Thursday, December 20, 2012

Demon Hunter: Discography of the Moment

Demon Hunter is a Christian heavy metal band. They formed in 2000 in Seattle, Washington by Don and Ryan Clark. They have gone through quite a few lineup changes in their 12 year career and now only singer Ryan Clark remains. They have released 6 studio albums, 2 live albums, and 1 compilation. Their influences include metal acts such as Metallica, Pantera, Sepultura, Prong, and Living Sacrifice. Unlike many bands that have chosen to abandon the Christian band label in order to reach a broader audience, Demon Hunter has preferred to remain upfront about their Christian faith and it does not seem to have affected their success much.

Here are some links where you can read more about the band:

Official Demon Hunter site
Demon Hunter Wiki article
Demon Hunter on MySpace
Demon Hunter on Last.Fm
Like Demon Hunter on Facebook
Follow Demon Hunter on Twitter




Demon Hunter
Released in October 2002 by Solid State Records
Produced by Aaron Sprinkle
Band lineup:
Ryan Clark - vocals, guitar; Don Clark- bass; Jesse Sprinkle - drums
Tracks: 10
Screams of the Undead. I Have Seen Where it Grows.
Infected. My Throat is an Open Grave. Turn Your Back and Run. And the Sky Went Red. As We Wept. A Broken Upper Hand. The Gauntlet.




Summer of Darkness
Released in May 2004 by Solid State
Produced by Aaron Sprinkle
Band lineup:
Ryan Clark - vocals; Jon Dunn - bass; Don Clark - guitar; Kris McCaddon - guitar; Jesse Sprinkle - drums
Tracks: 13
Not Ready to Die. The Awakening. Beheaded. My Heartstrings Come Undone. Our Faces Fall Apart. Less Than Nothing. Summer of Darkness. Beauty Through the Eyes of a Predator. Annihilate the Corrupt. I Play Dead. Everything Was White. Coffin Builder. The Latest and the Last.





The Triptych

Released in October 2005 by Solid State
Produced by Aaron Sprinkle
Band lineup changes:
Kris McCaddon left and was replaced by Ethan Luck on guitar; Jesse Sprinkle left and was replaced by Timothy Watts on drums.
Tracks: 12
The Flame That Guides Us Home. Not I. Undying. Relentless Intolerance. Deteriorate. The Soldier's Song. Fire to My Soul. One Thousand Apologies. The Science of Lies. Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck. Ribcage. The Tide Began to Rise.
This album reached #136 on the Billboard 200 chart




Storm the Gates of Hell
Released in November 2007 by Solid State
Produced by Aaron Sprinkle and Shaun Lopez
No band lineup changes
Tracks: 12
Storm the Gates of Hell. Lead Us Home. Sixteen. Fading Away. Carry Me Down. A Thread of Light. I Am You. Incision. Thorns. Follow the Wolves. Fiction Kingdom. The Wrath of God.




45
Released in November 2008 by Solid State
Produced by Ryan Clark and Don Clark
No band lineup changes
This was the soundtrack to a documentary film about the band.
Tracks: 10
Closing In. Turn Loose the Hounds. Ours Alone. The Deep. Dust and Smoke. Purified in the Storm. The Scars We Don't See. Perseverance. Fading Away. Carry Me Down.




Live in Nashville
Live album released in January 2009 by Solid State
Produced by Demon Hunter
No band lineup changes
Tracks: 14
Intro/Storm the Gates of Hell. Lead Us Home. Ribcage. I Am You. Carry Me Down. Fading Away. The Soldiers Song. Follow the Wolves. Undying. Infected. Sixteen. My Heartstrings Come Undone. The Flame that Guides Us Home/Not I. Not Ready to Die.




The World Is a Thorn
Released in March 2010 by Solid State
Produced by Aaron Sprinkle
Band lineup changes:
Don Clark left and was replaced on guitar by Patrick Judge; Ethan Luck left and was replaced on guitar by Ryan Helm
Tracks: 13 (17 on the deluxe edition)
Descending Upon Us. Lifewar. Collapsing. This is the Line. Driving Nails. The World is a Thorn. Tie This Around Your Neck. Just Breathe. Shallow Water.  Feel As Though You Could. Blood in the Tears. Desire the Pain. Driving Nails (string mix).
The deluxe edition includes the following 4 tracks:
My Throat is an Open Grave (acoustic). Driving Nails (acoustic). Blood in the Tears (acoustic). Down in a Hole (acoustic Alice in Chains cover).
This album reached #39 on the Billboard 200 chart




Death, A Destination
Compilation album released in March 2011 by Solid State
Tracks: 35




True Defiance
Released in April 2012 by Solid State
Produced by Aaron Sprinkle
Band lineup changes:
Ryan Helm left and was replaced on guitar by Jeremiah Scott
Tracks: 11
Crucifix. God Forsaken. My Destiny. Wake. Tomorrow Never Comes. Someone to Hate. This I Know. Means to an End. We Don't Care. Resistance. Dead Flowers.



Here is a YouTube video of the song "Not Ready to Die" which is my favorite Demon Hunter song.

2 comments:

  1. I love how their record covers are all variations of the same design.

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  2. Anonymous5:22 AM

    Needs some download links

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