Demon Hunter’s new album THE WORLD IS A THORN has made its debut at No. 39 on the Billboard 200 and No. 6 on the Billboard Rock Chart. It is currently available everywhere and can be purchased in stores at Best Buy and online at iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Shockhound.

As announced earlier this week, in support of THE WORLD IS A THORN, Demon Hunter will be embarking on a nationwide tour this spring with As I Lay Dying, blessthefall and War of Ages. There are currently 23 scheduled stops, beginning April 29 in Tucson and ending May 22 in Las Vegas.

Dates for the tour are as follows:

29 Apr – Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
30 Apr – Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
01 May – Lubbock, TX Cactus Courtyard
02 May – Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
03 May – Des Moines, IA Peoples Court
04 May – Springfield, MO Remington’s Downtown
05 May – Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
06 May – Richmond, VA The National
07 May – Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
08 May – Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
09 May – Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
10 May – Nashville, TN Rocketown
11 May – Chicago, IL House of Blues – Chicago
12 May – Minneapolis, MN The Cabooze
13 May – Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
14 May – Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
15 May – Magna, UT The Great Salt Air
16 May – Boise, ID Knitting Factory – Boise
17 May – Spokane, WA Knitting Factory – Spokane
18 May – Eugene, OR McDonald Theater
20 May – Reno, NV Knitting Factory – Reno
21 May – San Diego, CA SOMA
22 May – Las Vegas, NV House of Blues – Las Vegas

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).

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