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Monday, December 12 2016 10:24

Listen: "Cold Winter Sun" - the New Single from DEMON HUNTER

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It's been two years since Demon Hunter's The Extremist (reviewed here) became one of my favorite albums of 2014, a record that I deemed to be perfect across the board. With their next album, Outlive, scheduled for release in the Spring of 2017, the first taste has arrived with "Cold Winter Sun," a new single and lyric video that emerged this past Friday. Check it out...

 “After the longest wait between Demon Hunter albums ever, we are so proud to share the first full song from our brand new album,” says frontman Ryan Clark. “It feels amazing to finally unleash a piece of this album to the world."

Demon Hunter - Cold Winter SunLike the album before it, Outlive was produced and engineered by Demon Hunter guitarist Jeremiah Scott (Living Sacrifice, The Showdown) with additional production by the group’s longtime collaborator, Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, New Found Glory). Outlive was mixed by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Queensryche). 

“‘Cold Winter Sun; is a perfect example of where we’re at today, maintaining an element of classic Demon Hunter, but not so much as to be resting on our laurels,” Clark explains. “It’s always been my desire to pull a healthy amount of inspiration from our past, but to also incorporate enough forward progression to keep things interesting.”

Demon Hunter formed in Seattle in 2001. The lineup features Clark alongside cofounder Jonathan Dunn (bass), drummer Tim “Yogi” Watts (drums, since 2004), lead guitarist Patrick Judge (since 2008) and guitarist Scott (since 2011). Clark remains the primary songwriter, with increasing contributions from Judge. 

“Patrick’s contributions to Outlive unveil an exciting new path for the future of the band,” promises the frontman. “He wrote the music for ‘Cold Winter Sun’ and it’s absolutely one of my favorites from the record.” 

Outlive is expected in March, 2017 via Solid State Records.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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