Extreme power metal pioneers DragonForce announce new album and stream Zelda-inspired single

Extreme power metal pioneers DragonForce announce new album and stream Zelda-inspired single

18th October 2023 0 By Jon Deaux

Grammy-nominated extreme power metal pioneers DragonForce will release their massive new album, Warp Speed Warriors, on 15th March 2024 via Napalm Records. The legendary band of guitar virtuosos and founding members Herman Li and Sam Totman, singer Marc Hudson, bassist Alicia Vigil and drummer Gee Anzalone are set to release their most ambitious and innovative full-length so far.

On Warp Speed Warriors, DragonForce explores a wider range of varying musical styles than ever before, evolving their sound while still staying true to their roots.

The band has also served up a taste of what’s to come with their new single, ‘Power of the Triforce’, inspired by the Zelda game universe.

Herman Li on ‘Power of the Triforce’: “We’re thrilled to unveil our latest track, a powerful homage inspired by one of our favorite video-game franchises, Zelda!  We’re eager for metal enthusiasts of all tastes to discover something special within its depths. Brace yourselves, as we’re gearing up to unleash this sonic adventure live during our upcoming tours!”

On Warp Speed Warriors, Herman Li continues: “After four years of creative incubation, we are beyond excited to release what we believe to be our most ambitious and grandiose record yet. This album showcases multiple facets of our artistic abilities, and we invite metal aficionados from every corner of the genre to discover something captivating within its layers. We can’t wait to share this chapter of our musical journey with you, it’s going to be EPIC!” 

The breathtaking opening track ‘Astro Warrior Anthem’ lives up to DragonForce’s reputation as the world’s fastest band, captivating the listener from the very beginning and stunning with guitar solos delivered at an extreme speed. Following the Zelda-inspired track ‘Power of the Triforce’ keeps the volume high before DragonForce temporarily slows it down for the ballad ‘Kingdom of Steel’. Rapid drum patterns and thrilling guitars carry the catchy ‘Burning Heart’ while chanting ‘Space Marine Corp’ features a strong and uplifting chorus. Electronic influences on the grandiose power metal anthem ‘The Killer Queen’ hypnotize, as singer Marc Hudson’s vocals reach for the skies. On ‘Doomsday Party’, 80s rock influences meet captivating retro video game soundscapes and epic guitar solos in a true DragonForce manner. The last original track on Warp Speed Warriors, ‘Pixel Prison’, is followed by DragonForce’s unexpected yet brilliant cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)’ as a bonus track that wraps up the epic adventure. 

Warp Speed Warriors was produced, mixed, and mastered by Damien Rainaud at Mix Unlimited in Los Angeles, California with Sam Totman and Herman Li. This album is a matchless, innovative listening experience that continues the band’s legacy with songs that will, without a shadow of a doubt, become instant classics in and beyond the DragonForce canon.

Pre-order here: https://lnk.to/DragonForce-WarpSpeedWarriors/napalmrecords

1    Astro Warrior Anthem
2    Power of the Triforce
3    Kingdom of Steel
4    Burning Heart
5    Space Marine Corp
6    Doomsday Party
7    Prelude to Darkness
8    The Killer Queen
9    Pixel Prison

DragonForce‘s fast-selling North American tour, which begins this week, will feature a fresh setlist and an entirely new stage production. The band is joined by special guest Amaranthe, with additional support from Napalm Records labelmates NanowaR of Steel, as well as Edge of Paradise

DragonForce has also announced a co-headline UK/EU tour with Amaranthe, with Infected Rain in support. UK dates are:

Mar 22: UK  Bristol, Academy
Mar 23: UK  Manchester, Academy 
Mar 24: UK  London, Roundhouse

DragonForce are:
Herman Li – Guitar, Backing Vocals 
Sam Totman – Guitar, Backing Vocals 
Marc Hudson – Vocals 
Alicia Vigil – Bass, Backing Vocals 
Gee Anzalone – Drums, Backing Vocals

DragonForce online:
Herman Li online:

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