Demon Hunter – “Outlive”

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May 072017
 

Before I get on with my review, I would like to mention that this band was a favourite of the late TMR Reviewer, Peter Willoughby, fondly remembered as the “WhiteMetalMan”, and in his honour I take it upon myself to hear this album through his ears and review it as he would have. So here it is.

Demon Hunter, an American Christian Metalcore band formed by the two Clark brothers, emerged the scene in 2000, and are out with their eighth studio album “Outlive” which was released by Solid State Records on March 31, 2017. Ryan and Don played together previously in Coalesce and Neurosis. Ryan had previously played guitar in hardcore band Focal Point, and released an album on Tooth & Nail/Solid State when he was still in his teens. Don left the band to pursue a career in Graphic design and family obligations.

As a headlining act, Demon Hunter helped introduce audiences to bands like August Burns Red. They’ve co-headlined with Red and toured as direct support for both In Flames and As I Lay Dying in the United States and parts of Canada. They’ve travelled to South America, Europe, and Australia, headlining major festivals and club shows alike. Continue reading »

Apr 102017
 

Seattle-based metallers Demon Hunter has released a lyric video for Jesus Wept” taken from the band’s new album, “Outlive“, which is released on March 31 through Solid State Records. The lyric video can be watched below.

“EUROPE! We are headlining the CVJM Loud and Proud Festival 2017 in Germany, 21st of October! This is the only European appearance we have scheduled this year. Hope to see as many of you there as possible!” (please see poster below).

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Mar 312017
 

“Outlive”, the new album from Demon Hunter, can be streamed in its entirety in the YouTube playlist below. Released on March 31 through a partnership with Solid State Records, the disc is the band’s eighth overall and the follow-up to 2014’s “Extremist”.

Demon Hunter has shared the track listing and the final two covers for “Outlive”. The covers revealed here are exclusive to both retail and to this pre-order. The first cover is for the digital and CD versions. The second cover is for the double vinyl.

The band will also release a beautifully packaged “Outlive” box set that will certainly appeal to Demon Hunter‘s legion of diehard fans. The box set includes two bonus tracks, a behind-the-scenes DVD, photo cards, booklet, poster, bandana, a ring, and more. It is housed in a drawer-style box with metallic gold detail and is a true collector piece.

“EUROPE! We are headlining the CVJM Loud and Proud Festival 2017 in Germany, 21st of October! This is the only European appearance we have scheduled this year. Hope to see as many of you there as possible!” (please see poster below).

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Mar 162017
 

‘Half As Dead’, a brand new song from Demon Hunter, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s new album, “Outlive”, which will be released on March 31 through a partnership with Solid State Records. The disc, which is the band’s eighth overall and the follow-up to 2014’s “Extremist”, is now available for pre-order here.

Demon Hunter has shared the track listing and the final two covers for “Outlive”. The covers revealed here are exclusive to both retail and to this pre-order. The first cover is for the digital and CD versions. The second cover is for the double vinyl.

The band will also release a beautifully packaged “Outlive” box set that will certainly appeal to Demon Hunter‘s legion of diehard fans. The box set includes two bonus tracks, a behind-the-scenes DVD, photo cards, booklet, poster, bandana, a ring, and more. It is housed in a drawer-style box with metallic gold detail and is a true collector piece.

“EUROPE! We are headlining the CVJM Loud and Proud Festival 2017 in Germany, 21st of October! This is the only European appearance we have scheduled this year. Hope to see as many of you there as possible!” (please see poster below).

Continue reading »

Feb 172017
 

The official video for the song ‘Died In My Sleep’ from Demon Hunter can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s new album, “Outlive”, which will be released on March 31 through a partnership with Solid State Records. The disc, which is the band’s eighth overall and the follow-up to 2014’s “Extremist”, is now available for pre-order here.

“The video treatment for ‘Died In My Sleep’ was more about an overall vibe than a specific story,” singer Ryan Clark told Loudwire. “The goal was to strip the concept back to strictly performance, but still deliver something visually interesting. Instead of opting for the typical desaturated tones that have become synonymous with metal videos, we pulled inspiration from the vibrant colors found in many of our favorite videos and photographs from the ’90s — namely Nirvana‘s video for ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ and the album cover for Alice In Chains‘Facelift’.” Continue reading »