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 »

Feb 202019
 

Death Therapy have set “Voices” as the title to their sophomore album which they will release on April 12th via Solid State. Silent Planet‘s Garrett Russell lends his voice to the song ‘Feels Like Fiction’ while Matt Baird of Spoken guests on “It’s Okay. Rounding out the album’s guests is Josh Kincheloe of Glasslands, who appears on the recently debuted single, ‘My Defiance’. Pre-orders for the record are available now Continue reading »

Dec 012018
 

Oh, Sleeper is making their return! ‘Decimation & Burial’ is their first new single in nearly two years and it’s available now on Solid State Records! The song is available for streaming below.

Earlier this week, they posted a teaser video that details some history of the band and shares some info on their silence for the last several years. You can find it on their Twitter. Continue reading »

Sep 242018
 

The Devil Wears Prada has signed a deal with Solid State Records for its next album. Details about the band’s label debut will be announced soon.

The Devil Wears Prada has also announced the second leg of its very special anniversary tour this fall. The band is extending its trek celebrating the upcoming tenth anniversary of its landmark third studio album, “With Roots Above And Branches Below”The Devil Wears Prada will play the record — which arrived on May 5, 2009 via Ferret Music — in its entirety.

The first leg of the tour kicks off on September 27 in Seattle and runs through October 12 in Springfield, Missouri. The trek includes several stops in Canada. The second leg launches on November 23 in Chicago and wraps on December 16 in The Devil Wears Prada‘s native Ohio. Support on both the first and second legs will come from Fit For A King and ’68. Continue reading »