NewsJanuary 5, 2012 2:14 PM ET3,750 views

Demon Hunter records new album, adds new member

Official press release: Demon Hunter is hitting the ground running in 2012. The band is proud to announce that they have finished tracking a brand new album in Seattle. "This record is without a doubt our most aggressive. Every Demon Hunter record must be a step up from the last. I know that's a goal for every band, but it seldom works that way - especially today, especially in metal. It seems like most bands' prime years are long behind them. I refuse to let that be the case for us," said vocalist and band co-founder Ryan Clark. "We've been extremely underwhelmed with metal for the last five years or so, and that's been the fuel to create this record. With an extreme over-saturation of false, fleeting, trend-hopping noise in today's metal scene, we had to make something we've been longing to hear. Something truly meaningful and artistic. Something our fans would love and something that will turn the heads of those who have ignored us for the past decade." The new Demon Hunter album sees them returning to producer Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, Emery) and mixer Jason Suecof (All That Remains, Trivium) with a collection of songs emphasizing the band's strongest components: true metal, dark rock and balladry. Ryan Clark, Tim "Yogi" Watts (drums), Jonathan Dunn (bass) and Patrick Judge (lead guitar) are now joined by their longtime friend Jeremiah Scott (guitar), whose credits as a metal musician (The Showdown) and producer (Living Sacrifice) are well established. Demon Hunter has already lined up the first of their live dates for 2012, which include: 4/27 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 4/30 Kouvola, Finland @ Vappugospel

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