See DragonForce’s Herman Li recording guitar solos for the new album ‘Maximum Overload’, with Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch on a yacht.
News20 August 2014
Our new album ‘Maximum Overload’ is out now in Europe, US and Japan!
We can’t wait to get back out on tour to play you some new songs.
Hear our version of ‘Ring of Fire’ from the new album ‘Maximum Overload’ and pre-order it now!
DragonForce finally has its own in-house official mastermind in the shape of vocalist Marc Hudson!
Marc recently graduated with a First Class Honours Degree from Oxford Brookes University near his home town of Oxford, England in Mechanical Engineering.
Marc started his studies part time in 2007 but took time out in 2011/12 to concentrate on recording ‘The Power Within’ album and undertaking the subsequent World Tour before resuming his studies in 2013 in-between working on the soon to be released new DragonForce studio blockbuster ‘Maximum Overload’ and graduating this year.
Marc is now officially a Bsc (Bachelor of Science), which makes the rest of the band wonder why he still can’t do his expenses claims properly!
Hear the finished studio version of ‘Defenders’, premiere on Loudwire taken from the new DragonForce album ‘Maximum Overload’.
DragonForce have announced the European Leg of the ‘Maximum Overload’ World Tour as Very Special Guests of Epica, including a co-headline show at London’s Forum, in support of their forthcoming new album Maximum Overload, set for release on August 18th.
20-11-14 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Kulturfabrik
21-11-14 France, Strasbourg – La Laiterie
22-11-14 Switzerland Zurich – X-TRA
24-11-14 Italy, Milan – Alcatraz
25-11-14 Italy, Rome – Orion
26-11-14 France, Marseille – Le Moulin
28-11-14 Spain, Madrid – Shoko
02-12-14 Spain, Barcelona – Apolo
03-12-14 France, Toulouse – Bikini
04-12-14 France, Bordeaux – Rocher de Palmer
06-12-14 London UK, London – The Forum (CO-HEADLINE SHOW)
07-12-14 Netherlands, Utrecht – Vredenburg
15-01-15 Germany, Bochum – Zeche
16-01-15 Germany, Hamburg – Markthalle
17-01-15 Germany, Berlin – C-Club
19-01-15 Germany, Leipzig – Hellraiser
20-01-15 Czech Republic, Prague – Meet Factory
22-01-15 Poland, Wroclaw – Eter
23-01-15 Poland, Warsaw – Progresja
24-01-15 Hungary, Budapest – Meet Factory
26-01-15 Austria,Vienna – Arena
27-01-15 Munich Germany, Munich – Theaterfabrik
29-01-15 France, Paris – Olympia
30-01-15 Switzerland, Geneva – Salle des Fêtes de Thônex
31-01-15 Germany, Cologne – Essigfabrik
01-02-15 Belgium, Brussels – Ancienne Belgique
We are in the middle of launching a new dragonforce.com look, missing pages will be online shortly!
First video ‘The Game’ (ft. Matt Heafy of Trivium) from the new album ‘Maximum Overload’ out August 18th 2014! Pre-order now on iTunes including instant download of ‘The Game’. Pre-order information here.
DragonForce is confirmed to play Loud Park on Saturday 18th October at the Saitama Super Area in Japan. This is how we kicked it off last time!
DragonForce have announced former Braindamage and Kill Ritual drummer Gee Anzalone has joined the band.
A native of Turin, Italy, Gee is a drum teacher who graduated from the NAMM Academy of Milan and carries on the well established multi-national mix of musicians that make up DragonForce.
Gee will make his live debut on the forthcoming ‘Maximum Overload’ UK Tour which commences on September 17th in Edinburgh and replaces Dave Mackintosh who recorded 4 albums with the band prior to the forthcoming ‘Maximum Overload’ which is released on August 18th.
Dave is moving on to pastures new to focus on his first musical love which is Prog Rock and has released the following statement.
“After much thought I have parted ways with the boys in DragonForce to pursue my first love of progressive rock, I wish the lads all the luck in the world and look forward to the release of Maximum Overload as I truly believe this is the most fantastic DF album that I and the boys have recorded to date!
Many thanks to all the fans who have supported me in this last decade of massive tours, countless shows and all the albums, I couldn’t have done it without you.
I will continue to tour and play with some of the greatest names in Prog Rock, and hope to see some familiar faces on the road!
In the meantime, stay metal, watch out for the new Dave Mackintosh website which will be launched within the next 4 weeks as well as some great new videos I will be producing with my gear sponsors.
DragonForce guitarist Herman Li said “We have been through a lot with Dave and want to thank him for everything he has contributed to DragonForce, both as a friend and musician and we would all like to wish him well with his new project.”