The fifth DragonForce studio album, The Power Within, will be in stores mid April, and the band is taking you inside the recording sessions with a series of videos. Last week we showed you new singer Marc Hudson recording his parts, and this week, drummer Dave Mackintosh and bassist Frédéric Leclercq lay down their tracks! Check it out below…
DragonForce‘s long-awaited, hotly anticipated fifth studio album, The Power Within, will be in stores in just under one month. Given that it’s their first release with new singer Marc Hudson, there’s a lot of curiosity about the record, and they’ve decided to alleviate some of that with a series of “making-of” videos. Here’s the first part, which includes footage of Marc recording his vocals at guitarist Herman Li‘s home studio.
DragonForce are proud to announce the South American leg of ‘The Power Within World Tour’, their most extensive tour of South America so far. The tour, as Special guests of Trivium, will take in Ecuador and Venezuela, virgin territories for the band, as well as revisiting great friends and fans in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia.
DragonForce Guitarist Herman Li said “The fact that we’re going back to South America is great news and that everyone is fired up for this! We had great shows there on the last world tour and this time we get to reach out and play for fans in Ecuador and Venezuela too. We are really excited to be touring with our great friends Trivium again, it’s gonna be an awesome tour!!!!
Tickets will go on sale Saturday March 26th so watch this space for details. One more show is due to be announced in a city we know and love. Once again, watch this space!!!
UPDATE: Mexico City show confirmed!!!
DRAGONFORCE THE POWER WITHIN WORLD TOUR 2012/13
‘South America – September 2012 as Special Guests of Trivium‘
Saturday 8th Sep. BRAZIL: Sao Paulo – Via Marques
Sunday 9th Sep. BRAZIL: Curitiba – Music Hall
Tuesday 11th Sep. ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires – Teatro Flores
Wednesday 12th Sep. CHILE: Santiago – Teatro Teleton
Friday 14th Sep. ECUADOR: Quito – Teleferico
Saturday 15th Sep. COLOMBIA: Bogota – Teatro Metro Bogota
Sunday 16th Sep. VENEZUELA: Caracas – La Casa Del Artista
Tuesday 18th Sep. MEXICO: Mexico City – Jose Cuervo Salon
European power metal dynamos DragonForce have announced plans to return to North America for a spring tour. This outing marks the band’s first trek with brand new singer Marc Hudson, who also makes his recorded debut on The Power Within. The album lands at retail on April 17.
Hudson premiered his voice at a series of intimate North American shows last October. The performances were met with much praise and approval from the band’s diehard fanbase. Now the vocalist will be able to showcase his pipes to other parts of the country and beyond, where a similar reaction is expected for this talented up ‘n comer with undeniable chops.
The tour kicks off April 21 at the annual New England Metal and Hardcore Fest in Worcester, Massachusetts and makes several stops on the East Coast before winding through Canada and into the Midwest before wrapping out west on May 11 in Anaheim, California. L.A.-based metal warriors Holy Grail, and Huntress, a five-piece metal band lead by vocalist Jill Janus, who delivers an unparalleled four-octave range thanks to her opera background, will provide support on this run.
Pre-orders for The Power Within are available as of today. You can pre-order The Power Within bundle and receive an exclusive autographed poster and a download of the album the day before it’s available in stores.
You can also download the brand new track “Fallen World” for free. Poke around here to check out the pre-order and the download.
April 21 Worcester, MA The Palladium
April 22 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
April 23 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
April 25 Montreal, QC Le National
April 26 London, ON London Music Hall
April 27 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
April 28 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
April 29 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Centre
May 1 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
May 2 Calgary, AB Republik
May 4 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
May 5 Seattle, WA El Corazon
May 6 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
May 8 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
May 10 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
May 11 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Having recently announced the details of their forthcoming 5th studio album ‘The Power Within’, DRAGONFORCE now announce a series of instore signings with HMV, commencing in London on the release date of Sunday April 15th together with a special, one-off album launch show in Birmingham.
The full instore signing itinerary is:
Sunday 15th April – 12.00pm HMV London Oxford St.
- 150 Oxford Street. London W1D 1DJ – tel: 0843 221 0289
Monday 16th April – 5.00pm HMV Glasgow Buchanan St.
- 235 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2NG – tel: 0141 353 2993
Tuesday 17th April – 5.00pm HMV Manchester
- 90/100 Market Street, Manchester, M1 1PD tel: 01618 348550
Wednesday 18th April – 5.00pm HMV Birmingham High St.
- 38 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7SL- tel: 01216 433 884
Thursday 19 April – 5.00pm HMV Bristol Broadmead
- 24/26 Broadmead & Upper Floors, 26/28 & 30 Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3HA – tel: 01179 342900
In addition to the signing tour, KERRANG! RADIO are proud to announce that following the Birmingham signing on 18th April, Dragonforce will play an intimate ‘Kerrang Live’ show at The Temple Room within the HMV Institute. This will be the bands only UK appearance until their full UK tour later in the year.
