Royal Hunt to Headline Ripollet Rock

It is now confirmed that we are going to headline Ripollet Rock Festival 2018 in Barcelona.

🎥 Fistful of Misery

We´re happy to – finally – be able to present a video clip for the song “Fistful of Misery” from our brand new studio album “Cast in Stone”. The video was made by Kenny Rander, filmed in familiar surroundings: at Media Sound Studio, owned and run by our dear friend Peter Brander… the place where a long, long time ago (27 years to be exact) our debut album was mixed.
Hope you like the song and the video – enjoy!


Release Party

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.



Press about “Cast in Stone”

Rocktopia.co.uk“Breathtaking and brilliant – Royal Hunt have delivered yet another masterclass!”. READ FULL: http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10239:royal-hunt-cast-in-stone&catid=910:cd-reviews&Itemid=121

Metal Kaoz9 / 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.html

Sweden Rock Magazine (SW) Feb. 2018 – ALBUM OF THE MONTH according to BOTH REVIEWS AND SOUNDCHECK – Get the magazine if you’re in sweden – https://www.swedenrock.com/magazine/prenumerera

Metallized 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/

Stormbringer.at4.5. / 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.html

Grande-Rock.com9 / 10 – Mar. 2018 – ALBUM OF THE MONTH “grande-rock.com/” – READ FULL: http://www.grande-rock.com/reviews/royal-hunt-cast-in-stone

Myglobalmind.com9 / 10“…you already know what you will get with Hunt, solid compositions, very high pace rhythms and intricate deliveries which is great because it keeps you interested and never seems like you are falling of a cliff waiting for some anticlimactic solo and it never gets boring, we are talking about progressive intricacies after all.” – READ FULL: https://myglobalmind.com/2018/03/10/royal-hunt-cast-in-stone-review/

Rock & Prog9 / 10“Como es habitual en los discos del grupo, no hay abuso de canciones y tratan de explotar al máximo cada una de ellas. Por eso el nuevo lanzamiento tiene solamente 8 tracks y el sello absoluto de las composiciones de Andersen”. READ FULL: https://rockandprog.wordpress.com/category/resenas-de-discos/

Grande Rock ezine9 / 10 – (SW) Mar. 2018 – ALBUM OF THE MONTHRoyal Hunt is indeed one of the top symphonic metal acts of our time! READ FULL: http://www.grande-rock.com/reviews/royal-hunt-cast-in-stone

loudandproud.it85 / 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.html

angrymetalguy.com“…light years ahead of most of their peers and exceptionally easy to love. Let he who hates a good wank cast the first stone.” READ FULL: http://www.angrymetalguy.com/royal-hunt-cast-in-stone-review/

BattleHelm.com4 / 5“… I do know that there is more depth to the Danes than beer and hygge and that is something that ROYAL HUNT show on this album.” READ FULL: http://battlehelm.com/reviews/royal-hunt-cast-in-stone//

Metalforever.info8,5 / 10“Z tohoto pohledu asi nejoriginálněji funguje „The Last Soul Alive“, kde především díky archaicky znějícím hammondkám Royal Hunt cestují až kamsi do sedmdesátých – osmdesátých let, velice svěží je i klasikou vonící titulní instrumentálka. Jako naprosto tradiční obrázek úžasné dramatičnosti Royal Hunt, jejich svižné lehkonohé melodiky a propracovanosti skladeb v excelentním provedení pak je možné doporučit především strhující „Rest In Peace“ s kapkou jedu ve sborech, nicméně vedle nesáhnete u žádné z písní.” READ FULL: http://metalforever.info/cl_preview.php?id=32853

Rock-Garage.com8 / 10“ROYAL HUNT überraschen mit „Cast in Stone“ nicht wirklich, überzeugen ihre Fanbase aber mit ihrer beeindruckenden Form und einem soliden, guten und ausgeklügeltem Hardrockalbum.” READ FULL: https://www.rock-garage.com/royal-hunt-cast-in-stone/


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