Jul 242019
 

Demon Hunter has released the official music video for the song “The Negative”. The track is taken from the band’s new album “War”, which was made available alongside a companion LP, “Peace”, on March 1.

“The video for ‘The Negative’ was directed and edited by Oleg Masnyy,” explains singer Ryan Clark. “Oleg and I shot a variety of vignettes — including myself singing the song — as well as a number of moving objects to create texture and diversity. We paired our shots with found footage, and edited the entire thing in a highly-crushed monochromatic style, utilizing only stark black, white, and red. Our goal was to create something that felt gritty and punk — like the song itself — influenced by ’90s DIY show posters and silkscreen shirt graphics. The images, scenes, and objects themselves tie into the theme of the song, which is — to put it simply — the consistency of humankind’s failure.”

As previously reportedDemon Hunter will perform more than 20 songs each night at a series of special shows this summer. Continue reading »

Jun 112019
 

Demon Hunter will perform more than 20 songs each night at a series of special shows this summer.

“An Evening With Demon Hunter” is an epic mixture of fan favorite anthems and deep cuts that have never been performed live. Both electric and acoustic presentations will feature songs that span the band’s 10 studio albums, including their most recent, “War” and “Peace”, which were released simultaneously earlier this year.

“We’re building a show that’s unlike anything we’ve done before,” vocalist/co-founder Ryan Clark explained. “We’ll have video installations, created specifically for this tour, during set changes. We are planning the biggest lighting/staging production we’ve ever done, surpassing even the ‘Stronger Than Hell’ tour we did back in the day.” Continue reading »

May 202019
 

‘More Than Bones’, the new Andy Maier-directed video from Demon Hunter, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s latest album “Peace”, which was made available alongside a companion LP, “War”, on March 1.

Frontman Ryan Clark told Kerrang! about ‘More Than Bones’: ” I was thinking of what an amazing thing music is, and the idea of preserving someone’s life beyond their death. There have been a lot of musicians’ deaths over the last few years that I’d started thinking about, whether that was Bowie or Prince or Waylon or Chris Cornell, and I thought, despite how tragic it is to lose those people, how awesome it is to have this catalog of music from each of those people. There might be people generations from now who listen to this music, and it really helps them and changes their life in some positive way. So ‘More Than Bones’ is basically saying that when I leave this earth, I’ll leave you more than bones — I’ll leave you all of my thoughts and all of my hopes and dreams and my desire to connect and resonate with people through this music.” Continue reading »

Apr 232019
 

Demon Hunter has recently released two album’s entitled “War” & “Peace”. Our Brazilian friends from Metal Na Lata webzine have conducted an interview (in Portuguese) with frontman Ryan Clark, check out the English version below.

01 – How or where did the idea of launching 2 albums at one time come and what were the “complications” that this brought to the planning of the band?

We’ve been sitting on the concept of two simultaneous and stylistically-polarized albums for quite a while actually. We knew that it would be a pretty huge undertaking, so we had to wait for the right time to do it. With the songwriting help that I now get from Patrick, fleshing out the sheer volume of songs needed was finally more of a reality. Plus, rounding out albums 9 and 10 at the same time felt like the perfect opportunity to make this idea happen. Continue reading »

Demon Hunter – “War” & “Peace”

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Mar 172019
 

Demon Hunter have simultaneously released two albums of material that divides up their more melodic side from their heavier darker side in the albums War and Peace, both of which are filled with heavy riffs, strong vocals, and catchy hooks and choruses…essentially treating fans to two normal albums of material at once bound by the theme, “War in every breath / Peace in only death.”

For those who haven’t heard of Demon Hunter, the band was formed in 2000 by brothers Ryan and Don Clark who at the time were also in the chaotic Training for Utopia, which is another band worth checking out.  Over the years the band has released 10 albums, won numerous Dove Awards for their music, been featured on soundtracks, become a staple on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, toured and played shows with some of the biggest bands (Ozzy, Kiss, Marilyn Manson, Gojira), headlined festivals like Rock the Desert and Uprise Fest, and even by 2010 had sold over 500,000 albums.  A regular on the Billboard charts, War and Peace were #7 and #8 n the Billboard current albums chart as of March 12, and #2 and #3 in the Hard Rock category.  As one might imagine, the band has gone through some lineup changes over the years, most notably in 2009 when brother Don Clark left the band for family and career reasons.  Since 2011, when Jeremiah Scott joined on rhythm guitar, the lineup has been stable and over the course of the band’s history, the guitar roles have been the ones most likely to change, with the lone exception of original drummer Jesse Sprinkle being replaced by Tim “Yogi” Watts in 2004. Similar to their last two albums, Outlive (2017) and Extremist (2014), War and Peace were produced by guitarist Jeremiah Scott and mixed by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Queensrÿche, Hatebreed), who once again have perfectly captured the band’s metal heaviness that is balanced with the powerful melodies the band is known for. Continue reading »