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Demon Hunter Announce New Acoustic Album and Livestream Performance

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Demon Hunter, the Christian metal band smart enough to keep their opinions about Cardi B to themselves, have announced that they’ll release Songs of Death and Resurrection on March 5 via Solid State. It’s ostensibly an Unplugged album, featuring ten acoustic recordings (a press release calls them “Resurrected”) of popular DH songs and one new, presumably also-acoustic track, “Praise the Void.”

Fans will have an opportunity to hear the album much earlier than March, though: Demon Hunter will perform the entire thing for a livestream performance on November 20 at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST. That performance will be taped at Dark Horse Studios in Franklin, TN, and will remain available for 48 hours after it debuts.

Says Demon Hunter singer Ryan Clark of the announcement:

“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.

“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 now at this link and this link. The album art for Songs, by Eliran Kantor (Hatebreed, Hate Eternal, Sigh, Testament, etc.) is below. The tracklist is also below. One of the songs, “Dead Flowers” (not to be confused with the Rolling Stones song of the same name), features additional vocals by Clark’s mother, Peggy, which is pretty wild.

Demon Hunter released two non-acoustic albums, War and Peace, last year.

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