Mar 162018

Dutch metalcore juggernaut The Royal has released their new album “Seven” last year. To promote the new album they will be touring Europe, the trek begins March 30 in Landgraaf, Netherlands and ends on April 27 in Olomouc, Czech Republic. All dates and locations are listed below.

The Royal is a band that takes the best of a wide variety of subgenres in metal and presents a fresh and unique cross-over into today’s scene, released their very first label record “Seven” on Long Branch Records in march 2017. After forming the band late in 2012 these 5 ambitious young men began writing and recording songs DIY and displayed incredible promise through songs that showcase poignant and powerful writing. Continue reading »

The Royal – “Seven”

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Jul 312017

Back in 2012 five youngsters got together to put in their energy and thought to what would later be known as The Royal. The Netherlands’ Melodic Metalcore outfit known for their tremendous stage presence are out with their second album, Seven, which was released in March 2017 on the Long Branch records. The band lists August Burns Red, While She Sleeps, Northlane and Parkway Drive as some of their influences.

They released “Origins” EP in 2012 and their first single “Blind Eye” in 2013. This was followed by their first full-length “Dreamcatchers” in 2014. The band fuses metal, groove and melody to form a distinctive blend of Metalcore. The band made headways in the past while playing support shows for acts like Architects and Breakdown Of Sanity and gained attention at festivals like Jera On Air and Impericon Festival. With 11 songs in their arsenal and 47 minutes of runtime, I got straight listening to the album.

The album opens up with “Thunder”, which echos your living room with a touch of reverb and blasts right in with chugging guitars and guttural screams. The song maintains an upbeat rhythm with blast beats kicking throughout the song. As the song progresses it onboards shards of heaviness engulfed in melody, which would definitely captivate your interest. Moving on to, “Feeding Wolves”, the band puts out a complete different style with a very catchy guitar riff which eventually progresses to what becomes the main guitar riff for the song. The transition is flawless and impeccable, the song moves from point A to B with so many progressions that it becomes hard to keep a track of a definite strong structure. This definitely makes the album very interesting. Continue reading »

Apr 182017

Dutch metalcore juggernaut The Royal recently released ‘Interlude’, a new track from their new album “Seven”. The song can be streamed below.

“Seven” is released worldwide March 31st through Long Branch Records. The album contains 10 brand new tracks, including the singles ‘Wildmind’ and ‘Seven’.

The Royal will be touring all over Europe in 2017. Confirmed tour dates can be found below. More dates will be added soon. Continue reading »

Mar 152017

Dutch Based Metalcore Band The Royal recently released their second single and title track from their upcoming album “Seven”. The song can be streamed below.

“The title track of our record is about being yourself and to surround yourself with like-minded people. Live from the inside out. Don’t be someone you think the world wants you to be because you will never be happy that way”. says guitarist JD Liefting.

“Seven” will be released worldwide March 31st through Long Branch Records. The album will contain 10 brand new tracks, including the singles ‘Wildmind’ and ‘Seven’. Continue reading »

Feb 102017

‘Wildmind’ is the new video of Dutch based metal core band The Royal the song appears on their long-awaited new album “Seven” which will be released on March 31st 2017 through Long Branch Records. The new video can be watched below.

The band comments: “This song is about doing what you really want to do in life. if you keep believing in yourself and keep working hard you can do whatever you want to do and be truly free.

“With this video we want to show that it is important to do what you love and love what you do.”

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