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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 of 2006.

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 very shortly.

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 weeks.

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

Recording  of 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 stage!"

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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