-stone/0dayrox.blog - "The new CD picks up where Royal Hunt most celebrated albums ('Moving Target' or 'Paradox') ended, but also reveals a new side of the band. Melodic and catchy as before, yet with a great atmosphere and a revitalized imaginary both in lyrics and playing.
The album grows from track to track, from the outstanding catchy opener "Fistful Of Misery" over the bombastic "The Wishing Well" to the epic finale "Save Me II". READ FULL: https://0dayrox.blogspot.dk/2018/02/ROYAL-HUNT-Cast-In-Stone-Japanese-Edition-2018-Magnum-Ten-Bob-Catley.htmlMetal Kaoz - 9 / 10 - "Precision to the max, both when it comes to musical performance and production. And that's another thing I love with ROYAL HUNT; their sound is basic and organic, the dynamics are there. It's full and modern but still vibrant, genial". READ FULL: http://www.metalkaoz.com/album-reviews/20785-royal-hunt-cast-in-stone.htmlStormbringer.at - 4.5. / 5.0 - "Für mich ist dieses Album ein musikalisches Resümee der Karriere der Dänen mit all den typischen Markenzeichen und es empfiehlt sich „Cast in Stone“ mehrere Male zu hören und es bewusst wirken zu lassen, denn es braucht die Zeit, um beim Hörer durch seine komplexen Gesamteindruck die volle nachhaltige Wirkung zu erzielen. Hammer" - READ FULL: https://www.stormbringer.at/reviews/14324/royal-hunt-cast-in-stone.htmlSweden Rock Magazine (SW) Feb. 2018 - FISRT PLACE - 7.3 Get the magazine if you're in sweden
- https://www.swedenrock.com/magazine/prenumereraMetallized Magazine (DK) Feb.2018 – 9 /10 - "Efter 25 år i prog. rockens internationale liga har Royal Hunt stadig innovation og nytænkning at byde på. Samtidig bevares den umiskendelige lyd af avanceret symphonisk rock, som serveres iørefaldende ukompliceret". - Get the magazine if you're in Denmark - http://www.metalized.dk/angrymetalguy.com - 3.5 / 5.0 - "...light years ahead of most of their peers and exceptionally easy to love. Let he who hates a good wank cast the first stone."
First copies have arrived and we will begin to ship them right away. All digipaks and box sets look great and are soft-touch, which is a great bonus for all who order a physical copy. Yes, we've been trying to please all kind of senses - sound, sight and touch - so next release will probably taste good and smell delicious.
We're excited to present you "A Million Ways to Die" from our new album "Cast in Stone"! Enjoy the lyric video by Bernard Kellerer from rocktopia.co.uk and don't forget to download the song for FREE at this location: https://show.co/dASMGTp
P.S. We would like to thank all those in the west who support this release by ordering a deluxe edition and all those in the east for buying the whole stock of amazon japan OUT ALREADY!!! Hope they'll refill soon 🙂
We've been told that we look awesome on this poster! You can also see we had several dragons to choose from. Which one's your favourite (A, B, C from left to right)?
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