DragonForce Begin Recording New Album

DragonForce have hit the studio with producer Damien Rainaud to begin recording their new album. The effort will be released in 2019 and fans can watch livestreams from the studio via Twitch. Everyone who follows Herman Li on Twitch will have a chance to win his signature guitar. He will give it away at 10,000 followers. Li commented:

“We’re really excited to be recording again after finishing one of our biggest tour cycles ever. We’ll be streaming our recording live on Twitch, and fans can participate in the process by letting us know what they think of our solos! The new album will have a lot of surprises that both old and new fans will really enjoy. We’re also especially excited to kick off our next tour cycle on the Megacruise. You know if you’re seeing DragonForce on a cruise, it’s going to be crazy, and we can’t wait for everyone to see what we’re planning. It will definitely be something fans have never seen before.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Watch DragonForce’s Herman Li Play A Guitar Solo Underwater

While on the Full Metal Cruise VII last moth, DragonForce guitarist Herman Li put on some snorkeling gear and played a guitar solo underwater. You can see footage of that below:

DragonForce To Release Remixed And Remastered Version Of “The Power Within”

DragonForce have announced that they will be releasing a remixed and remastered version of “The Power Within,” called “Re-Powered Within,” on May 4. Guitarist Herman Li commented:

“I love how ‘Re-Powered Within’ has turned out. We remixed and remastered the original music with a more modern production, in the vein of our last two releases. The result is a clearer, more powerful sound. The fans will get to hear the music in better detail, bringing out parts they couldn’t hear so well before, and injecting new excitement into the songs we love even more now.”

“Re-Powered Within” Track Listing:

01. “Holding On”
02. “Fallen World”
03. “Cry Thunder”
04. “Give Me The Night”
05. “Wings Of Liberty”
06. “Seasons”
07. “Heart Of The Storm”
08. “Die By The Sword”
09. “Last Man Stands”
10. “Seasons” (Acoustic Version)
11. “Power Of The Ninja Sword”
12. “Heart Of the Storm” (Alternative Chorus Version)
13. “Avant La Tempête” (Instrumental)

DragonForce’s Marc Hudson Escapes Series Injury After Jumping From A Moving Van

DragonForce’s Marc Hudson had to jump from the band’s van after it started rolling down a hill while on tour in Brisbane, AUS. The vocalist did suffer some injuries including possible broken ribs, a sprained shoulder and cuts and bruises, but considering the vehicle slammed into a tree, it could have been a lot worse. He is continuing to perform in a sling.

Blabbermouth posted a Hudson confirmed retelling of the story:

“On Tuesday, June 27, Hudson and his bandmates were gearing up to leave Brisbane early in the morning for their flight to New Zealand. The crew was loading up the equipment outside the hotel into a van with trailer which was parked on a steep hill at the top of a long road leading to an intersection. With the music equipment fully loaded and just a few suitcases to go, Marc went and sat at the back of the van first, with bassist Frédéric Leclercq and guitarist Sam Totman following close behind.

After they set foot in the van, the brakes started squeaking and the van started rolling down the hill towards the intersection extremely quickly. Sam and Fred, who were stood in the doorway, immediately stepped out, leaving Marc in the back seat with his seat belt on. The van with the trailer continued to accelerate down the hill. Drummer Gee Anzalone tried to run after the van to put the handbrake on to no avail as it was going too fast, as did Marc, who was trying to get to it from the inside. The van was headed for an intersection but was veering off to one side.

Marc jumped out the side of the van a few seconds before it crashed into a tree and came to a complete stop. The van was said to be going at over 30 miles per hour at the time the singer jumped out. He since has been treated at the hospital for two potentially broken ribs, a sprained shoulder and various cuts and bruises.”

DragonForce Post Final Part Of Three-Part “Reaching Into Infinity” Interview

DragonForce have posted the final part of a three-part interview in which they discuss their new album “Reaching Into Infinity.” That effort was officially released on May 19.