Seattle WA — Next year marks the ten year anniversary of Demon Hunter.
Each of the band's albums and other projects were released with Solid State Records. Both the band and label are proud to announce a deal that will see them continue to partner together.
"Solid State has always been an important part of Demon Hunter," said Demon Hunter singer, songwriter and co-founder Ryan Clark. "They helped market the band before we'd even started writing our first record and they continue to push the band further with each new album. From the very beginning, Solid State has allowed Demon Hunter to do things our own unique way and they've become a vital part of the band's existence. Re-signing was a no-brainer for us."
The first Demon Hunter album emerged in 2002. It's cover, like all subsequent releases (including their live album), was emblazoned with a now iconic symbol that's been tattooed, spray painted, sculpted and otherwise creatively displayed by the band's devoted following ever since. The group blended devastating heaviness with melodic hooks long before it was fashionable.
With close to half a million albums sold around the world, Demon Hunter's unique connection with their fans and steadfast commitment to the presentation, message and musicianship of their output continues to invigorate and inspire. Demon Hunter, Summer of Darkness, The Triptych and Storm the Gates of Hell are all landmarks in the genre. 45 Days chronicled fans across the world (and in the Armed Forces abroad) whose lives have been touched in empowering and breathtaking ways by Demon Hunter's sound and fury.
"I am elated to have the opportunity to continue to work with Demon Hunter," remarked Solid State / Tooth & Nail Records president and founder Brandon Ebel. "Demon Hunter is a core artist for the Solid State / Tooth & Nail family. Ryan Clark is an extraordinary songwriter, musician, artist and friend. We're looking forward to supporting Ryan and the Demon Hunter team on future projects and further developing the Demon Hunter brand worldwide."
Demon Hunter's latest album, The World is a Thorn, debuted with the group's highest placement on the Billboard 200 chart thus far, signifying the continued passion of the "Hunters" and the "Blessed Resistance," as their official fan community is called. They've helped introduce bands like August Burns Red, Haste The Day and Oh, Sleeper on their headlining tours. They've been a mainstay at major Christian festivals. And last year they were direct support to As I Lay Dying.
With a new batch of songs at the ready, sure to inspire those who've drawn close to Demon Hunter classics like "Not Ready to Die," "Fading Away," "Undying," "Carry Me Down," "Tie This Around Your Neck" and more, Ryan Clark and Demon Hunter will return to producer / longtime collaborator Aaron Sprinkle in November to begin work on what will become their sixth album.
"We're knee-deep in the writing process and the songs are sounding as intense as ever," Clark revealed. "We've always made an effort to stay true to our sound, but we like to push the boundaries of that blueprint with each release. These new songs have a lot of varying influences: from viking metal to classic thrash; grooving 90's rock to stompy hardcore. Our goal, as it is with each record, is to blend these influences into one cohesive but unique Demon Hunter album."