Now DragonForce have a new drummer to go along with their new label. The band have announced that Gee Anzalone, who’s played with Braindamage and Killritual, is the band’s new drummer. Anzalone replaced Dave Mackintosh, who played with the band for four albums. The band’s Metal Blade debut, Maximum Overload, will be released on August 18th. Mackintosh, who played on that album, is leaving DragonForce to concentrate on his first love, which is prog rock. Here’s what he had to say about leaving, as well as the new album:
“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.
DragonForce guitarist Herman Li added “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.”