The band, set to storm Europe next week, will bring their power stateside when they headline select dates of the upcoming Scream The Prayer tour this June with support by EMERY, SLEEPING GIANT, MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE, CLOSE YOUR EYES, HUNDREDTH, THE GREAT COMMISSION, GIDEON, A BULLET FOR A PRETTY BOY and YOUR MEMORIAL.
DEMON HUNTER will then follow that up with a victory lap – appropriately titled The True Defiance Tour – from July until August with support from BLEEDING THROUGH, CANCER BATS, THE PLOT IN YOU and WILLOWS.
True Defiance, the band’s sixth album, smashed its way into the charts last week when it bowed at an impressive #36 on the Billboard 200. The highly anticipated album also landed at #3 on the Billboard Hard Rock Chart, #14 on the Billboard Rock Chart and #1 on the Billboard Christian Rock Chart.
The chart position is the band’s highest debut on the Top 200, edging out the previous best set by 2010’s The World Is A Thorn, which bowed at #39.
Now in its second week on the charts, True Defiance, is showing staying power by remaining in the Top 100, clocking in at #96 in its second week.
Produced by Aaron Sprinkle (ANBERLIN, EMERY) and mixed by Jason Suecof (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.