The band’s fifth album produced by Aaron Sprinkle (Acceptance, Anberlin, The Almost) and mixed by powerhouse producer Jason Suecof (All That Remains, Trivium) can be purchased in stores at Best Buy and online at iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Shockhound. Exclusively for release week, THE WORLD IS A THORN is currently streaming in its entirety at AOL Music.


“The album title refers to the often harmful and destructive world that we live in,” explains vocalist Ryan Clark. “Most of the songs deal with the current state of the nation and the world as a whole. In particular, the lyrics take aim at the ideals of a Godless people and the depletion of our morals and values.”

THE WORLD IS A THORN is currently at No. 2 on iTunes Rock chart and No. 22 on the overall iTunes album chart. In addition, the media are already on board for this release.

Demon Hunter’s unmatchable ability to mesh heavy with melodic and its relevant messages are undoubtedly the reason why the band continues to reign supreme over the metal genre.
NewReleaseTuesday.com

The World Is A Thorn is heavier, thrashier, more experimental, and without a doubt Demon Hunter’s best work yet.
–JesusFreakHideout.com

Demon Hunter have continued to progress over the many years they’ve been together and it shows on each album. Their fans will most definitely be as excited about this album as I was. I’m left listening to this album over and over. The effort put into this album is really impressive and hopefully that’s what is left in the listeners mind.
TheInterlude.com

This is Demon Hunter at their evolutionary peak, an amalgam of every iteration, every sound they’ve committed to 0’s and 1’s and it’s fantastic.
TheNewReview.net

In support of the release of THE WORLD IS A THORN, Demon Hunter will be doing two free in-store performances and signings:

Friday, March 12th @ 7:00 PM
Easy Street – Mercer Street
20 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109-4006

Saturday, March 13th @ 4:00 PM
Best Buy
3305 SW Cedar Hill Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005

The release of the album comes after last week’s world premiere of “Collapsing” on MySpace, the first video from THE WORLD IS A THORN.

Please check out the “50 Days Of Demon Hunter” at TheWorldIsAThorn.com. For 50 days straight fans will have access to exclusive Demon Hunter content, information, track listings, contests, images, videos, and much more!

Demon Hunter is an anomaly in today’s heavy music scene, jettisoning fashionable trends and easily recognizable cliches in favor of traditional heavy metal power and melodic hooks. THE WORLD IS A THORN recalls the best of the genre’s past while pushing the envelope forward at the same time. The album follows previous studio 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.

Demon Hunter is Ryan Clark (vocals), Jonathan Dunn (bass), Yogi Watts (drums), Patrick Judge (guitar) and Ryan Helm (guitar).

For more information visit:
www.demonhunter.net
www.myspace.com/demonhunter

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