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Demon Hunter Biography

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Birth Place: Seattle, Washington
Years Active: 2000–present
Genres: Alternative Metal, Christian Metal, Metalcore, Nu Metal Groove Metal, Thrash Metal

Demon Hunter is an American heavy metal band from Seattle, Washington, started in 2000 by brothers Don Clark and Ryan Clark. All of Demon Hunter's members are Christian.

Their self-titled debut album was released through Solid State Records in 2002. It was followed in 2004 by “Summer of Darkness,” which reached #23 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart and #22 on the Heatseekers Albums chart. While the band's debut album was recorded in C tuning, “Summer of Darkness” would be dropped even further to B tuning.

“The Triptych,” their third full-length album, was released in 2005. Produced by Aaron Sprinkle and mixed by Machine, “The Triptych” had three different album covers by Dan Seagrave. The album hit #1 on the Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart and was re-released in October 2006. Their fourth album, “Storm the Gates of Hell,” was released in 2007. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart and became their first entry on the Billboard 200 Albums chart reaching #85.

“The World Is a Thorn,” their fifth studio album, was issued in 2010 and debuted at #39 on the Billboard 200 while also reaching #2 on the Christian Albums chart. The first single, “Collapsing,” featured Björn “Speed” Strid of Soilwork. Their sixth album, “True Defiance,” was released in 2012 and like their other albums was issued by Solid State Records. Production work for the album came from regular Solid State and Tooth & Nail Producer Aaron Sprinkle while mixing was finished by Jason Suecof. The album again reached #2 on the Christian Albums chart and also peaked at #36 on the Billboard 200.