Allan Sorensen of Denmark-based hard rockers ROYAL HUNT has finished laying down the drum tracks for the band's new album, which is scheduled for release later in the year. ROYAL HUNT is posting regular updates, photos, video clips as well as offering a "track-by-track" breakdown of the recording process on the group's official web site.
ROYAL HUNT decided to revisit its roots and incorporate some of the musical values of the '70s into its songwriting as well as — in order to reinforce that particular atmosphere — employing mostly "retro" means of production (recording in analog format exclusively being one of them) for its tenth studio album. The music has been described as "an interesting mix of what's been tagged as classic rock nowadays (established by KANSAS, GENESIS, ELP's earlier works and DEEP PURPLE, URIAH HEEP's classics from the same era) and ROYAL HUNT's trademark composition/delivery." The album is expected to be mixed/mastered sometime during the summer.
ROYAL HUNT's latest album, "Collision Course - Paradox II", was released in March 2008. The CD, which is said to be the conceptual follow-up to the 1997 release "Paradox", marks the recorded debut with the band of new vocalist Mark Boals, who has previously played with YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE, BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB and RING OF FIRE, among others. Guest singers on the album include Doogie White (RAINBOW, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN),Ian Parry (ELEGY, CONSORTIUM PROJECT),Kenny Lubcke (NARITA) and Henrik Brockmann (ex-ROYAL HUNT, EVIL MASQUERADE).
Fan-flimed video footage of ROYAL HUNT performing the song "The Mission" live on May 16, 2008 at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium can be viewed below.