Demon Hunter – “Exile”

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Oct 272022
 

Demon Hunter is back with their 11th album in the 20th year of the band. Exile is everything you’ve come to know about Demon Hunter, from crushing heaviness and aggression to carefully crafted melodies, all of which tell the story of how tech has taken over in the not-so distant future.

For me it’s hard to believe the debut album from Demon Hunter came out 20 years ago. For those who don’t know, the band was formed by brothers Ryan and Don Clark in 2000. Over the years, the band has released 10 albums won Dove awards, been on mainstream movie soundtracks, toured and played with a wide variety of other well-known metal bands, headlined festivals, and sold likely over a million albums by now since they were at 500,000 in 2010. As Ryan states, neither him nor his brother were great guitar players, so the band typically added others to handle more of the technical guitar parts with Patrick Judge joining around 2009 gave the band more opportunity to explore changes to their sound and then Jeremiah Scott joining in 2011 solidified the band lineup which has remained constant since then. Similar to albums since Extremist (2014), Jeremiah Scott produced and mixed Exile. For Exile the guests include Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Tom Englund (Evergrey) and Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest) who just so happens to live near Nashville and had Jeremiah Scott build out his studio.

To me, the more recent Demon Hunter albums can be divided up into the heavy aggressive tracks and the more melodic, emotional tracks and Exile mostly fits into that. When you combine that with the idea that this is actually a concept album, those differences make sense given the story. In the expanded, deluxe version, there are interludes at various points with narration, but according to Ryan Clark the idea behind the album was to make sure each song could stand on its own, so it’s not your typical concept album in that regard.

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Sep 022022
 

Demon Hunter have released a video for ‘Master’ which appears on their forth-coming album “Exile.” The video can be watched below.

As previously reported, Demon Hunter have delayed the release of their twelfth studio album “Exile” by over a month. Previously scheduled for a September 09th release, that album will now not arrive until October 28th. It’s the group’s first full-length to emerge through their own label, Weapons MFG.

An update shared by the band on the matter reads:

EXILE: OCT 28. Due to ongoing supply chain issues and production delays (including CDs & comics), we made the difficult decision to push back the street date, THE GOOD NEWS is that now, every format, including vinyl, is scheduled to arrive the same day. We want to make this album as special as possible. The TWENTY YEARS IN EXILE TOUR begins Sept 09. We will perform songs from EACH of our 11 albums, including EXILE! Get tickets, VIP packages, and preorder Exile: DemonHunter.net

“Exile” is the first-ever concept album by the 20-year metal veterans. Set in the aftermath of civilized society’s collapse, the 12 songs examine modern life through the lens of a nonconformist, contemplating a life untethered.

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Aug 262022
 

Melodic metalcore band Demon Hunter have delayed the release of their twelfth studio album “Exile” by over a month. Previously scheduled for a September 09th release, that album will now not arrive until October 28th. It’s the group’s first full-length to emerge through their own label, Weapons MFG.

An update shared by the band on the matter reads:

EXILE: OCT 28. Due to ongoing supply chain issues and production delays (including CDs & comics), we made the difficult decision to push back the street date, THE GOOD NEWS is that now, every format, including vinyl, is scheduled to arrive the same day. We want to make this album as special as possible. The TWENTY YEARS IN EXILE TOUR begins Sept 09. We will perform songs from EACH of our 11 albums, including EXILE! Get tickets, VIP packages, and preorder Exile: DemonHunter.net

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Aug 192022
 

Melodic metalcore outfit Demon Hunter have launched their new song ‘Godless’ online. guesting on it is Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest. The song will appear on Demon Hunter‘s new studio album “Exile“, which they will be issuing on September 09th through their own Weapons MFG label.

“Exile” is the first-ever concept album by the 20-year metal veterans. Set in the aftermath of civilized society’s collapse, the 12 songs examine modern life through the lens of a nonconformist, contemplating a life untethered.

A four-issue comic book series, written by Clark, dramatizes the album’s themes. “Exile” is an immersive interrogation of cultural norms and a call to true rebellion.

Guitarist Jeremiah Scott produced and mixed “Exile”, which boasts additional guest appearances from Max Cavalera (Soulfly) and Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest).

Colored vinyl variants, deluxe edition CDs, VIP ticket bundles, cassettes, comic books, and new merch are available for preorder at DemonHunter.net.

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Aug 052022
 

Demon Hunter have carved off another advance track from their upcoming album, “Exile“. See below for a stream of the song ‘Heaven Don’t Cry’ from it. A September 09th release date stands for that aforementioned effort through the band’s own Weapons MFG label.  The band will be out touring on the back of that album, with the below run booked:

“Exile” is the first-ever concept album by the 20-year metal veterans. Set in the aftermath of civilized society’s collapse, the 12 songs examine modern life through the lens of a nonconformist, contemplating a life untethered.

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