DEMON HUNTER prepare limited edition vinyl release of True Defiance

Deluxe double gatefold limited to 1000 copies

Available July 31st from Solid State Records

July 10, 2012 Hard rock titans DEMON HUNTER are pleased to announce that a limited edition vinyl release of their lauded sixth album, True Defiance, is set to hit stores July 31st from Solid State Records.

Limited to a one-time pressing of 1000 copies, the double LP, double gatefold package features stunning large scale versions of DEMON HUNTER frontman and graphic artist Ryan Clark’s beautiful artwork – making this a must have for DEMON HUNTER fans and vinyl collectors.

Preorders are available now:

Fresh off a stint headlining the Scream The Prayer tour, DEMON HUNTER is currently gearing up for another headlining run – the True Defiance Tour, with support from BLEEDING THROUGH, CANCER BATS, THE PLOT IN YOU and WILLOWS. The tour, presented by Blue Collar Press and Revolver, kicks off July 26th.

Released this past April, True Defiance made a major splash when it bowed at an impressive #36 on the Billboard 200. The debut marked the highest chart position of the band’s already storied carreer, edging out the previous best set by their 2010 album The World Is A Thorn, which debuted at #39. Further, True Defiance dominated genre charts upon its release, landing at #3 on the Billboard Hard Rock Chart, #14 on the Billboard Rock Chart and #1 on the Christian Rock Chart.

Produced by Aaron Sprinkle (ANBERLIN, EMERY) and mixed by Jason Suecof (ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM), True Defiance sees 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 marked 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 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.

Select praise for ‘True Defiance’:

“Proportions of aggression and melody so expertly calibrated as to shame many of today’s young bands into more music lessons… True Defiance is a home run (9/10)” -OUTBURN

“True Defiance deserves your attention if you want an honest, intelligent and unique metal album that doesn’t compromise quality for accessibility” -METAL INSIDER

“True Defiance is loyal to the standard DEMON HUNTER blueprint while offering enough freash and interesting sounds to demonstrate that teh band is never done growing (9/10)” -INDIE VISION MUSIC

“True Defiance gives the fans exactly what they need and perhaps a bit more… a definite recommendation for alt-metal fans.(8/10)” -METAL INJECTION

“This record is chock full of depth, from its dazzling instrumental onslaught to the great vocal approach… A clash of brutality, melody, and meaning makes this one incredible piece of art. (8/5/10) -MIND EQUALS BLOWN

“soaring melodies, deep and insightful lyrics and fun old school riffing and breakdowns, all packaged in an accessible and easily palatable format… passionate and beautiful” -THE NEW REVIEW

“True Defiance finds DEMON HUNTER at the top of their game with no signs of slowing down” -HM

“an excellent album [that] needs to be heard” -METAL ARMY AMERICA


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