20 January 2007
Royal Hunt will be playing the following dates:
Feb 21 (FIN) Helsinki/Nosturi
Feb 22 (DK) Copenhagen/The Rock
Feb 24 (RUS) St.Petersburg/Ice Palace
Feb 24 (RUS) St.Petersburg/Club Roks
Feb 25 (RUS) Moscow/Club Apelsin
14 November 2006
André has extended his 15-year partnership with Warner/Chappell
Publishing for a minimum of four more years.
21 October 2006
"Royal Hunt 2006" DVD/CD will be released from November 22nd 2006 by
following companies : Marquee/Avalon (Japan and SE Asia), Frontiers (Europe)
and Soyuz (Russia).
19 October 2006
The DVD from below mentioned show was edited at "Illusion Films" in
St. Petersburg (yes, André spend a couple of weeks in this beautiful
city, working along with stuff producer Michail Slavsky, who filmed the
show in the first place). "We were lucky to have some cool guys to
operate those cameras the show was filmed by" – André states – " which
helps you a lot to create an energetic atmosphere on the screen... No
dead angels or unusable shaky segments – 99% of what they filmed were up
to the standard. The show is quite long – two hours – so you need a lot
of "travelling" across the stage to keep it interesting for the
viewer... and not to forget a lot of "close ups" which, as I was told,
fans love so much :-). As far as quality goes – the show was filmed in
"high definition", so we setteled for a "double layer DVD" format, which
gives you an uncompromised/uncompressed picture/sound all the way... A
tad more expensive but really worth it." And now to the set-list : 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 – Epilogue. On top of
that you´ll see a 20+ minutes of "behind the scenes" extravaganza with
comments from every member of the band.
01 October 2006
André spend about a month in his studio mixing Royal Hunts new
double live album : "Actually, the show mixed more or less itself... My
job was – mainly – to clean up eventual noises and other unwanted
artifacts from the tracks, give each instrument its own "space" and try
not to overdo the "fader dance" (in order to preserve the original
dynamics of the show). I must say that guys in the band made the mixing
process extremely easy for me – performances are stellar from each and
everyone (special thanks to Pontus Norgren – our FOH guy – for capturing
our "wall of sound" so clearly on tape)". Mastering duties were handled
by Jan Eliasson at Audio Planet while cover art were supplied by
Christina Laugesen. The album – titled "Royal Hunt 2006" is due to
release in November 2006 (more info on DVD will follow).
12 February 2006
"3" will be released March 24 2006 by
Frontiers Records worldwide (except Japan - Marquee / Avalon).
06 December 2005
Another pachinko game featuring Andre´s
music will be released by CoMix Wave (Japan) in August 2006. This time
the company picked a true classic – Martial Arts, an instrumental piece
which sold over 100000 copies as a single and has been used in almost
every live-set of Royal Hunt.
25 November 2005
"3" – that´s the name which will be on
the cover of the upcoming album featuring André (keyboards, guitar, bass),
David Readman (vocal) and Paul Laine (vocal), not to forget the troopers
who´s pulled the weight along with them : Kenny Lubcke (backing vocals),
Bjarke Hopen (solo guitar) and Kaj Laege (drums). Here´s the track list
for you : Rise – Dust To Dust – The Way It Goes – Straight To The Heart
– Tell Me Your Lies – Don´t Need A Thing – End Of My Rope – Scared To
Live – Bulletproof – Learning To Fly. We´ll let you know about release
dates – stay tuned!
04 November 2005
After playing a string of European
dates RH picked the historic stage of Sct.Petersburgs 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 6 cameras. Estimated release date is spring
29 August 2005
Pre-production for the upcoming RH tour
started today – the guys got together in the rehersal studio in
Copenhagen, where they´ll spend almost a month working on – according to
André - "the best live-set we´ve ever put together".
22 July 2005
David Readman (Pink Cream 69) was
chosen as a second vocalist for the below mentioned project and he has
already recorded his tracks for 5 of the new songs which will be mixed/mastered
18 June 2005
ArtMusicGroup invited André for a short
promo visit to Moscow, Russia to talk with the press about RH´s new
release – Paper Blood. A meet-and-greet party for the fans will be
arranged in one of the biggest CD stores in the city - "Sojuz" - on the 25th of June.
