Demon Hunter announce new LP + live stream gig

Seattle metallers Demon Hunter have announced their brand-new album, ‘Songs of Death and Resurrection,’ which is set for release on March 5, 2021.

To celebrate and coincide with the news, the band have also announced a new live streaming performance of the impending album, from start to finish, which happens on November 20th at 5PM PST. The exclusive concert takes place at the Dark Horse Studios in Franklin, TN and will remain active for 48 hours after initial airing.

Songs of Death and Resurrection 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,” notes a press release. “Lush string arrangements, haunting piano, and layered vocal harmonies accompany the “reimagined” acoustic versions found on Songs of Death and Resurrection.

The impending LP features founding vocalist/songwriter Ryan Clark, lead guitarist Patrick Judge, bassist Jonathan Dunn, drummer Yogi Watts, and guitarist Jeremiah Scott, who produced and mixed the record in Atlanta and Nashville. “Scott also produced the band’s War (2019), Peace (2019), Outlive (2017), and Extremist (2014) records,” adds the presser. “Joanna Ott performed piano and additional vocals throughout. Strings were arranged and performed by Chris Carmichael. Clark’s mother, Peggy, his original vocal inspiration, appears alongside her son for the first time ever, on “Dead Flowers” and “Loneliness.”

Clark had this to say about ‘Songs of Death and Resurrection,’ “The Demon Hunter ballad has been a defining aspect of our band since our very first album. My brother and I knew that if we wanted the freedom to pursue more somber, more melodic moments of creativity, we had to set that precedent from the beginning. What we didn’t realize then was just how important these songs would become to both the band and our fans.

Clark adds, “The concept of an acoustic record is something we’ve been considering—and encouraged to pursue by fans—for many years. After ten studio albums, and a tour cycle that included a full acoustic set, it felt like the right time to actualize this idea. What we didn’t want to do is something we had done before. Though we’ve played many of these songs in acoustic fashion over the years, we’ve never done so with such a level of care and attention. We hope that comes across in these recordings.

Tickets to the livestream, VIP bundles, and album pre-orders for ‘Songs of Death and Resurrection’ are available at this location. “A deluxe vinyl box set, limited and exclusive vinyl, and merch are also available from Solid State Records here: [dh.ffm.to/songs],” states the announcement. “Album pre-orders include an instant download of the song “Dead Flowers (Resurrected).”

Tracklist:
1. My Throat is an Open Grave (Resurrected)
2. Dead Flowers (Resurrected)
3. The Heart of a Graveyard (Resurrected)
4. Praise the Void (Resurrected)
5. Blood in the Tears (Resurrected)
6. Loneliness (Resurrected)
7. I Will Fail You (Resurrected)
8. I Am a Stone (Resurrected)
9. Deteriorate (Resurrected)
10. Carry Me Down (Resurrected)
11. The Tide Began to Rise (Resurrected)
12. My Heartstrings Come Undone (Resurrected)

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