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 private shopping for individual items.
Royal Hunt "Cast in Stone" Deluxe Edition Box Set (Limited Edition)
The Deluxe Edition of the new studio album by Royal Hunt "Cast In Stone" includes:
CD 1: Studio Album "Cast In Stone". Tracklisting: FISTFUL OF MISERY -THE LAST SOUL ALIVE - SACRIFICE - THE WISHING WELL - CAST IN STONE - A MILLION WAYS TO DIE - REST IN PEACE - SAVE ME II
CD 2: Instrumental / "Karaoke" version of the studio album "Cast in Stone".
Quite unexpected but true - those who supported the release by ordering a name in the liner notes will find his name not only in the EU / NA edition, but also in japanese / asian. Our partners - japanese record label King Records are so cool - they added you to their booklets too.
Watch the third part of "Cast in Stone: Behind the Scenes" where Andreas Habo Johansson is talking about the album, shows some of his favourite drum parts and finally tells the truth about overdubes.
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Final T-Shirt design for the pre-ordering campaign has been confirmed. You can pre-order ANY size in the next 17 days.
No worries, video updates will continue - we're going to dig deep into music!
We're also working on extras for the deluxe digipak box set - follow the updates at our website to see what will come up. Thanks for your unconditional support!
As you probably already know "Cast in Stone" will be released via our very own label on the 21st of February. We would like to thank you for joining this campaign as its mission is to support the EU / NA release.
Enjoy the first video update from the behind the scenes of "Cast In Stone". André is talking about the material, musicianship, pre-ordering campaign and answers general questions.
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We wish you happy holidays. Take a good care of yourself and those beside you. Here's a little Christmas card from us. // Cheers, RH
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