07 May 2005
André is back in
the studio to continue working on a project for Frontiers
Records, which started to take shape last year. Five songs were
already recorded in the fall of 2004 (featuring Canadian singer Paul
Laine), so another bunch of tunes should be written in a couple of
27 April 2005
CoMix Wave (Japan)
will be releasing their new pachinko game (pachinko is like combination of a pinball game and a slot game) named "CR Keiji Muto" The company signed an agreement with Warner Chappell Publishing which will secure them the rights to include Andre's instrumental tune – Triumf – as a part of the soundtrack for the game.
18 April 2005
RH´s new album – Paper Blood – is over. The process which took
almost a year of studio time, countless miles of international
flights, gallons of sweat – blood´n tears and even more gallons of
Jack Daniels is, finally, in the past. During some "pre-" listening
parties (and the band/management held quite a few in the last couple
of weeks) the reaction from journalists and some – very fortunate –
fans was overwhelming : everybody agreed that this is the most
energetic, inspiring RH release ever! For more info check out here
21 February 2005
Light are still on
´til way pass midnight in the studio. "Well, everybody´s working
pretty hard these days" – says obviously tired but excited producer
– "it´s still hard to grasp how much enthusiasm´s going down those
tracks. John and Marcus (new guitarist) are really up to make it our
strongest release ever, so we´re pushing the envelope every single
day. They also noticed that I´ve been stepping back a little on my
"soloist side" on our latest albums, so on this one I´m just about
everywhere... It will be a blast to play some of this stuff live on
07 December 2004
Some of the basic
tracks for RH`s new – yet untitled – album are done. We asked
Andre, while he was toying with his keyboard parts, if he did
anything special/different this time around, as we noticed that his
sound changed a bit since his last work with the band :
"Yes, this time I
went for a more "organic" sound, or should I say "less synthesized".
Hammond, piano and my old trusty "Beast" became my main axes for
this album, pushing all other synths/samplers out of the picture.
This time it`s about playing – production got stripped down a couple
of notches, but no sacrifices were made in "wow" department – this
thing still sounds huge... just more muscular and focused".
23 October 2004
Andre will be
appearing again as a "guest soloist" on the second release from
Scandinavian rockers Evil Masquerade (www.evilmasquerade.com),
delivering his signature flashy – yet – melodic style lead break on
one of the songs.
12 September 2004
It`s Royal Hunt
time! Andre told us that he was working on a collection of songs for
a future RH release for almost half a year : "I started writing
material sometime around X-mas 2003. It`s been very productive
period of time – no pressure from the record company at all... kind
of unusual situation for me. The music became more focused,
tempos got picked up quiet a bit and some of my "trademark" stuff –
which was pushed back just a tad on the previous album – came out
forward much stronger.
In a way it`s a new era for the band, so I`ll put an extra efford to
make it a great one".
23 May 2004
Andersen/Laine collaboration is taking shape – both musicians are
pretty busy with recordings. Judging by a few – unpolished yet –
songs we`ve heard so far, the musical direction is waving from
modern rock to traditional AOR/Hard Rock in a very effordless
fashion, showing different aspects of each individual performer.
Fans of both artists will be most definately pleased.
11 March 2004
New project`s on the way – Andre teamed up with Canadian singer Paul
Laine (Danger Danger, Shogaazer). The outcome expected to be a bunch
of highly melodic and rather rockin` songs. Frontiers Records
initialized the project and will be handling distribution worldwide.
19 January 2004
Art Music Group released "OceanView" in Russia.
28 September 2003
"OceanView" - Andre`s first contemporary classical piano album - will be released in Japan and Australia on November 11, 2003 by Wood Bell Corp.
17 August 2003
The HQ of Andre`s operations - North Point Studio - will be relocated soon. Moving to the more suitable surraundings were long overdue, and from the beginning of October 2003 the place will see an addition of a new office for the North Point Productions - a company, which will be in charge of all Andre`s activities outside Royal Hunt.
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