On the heels of last week’s debut of “My Destiny” – the first video from their anticipated sixth album, True Defiance – mammoth metallers DEMON HUNTER are unveiling a third track today, a little more than two weeks from True Defiance‘s April 10th release on Solid State Records.
“Dead Flowers” puts DEMON HUNTER’s mellower side on full display in the form of a darkly melancholic ballad.
“‘Dead Flowers’ is a really special song to me and I’m extremely pleased with how it turned out,” explains frontman Ryan Clark. “It was the last song I wrote for the record, and it really came to life in the studio. I think the lyrics on this song are my favorite on the album because there are so many different ways to interpret them. I think it’s destined to become a classic DH ballad, up there with ‘My Heartstrings Come Undone,’ ‘One Thousand Apologies’ and ‘Carry Me Down.’ I think fans are really going to love this song.”
Listen to “Dead Flowers” here:
The band’s video for “My Destiny,” which raised the bar of fan fervor for the album, premiered last week to significant praise. The “coming-of-age”-themed video is available on the band’s website. The digital single is available now to purchase on iTunes, where the regular and deluxe editions (including 2 bonus tracks) of True Defiance are also available to preorder.
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Watch ‘My Destiny” here:
Produced by Aaron Sprinkle (ANBERLIN, EMERY) and mixed by Jason Suecoff (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.
True Defiance marks DEMON HUNTER‘s first outing since 2010’s The World Is A Thorn, which debuted in the Billboard Top 40 and was hailed as the heaviest, fastest, and most aggressive record of the band’s career. The album yielded hit videos in “Collapsing,” which has racked up 1 million views online, and “LifeWar,” which was viewed over 100,000 times in the past month. The World is a Thorn was preceded by Storm the Gates of Hell (2007), The Triptych (2005), Summer of Darkness (2004) Demon Hunter (2002), and the three-disc CD / DVD set 45 Days, which collectively sold half a million copies and garnered airplay on college and specialty radio, Fuse and MTV2’s Headbangers Ball and earned the band cover features in publications like Revolver and HM.
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