Led by Grammy-nominated designer Ryan Clark, mammoth metallers DEMON HUNTER are well known for their unbridled creativity in all aspects of the band. Now they’re asking fans to show some creativity of their own through a new Create Your Own Video contest in anticipation of the band’s sixth album, True Defiance, available in stores and online April 10th on Solid State Records.
The contest invites fans to create their own video for the band’s blistering single “My Destiny”. Entries will be judged by the band themselves and one winner will win a DEMON HUNTER artist series guitar. Submissions must be in by May 4th.
Hear DEMON HUNTER’s Ryan Clark explain the contest:
Further cementing their status as a one of the genre’s most respected artists, it was just announced that DEMON HUNTER was named the Best Christian Hardcore Band in the About.com 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, easily winning with an overwhelming majority of the vote.
Results of the About.com Best Christian Hardcore Band Award:
To ring in the new release, Ryan Clark and guitarist Patrick Judge will be perform an acoustic set and signing at the Best Buy in Beaverton, OR on April 14th, before the whole band storms Europe a few weeks later (dates below).
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 14 – Beaverton OR @ Best Buy (Acoustic performance with Ryan Clark and Patrick Judge)
April 27 – Seattle WA @ El Corazon
June 29 – Shirleysburg PA @ Creationfest Northeast
Aug 2 – Midland TX @ Rock The Desert