The True Defiance Tour 2012 with Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter on The True Defiance Tour with support from Bleeding Through, Cancer Bats, The Plot in You, and Willows.
July 27th at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA
About Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter is a heavy metal band known for their dynamic sound and powerful lyrics. They formed in Seattle, Washington in 2000 by brothers Don and Ryan Clark. However, only Ryan continues to lead the band since Don departed to focus on his family. Additionally, they have since released numerous albums that showcase their unique blend of metalcore, thrash metal, and melodic metal.
The band consists of lead vocalist Ryan Clark, lead guitarist Jeremiah Scott, rhythm guitarist Patrick Judge, bassist Jonathan Dunn, and drummer Tim “Yogi” Watts. Moreover, intense, heavy riffs, intricate guitar solos, and soaring vocals characterize their music that ranges from clean singing to brutal screams.
Demon Hunter’s lyrics often explore themes of spirituality, faith, and the struggle between good and evil. Therefore, their powerful and introspective songs tackle deep and personal topics that resonate with fans around the world.
About Bleeding Through
Bleeding Through was established in Woodlake, California in 1999, rooted in a band called Breakneck formed in 1998. The original lineup included vocalist Brandan Schieppati, guitarists Javier Van Huss and Scott Danough, bassist Chad Tafolla, and drummer Troy Born. Over time, the lineup changed with the departure of Van Huss and the addition of Dave Peters. Later, Tafolla switched from bass to guitar, followed by Brandon Conway as the new bassist and later Marc Jackson.
The band broadened their hardcore sound by incorporating elements of black and death metal. Their name symbolizes the idea that everyone, regardless of race or sexual orientation, bleeds the same and goes through life the same way. The band signed with Indecision Records in April 2001 and released “Portrait of the Goddess” in 2002. Following the release, Schieppati focused on Bleeding Through and the band consisted of Danough, Lepke, Morris, and Youngsma.
About Cancer Bats
Cancer Bats is a Canadian punk rock band that has been making waves in the music scene since their formation in 2004. Composed of lead vocalist Liam Cormier, guitarist Scott Middleton, bassist Jaye R. Schwarzer, and drummer Mike Peters, the band is known for their high-energy performances and fierce, unapologetic sound.
At their core, Cancer Bats is a punk band through and through, drawing inspiration from the raw, DIY ethos of the genre. But they’re not content to stick to one style – their music is a dynamic fusion of punk, hardcore, and metal that refuses to be pigeonholed.
Liam Cormier’s vocals are a force to be reckoned with, ranging from snarling growls to soaring melodies. Scott Middleton’s guitar work is equally impressive, weaving together intricate riffs and blistering solos with ease. And the rhythm section of Jaye R. Schwarzer and Mike Peters keeps the energy levels high, driving the songs forward with relentless intensity.
Cancer Bats’ lyrics are just as powerful as their music, tackling themes of social justice, personal struggle, and the darker side of human nature. Their songs are a call to action, urging listeners to stand up for what they believe in and fight for change.
About The Plot In You
The Plot in You is an American metalcore band that has been tearing up the scene with their powerful sound and emotionally charged lyrics. Formed in 2010, the band is composed of lead vocalist Landon Tewers, guitarist Josh Childress, bassist Ethan Yoder, and drummer Michael Cooper.
The band’s music is a dynamic blend of heavy, crushing riffs and melodic, introspective passages. Landon Tewers’ vocals are a standout feature, ranging from guttural screams to hauntingly beautiful clean singing. The guitar work of Josh Childress is equally impressive, incorporating intricate melodies and technical riffing that add depth and texture to the songs.
But what really sets The Plot in You apart is their willingness to tackle heavy topics in their lyrics. Moreover, known for his brutally honest approach to songwriting, Landon Tewers explores themes of mental health, heartbreak, and the darker aspects of human nature. Additionally, their songs are a cathartic release, giving voice to the struggles that many listeners can relate to.
One interesting fact about The Plot in You is that they’re not afraid to experiment with their sound. While they’re primarily a metalcore band, they’ve incorporated elements of post-hardcore, electronic music, and even country into their songs. This willingness to take risks and push boundaries has earned them a dedicated fanbase and critical acclaim.
The Plot in You has released several albums over the years, including their most recent release, “Swan Song,” which was lauded for its powerful songwriting and impressive musicianship. They’ve toured extensively, sharing the stage with other notable metal and hardcore bands, and have become known for their electrifying live shows.