Seattle metalcore band Demon Hunter have released the cover artwork of their upcoming album True Defiance. The band has revealed three varieties of cover artwork on their Facebook page, which you can check out right here. New and old fans can check out the artwork in exchange for “Like”-ing their page.
With Demon Hunter, the album artwork carries just as much of a creative and personal significance as the music. Artwork and imagery have been paramount ever since the band’s symbol first appeared on t-shirts and stickers in 2002.
The album art was created by Ryan Clark, frontman and co-owner of Grammy nominated design firm Invisible Creature, along with his brother and former Demon Hunter guitarist Don Clark. It was illustrated by Angryblue (Korn, Bleeding Through, Acacia Strain).
Frontman Clark commented on the album artwork:
“Anyone that knows DEMON HUNTER, understands that the visual element of the band means a great deal to us. Every album cover is a challenge, in that it’s a re-envisioning of the band’s iconic logo. We try, with each record, to make sure that re-envisioning is creative, unique and well-executed. Justin Kamerer is the artist behind the work this time, and I really love how the vision for True Defiance has turned out. His attention to detail and his creative approach to our logo bring a really fresh look to something that’s been used in over 100 different ways over the last decade. To me it feel like this is what the DH logo was always supposed to look like.”
The album is set to be released April 10th via Solid State Records. This is the band’s sixth studio album.
The band has announced a string of European tour dates with support from Deadlock, Nightrage and Insense. Click here to see the list of tour dates.
European Tour with DEADLOCK, NIGHTRAGE and INSENSE:
April 30 Kouvola, Finland @ Vappugospel *
May 1 Stuttgart, Germany @ Universum
May 2 Luzern, Switzerland @ Schüür
May 3 Bochum, Germany @ Matrix
May 4 Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4
May 5 London, UK @ O2 Islington Academy2
* Just DEMON HUNTER
April 17 – Seattle WA @ El Corazon
June 29 – Shirleysburg PA @ Creationfest Northeast