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GUITAR GIVEAWAY – HERMAN LI IBANEZ SIGNATURE MODEL (updated)

On Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at 7pm GMT, DragonForce guitarist Herman Li will be giving away his personal Ibanez EGEN 8 signature guitar, live on his Twitch stream twitch.tv/hermanli. To enter the giveaway, viewers will need to be following or subscribing to the stream and watching the giveaway stream live.

DragonForce is currently in the studio recording their 8th album, and has been livestreaming recording sessions on Herman’s Twitch page. This guitar, the first-ever production sample of the EGEN 8 PLB, has been used during recording sessions for the new album to be released in 2019. Additional prizes from DragonForce, D’Addario, Metal Blade Records, BOSS and more will be announced!

Sunday 9th December 2018
Online Livestream on Twitch.tv/HermanLi
Times: 19:00 London (GMT) / 2pm New York (EST) / 11am Los Angeles (PST)

Prizes for the giveaway (updated)
Ibanez EGEN8 PLB Signature Guitar
1 Hour Online Guitar Lesson with Herman Li
1 Hour Online Drum Lesson with Gee Anzalone
DragonForce Reaching Into Infinity – Vinyl
DragonForce Merchandise
Metal Blade Axe T-Shirts
BOSS Super Chorus CH-1
BOSS Super Octave OC-3
D’Addario NYXL – 5 Sets Pack


LIVESTREAMING NOW – NEW ALBUM RECORDING

DragonForce is currently livestreaming the recording sessions of their brand new album (for release in 2019) on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/hermanli 

Be sure to tune in and get an exclusive look into the band’s album recording process LIVE! Give us your input our songs, we might even listen to you!

Plus, all followers of the Twitch page will have a chance to win Herman Li’s personal signature guitar in an upcoming giveaway.

Here is a clip from the recording:


NEW ALBUM RECORDING; LIVESTREAMS RECORDING SESSIONS; MEGACRUISE;

DragonForce begins recording new album; streams recording sessions via Twitch; announces appearance on Megacruise.

DragonForce recently entered the studio with producer Damien Rainaud (Fear Factory, Once Human) to begin recording their 8th studio album, due out in 2019. Fans can watch livestreams of the studio sessions now on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/hermanli – plus, all followers of the Twitch page will have a chance to win Herman Li’s personal signature guitar once he reaches 10,000 Twitch followers!

Herman Li comments: “We’re really excited to be recording again after finishing one of our biggest tour cycles ever. We’ll be streaming our recording live on Twitch, and fans can participate in the process by letting us know what they think of our solos! The new album will have a lot of surprises that both old and new fans will really enjoy.

We’re also especially excited to kick off our next tour cycle on the Megacruise. You know if you’re seeing DragonForce on a cruise, it’s going to be crazy, and we can’t wait for everyone to see what we’re planning. It will definitely be something fans have never seen before.”

On October 13-18, 2019, DragonForce will join Megacruise, which departs from Los Angeles, CA and boasts a line-up of Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Corrosion of Conformity, Devildriver, Doro, Armored Saint, John 5, Metal Church, and many more artists!

For more information, please visit: https://megacruise.com/

Stay tuned for more news about this new album coming soon!


HERMAN LI IBANEZ EGEN SIGNATURE GUITAR 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Herman Li will be touring China to celebrate his Ibanez EGEN signature guitar’s 10th anniversary!

Ibanez Guitars EGEN 10th Anniversary | 2008 – 2018

October 12th – 15:30
Shanghai – Music China上海国际乐器展览会
长城乐器展位舞台W5G15

October 13th – 19:00
Wuxi – EM7音乐生活家

October 14th – 20:00
Wuhan – 弥迪琴行-L7 Livehouse

October 16th – 19:30
Tianjin – 天津九拍总部 – 9beats.com

October 17th – 19:00
Changchun – 长春博音-音浪Livehouse

October 18th – 19:30
Beijing – 吉他中国/万里长秦城 – guitarchina.com

October 21st – 20:00
Shenzhen – 迷笛 Livehouse (MIDI)


CATCH SINSAENUM ON TOUR!

Frederic Leclercq’s other band SINSAENUM (featuring Joey Jordison, Sean Zatorsky from NWoAHM titans Dååth and Chimaira, Stéphane Buriez of French death metal veterans Loudblast as well as Heimoth, mastermind of eclectic extremists Seth) released the brand new and critically acclaimed album ‘Repulsion For Humanity’ on August 10th 2018 with Ear Music, and are about to kick off for an extensive European tour this September!

I’ve always been a fan of death metal and wrote some of these songs already in 1998, so it’s something I always wanted to do,” says Fred, who sticks to the guitar on this venture. “There was never the right time though, nor did I find the proper people to pull it off.”

The result of this mighty fusion is the second album titled ‘Repulsion For Humanity’, featuring some head-splitting riffs, challenging rhythms and structures, but at once such an infectious record created by one of the most influencing and incredibly versatile musicians the metal scene has to offer.

We are really excited about this upcoming tour in the fall and we are looking forward to finally being able to meet our fans. Those of you who have already seen us with our other bands know what we are capable of; all these energies combined will be something unique you don’t want to miss! See you all very soon!“ – Joey, Steph, Heimoth, Sean, Fred.

