Danish metallers Royal Hunt have issued the following update on their official website:
"Happy New Year, everyone!
Hope you like this new-and-improved look and functionality of our website. So - what do we have in store for you?
First of all: our new album is done! As this will be our tenth studio release we decided not to elaborate on its title too much, so here you go: Royal Hunt - X... and it will be out in 2010...
Secondly: we've been talking to various promoters in order to arrange some gigs to support our new release and it looks like there'll be some "live on stage" action in April/May 2010.
In general: it's hard to predict how things will shape out with the current state-of-affairs in our "beloved" music business (with piracy and illegal downloading playing the rapidly increasing, harmful part of it), but we'll definitively give this album a fair chance and work hard to make it successful; in case it won't work... well, then you'd have to make the next one yourselves.