ROYAL HUNT have shared a video of MATS LEVEN recording guest vocals on their new concept studio album “Dystopia. Part 2”, out on October 26th via King Records (Japan/SE Asia) and on October 28th via Northpoint Productions (EU/N & S America).
A short pre-view can be found on their YouTube channel:
A longer bonus video is available in Crowdfunding campaign for “DYSTOPIA – PART 2” which is almost completed.
Mats Leven already made a guest appearance on ROYAL HUNT´s previous album “DYSTOPIA – PART 1” where he introduced his character in the story of Dystopia. Watch “The Art of Dying” on YouTube: https://youtu.be/R9yfEw08FnQ
MESSAGE FROM THE BAND:
“We´ve been graced – once again – with a guest appearance by no other but Mats Leven himself. Excellent performance – as usual, mind you – and such a pleasure to work with. Here´s a little video of him spreading the joy over one of the songs from our upcoming album..
ROYAL HUNT will release their new studio album – “Dystopia. Part 2” – on October 26th via King Records (Japan/SE Asia) and on October 28th 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 2” 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 symfo/prog/power fan out there!
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”.
- MIDWAY (RESUMPTION)
- THORN IN MY HEART
- THE KEY OF INSANITY
- LIVE ANOTHER DAY
- THE PURGE
- ONE MORE SHOT
- SCREAM OF ANGER
a) Hit and Run b) The Thrill of the Chase
- LEFT IN THE WIND
- RESURRECTION F451
ROYAL HUNT run a crowdfunding campaign for “Dystopia – Part 2” – one gets access to bonus videos, listening parties and early access to the album – by pre-ordering the deluxe edition of the album or any bundle at royalhunt.com
ROYAL HUNT line-up
André Andersen – keyboards
DC Cooper – vocals
Andreas Passmark – bass
Jonas Larsen – guitars
Andreas HABO Johansson – drums