A great live report from Royal Hunt’s performances in Japan in April 2016 appeared in Burrn! Magazine and became viral over the last weeks among fans.
Another tour´s over and it´s time to “decompress” a little, but before we all turn “normal” again and start hearing the ever-appearing question “What´s next for RH?” we´d like to thank everybody involved in our “Devil´s Dozen 2016 Tour”: management, promoters, the press, our indestructible crew, friends of the band who volunteered to help with whatever possible and the most loyal fans in the world – thank you all from the bottom of our hearts, you all make this tour to the success it turned into. And by the way, don´t worry – The Royal Family will strike again… soon!
Andre’s on the second place in category of the Year in Heavy Metal Championship 2015 according to the readers of Burrn! Magazine. – andreandersen.com
ROYAL HUNT to release the brand new double Live album “Cargo”. Out Worldwide on Frontiers Music Srl in March.
Following the release of their latest studio album – “Devil’s Dozen” – ROYAL HUNT participated in three widely known Festivals around the globe in the fall of 2015: ProgPower USA, Loud Park Japan and Rockingham UK. They performed their energetic brand of symphonic/progressive yet highly melodic and instantly accessible Royal Rock for thousands of appreciative fans.
While ROYAL HUNT´s next tour – sat to the spring of 2016 – is being announced (see dates below), the band found the time to gather in the studio and pick out the best performances recorded during their festival trek: an hour and a half of ROYAL HUNT´s trademark sonic assault, skilfully captured on tape.
Why live album and why now? “Well, mostly because we haven´t released any live recordings for – roughly – 10 years or so.” says keyboard maestro and principal songwriter Andre Andersen, “2006” was great and many fans consider it to be our best (some will pick “1996” or “Closing the Chapter” as their favourite) but anyway – it´s been awhile, so we assumed that it might be interesting for you to check out our “new swing” at this live set. Just think about it: last time we recorded “Paradox” live was almost 20 years ago! Add a few new songs, the excitement of the festival performance, a couple of new faces to the line-up and – all of a sudden – things are sounding quite a bit different. We´d say it sounds fresh but let´s see what´s your opinion on this matter will be.”
The album includes a complete performance of their signature concept album “Paradox” (chosen by the media and fans alike as one of the most essential sympho/prog releases of the decade) among other songs. Royal Hunt released 13 studio albums to date and their name stands for quality Melodic Symphonic / Progressive Metal; chockfull of hooks and a larger-than-life production to match.
CD1 – The Mission, Half Past Loneliness, The Awakening, River Of Pain, Tearing Down The World, Message To God, Long Way Home
CD2 – Time Will Tell, Silent Scream, It’s Over, May You Never (Walk Alone), A Life To Die For
A deluxe limited edition digipak version of the album can be pre-ordered via PledgeMusic http://bit.ly/22nvpMX
March 09, 2016 – Bruggarsalen, Stockholm, Sweden; March 11, 2016 – De Pul, Uden, Netherlands; March 12, 2016 – Corporation, Sheffield, UK; March 13, 2016 – Rock Palast, Bochum, Germany; March 14, 2016 – Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland; March 16, 2016 – RCA Club, Lisbon, Portugal; March 17, 2016 – Sala Chango, Madrid, Spain; March 18, 2016 – Sala Fanatic, Seville, Spain; March 19, 2016 – Sala Apolo , Barcelona, Spain; March 20, 2016 – Circolo Colony, Brescia, Italy; March 22, 2016 – Randal Club, Bratislava, Slovakia; March 23, 2016 – Club Nova Chmelnice, Prague, Czech Republic; March 24, 2016 – The Rock Cafe – St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany; March 26, 2016 – Riffelhof, Burgrieden, Germany; March 27, 2016 – Foeyr, Burglengenfeld, Germany; March 29, 2016 – Progresjia, Warsaw, Poland; March 30, 2016 – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark; March 31, 2016 – Jagger Club, St. Petersburg, Russia; April 01, 2016 – Bratja Grimm, Jaroslavl, Russia; April 02, 2016 – Izvestia Hall, Moscow, Russia; April 03, 2016 – A38, Budapest, Hungary; April 04, 2016 – Atlas Club, Kiev, Ukraine; April 05, 2016 – DKS, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine; April 06, 2016 – KKZU, Kharkov, Ukraine; April 08, 2016 – DKZD, Vladivostok, Russia; April 11, 2016 – Club Quattro, Osaka, Japan; April 12, 2016 – Liquid Room, Tokyo, Japan