Royal Hunt to release Cast In Stone

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
Royal Hunt’s “Cast In Stone” Deluxe CD Book is a unique album experience: a hardcover book including the studio album on CD and a bonus CD (TBA) – all in a cardboard box. The package includes the online extension – Access to video/photo and textual updates, behind the scenes, secret listening parties and shopping for individual items.

Royal Hunt Release Silent Scream Video

royal-huntSilent Scream from [CARGO] 2016 – New Video : The video has been filmed by fans on September 12th, 2015 at ProgPower USA festival. We would like to thank Dan Pate, Haik Kalantarian, Anthony DeCrisantis, Kenji Kobayashi, YT channel s684913574 (subscribe and see more of his videos), YT channel dreadsbearfor (subscribe and see more music videos) for being great “camera men” and providing us with the footage. We also thank Corporate-Motion for doing color correction.

We would like to thank all our fans for their unconditional support and great feedback: it means a lot to us.

Royal Hunt Reach Out To Fans to Make Next Video

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Dear friends,

Anybody remembers our performance at ProgPower USA last year? Got some footage of “Silent Scream”? Sitting around? Would you mind sharing it with us? We´d like to assemble a video clip filmed by YOU – our fans. Please get in touch with webmaster@royalhunt.com or share this email to somebody you know was filming.

– André, DC, Andreas, Jonas and Habo

The Band
André Andersen – Keyboards
DC Cooper – Vocals
Andreas Passmark – Bass
Jonas Larsen – Guitars
Andreas HABO Johansson – Drums

Royal Hunt Links
Official Website
http://royalhunt.com
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/royalhunt/

Vivaldi Metal Project – The Four Seasons, Vinyl Release 09.09.2016

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The VIVALDI METAL PROJECT is a music creation born from an idea conceived and developed by Italian keyboard player, composer and producer MISTHERIA (solo artist, Bruce Dickinson, Rob Rock, Roy Z, Artlantica).

The project is a symphonic-metal opera based on Antonio Vivaldi’s Baroque masterwork “The Four Seasons”, featuring more than 130 amazing metal and classical artists, orchestra, a string quartet and three choirs from all over the world. The album features 14 tracks – all the movements from Antonio Vivaldi’s original score plus two original new songs written by MISTHERIA. The impressive roster of artists probably makes this titanic album the biggest all-star project ever!

Back in 2013, MISTHERIA started thinking about making a metal version of “The Four Seasons”, a masterpiece that he loved and kept listening to since his childhood. MISTHERIA started to play and record all the movements on the piano but then felt that a parallel symphonic-metal version would have been the perfect continuation. Therefore, he recorded and uploaded a short trailer on the web to start engaging musicians. A few days later, Italian bassist and composer Alberto Rigoni (solo artist, TwinSpirits, Kim Bingham, The Italians, BADASS), who had already collaborated with Mistheria by recording bass on his previous solo album “Dragon Fire”, learned about the project and contacted MISTHERIA offering his support to work on the project as co-producer. Also, MISTHERIA made the “innovative” choice – never done so far – to add lyrics and singers to “The Four Seasons” which, as composed by Vivaldi, is an instrumental work. For this important task, he invited Douglas R. Docker who perfectly translated the producer’s concept into brilliant lyrics. Additional lyrics were written by Mistheria, Rob Rock and Lance King.

A cast of 10 awesome arrangers joined MISTHERIA creating epic and memorable music, combining a standard metal band lineup with strings, orchestra and choir: Douglas R. Docker, Francesco Dall’O’, Frank Caruso, Gabriels, Keiko Kumagai, Nicolas Waldo, Pawel Penksa, Tomas Varnagiris, Yannis Androulakakis and Zhivko Koev. 

The cast furthermore includes performances by Mark Boals (Amadeus Awad, Malmsteen, Royal Hunt), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire, Angra), Edu Falaschi (Almah), Rob Rock (Impellitteri), Mike Lepond (SymhonyX), Dani Löble (Helloween), Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation), Mark Cross (Firewind, Scorpions), Steve Di Giorgio (Testament), Rolf Pilve (Stratovarius), Victor Smolski (Rage, Almanac), Ruben Israel (Delain), John Macaluso (ARK), Marco Sfogli (James Labrie), Chris Caffery (Savatage), Mark Wood (Trans Siberian Orchestra), Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork), Atma Anur (Tony MacAlpine), Vitalij Kuprij, Anna Portalupi (Tarja Turunen), Sean Tibbetts (Kamelot), Martijn Peters (Stream of Passion) and many more.

It took more than 2 years of intensive non-stop hard work to get the album done. Mixed and mastered by Ivan Moni Bidin at “Artesonika” recording studio in Italy and assisted by Fabio D’Amore, the album is a full 74 minutes of intense, passionate, fascinating, powerful and majestic experience!

Production, ideation, concept and artistic direction by MISTHERIA. Co-produced by Alberto Rigoni.

Tracklist: 1. Escape From Hell, 2. The Illusion Of Eternity, 3. Vita, 4. Euphoria, 5. Sun of God, 6. Immortal Soul, 7. Thunderstorm, 8. The Age Of Dreams, 9. Alchemy, 10. Stige, 11. The Meaning Of Life, 12. The Final Hour, 13. Grande Madre, 14. Doomsday

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