DragonForce to play exclusive Kerrang! Radio album launch show on Wednesday 18th April at the Temple Room within the HMV Institute, Birmingham.
Tickets available from the link below.
The title says it all! Here is “Fallen World”, from our brand new album “The Power Within” out on the 15th of April!! Enjoy!
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WORCESTER, Mass. Metal phenoms DragonForce will kick off their North American tour at the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Saturday, April 21.
The London-based group will release their fifth studio album ‘The Power Within’ – band’s first release with new singer Marc Hudson – just days before the show.
“We are really excited to be playing the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival again, especially as its the North American launch show for the new album, said guitarist Sam Totman. Anyone who hasn’t had a chance to see new singer Marc Hudson in action will witness what a great singer he is! Its been a long time since we last played the festival and are looking forward to seeing old friends again and giving everyone a great show.
DragonForce has gained a cult-like status in the metal community, growing from relative unknowns in the United States to an impossible-to-ignore.
The 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.
The complete lineup for Friday includes The Black Dahlia Murder, The Acacia Strain, Oceano (final show), All Shall Perish, Nile, Skeletonwitch, Carnifex, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Molotov Solution, The Contortionist, Conducting From The Grave, Fit For An Autopsy, Hour of Penance, Legion, Lionheart, First Blood, Gaza, Reign Supreme, Incendiary, Palehorse, Longshot, Rude Awakening, XFocus MindsX, and CDC.
Saturday’s lineup is All That Remains, DragonForce, Overkill, Iwrestledabearonce, Protest the Hero, Periphery, Structures, Elitist, Suidakra, Hung, Diamond Plate, Trumpet The Harlot, Bane, Shipwreck, Cruel Hand, The Mongoloids, God Forbid, Naysayer, Rotting Out, Cockpunch, The Greenery, Expire, Wrong Answer, Revenge, and Manners.
Sunday will close out the weekend with Killswitch Engage, Every Time I Die, Vanna, For Today, Chelsea Grin, Attila, MyChildren MyBride, Texas In July, Volumes, Like Moths To Flames, The Air I Breathe, Glass Cloud, Sleeping Giant, Stick To Your Guns, On Broken Wings, For The Fallen Dreams, In The Midst Of Lions, Hundredth, No Bragging Rights, Counterparts, Gideon, Fire In The Skies, Recon, and To Speak Of Wolves.
Tickets are on sale now. Ticket prices are: $40 (Friday), $45 (Saturday), and $40 (Sunday) or $115 (three-day pass). Two special VIP fan packages are also being offered through Sound Rink (www.soundrink.com).
Sponsors this year include All In Merch, Monster, Tama, Ibanez, Zildjian, Metal Blade Records, Break Thru Music, Shook Clothing, Planet Wave, D’addario, Pro Mark, Evans., In Tune guitar picks, R&D Express, SSV Silver Surfer Vaporizers, and Hails & Horns.
Performers are subject to change.
London based metal superstars DRAGONFORCE have revealed details of their forthcoming new album. Entitled “The Power Within”, the ten track monster is the bands fifth studio album, and first with new singer Marc Hudson in the fold.
DragonForce guitarist Herman Li said,
“The last two years have been the most fun we ever had making an album. Through writing, jamming and touring together, we have built this incredible energy and it has been fully captured on the new album.
This time around we’ve really brought our metal side to the surface and made some of the best music of our career. From the fastest song we’ve ever recorded to the slower songs, and some things you would never expect from us, this is by far the most diverse DragonForce album yet.”
“The Power Within” will be released on April 15th 2012 via the band’s own Electric Generation Recordings, distributed by Essential Music (UK), Roadrunner Records (North America), 3Wise (Australia) and JVC Victor (Japan).
Li added, “This is an exciting new era for DragonForce with Marc joining the band, so we figured this was an ideal time to take full control of our own destiny and establish our own record label for Europe. It’s all hands on deck running it, but a great buzz!”
THE POWER WITHIN
1. Holding On
2. Fallen World
3. Cry Thunder
4. Give Me the Night
5. Wings of Liberty
7. Heart of the Storm
8. Die By the Sword
9. Last Man Stands
10. Seasons (Acoustic Version)
There will also be a Digital & Vinyl Version featuring Bonus Tracks “Cry Thunder (Live Rehearsal)”, “Heart of the Storm (Alternative Chorus Version)” and “Avant La Tempête (Instrumental)”, plus an exclusive box set featuring:
Access Code for Bonus Material plus
DF Flashlight/Bottle Opener,
Set of 6 DF Beer Mats featuring band cartoons by Frederic Leclercq.
A small number of very lucky fans will have their first chance to hear new songs from the album at an exclusive sold out show at London’s 100 Club on February 16th 2012.
DragonForceMarc Hudson and guitarist Herman Li are interviewed by Kaaos TV, and discuss their still-untitled upcoming album, which will mark Hudson‘s debut with the band.