Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter

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From new album "Extremist," the video explores the Christian metal band's views on judgement and forgiveness

The long-running metal outfit Demon Hunter had some heavy issues to get off its chest in the making of its latest music video.

"'I Will Fail You' is about the scrutiny that a band like ours of tends falls under," frontman Ryan Clark says. "No matter how many times we blatantly express our beliefs, there will always be someone ready to destroy their collection of Demon Hunter albums if they suspect we’re not as 'holy' as they’ve managed to project. The obvious problem with this, is that no one is truly holy, and we’re all in need of perpetual forgiveness - a defining theme of what this band has been about from the beginning."

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That concept is expressed in the video for "I Will Fail You," a hulking metal song that reveals a massive chorus amongst its foreboding guitars. The clip was directed by photographer Caleb Kuhl, who has previously worked with the band on photo shoots.

"I Will Fail You" comes from "Extremist," released March 18 via Solid State Records as the quintet's seventh full-length album. It debuted at No. 16 on the Billboard 200.