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Seattle, United States (2002 – present)

Demon Hunter is a Seattle based band which first received wide notice in 2002 with the release of their self-titled album Demon Hunter on Solid State Records. Their style is a combination of modern and classic metal sounds, incorporating elements of metalcore and post-hardcore.

Their second album, Summer Of Darkness, was released on the 4th of May, 2004. Their third album, The Triptych was released October 25, 2005. On this album Ethan Luck (The O.C. Supertones, The Dingees) joined as lead guitarist.

On November 4th, 2007 Demon Hunter released their 4th studio album, Storm The Gates Of Hell, which became one of their most aggressive sounds ever.

They released Live In Nashville which was recorded during the Stronger than Hell tour in early 2008. It released later that year. Also in 2008 came the 45 Days documentary which gave a behind the scenes look at Demon Hunter.

In late 2009, Don Clark announced that he was splitting from the band due to increasing priorities with both his home life, and his constant workload with the design firm (Invisible Creature) that he and Ryan Clark continue to undertake together. Ethan Luck also left at this time.

On March 9, 2010 the bands 5th studio album, The World Is A Thorn, hit shelves. The album is described by the band as their “heaviest but most melodic” album yet. It was also the first studio album to feature Patrick Judge, who was first introduced on LIve in Nashville. And new collaborations with artists like Christian Älvestam (ex- Scar Symmetry), Bjorn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork), and Dave Peters (Throwdown).

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  • Finn____

    The Last One Alive - prawdziwy majstersztyk <3

    16 Jul 8:13pm Reply
  • Jonnyplops

    I'd say 98 Degrees and Fergie for sure.

    13 Jul 5:45pm Reply
  • Zach216

    So who do you guys MUSICALLY think Demon Hunter have the most in common with? To me I hear 2 of my favorite bands of all-time: Pantera as well as Soilwork-inspiration in there

    12 Jul 10:04pm Reply
  • Zach216

    They're not trying to repeat themselves... "Extremist" to me is BY FAR when you add everything together collectively... their STRONGEST effort... hands down, in my opinion. Slightly different flavor sure but it's the BEST THING they've done to me...

    8 Jul 9:06pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Demon Hunter

    8 Jul 9:20am Reply
  • yodaman5606

    One of the best so far this year.

    23 Jun 12:25am Reply
  • Omertalvendetta

    Extremist is one of their best efforts in recent years, but it's unfortunately not The Tryptich nor Storm The Gates of Hell. Recent stuff just doesn't have the same punch those albums did.

    22 Jun 1:26am Reply
  • allen7

    The Heart Of A Graveyard...this song is just awesome!

    18 Jun 2:20pm Reply
  • -Lancman-

    Zach216: Now, after even some more listens i can safely say ,that some of the songs i didn't get into at first are growing quickly on me :) "Beyond Me" is still bugging me for some reason, but i finally found things that i can appreciate in the other songs.I feel that together with "Storm the Gates of Hell" (BTW: if you didnt' check the bonus song "Grand Finale" ,go for it,it's imo an totally awesome song that should've been on the record as a regular track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShDrizrZGDg ) and "Summer of Darkness" ,this might be my fav. DH record :-)

    19 May 10:09pm Reply
  • Zach216

    "All the delicate ways that have deepened our graves..."

    19 May 8:18am Reply
  • Entripy777

    bayharbour: Reawaken, Metalcore from Australia http://youtu.be/epE1KVrbzrY

    13 May 11:06pm Reply
  • Zach216

    My favorite tracks are "Artificial Light" (watch the video of Ryan explaning how it's about other bands of today who are selling a rather fake... hollow product) that meaning is just awesome! "The Last One Alive" is just so direct (about sticking to what you believe & not changing/deterring from your P.O.V. if you feel strongly about something... even if you're the last one alive) "I Will Fail You" about how we as humans are going to constantly disappoint and the songs about sort of accepting that. "In Time" is just such a complete track... simple chorus that I LOVE. The riffing throughout the entire record is amazing as are some of the leads... "Gasoline" definitely blows my mind and is unlike anything they've ever really done. I give this album a 9.5/10... that's having heard it about 25x through now for nearly 2 months... I'm insanely picky w/metal; Pantera and Soilwork are 2 of the greatest bands of all time & I feel this new album is on THAT caliber. 1st DH record ever that is!

    13 May 9:36am Reply
  • Zach216

    -Lancman- I can kind of understand what you're saying... but I think more people need to invest in high-quality headphones. You'll appreciate the details as well as just the uniqueness & atmosphere a band like Demon Hunter has. The "Extremist" to me is just SO complete from top-to-bottom. Production-wise their best tones and production, w/o a doubt to me! I get what you're saying about a couple of choruses sounding like they slow-down & sit in a similar sounding key... but the more I listen to it... there's other stuff going on besides a catchy chorus (if you're paying attention...) this album flows seamlessly & contains NO filler at all, imo

    13 May 9:30am Reply
  • -Lancman-

    This is how i feel like after quite some listens. Never really get into : "Beyond Me","Artificial Light" and "Hell Don't Need Me" (the choruses felt kinda sterille to me,Artificial got great heavy parts thou) "The Heart Of a Graveyard" is totally awesome and my fav track from the album. Also these guys EXCEL with ballads (Last one Alive is kinda "balladish" hit song + I Will Fail You has great deep vocals...these are awesome -- "Hell Don't Need Me" is just so-so with some good parts) "Gasoline" didn't get me at first, but that part : "We'll watch these flames..." is just amazingly fitting "Cross to Bear" is heavy as hell and its a great song, but i think it could have been shorter. "What i'm Not" another excellent super catchy song,those prechoruses work SO well with the chorus! "In Time" Another heavier track with simple BUT so goddamn effective clean-sung chorus with a beautiful acoustic outro (i f*cking love that :) ) "One Last Song" Another grower song ...and well thats it :)

    13 May 1:27am Reply
  • tfernandeshp

    The Heart Of A Graveyard <3

    10 May 9:40pm Reply
  • Zach216

    I'll admit I'm slightly perturbed last.fm couldn't gather from my preferences (Soilwork, Pantera, Nothingface, etc.) that this band would be EXACTLY what hits the spot. It shouldn't have taken me until 2014 (and Age 24) to get into Demon Hunter...but better late than never I suppose! Extremist is an awesome record and I'm enjoying some of their earlier material. "The Triptych" was quite a turning point for this band!

    3 May 1:14pm Reply
  • Zach216

    Machine Head... another band Demon Hunter can occasionally resemble... I mean all of this in a vague sense. I could care less what religion the guys are (it's not like he says God, 20x per song... musically there's no way that this is "traditional Christian sounding music") What I'm most concerned with the quality of their music, which (the more I listen to it) is superb! They should DEFINITELY tour with Soilwork...that NEEDS to happen!

    3 May 1:11pm Reply
  • thompsonjohn

    I think those similar artists are there more because they all dabble in so called "Christian Metal" or "Christian Metalcore" whatever. I think it's having more to do with them all being somewhat genre related rather than really musically related but I can't really be 100% on that considering I listen to absolutely none of those bands.

    2 May 10:36pm Reply
  • Zach216

    It's amusing to me how their "similar artists" are mainly all bands I've never heard of... in actuality if there are any bands I hear bits-and-pieces of in (especially newer) Demon Hunter... it's Pantera as well as Soilwork. 2 of my top 3 metal bands of all time so it's certainly not a bad thing to have some commonalities with such elite caliber/ground-breaking bands...

    2 May 2:04am Reply
  • thompsonjohn

    The new album isn't bad at all.

    22 Apr 6:28pm Reply
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