DragonForce Premiere “Strangers” Music Video, Announce North American Tour

DragonForce have premiered a new video for their song “Strangers.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Extreme Power Metal.”

Guitarist Herman Li commented:

“This video takes place in the same ’80s world as our last video (‘Troopers of the Stars‘), with the same cast and the same director. When Roboshobo pitched the concept, I was immediately into it. I’m a huge fan of the glam rock-era of music – I love the showmanship, the guitar solos, and the endearing cheesiness. And the players of that time were amazing, like Steve Vai, Warren Di Martini, and Reb Beach; I think sometimes the playing gets lost, and people just remember the crazy outfits. So, this video is a loving tribute to that era – while also being authentic…

Roboshobo told us to get some cool-looking guitars to fit the theme of the video, and the night before the shoot, I was panicking because we still hadn’t found any. So, I texted Steve Vai and told him we were doing a glam rock video. He said, ‘come on over’, and when I got there, he had pulled out THE guitars he used with Whitesnake and David Lee Roth. I remember seeing these guitars in magazines as a kid, so it was incredible to get to use them on set – I almost cried when he handed them to me!

Besides the guitars, I think we all looked really hunky in our costumes, especially our hair! For a minute, I was even considering getting a perm…I know people may think we’re not taking ourselves seriously enough, but I think given the state of the world, sometimes it’s just nice to kick back and have a laugh with your mates. That was definitely the vibe on set – we could barely keep a straight face watching the playback.

We’re also releasing super-limited merch we did in collaboration with the artist, Teenage Stepdad, at: dragonforce.com/shop. It definitely captures the feeling of the era!”

In other news, the group have also announced a headlining North American tour:

With Seven Spires:

03/07 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
03/08 San Diego, CA – The Observatory
03/09 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
03/10 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
03/11 Seattle, WA – Neptune
03/13 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
03/15 Calgary, AB – Palace Theater
03/16 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
03/18 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
03/19 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

With Battle Beast & Seven Spires:

03/20 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
03/22 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
03/23 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
03/24 Milwaukee, WI – Rave II
03/25 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
03/26 Chicago, IL – Metro
03/27 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
03/29 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
03/30 Toronto, ON – Opera House
03/31 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
04/01 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
04/02 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/03 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
04/05 Reading, PA – Reverb
04/06 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
04/07 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
04/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theater
04/09 Greensboro, NC – Arizona Petes
04/10 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
04/12 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
04/13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
04/15 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
04/16 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
04/17 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
04/19 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
04/20 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
04/22 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
04/23 Berkeley, CA – UC Theater

Satanic Planet (The Locust, Ex-Slayer, Etc.) Premiere “Strangers” Video

Satanic Planet, the project featuring Justin Pearson (Dead Cross, The Locust, etc.), Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer, etc.), Luke Henshaw (Planet B, etc.), and Satanic Temple founder Lucien Greaves, have premiered a new video for their song “Strangers.” That track is from the band’s debut self-titled debut album.

Theory Of A Deadman Team Up With Zero 9:36 For New Version Of “Strangers”

Theory Of A Deadman have released a new version of their song “Strangers.” The updated take on the track features Zero 9:36 and it can be streamed below:

Tyler Connolly commented:

“Man, I’ve been excited for a while now for people to hear this song! The ‘Strangers’ remix is heavier and more driving and with Zero 9:36 featured, it adds a new perspective to it that I think brings the song to another level.”

Zero 9:36 added:

“I’ve been a fan of Theory for a while now and when the opportunity to collaborate with them came up, it was a no-brainer. Getting to take ‘Strangers’, which is already a cool alternative rock song, and bring some heaviness to it was a lot of fun.”

The original version of “Strangers” is from Theory Of A Deadman’s latest album “Say Nothing.”

Theory Of A Deadman Premiere New Song “Strangers”

Theory Of A Deadman have premiered a new song titled “Strangers” via Parade. This track is from the band’s new album “Say Nothing,” which will be released on January 31.

Tyler Connolly commented:

“‘Strangers’ talks about American politics and the divisiveness our country is facing right now. It was inspired by the continuous onslaught of tragedies that keep happening. On this song, I’m not trying to speak from a perspective of bias, I just can’t figure out why we can’t all do it together. We need to come together instead of pitting against one another. We hope the song serves as a bit of a wake up call. We’ve become so desensitized to it all that I think it’s imperative for us to start talking about these kinds of things in our music.”