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LOUDWIRE PREMIERE ‘DEFENDERS’

Hear the finished studio version of ‘Defenders’, premiere on Loudwire taken from the new DragonForce album ‘Maximum Overload’.

http://loudwire.com/dragonforce-defenders-exclusive-song-premiere/


DF ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN LEG OF ‘MAXIMUM OVERLOAD’ WORLD TOUR

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


NEW WEBSITE UPDATING

We are in the middle of launching a new dragonforce.com look, missing pages will be online shortly! :)


FIRST MAXIMUM OVERLOAD VIDEO ‘THE GAME’ OUT NOW

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.


DF LOUD PARK DATE ANNOUNCED

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 REVEAL NEW DRUMMER

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.

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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.
DF forever!!”
Dave.

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.”


SPAIN COMPETITION: Concurso guitarristas Dragonforce en We Rock

“Concurso guitarristas Dragonforce en We Rock” The new album Maximum Overload will be released in August, here is a competition for residents in Spain only!

The first national contest for Power Metal guitar players!
Starting at midnight on Saturday June 7th at WE ROCK club in Madrid. Play the best guitar part to the brand new DragonForce track “Defender” and win an Ibanez guitar as grand prize. Herman Li and Sam Totman will be the judges!

Check the FB page for more info:
https://www.facebook.com/concursodragonforce


DRAGONFORCE CONFIRMED FOR LOUD PARK 2014

It has been announced that DragonForce will play the Loud Park festival in Tokyo over the weekend of October 18th & 19th in support of their forthcoming album ‘Maximum Overload’ which will be released in August 2014.

The UK & Ireland tour commences September 17th and encompasses 20 shows across the 2 countries and tickets are selling fast!

Get your tickets here: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/dragonforce-tickets


NEW ALBUM MAXIMUM OVERLOAD; NEW SONG DEMO STREAMING; UK TOUR

UK Metal titans DRAGONFORCE are nearing completion of their sixth studio album entitled ‘Maximum Overload‘. Produced by Jens Bogren at Fascination Studios in Örebro and Varberg, Sweden, the new opus will be the band’s first ever album involving an outside producer, having historically opted to record themselves in association with Karl Groom.

Fans can stream a demo of a new track now on YouTube! Listen to ‘Defenders‘ now HERE.

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Maximum Overload’ will be the band’s debut album for new label Ear Music, part of the German Edel music group, who will release the album in the UK on August 18th, and in the USA on Metal Blade Records on August 19th.

“Working with Jens gave us a different perspective on the songs and a different sound dynamic. We always previously recorded in our own studios but recording in Sweden made us focus and maybe drove us harder, Jens certainly did, he doesn’t believe in days off”! said guitar maestro Herman Li.

“The album title and album cover artwork is inspired by the constant bombardment of information we are subjected to during our daily lives” Li added. “We were in an airport departure lounge surrounded by TV screens, flight information screens and advertising screens. We then looked around and no one was saying a word, they were all looking at more screens on tablets, laptops and mobile phones, there’s no escaping it, it’s complete information overload”!

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Maximum Overload‘ features a couple of surprises, notably a guest appearance on some of the songs from Trivium’s Matt Heafy. “We’ve always gotten on really well with the Trivium guys and it was great when Matt had a couple of days to spare and agreed to weigh in on some of the songs”! added Frederic Leclercq.

The album also features an all time first for DragonForce…..a cover version!  Sam Totman explained “Just before the last Australian tour our manager suggested it might be interesting to do a cover for the next album, something we’ve always refused even to consider. Because we had all had a couple beers every band member wrote down 3 songs each and we compared them all, just for a laugh. I wrote down ‘Ring Of Fire’ by Johnny Cash, an idea which the rest of the band loved, so we’ve DragonForce-ized it”!

Maximum Overload‘ will be released on Standard CD, Standard Digital Version, Special Edition CD with 5 bonus tracks and a bonus DVD, Special Edition Digital Version (same bonus material as Special Edition CD), and Vinyl.

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The band will embark on a massive 20 date UK & Ireland tour in September under the strapline ‘….this time it’s personal’ alluding to the fact that instead of playing a handful of larger venues the band are playing many shows geographically spread out across the country. Commenting on the nature of the tour Herman Li said “We did a tour like this in between the Sonic Firestorm and Inhuman Rampage albums and have wanted to repeat it ever since but couldn’t because of touring commitments elsewhere in the world. This time we were determined to make it happen so we’re going to some cities we haven’t visited for years and some we’ve never visited at all. One of the venues is a boat and one is a deconsecrated church! It will be great to see the fans up close and personal again, it’s going to be very hot, very sweaty and great fun!”

SEPTEMBER 2014
Wednesday 17th           EDINBURGH               Liquid Room
Thursday 18th               ABERDEEN                Lemon Tree
Friday 19th                   GLASGOW                   King Tuts
Saturday 20th               BELFAST                    Limelight 2
Sunday 21st                 DUBLIN                       Whelan’s
Tuesday 23rd               CARLISLE                   Brickyard
Wednesday 24th          MIDDLESBRO’         Empire
Thursday 25th              MANCHESTER            Deaf Institute
Friday 26th                   STOKE                           Sugarmill
Saturday 27th               BIRMINGHAM             Institute
Tuesday 30th                BRIGHTON                 The Haunt
OCTOBER
Wednesday 1st            SOUTHAMPTON          Joiners
Thursday 2nd               PLYMOUTH                 White Rabbit
Friday 3rd                    BRIDGEND                  Hobo’s
Saturday 4th                BRISTOL                     The Thekla
Tuesday 7th                LEEDS                         Brundenell
Wednesday 8th           NOTTINGHAM              Rescue Rooms
Thursday 9th              COLCHESTER              Arts Centre
Friday 10th                 NORWICH                    Waterfront
Saturday 11th             LONDON                      Bush Hall

Tickets pre-sale, sale information:
http://www.o2priority.co.uk/artists/dragonforce/1210
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/dragonforce-tickets


DRAGONFORCE ON SWEDEN TV4

See DragonForce on TV4 in Sweden (only) on the latest episode of ‘Trollkarlen från Glada Hudik’.

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http://www.tv4play.se/program/trollkarlen-fr%C3%A5n-glada-hudik?video_id=2555477

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