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KILLER ELITE MERCHANDISE OUT NOW!

Our new line of ‘Killer Elite’ t-shirts are out! Head over to our Official European Merch Store to order now!

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https://dragonforce.probitymerch.com/

 


DRAGONFORCE TO CO-HEADLINE BENATSKA! FESTIVAL IN CZECH REPUBLIC

DRAGONFORCE are delighted to announce they will be co-headlining the Benatska! Festival on Saturday 30th July at the Areál Vesec in Liberec in the Czech Republic.

This will be the only DF show in the Czech Republic for 2016

Tickets available from:  http://www.nejlevnejsivstupenky.cz/benatska/


GEE ANZALONE MAPEX DRUM CLINIC

In collaboration with Mapex Drums and Mapex Italis, DragonForce are happy to announce that Gee Anzalone has a drum clinic on the 27th May 2016 at “Città della Musica” in San Giovanni Teatino (CH), Italy.
Don’t miss it!

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DRAGONFORCE TO PERFORM IN TURKEY FOR THE FIRST TIME

DragonForce is delighted to be playing in Istanbul, Turkey at the Rock Off festival on 10th July 2016. This will be the band’s first appearance in Turkey, perfect for playing the ‘Killer Elite’ setlist featuring the ‘Best of’ DragonForce!

More information and tickets ordering from:
https://www.facebook.com/rockofffest/

 


KILLER ELITE ‘BEST OF’ OUT END OF APRIL

DragonForce, the Grammy-nominated power metallers, are poised to release a comprehensive career-spanning ‘Best Of’ – the first time the UK band have presented this kind of historical ‘chapter & verse’ collection.

Killer EliteTitled ‘Killer Elite – The Hits, The Highs, The Vids’ release through Spinefarm Records, this 22-track set (two hours and 30 minutes of music, featuring both studio and live material, with promo clips added to the Deluxe set) fully showcases the ambition, variety and skill of the group’s musical output, now taking in six studio albums; elements of thrash, speed and power metal are spread across accelerated rockers and more measured, melodic offerings – from biggest hit, ‘Through The Fire And Flames’, a staple inclusion on several best-selling video games (i.e. ‘Guitar Hero’) and recently used as the basis of a US mockumentary featuring the band and Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey, through to ‘Dawn Over A New World’, a ballad harking back to the early years.

With latest recruit, singer Marc Hudson, now having two studio albums under his belt (2012’s ‘The Power Within’ and 2014’s ‘Maximum Overload’), ‘Killer Elite…’ is the chance for new fans to familiarise themselves with glories past and for long-standing supporters to revel in the attention to detail of a multi-format package balancing audience faves with compositions close to the collective DragonForce heart…

Says guitarist Herman Li, who started the group in 1999 with fellow shredder Sam Totman:-

“The aim of this release is to give a strong flavour of everything we’ve recorded so far, and I like to think it shows a lot of diversity. Certainly, we tried to make it as broad-based as possible. Since Marc joined the band (replacing original frontman ZP Theart), we’ve actually released some of our speediest songs and some our most melodic compositions, too. DragonForce isn’t just about the relentless tempos and the flashy solos; ultimately, it’s the feel of the music that counts…”

‘Killer Elite…’ will be available in the following formats:-

 ·        2 CD package (‘The Hits, The Highs’)

·        Deluxe Special Digi-Pack Edition including a DVD featuring all of the band’s promo clips (‘The Hits, The Highs, The Vids’)

·        Digital download (‘The Hits, The Highs’)

In support of ‘Killer Elite…’DragonForce will return to the road this year for the most extensive European summer festival tour in their history; these 16 shows will see the now cosmopolitan DF line-up playing a special set reflecting the track-listing of the album.

The band has also set to work on the follow-up to ‘Maximum Overload’ at Fascination Street studios in Sweden with producer Jens Bogren; this new record is provisionally scheduled for a mid-March 2017 release with a world tour to follow. In the meantime, the confirmed dates for ‘Killer Elite Tour 2016’ are as follows:-

APRIL 2016
Thursday 21st: Duo Exchange, Tokyo, Japan
Friday 22nd: Duo Exchange, Tokyo, Japan (Sold Out)

