DRAGONFORCE
Valley of the Damned

CD / LP 2003 – Noise / Sanctuary, JVC Victor
1. Invocation of the Apocalyptic Evil
2. Valley of the Damned
3. Black Fire
4. Black Winter Night
5. Starfire
6. Disciples of Babylon
7. Revelations
8. Evening Star
9. Heart of a Dragon
BUYITUNESEUR/UK

Japanese Release Bonus Track
10. Where Dragons Rule

Recorded at Thin Ice Studios with Karl Groom and Herman Li’s Lamer Luser Studios in England, UK during July to October 2002
Drums recorded by Tommy Hansen at Jail House Studios in Denmark during May 2002
Mixed at Thin Ice Studios by Karl Groom, Herman Li & Sam Totman
Mastered at Aubitt Studio by Rob Aubrey and Herman Li
Engineered by Karl Groom and Herman Li
Produced by Herman Li & Sam Totman

DragonForce logo concept by Herman Li
DragonForce logo designed by Jean Pascal Fournier
Album cover by Jean Pascal Fournier

DragonForce Line-up for Valley of the Damned:
Herman Li – Lead and rhythm electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Sam Totman – Lead and rhythm electric guitars
ZP Theart – Lead and backing vocals
Vadim Pruzhanov – Keyboards and Piano
Didier Almouzni – Drums

Additional Musicians:
Diccon Harper – Bass guitar
Clive Nolan – Backing vocals, additional keyboards

Valley of the Damned – Remixed & Remastered Reissue

CD
1. Invocation of the Apocalyptic Evil
2. Valley of the Damned
3. Black Fire
4. Black Winter Night
5. Starfire
6. Disciples of Babylon
7. Revelations
8. Evening Star
9. Heart of a Dragon
10. Where Dragons Rule (Bonus Track)
DRAGONFORCE
Valley of the Damned
– Remixed & Remastered
CD+DVD / LP 2010 – Spinefarm / Universal
Bonus DVD
- Valley of the Damned: Live in Japan 2004
- Backstage footage in Japan
- Video Interviews
- Behind the Scenes: Recording VOTD
- Behind the Scenes: Remixing VOTD
- Video Commentaries
BUYITUNESEUR/UK

DRAGONFORCE have their first two studio albums – ‘Valley Of The Damned’ & ‘Sonic Firestorm’ – re-issued on February 22nd 2010 via Spinefarm Records.

Both titles will now be available with updated packaging and bonus audio/DVD content, some of it exclusive to these releases.
FORMED IN 1999, DragonForce issued their ‘Valley Of The Damned’ debut in 2003 – an impressive nine-track showcase for their accomplished power metal forays. Containing a host of songs that still rank amongst the most popular of their output, the likes of ‘Black Fire’, ‘Evening Star’ and the title track itself, ‘VOTD’ has now been Remixed and Remastered to allow every aspect of the recordings to make maximum impact…

“Fans who have heard the original mixes many times might find that the songs sound a bit different now,” observes guitarist Herman Li, “but that’s how we always wanted the original songs to sound. We just didn’t have the time back then to make everything sound the way we wanted.”
The studio track, ‘Where Dragons Rule’, has now been added to the audio side, and there is a bonus DVD featuring never-before-seen live footage (‘Valley Of The Damned’, filmed in Japan), behind-the-scenes material (also from Japan), video commentaries, plus in-studio interviews and clips (shot in Denmark & the UK), all of it lovingly assembled by Li himself.

2004 SAW the release of the follow-up album, ‘Sonic Firestorm’, which gave the band the chance to hone their skills and push their trademark sound to a whole new level. They were happy with ‘Sonic…’ at the time and remain so to this day, which is why the mixing and the mastering have been left just as they are; however, the packaging has been upgraded, an extra track added (‘Cry Of The Brave’ – a song the group felt uncomfortable taking off first time around), and – as with ‘Valley…’ – a bonus DVD added, this one featuring live footage from Japan (‘Fury Of The Storm’), video commentaries plus freshly recorded interviews with the band members themselves.

As a way of celebrating the recordings that effectively launched DF’s international career, both re-issued albums will be included in a limited edition package along with exclusive band merchandise and various collectable items.

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