Storm the Gates of Hell is the fourth studio album by American metalcore band Demon Hunter. The album was released on November 6, 2007. Its lead single, "Fading Away," along with the title track and "Carry Me Down" can be heard on the band's official MySpace . A promotional site entitled A Thread of Light was made, where one can listen to samples of "Storm the Gates of Hell," "I Am You," and "Fiction Kingdom." Two weeks before its release, the album leaked into P2P networks in its entirety. On November 2 the whole album was put on the Demon Hunter's MySpace page for previewing. The album started at #85 on the Billboard 200, selling nearly 10,500 copies in the first week.
A music video was produced for "Fading Away." It was directed by Zach Merck, known for his previous work with Shadows Fall. The video has found considerable airplay on MTV2's Headbangers Ball.
Track listing Edit
(Bonus tracks available only on the special and deluxe editions)
- "Storm the Gates of Hell" - 2:44
- "Lead Us Home" - 4:24
- "Sixteen" (ft. Bruce Fitzhugh of Living Sacrifice) - 5:18
- "Fading Away" - 4:12
- "Carry Me Down" - 4:32
- "A Thread of Light" - 3:35
- "I Am You" - 4:14
- "Incision" - 5:04
- "Thorns" - 4:06
- "Follow the Wolves" - 3:55
- "Fiction Kingdom" - 4:53
- "The Wrath of God" - 4:06
- "No Reason To Exist" (Bonus Track) - 3:23
- "Grand Finale" (Bonus Track) - 4:37
- Demon Hunter
- Ryan Clark - vocals
- Don Clark - guitar
- Ethan Luck - guitar
- Jonathan Dunn - bass
- Timothy "Yogi" Watts - drums
- Additional musicians
- Aaron Sprinkle - additional keyboards and programming
- Shaun Lopez - additional guitars and co-production
- Produced by Aaron Sprinkle
- Mixed by Machine
- Recorded at Compound Recording, Seattle, Washington
- Art direction by Invisible Creature
Alternate Editions Edit
Three editions of the album were produced: Regular, Special, and Deluxe.
- The special edition contains a DVD, two bonus songs ("No Reason To Exist" & "Grand Finale"), and special packaging.
- The (limited) deluxe edition contains a DVD with extended footage apart from the Special Edition, two bonus songs ("No Reason To Exist" & "Grand Finale"), exclusive limited packaging including a large format booklet with exclusive studio photos, lyrics, liner notes and more, an exclusive band postcard set, a rare Demon Hunter necklace with a Skull Horn pendant, and a Demon Hunter sticker.
- AThreadofLight.com The promotional site for the album "Storm The Gates Of Hell"
-  Opening Week Album Sales