Ryan Clark (vocals) and Jonathan Dunn (bass) from Demon Hunter will host MTV2’s legendary program “Headbangers Ball” on Monday, April 5 (technically Tuesday) at 3 AM EST / PT. Clips from the episode can be seen now at MTV.com.

The guys will discuss their new album, THE WORLD IS A THORN, which recently debuted at #39 on the Billboard 200, as well as their upcoming tour with As I Lay Dying. In addition, MTV2 allowed them to have a hand in choosing most of the playlist for the episode, so look out for that.

“I’ve been watching Headbangers Ball since I was a little kid, so having the opportunity to be a part of it today is a huge honor. We’re extremely stoked to contribute to something that was and is such a staple in the world of heavy metal,” says Clark.

The playlist will include the brand new video for “Collapsing,” the first single from Demon Hunter’s fifth album, which features a guest appearance from Soilwork vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid.

Demon Hunter will begin a US tour with As I Lay Dying, blessthefall and War Of Ages later this month, with a handful of headlining shows bookending the tour. Later in the year, they will make appearances at major festivals including Cornerstone, Rock The Desert and Purple Door.

“In Demon Hunter, we don’t tour year round like most bands, so when we hit the road, it is quite the event for us and our fans,” says Dunn. “It is definitely the highlight of our time as a band to hit the road. And being able to share the stage this year with our good friends As I Lay Dying and War of Ages is an honor.”

THE WORLD IS A THORN was produced by the band’s longtime collaborator Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, The Almost) and mixed by powerhouse producer Jason Suecof (All That Remains, Trivium). It’s a pairing emblematic of how skillfully Demon Hunter has always blended metallic might with melody. The album follows Storm the Gates of Hell (2007), The Triptych (2005), Summer of Darkness (2004) and Demon Hunter (2002), as well as a live album and 3-disc DVD / CD.

Demon Hunter is Ryan Clark (vocals), Jonathan Dunn (bass), Yogi Watts (drums), Patrick Judge (guitar) and Ryan Helm (guitar).

For more information visit:
www.demonhunter.net
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