Sometimes lost in a space between being too keyboard leaning for the average power metal fan and too heavy for the average prog-rock fan is a band I’ve followed for over a decade, Royal Hunt. However, even if your initial impression is that the band is just outside your wheelhouse I must suggest you give a full album a listen to get a full appreciation of what you might be missing. I had the pleasure of catching up with the keyboardist and primary composer of the band, Andre Andersen, to talk about Royal Hunt‘s 25+ years of music, their live show, and their latest album Cast in Stone.
The band’s breakthrough album was 1997’s Paradox, which remains an all-time personal favorite and a must listen for anyone interested in prog or metal. For the past four albums the band has seen the return of a premier vocalist in D.C. Cooper and have consistently been producing music with their signature blend of sounds.
You can hear the entire interview, as well as the lead single track “Fistful of Misery” from the band’s latest album, in the link below.