DEMON HUNTER: NEW YEAR, NEW ALBUM, NEW TOUR DATES, NEW GUITARIST
Seattle, WA — DEMON HUNTER is hitting the ground running in 2012.
The band is proud to announce that they have finished tracking a brand new album in Seattle.
"This record is without a doubt our most aggressive. Every Demon Hunter record must be a step up from the last. I know that’s a goal for every band, but it seldom works that way - especially today, especially in metal. It seems like most bands’ prime years are long behind them. I refuse to let that be the case for us," said vocalist and band co-founder Ryan Clark.
"We’ve been extremely underwhelmed with metal for the last five years or so, and that’s been the fuel to create this record. With an extreme over-saturation of false, fleeting, trend-hopping noise in today’s metal scene, we had to make something we’ve been longing to hear. Something truly meaningful and artistic. Something our fans would love and something that will turn the heads of those who have ignored us for the past decade."
The new Demon Hunter album sees them returning to producer Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, Emery) and mixer Jason Suecoff (All That Remains, Trivium) with a collection of songs emphasizing the band’s strongest components: true metal, dark rock and balladry.
Ryan Clark, Tim “Yogi” Watts (drums), Jonathan Dunn (bass) and Patrick Judge (lead guitar) are now joined by their longtime friend Jeremiah Scott (guitar), whose credits as a metal musician (The Showdown) and producer (Living Sacrifice) are well established.
Demon Hunter has already lined up the first of their live dates for 2012, which include:
APRIL 27 - SEATTLE, WA @ EL CORAZON
APRIL 30 - KOUVOLA, FINLAND @ VAPPUGOSPEL
Demon Hunter’s mix of ferocious metal and melodic power predates much of what has become prevalent in the heavy music scene. The Seattle based group’s prominence has continued, despite trends, thanks largely to the artistic vision of band leader and Grammy nominated artist Ryan Clark, whose determination and authenticity has endeared Demon Hunter to their incredibly dedicated fans.
Now a decade into their career, Demon Hunter have continued to inspire and captivate with their body of work and live show. The World is a Thorn produced “Collapsing,” with well over 1 million views online, as well as the new video for “LifeWar,” which has been watched over 100,000 times in the past month. The World is a Thorn followed previous albums Storm the Gates of Hell (2007), The Triptych (2005), Summer of Darkness (2004) and Demon Hunter (2002), as well as the live album and three disc CD / DVD set 45 Days, which have sold close to a combined half a million copies. 2010 saw a tour with As I Lay Dying and their first trip to Europe.
"Fading Away," "Carry Me Down," "Undying," "One Thousand Apologies," "Not Ready to Die" and "Infected" — to name a few — have all been staples of Christian, college and speciality radio and featured continuously on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball and Fuse. Ryan Clark was featured on the cover of Revolver in 2006 as part of their "Christian Metal" cover story and they are regularly a huge draw at festivals.
The “Hunters” in the “Blessed Resistance,” as the band’s most devoted fans are known, have championed the cause since day one and are making their voices heard throughout the underground.
The new Demon Hunter album is tentatively scheduled for an April release through longtime label home Solid State.
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