Royal Hunt

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Royal Hunt
Royal Hunt in 2011 - From L to R: Allan Sorensen, André Andersen, Jonas Larsen, D.C. Cooper, Andreas Passmark
Background information
Origin Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Progressive metal
Neo-classical metal
Power metal
Hard rock
Heavy metal
Years active 1989–present
Labels Marquee Avalon, Rondel Records, Teichiku Records, Magna Carta Records, Century Media, Frontiers Records
Associated acts Cornerstone, Silent Force, Artension, Narita
Members Andre Andersen
D. C. Cooper
Allan Sørensen
Andreas Passmark
Jonas Larsen
Past members Marcus Jidell
John West
Mark Boals
Henrik Brockmann
Steen Mogensen
Jacob Kjaer
Kenneth Olsen
Per Schelander

Royal Hunt is a progressive metal band based in Denmark, founded in 1989 by keyboardist Andre Andersen. The band is known for creating melodic music with a progressive and symphonic flair. They experienced huge success during the mid-90s with vocalist D.C. Cooper on their classic albums Moving Target and Paradox mainly in Japan and Europe. They have experienced several lineup changes throughout their history, in 2007 they acquired singer Mark Boals, who replaced former vocalist John West. In 2011 after numerous requests from fans and promoters worldwide they decided to reunite with their former vocalist D. C. Cooper for a special tour, covering the first four albums of the band. They have since recorded a new album entitled Show Me How to Live featuring the returning D.C. Cooper as their permanent vocalist moving forward. Cooper also provided vocals for the 2013 album, the well-received A Life to Die For. They have sold more than 1 million albums worldwide.


Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

  • 1996 (1996)
  • Closing the Chapter (1998)
  • Double Live in Japan (1999)
  • 2006 Live (2006)



  • The First 4 Chapters... and More (Japan release) (1998)
  • The Best (Japan release) (1998)
  • The Best Live (Japan release) (1998)
  • On the Mission 2002 (Japan release) (2002)
  • Heart of the City (Best of 1992–1999) (2012)
  • 20th Anniversary (2012)[1]


Former Members[edit]

  • Henrik Brockmann (vocals) (1990–1994)
  • Mark Boals (vocals) (2007–2011)
  • John West (vocals) (1999–2007)
  • Kenneth Olsen (drums) (1989–1996; 2004–2007)
  • Jacob Kjaer (guitars) (1992–2003)
  • Marcus Jidell (guitars, cello) (2004–2011[2])
  • Steen Mogensen (bass) (1989–2003)
  • Per Schelander (bass) (2005–2009)
  • Allan Tschicaja (session drums on Eyewitness/tour) (2002–2003)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Royal Hunt - Preparing To Release 20th Anniversary Compilation
  2. ^