Feb 012023

Long-running metalcore act Demon Hunter have announced that they will continue the 20 Years of Exile Tour in April with a number of US dates. The first leg of the tour began in 2022 and commemorated two decades since Demon Hunter released their debut album, Demon Hunter.

Because 20 Years in Exile is supposed to be a celebration of Demon Hunter’s career, the band will play songs from all eleven of their albums. Demon Hunter haven’t played numerous cities on this tour in nearly a decade, so if you’ve been craving a career-spanning set from Seattle-based metalcore band Demon Hunter and you live in one of those cities, this is your chance.

“Twenty Years In Exile” 2023 U.S. tour with special guests Opponent:
April 14 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theater
April 15 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
April 16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Urban Lounge
April 17 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
April 18 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
April 19 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
April 21 – Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post
April 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
April 23 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
April 24 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theater
April 25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
April 26 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom
April 27 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
April 28 – Memphis, TN @ Black Lodge
April 29 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl

Demon Hunter‘s latest album “Exile” is their twelfth studio album, released through their self-founded record label, Weapons MFG, and the band’s first concept album. It was announced for release in September 9, 2022, then delayed to October 28, 2022, due to supply chain issues.

Six singles were released ahead of the album, including ‘Silence the World’, ‘Defense Mechanism’, and ‘Godless’, featuring vocals from Tom S. Englund (Evergrey) and Max Cavalera (ex-Sepultura, Soulfly), and a guitar solo by Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest) respectively. It marks Faulkner‘s first studio recording since suffering an aortic rupture and dissection and subsequent 10-hour surgery. This album also features a new recording of the song ‘Praise the Void’, previously released in Demon Hunter‘s acoustic album “Songs of Death and Resurrection” a year prior.

Demon Hunter started writing a follow-up album to “Exile” as early as October in 2022, shortly before their new album’s release. The album sold 6,400 copies in its first week, debuting at No. 200 on the Billboard 200, No. 1 of Top Christian Albums, No. 3 of Top Hard Rock Albums, No. 3 of Top Independent Albums, No. 4 of Top Rock Albums and No. 9 of Top Albums Sales.

Our review of “Exile” can be found here.

Video for ‘Freedom Is Dead’

Video for ‘Silence The World’ feat. Tom S. England

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