With less than a month until the release of DEMON HUNTER’S highly anticipated new album, True Defiance, the band are unleashing a second taste of what they have in store for new and old fans alike with standout track “My Destiny.”
The band created a recent stir after unleashing “Someone to Hate,” the first sample of new music from True Defiance. The track has already racked up an impressive number of plays and positive buzz just in time for “My Destiny” to further invigorate music fans.
Listen to DEMON HUNTER’s ‘My Destiny’ here:
“‘My Destiny’ is definitely one of my favorite tracks on the new album,” explains DEMON HUNTER frontman Ryan Clark. “It shows just how much the band has progressed over the years. Like many traditional DEMON HUNTER tunes, it has a little bit of everything, and I think it flows really well through both heavy and melodic territories. My favorite parts are the guitar harmonies in the verses and how the chorus moves- the way the chords combine with the vocal melody is really interesting to me. I think fans are really going to dig this song.”
The forthcoming epic release is currently available to preorder in a number of packages, including a deluxe edition of True Defiance that includes two bonus tracks (“What Is Left” and “I Am a Stone”), a DVD featuring more than an hour of interviews, in- depth song discussions & acoustic performances, a 5-inch metal True Defiance pendant in a custom holder, a 20-page large format photo booklet, 12 individual lyric cards with illustration in metallic ink, and a two-sided fold-out poster with both regular-edition album covers, all contained in a heavy-duty 7×7-inch box.
Preorder options can be found 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.
“We’ve been extremely underwhelmed with metal for the last five years or so, and that’s been the fuel to create this record,” Clark explains. “With an extreme over-saturation of false, fleeting, trend-hopping noise in today’s metal scene, we had to make something we’ve been longing to hear. Something truly meaningful and artistic. Something our fans would love and something that will turn the heads of those who have ignored us for the past decade.”
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.
As previously announced, DEMON HUNTER are preparing to embark on a string of European dates with support by DEADLOCK, NIGHTRAGE and INSENSE that sees the band visiting five countries.
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 17 – Seattle WA @ El Corazon
June 29 – Shirleysburg PA @ Creationfest Northeast
Select praise for the band’s 2010 album, The World Is A Thorn:
“Demon Hunter continues their meteoric rise in excellence on The World Is a Thorn, proving once again that the metalcore genre can be furthered with some thought and creative invention. (8/10)” -POP MATTERS
“Their most accessible and philosophically impassioned outing to date.” -THE PRP
“An aggressive and melodic masterpiece… their best work to date. (9/10)” -INDIE VISION MUSIC
“”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… a beautiful combination of old and new. (4.5/5)” -THE NEW REVIEW