Album Review: DragonForce – Warp Speed Warriors

Five whole years since the speedy blasts of Extreme Power Metal, the fastest 6-stringers in the world (probably) are back with a new album. As ever, it's bursting with bonkers flurries and overflowing with cheese, but is that cheese starting to get a bit stale? Well, yes and no. While there are some formulaic (for DragonForce) … Continue reading Album Review: DragonForce – Warp Speed Warriors

DragonForce release “Astro Warrior Anthem” single / video

Grammy-nominated extreme power metal frontrunners DragonForce have unveiled their new single, "Astro Warrior Anthem", together with an official music video. The breathtaking opening track from the epic new album, Warp Speed Warriors, out on 15th March 2024 via Napalm Records (pre-orders now live), lives up to DragonForce’s reputation as the world's fastest band – captivating … Continue reading DragonForce release “Astro Warrior Anthem” single / video

Video Roundup: DragonForce / Dream Theater / Winterburn / Prince Of Lilies / Ruttenskalle / Apostle of Solitude

There were so many good releases out today that I just had to run off a 6-song feature for you... DragonForce DragonForce has launched a new video for "Strangers" - a song from 2019′s Extreme Power Metal, and a tribute to everything 80s! Featuring Steve Vai's Whitesnake/David Lee Roth-era guitars, the band spared no expense in … Continue reading Video Roundup: DragonForce / Dream Theater / Winterburn / Prince Of Lilies / Ruttenskalle / Apostle of Solitude

Gig Review: DragonForce / Lovebites / McRocklin & Hutch – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh (2nd November 2019)

DragonForce aren’t a band I’ve got on regular rotation but whenever a new album arrives, I give it a spin, enjoy it for what it is and continue on, knowing the same thing will happen in a couple of years. That said, their latest effort, Extreme Power Metal, was an enjoyable romp and a half. … Continue reading Gig Review: DragonForce / Lovebites / McRocklin & Hutch – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh (2nd November 2019)

Interview: Herman Li of DragonForce

I managed to catch up with DragonForce guitarist Herman Li during his downtime before their album release tour for Extreme Power Metal gets underway! I was able to get an insight into the new record and what's going on in the world of DragonForce and Herman at the moment! Hey Herman, how are things going? … Continue reading Interview: Herman Li of DragonForce

Album Review: DragonForce – Extreme Power Metal

By now you'll likely have seen the videos for "Highway to Oblivion" (below) and "Heart Demolition". Between them they give a very accurate flavour for what to expect across Extreme Power Metal. First and foremost is the huge 80s influence to the sound throughout, mainly due to the keys in the song intros. There's something else … Continue reading Album Review: DragonForce – Extreme Power Metal