Royal Hunt will release their new studio album – “Dystopia – Part II” – on October 26th, via King Records (Japan/SE Asia) and on October 28th, 2022, via NorthPoint Productions (EU/N & S America).
The second and final part of the concept will again feature guest performers: Mats Leven (TSO, Skyblood, Vandenberg), Mark Boals (Y.J. Malmsteen, Ring of Fire, Royal Hunt), Henrik Brockman (Royal Hunt, Evil Masquerade, N´Tribe), Kenny Lubcke (Narita, Zoser Mez) and Alexandra Andersen (Royal Hunt, JSP).
“Dystopia – Part II” will be released in following formats: regular CD, various Deluxe editions/bundles and a gatefold, heavy vinyl double LP (availability date pending).
Royal Hunt keep expanding their trademark sound. As the story which inspired the project – Ray Bradbury’s classic novel “Fahrenheit 451” – gets more intense towards the end, the music turns into more dynamic, heavier direction. Once again the guest singers add even more dramatic contrasts to an already cinematic yet solidly rocking soundscape.
Simply a “must have” for any sympho/prog/power fan out there!
Says 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”.
Listening parties and bonus videos are available at Royal Hunt Camp 2022 – a crowdfunding campaign here. Join the Camp by pre-ordering a Deluxe Edition or any bundle to support the release and listen to studio sessions already now.
“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