Ryan Clark (musician)
|Birth name||Ryan Clark|
|Born||June 23, 1979|
|Genres||Christian metal, metalcore, alternative metal, nu metal|
|Labels||Solid State Records
Life Sentence Records
|Associated acts||Demon Hunter
Training for Utopia
Ryan Clark (born June 23, 1979) is an American graphic designer and musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Demon Hunter, which he co-founded with his brother, guitarist Don Clark.
Early life and career
Before Demon Hunter, Clark was a former guitarist for Focal Point and vocalist for Training for Utopia. He and his brother formed Demon Hunter in 2000 and released their debut album late the following year through Solid State Records. The group would continue to steadily gain exposure throughout the 2000s.
His grandfather, an artist, helped inspire his grandsons' work in graphic design, which is their true day job. Ryan and Don founded Seattle-based Asterik Studio with their friend Demetre Arges in 2000. The design studio has created CD packaging, poster art, web design, and/or merchandise design for hundreds of artists including Liz Phair, P.O.D., and The White Stripes; however, Clark also notes that he is not a fine artist and that such work is typically outsourced. Based on their design experience, Don and Ryan authored a chapter in the book New Masters of Photoshop, Volume 2 (ISBN 1590593154). In 2007, the brothers had announced that they were leaving Asterik to start Invisible Creature. Ryan Clark is also art director of Solid State Records and its parent Tooth & Nail Records.
- Kutless – Sea of Faces (2004) (Guest Vocals - Let You In)
- Falling Up – Crashings (2004) (Guest Vocals - Jackson 5)
- Anberlin – Never Take Friendship Personal (2005) (Guest Vocals - Never Take Friendship Personal)
- Becoming the Archetype – Terminate Damnation (2005) (Guest Vocals - Elegy: Deception/Lament/Triumph)
- Advent – Remove The Earth (2008) (Guest Vocals - Hanging the Giants)
- Becoming the Archetype – Dichotomy (2008) (Guest Vocals - Dichotomy (The Tower))
- Sleeping Giant – Sons of Thunder (2009) (Guest Vocals - Army of the Chosen One)
- Nine Lashes – World We View (2012) (Guest Vocals - Our Darkest Day)
- Impending Doom – Baptized In Filth (2012) (Guest Vocals - My Light Unseen)
- Living Sacrifice – Ghost Thief (2013) (Guest Vocals - Screwtape)
- Monsterns - (2013) (Guest Vocals - Monster Life)
- Five Finger Death Punch - TBA (2013/2014) (Guest Vocals - Weight Beneath My Sin (alternate version))
- "Artists :: DEMON HUNTER". MusicMight. 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
- Henderson, Alex (2002-10-22). "Demon Hunter - Demon Hunter : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
- Decibel Magazine
- Asterik Studio
- "Asterik Turns Invisible". HM News Update: Week Ending 1-27. HM. 27 January 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-25.
- 2007 Grammy Award nominations - Category 86 Best Recording Package
- The Monsterns' Single "Monster Life" Now on iTunes!