Royal Hunt announced the beginning of pre-ordering campaign for their new studio album – a second part of their monumental opus “Dystopia”. The band invites fans to support the release by pre-ordering the Deluxe Edition of “Dystopia – Part 2” (click here), which will also give access to exclusive materials:
• Full video updates
• First-hand information and media
• Listening parties – you will be the first to hear the new material
• VIP shopping for individual items
• Album download on the release date
The campaign will be run by the bands home label NorthPoint Productions (Denmark) – as usual – “thus we are free to decide when to release, what to release, in which format and with how many extras” – says the Band on their Facebook page. The “regular” CDs will afterwards be distributed by Sound Pollution (Sweden) .
Message from the band: “Thinking back to the release date of the ‘Part 1’ back in 2020 makes you realize what a crazy time we all went through just during the last two years: who could have imagined that our ‘Dystopia’ – project would reflect the harsh reality in such detail? And the madness is still ongoing.
In any case, ‘Dystopia – Part 2’ is even more relevant today than ever: we followed the general concept yet filled it up with images of current events in order to make it resonate with every person, everybody living through 2020 to 2022 and watching insanity to unfold in real time”.
André Andersen says: “Believe me, the band and it’s respected guests put everything on the line on this record, the amount of hours we all invested in planning and executing this piece is simply mind blowing. Actually, as I’m writing this note, the process is still ongoing: there’re still plenty of tracks to sort out, plenty of new ones to record and hundreds of decisions to make but – already at this stage – it’s hard to ignore the sheer energy/power impact encapsulated in this piece of work”.
Take your seats. Everybody is welcome. Let’s have fun!
“Dystopia” (Pat 1) was released on December 16th, 2020, via King Records (Japan/SE Asia) and on January 15th, 2021, via NorthPoint Productions (Europe/N & S America). A concept album offering a considerable expansion of the band´s trademark sound and featuring performances by guest vocalists: Mats Leven (Candlemass, TSO, Skyblood), Mark Boals (Y.J. Malmsteen, Ring of Fire), Henrik Brockmann (Royal Hunt, Evil Masquerade, N´Tribe), Kenny Lubcke (Narita, Zoser Mez) and Alexandra Andersen (Royal Hunt, JSP).
“Dystopia” is available on all digital platforms (as MP3, FLAC), and as a regular CD (jewel case), various deluxe editions / bundles and a double heavy vinyl LP.
André Andersen – Keyboards
DC Cooper – Vocals
Andreas Passmark – Bass
Jonas Larsen – Guitars
Andreas HABO Johansson – Drums