MAY 2016
Sunday 1st: Jimi Festival, Wroclaw, Poland

JUNE 2016
Saturday 4th: Metalhead Meeting Open Air, Bucharest, Romania
Sunday 5th: Rock Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Sunday 19th: Hellfest, Clisson, France
Friday 24th: NummiRock, Kauhajoki, Finland
Saturday 25th: Dokk’Em Open Air, Dokkum, Netherlands

JULY 2016
Sunday 10th: Rockoff Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
Thursday 14th: Bang Your Head, Balingen, Germany
Friday 15th: Barcelona Rock, Barcelona, Spain
Saturday 16th: Woodstock, Kostryn, Poland
Friday 29th: Metal Days, Tolmin, Slovenia

AUGUST
Saturday 6th: Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
Thursday 11th: Leyendas del Rock, Villena, Spain
Sunday 14th: Bloodstock Open Air, Walton-on-Trent, UK
Thursday 18th: Sabaton Open Air, Falun, Sweden
Saturday 20th: More Than Fest, Zvolenska Slatina, Slovakia

SEPTEMBER
Wednesday 7th: Prog Power USA, Atlanta, USA

 

Track list:

Disc 1 – CD
1. Through The Fire And Flames
2. Holding On
3. Heroes Of Our Time
4. Cry Thunder
5. Black Fire
6. Dawn Over A New World
7. Fields Of Despair (Live)
8. The Game
9. Operation Ground And Pound
10. Seasons
11. Reasons To Live
12. Soldiers Of The Wasteland

Disc 2 – CD
1. Valley Of The Damned
2. Fury Of The Storm
3. Revolution Deathsquad
4. Wings Of Liberty
5. My Spirit Will Go On
6. Three Hammers (Live)
7. Symphony Of The Night
8. The Last Journey Home
9. Starfire (Live)
10. Heart Of A Dragon

Disc 3 – DVD
1. Through The Fire And Flames (Music Video)
2. Operation Ground And Pound (Music Video)
3. Heroes Of Our Time (Music Video)
4. The Last Journey Home (Music Video)
5. Cry Thunder (Music Video)
6. Seasons (Music Video)
7. The Game (Music Video)
8. Three Hammers (Music Video)

ALL RELEASE DATES
Japan: 13th April 2016
Europe: 29th April 2016 | 2CD+DVD Deluxe Ed. | 2CD Standard Ed. | iTunes
North America: T.B.A.


DRAGONFORCE TO PLAY WOODSTOCK, POLAND

DragonForce are honoured to be making their debut appearance at the renowned Woodstock Festival in Kostrzyn, Poland on Saturday 16th July 2016. This is a free festival and details can be found on the website:

http://woodstockfestival.pl/
https://www.facebook.com/PrzystanekWoodstock
https://twitter.com/woodstockpoland
http://instagram.com/woodstockpoland


DRAGONFORCE TO PLAY ROCK IN VIENNA

DragonForce are very pleased to announce their return to Austria with an appearance at the Rock In Vienna festival on Sunday 5th June 2016. Festival tickets are available from the link HERE.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rockinvienna
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rockinvie
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/rockinvienna
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockinvienna/
Ticket Link: HERE


IN THE LINE OF FIRE VOTED #3 BEST DVD/BLU-RAY

Thanks to all the fans who voted for ‘In the Line of Fire‘ to be the number 3 Best DVD/Blu-ray of the year in Burrn! and getting Fred to number 14 for best bass player and Vadim up to number 7 in the keyboard player category.

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Posted by our fan Twitter


FIRST TOKYO SHOW SOLD OUT, SECOND ON SALE!

The show at the Duo Music Exchange, Tokyo on Friday 22nd April is sold out! Due to demand for tickets a second show has been added on Thursday 21st April.

So if you missed your chance to see the band up close and personal playing a Best Of set taken directly from the ‘Killer Elite‘ album (out April 13th in Japan), you now have a second chance.

Thu. 21st April 2016 – Duo Music Exchange, Tokyo, Japan. New show added
Fri. 22nd April 2016 – Duo Music Exchange, Tokyo, Japan. Sold Out

More info at http://www.creativeman.co.jp/artist/2016/04dragonforce/

 


METAL DAYS FESTIVAL IN SLOVENIA CONFIRMED

DragonForce are delighted to announce their return to Tolmin, Slovenia after a 7 year absence. The band are hugely looking forward to playing the Metal Days Festival on Friday 29th July, tickets are available via the link here:
http://www.mhshop-online.com/Shop/Category/1386/metaldays-2016

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