Starting on September 28th with shows in France, continuing their run all over Germany, Poland, Italy, Scandinavia, BeNeLux and many more European hot spots with a final show in Helsinki a month later, before embarking for Russia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand, Japan, Australia and finally Nez Zealand.

Get your ticket today and catch this unique all-star death metal band live on the following dates:

28.09.18 FR St. Brieuc / La Citrouille, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
29.09.18 FR Paris / Flow, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
30.09.18 FR Reims / La Cartonnerie, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
01.10.18 LUX Esch Sur Alzette / Kulturfabrik, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
03.10.18 DE Hamburg / Knust, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
04.10.18 DE Hannover / Musikzentrum, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
05.10.18 DE Berlin / Lido, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
06.10.18 PL Warsaw / Proxima, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
07.10.18 CZ Prag / Futurum, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
09.10.18 DE München / Backstage, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
10.10.18 HU Budapest / Dürer Kert, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
11.10.18 AT Wien / Szene, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
12.10.18 CH Zug / Galvanik, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
13.10.18 IT Milano / Legend, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
14.10.18 FR St. Étienne / Le Fil, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
16.10.18 FR Colmar / Grillen, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
17.10.18 DE Stuttgart / ClubCANN, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
18.10.18 BE Vosselaar / Biebob, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
19.10.18 UK London / The Dome, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
20.10.18 NL Amstelveen / P60, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
21.10.18 DK Kopenhagen / Vega, with HateSphere
22.10.18 SE Göteborg / Sticky Fingers, with HateSphere
23.10.18 NO Oslo / Parkteateret, with HateSphere
24.10.18 SE Stockholm / Klubben, with HateSphere
26.10.18 FI Turku / Apollo, with HateSphere + Mörbid Vomit
27.10.18 FI Tampere / Olympia, with HateSphere + Mörbid Vomit
28.10.18 FI Helsinki / On The Rocks, with HateSphere + Mörbid Vomit
29.10.18 RUS St. Petersburg Club Zal
30.10.18 RUS Moscow Arena
01.11.18 TW Taipei / The Wall
02/11/18 CN Hong Kong / TTN
03/11/18 PHL Manila / Riverside Studios
04/11/18 THA Bangkok /Hollywood Awards
06.11.18 Tue JP Tokyo Club Quattro, with Sigh
08.11.18 AUS Sydney / Factory Theatre, with Bulletbelt, Heathenspawn & Tamerlan Empire
10.11.18 AUS Melbourne / Max Watt’s, with Bulletbelt, Scaphis & Requiem
11.11.18 NZ Auckland Whammy Bar, with BulletBelt
13.11.18 NZ Wellington Valhalla, with BulletBelt


HERMAN LI SNORKELING UNDERWATER GUITAR SOLO

Herman Li of DRAGONFORCE performed the world’s first snorkeling underwater guitar solo on the Full Metal Cruise VII on September 6.

The cruise ship, which set sail on September 2 from Bremerhaven, Germany had to change path and go back around to avoid the storm, just so DRAGONFORCE could perform on the pool deck while all the other bands were moved indoors.

Prior to taking the stage, Li, who previously performed what was at the time believed to be the first-ever underwater guitar solo on the 2015 edition of the Full Metal Cruise, commented: “It’s not a trick that I have practiced for over a year. I tried it in my own pool at home, but that was a year ago, and I haven’t had a chance on this tour to practice it. And the idea came… You know, the underwater guitar solo was cool, but I didn’t play in the water long enough, because there’s only how much long I can hold my breath for. So this time we’re gonna do an underwater snorkeling guitar solo, [where] I’ll play over a minute of a guitar solo in the water, breathing through a snorkel, with just my hands coming above the water, with my special customiSed waterproof guitar that Ibanez Custom Shop built for me.”

Info and tickets for Full Metal Cruise VIII, which sets sail in the Mediterranean Sea in April 2019, can be found here.

DRAGONFORCE has spent the last few months working on material for its next studio album, tentatively due in September 2019. The band has also made a number of European festival appearances this summer, including at the Download festival in the U.K. back in June.

Li recently launched his own Twitch channel where he is giving away his personal Ibanez signature guitars, and will be livestreaming recording sessions of the brand new DRAGONFORCE album.

DRAGONFORCE‘s latest album, “Reaching Into Infinity”, was released in May 2017.


WE ARE ON TWITCH!!!

Herman Li and Gee Anzalone are now on Twitch!

Go and follow their official Twitch channel for information on their upcoming streams, including winning Herman’s personal Ibanez EGEN18 signature guitar and much more!

twitch.tv/hermanli

twitch.tv/geeanzalone


ROCKHARZ OPEN AIR 2019

We are confirmed for next year’s Rockharz Open Air 2019 🙂

Ticket link: https://shop.rockharz-festival.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rockharz


FULL METAL CRUISE VII

DragonForce will be on deck this September. Are you on board? www.full-metal-cruise.com


RE-POWERED WITHIN OUT TODAY!

Re-Powered Within is out today! Get your copy now 🙂

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