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WACKEN 2016 ANNOUNCED

wacken2016DragonForce are delighted and excited to announce they will be be playing the legendary Wacken Open Air festival in Germany in 2016 after a 7 year absence. More details will follow!

The band would also like to take this opportunity to thank their German fans for their incredible support in driving the ‘In The Line Of Fire‘ DVD/Blu-ray to Number 10 in the German charts. Hot on the heels of the Top 20 chart position for the ‘Maximum Overload’ album, this is the bands highest German chart position in their history. Danke Schön!


DRAGONFORCE PERFORMANCE WITH BABYMETAL ON SCUZZ TV

UK fans, switch onto Scuzz TV tomorrow night, Saturday 25th July 9pm GMT to see Dragonforce performing with Babymetal live at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2015. TV coverage with hosts Sophie K and our own Herman Li.

A big thank you to Damien Rainaud for the awesome audio mix of BabyDragonMetalForce in short notice for the TV broadcast. He also mixed and mastered our brand new DVD/Blu-ray ‘In the Line of Fire’!

Repeats on Monday 27th and Wednesday 29th at the same time.

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DRAGONFORCE CRASHED UK DVD CHARTS!

DragonForce would like to thank all their UK fans for their tremendous support of the ‘In the Line of Fire’ debut DVD & Blu-Ray, which crashed into the national UK DVD Charts at Number 3, the highest UK chart position the band has achieved in their history!

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CHINA ADDED TO MAXIMUM OVERLOAD WORLD TOUR

DragonForce is extremely excited to be back in mainland China this September for three shows, as part of the Maximum Overload World Tour! After playing Hong Kong, the band will perform for the first time in Guangzhou and Shanghai before returning to Beijing after a 6 years absence. Here are the tour dates:

30 Aug 2015 – China, Hong Kong – Music Zone (Special guest: Mary’s Blood)
02 Sep 2015 – China, Guangzhou – SD Livehouse
03 Sep 2015 – China, Shanghai – Mao Livehouse
04 Sep 2015 – China, Beijing -Yugong Yishan Livehouse

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SPECIAL SHOW BACK TO THE SQUARE SOLD OUT

DragonForce would like to announce their special, one off show at The Square in Harlow in aid of supporting local rock venues has been Sold Out for some weeks now. Apologies go to fans who tried to get tickets and for the late announcement of this news. For those lucky enough to have secured tickets for the show, the Special Guests for the night are Distance to Fall, an in keeping with the spirit of the event, Distance To Fall are a local band and DragonForce are delighted to be playing with them!

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‘IN THE LINE OF FIRE’ OUT TODAY!

DragonForce’s debut DVD/Blu-ray ‘In the Line of Fire’ is out now!
Catch a glimpse of what’s in store with this live performance of “Black Winter Night”:

‘In the Line of Fire… Larger Than Live’, features footage shot in HD during the band’s Ultimate Stage headline show at 2014’s Loud Park Festival in the Saitama Super Arena, Japan, the band used multiple camera angles to capture the raw energy of their show and instrumental dexterity for which they are rightly celebrated worldwide.

The live show features a selection of new songs from the latest album “Maximum Overload” mixed in with foot stomping anthems and lightning fast shred-fests from previous releases. The video also includes backstage, behind the scenes, and off tour footage to give fans an insight into the Maximum Overload World Tour. More info here.

Audio Mixed and Mastered by Damien Rainaud
Produced by Herman Li


HONG KONG, TAIWAN ADDED TO WORLD TOUR

DragonForce will return to Hong Kong and Taiwan as part of the Maximum Overload World Tour!

30th Aug 2015 – Hong Kong | Music Zone
Online Tickets | Special guest: Mary’s Blood (JP)

12th Sep 2015 – Taiwan, Taipei | The Wall Live House
Online Tickets | Special guest: Gyze (JP)

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WEGORZEWO FESTIVAL CANCELLED

It is with great regret that DragonForce announce their appearance on July 11th at the Seven Festival in Wegorzewo, Poland will not take place because the entire festival has been cancelled by the promoters. This was in no way the fault of the band, who would anyway like to apologise to their Polish fans.


SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL METAL VENUE – IN THE LINE OF FIRE

Multi-national, high-speed non-stop metal machine DragonForce are supporting the cause of highlighting the problem of an ever decreasing number of live music venues in the UK that support rock & metal. The band will play a special one off show on Saturday 22nd August at The Square, Harlow in Essex, which sadly is soon to close but is hosting a series of shows under the banner ‘Back To Square One’, by high profile artistes that previously played the venue in their developing years. Days after this show the band are setting off for South East Asia to continue their Maximum Overload World Tour with shows in Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, 3 shows in China and 5 shows in Japan.

Guitarist Herman Li said ”As a touring band DragonForce cut its teeth by playing an array of pubs and small clubs up and down the country which are vital for bands to gain live experience. We are now seeing venues disappear and it’s becoming quite alarming. The Peel in Kingston, The Empress in Bradford, The LA2/Mean Fiddler in London, we played all of these in the distant past but they have all gone, and now The Square in Harlow, which we first played 14 years ago, is about to join them later this year. It’s really very sad but more to the point, it will affect the development of new metal talent in the UK. The promoter asked if we would do a farewell to The Square show and we’re happy to do it to help illuminate this growing problem”.

Advance tickets cost £14 and are available from:
http://www.thesquareharlow.com/listings/events/22-aug-15-dragonforce-the-square/
Also: http://www.seetickets.com/Event/dragonforce/the-square/886467

The venue is not the only thing in the line of fire. DragonForce will release their debut DVD/Blu-ray ‘In The Line Of Fire’, shot at the Saitama Arena, Japan last October, on Monday 13th July Via Edel/earMusic. The full tracklisting is as follows:

CD

  1. Fury Of The Storm
  2. Three Hammers
  3. Black Winter Night
  4. Seasons
  5. Tomorrow’s Kings
  6. Symphony Of The Night
  7. Cry Thunder
  8. Ring Of Fire
  9. Through The Fire And Flames
  10. Valley Of The Damned
  11. Defenders (Only on CD format)

DVD/Blu-ray (more than 100 minutes running time)

  1. Fury Of The Storm
  2. Three Hammers
  3. Tokyo Party*
  4. Black Winter Night
  5. Seasons
  6. Sam Off Tour*
  7. Fred – Life In France*
  8. Tomorrow’s Kings
  9. Symphony Of The Night
  10. Gee’s Drums Journey*
  11. Japan Show Day*
  12. Cry Thunder
  13. Behind The World Tour, Part 1*
  14. Marc’s Inspirations*
  15. Behind The World Tour, Part 2*
  16. Ring Of Fire
  17. Through The Fire And Flames
  18. The Crew
  19. Vadim Back Home*
  20. Herman’s Time Off*
  21. Valley Of The Damned

Extra:

  1. Marc’s Tokyo Adventure
  2. Fred Loves Japan

*Behind the scenes footage

“In The Line Of Fire” will be released on DVD, DVD plus CD, and Blu-ray Formats.


DRAGONFORCE ‘IN THE LINE OF FIRE’ TO BE RELEASED IN JULY

Multi-national metal maestro’s DragonForce have announced the worldwide release of their debut DVD entitled “In the Line of Fire.” The release is scheduled for July 10th and features high definition footage shot during the band’s Ultimate Stage headline show at 2014’s Loud Park Festival in the Saitama Super Arena, Japan, the band used multiple camera angles to capture the raw energy of their show and instrumental dexterity for which they are rightly celebrated worldwide. Watch the trailer for “In the Line of Fire” and pre-order your copy now at the following links:
USA: metalblade.com/dragonforce
Europe: DVD+CD | DVD | Blu-ray

DVD-Standard-Cover1_sThe track listing below features a selection of new songs from the latest album “Maximum Overload” mixed in with foot stomping anthems and lightning fast shred-fests from previous releases. The video also includes backstage, behind the scenes, and off tour footage to give fans an insight into the Maximum Overload World Tour.

In the Line of Fire” track listing:
Fury of the Storm
Three Hammers
Black Winter Night
Tomorrow’s Kings
Seasons
Symphony of the Night
Cry Thunder
Ring of Fire
Through the Fire and the Flames
Valley of the Damned
Defenders
(CD only)

Mix and Mastered by Damien Rainaud in Los Angeles, CA. Produced and edited by Herman Li.
Check out the newly released trailer here!

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