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Dragonforce guitarist accidentally previews new song

Posted by on April 5, 2019

During a recent Twitch livestream, Dragonforce guitarist Herman Li almost leaked a new song. In an effort to mute someone, he accidentally played about 15 seconds of an instrumental piece before realizing what he had done. The snippet most likely comes from the band’s upcoming, as-yet-untitled eighth studio album. Back in October 2018, the band […]

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Herman Li takes Through the Fire and the Flames underwater

Posted by on April 20, 2015

A bunch of metalheads fully clothed in a pool watching Herman Li of Dragonforce play the band’s signature solo underwater sounds like an extremely weird dream. For the attendees of this year’s Full Metal Cruise, however, it became a reality this past week. During one of the band’s performances on the ship, Dragonforce decided to […]

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Babymetal + DragonForce = Dragonmetal?

Posted by on January 7, 2015

Or is that Babydragon? Either way, the girls of Babymetal got together with guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman of DragonForce to write a song called “Road of Resistance.” We detailed that last year, but now the song is available for streaming via a trailer. Granted, it’s a very long trailer that features the majority […]

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Babymetal to release DVD in January, collaborate with Dragonforce

Posted by on December 18, 2014

When looking back at the year in metal, 2014 will be known as the year Babymetal came to America. The combination of J-pop and metal may turn out to be a short-lived gimmick here, but the Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal and their backing  band have sold a solid amount of albums in the states despite […]

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Dragonforce confronted about their racist homophobic past

Posted by on August 6, 2014

Dragonforce’s happy, goofy hyperspeed power metal has been thrilling audiences worldwide since their 2005 album Inhuman Rampage took off in America in 2006. While you might not expect the band to have any skeletons in their closet, there actually are some homophobic and racist skeletons in it.  Demoniac, a pre-Dragonforce band that ‘Force guitarists Sam Totman […]

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Interview: DragonForce’s Herman Li and Sam Totman talk ‘Maximum Overload,’ touring plans, Babymetal

Posted by on July 24, 2014

DragonForce is a power metal band based out of London, England. They will be releasing their sixth album, Maximum Overload this August 18th (EU) and 19th (US) via Metal Blade Records (US) and earMUSIC (EU). This is the second album to feature new vocalist Marc Hudson, and the first to feature a cover song. Although […]

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DragonForce announce new album and label, new song available for streaming

Posted by on March 31, 2014

Well this is very timely. We defended DragonForce last week on In Defense of Their Good Name, and now the band has announced a new album and label switch. The sixth DragonForce LP will be titled Maximum Overload and will be the bands first release on Metal Blade Records. Guitarist Herman Li commented on the inspiration for […]

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In Defense Of Their Good Name: DragonForce

Posted by on March 27, 2014

I thought it might be fun to take a stab at defending a band that was launched into popularity with lightning fast guitar virtuosity, video game inspired sounds, and the most arguably ridiculous power metal lyrics ever. I, of course, speak of none other than DragonForce. Bet you haven’t heard that name in a while, […]

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Dragonforce Appear In Capital One Commercial

Posted by on December 31, 2012

How easy is it to use Capital One’s new mobile app? Just ask Dragonforce. Guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman star in a commercial promoting the retail bank’s new mobile app service. Does watching the Dragonforce guitarists shred in space make you want to use Capital One for online banking? Probably not, unless Slayer influenced […]

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Maiden, Slipknot Clean Up At Golden Gods Awards

Posted by on June 16, 2009

While America is still getting used to the idea of a metal awards show following Revolver‘s foray into the Golden Gods earlier this year, the UK and Metal Hammer have been doing it for years. Their seventh annual event found Iron Maiden and Slipknot the big winners, each picking up a pair of awards. Iron Maiden won the biggest award […]

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