True Defiance, the celebrated sixth studio album from metal juggernauts DEMON HUNTER, bowed at an impressive #36 on the Billboard 200 in its first week.
The highly anticipated album also landed at #3 on the Billboard Hard Rock Chart, #14 on the Billboard Rock Chart and #1 on the Billboard Christian Rock Chart.
The chart position represents the band’s highest debut on the Top 200, edging out the previous best set by 2010’s The World Is A Thorn, which bowed at #39.
In an era where sales in general are declining, the Top 40 debut of True Defiance
showcases the band’s own defiance of those trends and the loyalty of an ardent fanbase that continues to turn out to support DEMON HUNTER over the course of their 10-year, 6-album career.
“We’re insanely excited about this album’s reception,” says frontman Ryan Clark. “Our fans never cease to amaze – In an industry climate that is almost sure to disappoint, they’ve once again shown what die-hard support is all about. Thank you to our incredible fans!!!”
Produced by Aaron Sprinkle (ANBERLIN, EMERY) and mixed by Jason Suecof (ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM), True Defiance finds DEMON HUNTER continuing in their hard rock evolution while embracing the components that have always formed the backbone of their music: true metal, dark rock and balladry. The album marks a vital new chapter in the celebrated history of DEMON HUNTER, who are currently marking their 10th year of writing, breaking and erasing the rules of hard rock. Not ones to rest on their laurels, however, the members have created an album that not only lives up to their own lofty standards, but sets a new high-water mark for what DH is capable of.
European Tour with DEADLOCK, NIGHTRAGE and INSENSE:
April 30 Kouvola, Finland @ Vappugospel *
May 1 Stuttgart, Germany @ Universum
May 2 Luzern, Switzerland @ Schüür
May 3 Bochum, Germany @ Matrix
May 4 Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4
May 5 London, UK @ O2 Islington Academy2
* Just DEMON HUNTER
April 27 – Seattle WA @ El Corazon
June 29 – Shirleysburg PA @ Creationfest Northeast
Aug 2 – Midland TX @ Rock The Desert