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Royal Hunt: Live CD & DVD coming in December from Melodic Metallers
By Randall D. Larson
October 20, 2006
Royal Hunt 1994 CD cover
© Frontiers Records
Frontiers Records is pleased to celebrate Royal Hunt with the release of "2006 Live" a 2CD and DVD on December 8th 2006.
Royal Hunt is a major force in nowadays Melodic Metal scene. Behind the band are 8 studio albums, all are true masterpieces and the Hunters sold well over a million copies of them worldwide.
The band underwent a major transition in December '04 when guitarist Jacob Kjaer and bass player Steen Mogensen both terminated their tenure with Royal Hunt. Newly installed would be guitarist Marcus Jidell, a scene veteran of Jekyll & Hyde and The Ring and former drummer Kenneth Olsen. The bass position was filled in July 05 by House Of Shakira and Spike man Per Schelander.
Together with main songwriter Andre Andersen on keyboards and extraordinary singer John West, they picked the historic stage of St. Petersburg's Music Hall to film their new "live in concert" DVD on. A beautiful old theatre and some 1000+ enthusiastic fans created great atmosphere for this event, which lasted about 2 hours (the band played a wide selection of songs from all of their releases since 1991 and some tracks from the latest one "Paper Blood") and was captured by 7 cameras.
The DVD to be released in NTSC format region free and with Mix in 2.0 and 5.1 is a truly extraordinary package which also includes some backstage footage as well as interviews with band members and their road crew, while the 2cd set is the ultimate Royal Hunt package, an essential item for all the long time fans and a celebration for the years to come.
Paper Blood · Time · The Mission · Never Give Up · Can't Let Go · Last Goodbye · Follow Me · Cold City Lights · Martial Arts · Surrender · Running Wild · Far Away · Lies · Wasted Time · Message To God · SK983 · Epilogue
2CD Version tracklisting (click on the song title to hear an mp3 sample):
Disc1: Paper Blood · Time · The Mission · Never Give Up · Can't Let Go · Last Goodbye · Follow Me · Cold City Lights
Disc2: Martial Arts · Surrender · Running Wild · Far Away · Lies · Wasted Time · Message To God · Epilogue · Long Way Home (bonus track)
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