Oct 162021

There’s even more footage to be seen this week from Demon Hunter‘s past ‘Songs Of Death And Resurrection‘ livestream event. That event streamed back in November and was followed by an acoustic album of the same name in March via Solid State Records. (review)

A performance of the ‘resurrected’ version of the song “The Heart Of A Graveyard” from that show went up online today and is available below:

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Oct 122021

Demon Hunter have publicly shared another live performance from their past “Songs Of Death And Resurrection” livestream event which took place back in November of 2020. Below you can see them perform their acoustic ‘resurrected’ edition of ‘Dead Flowers’ from that stream. An acoustic album of the same name was released this past March via Solid State Records. (review)

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Aug 092021

Demon Hunter, an American Heavy Metal band formed by the two Clark brothers, emerged the scene in 2000, and are out with their eleventh studio album “Songs of Death and Resurrection” which was released by Solid State Records on March 5, 2021. 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.

Songs of Death and Resurrection is an acoustic album with some of Demon Hunter’s ballads stripped down and given a second life with a great emphasis on keys and ambient soundscapes. The album opens with a humble “My Throat is an Open Grave” which is hypnotic, melodic and has a darker theme which is accentuated by the pairing of keys with the fiddle. “Dead Flowers” starts off with a marching drum beat and beautifully strummed acoustic guitars, the vocals take the lead and move song forward to drive the melody through and through. The song perorates with the repetitive chorus and bagpipes in the end.

“The Heart of a Graveyard” lifts the overall mood as it takes a happy and groovy turn on the track-list, and as it gives the listener some hope and consolation. “Praise the Void” is built on great soundscapes that pours a multitude of instruments giving it the magnificence and the soul of the orchestra. “Blood in the Tears” a tad bit slower on the tempo, is supported with powerful verse, repetitive throughout the track, puts emphasise and leaves a mark.


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Jan 162021

Demon Hunter has released reworked versions of ‘I Will Fail You’ and ‘Dead Flowers’ from its forthcoming album, “Songs Of Death And Resurrection”, a mostly acoustic and stripped-down effort, due March 5 via Solid State Records.

“Songs Of Death And Resurrection” features 11 new “Resurrected” versions of classic Demon Hunter songs from across the band’s ten studio albums, including fan favorites such as ‘I Am A Stone‘, ‘I Will Fail You‘, ‘Carry Me Down’ and ‘The Heart Of A Graveyard‘, plus a brand new composition, ‘Praise The Void‘. Marking an entirely new approach for Demon Hunter“Songs Of Death And Resurrection” finds the band using lush string arrangements, haunting piano, and layered vocal harmonies.

Ryan Clark (vocals) had this to say about ‘I Will Fail You (Resurrected)‘: “The original album version of ‘I Will Fail You’ is one of our doomiest ballads. At the time, I found myself immersed in the bleak heaviness of bands like Omnium GatherumSwallow The Sun and Katatonia. I’m naturally drawn to that place where heavy and sad collide.

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Nov 232020

Demon Hunter streamed their performance of their upcoming new acoustic album ‘Songs Of Death And Resurrection’ in full this past Friday, November 20th at Dark Horse Studios in Franklin, TN. That set was made available via demonhunter.live and a live video of ‘I Am A Stone’ from it can be seen below.

Demon Hunter will release “Songs Of Death And Resurrection”, a brand new acoustic album, on March 5, 2021 via Solid State Records. The effort features 11 newly recorded “Resurrected” versions of classic Demon Hunter songs from across their ten studio albums, including ‘I Am A Stone‘, ‘I Will Fail You‘, ‘Carry Me Down‘ and ‘The Heart Of A Graveyard‘, plus a brand new composition, ‘Praise The Void‘. Lush string arrangements, haunting piano, and layered vocal harmonies accompany the “reimagined” acoustic versions found on “Songs Of Death And Resurrection”.

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