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Exclusive interview by Vsevolod Baronin with Royal Hunt leader, André Andersen
Taken on 12/10/2020, Moscow, Russia. Originally published in Russian.

There is a serious suspicion that Dystopia — Part I, the fifteenth studio album by Royal Hunt, an international act from Copenhagen, released in December 2020, went relatively unnoticed, not only because of the newfangled contempt of listeners for the physical media (records and CD’s), but mainly due to socio-economic perturbations around the fancy coronavirus pandemic. And it was very, very vain: it was on this album that the leader of the band André Andersen, a Russian-born multi-instrumentalist and composer, embodied the plans hatched back in 1999 — to create and record a full-fledged opera project featured several vocalists. And on a more serious basis: the source of inspiration and, let's say, the libretto for Dystopia — Part I was the first half of a very popular and respected book by the classic of American “new wave” science fiction Ray Bradbury (1920–2012) — this time it is Fahrenheit 451. As the name of the album implies, in the future, we should meet with the second part of Dystopia, but for now, it is worth discussing with the ideologist of the band the novelty that will fully define the face of Royal Hunt in the second decade of the XXI century.

Published in Rock, Prog-Rock, Metal
Monday, 07 August 2017 08:49

Suley En Vogue Summer Bash to jam in Monroe

Artists taking the stage at The Blue Boy Golf Course Aug. 12

Written by Kelly Sullivan THE MONROE MONITOR & VALLEY NEWS

An eclectic blend of artistic and musical backgrounds are coming together for a summer party at The Blue Boy Golf Course outside Monroe.

The Suley En Vogue Summer Bash will host Terry McDermott, the runner-up on the third season of The Voice, and Seattle-based band, Solar Quantum, on the same stage Saturday, Aug. 12.

It will be a return to old stomping grounds for McDermott, the seasoned singer and former member of Lotus Crush, and a debut performance for the up-and-coming progressive rock group. The Suley En Vogue Summer Bash will also feature a swimsuit fashion show, and pre-event golf 9-hole tournament at 1:30 p.m.

Solar Quantum lead singer Lina Light said she has one plan for the performance: “To bring and get back a lot of energy.”

Published in Press Digest