On 27th September, power metal legends DragonForce will perform at TwitchCon 2019 in San Diego, CA during the opening ceremony at the Glitch Theatre, to celebrate the launch of their 8th full-length, Extreme Power Metal. In addition to the live audience of thousands, this performance will be streamed live on Twitch. Guitarist Herman Li said, “I’m extremely excited to be part of the Twitch opening ceremony and to throw the biggest metal album launch party of the year. Everyone’s invited! If you can’t make it in person, make sure you join the livestream.”
Twitch is a one-of-a-kind collision of subcultures, games, communities, and streamers co-creating content around everything they’re into, with over 1.3 million people participating at any moment. For more information about how to watch, please visit: https://www.twitchcon.com/schedule/opening-ceremony
DragonForce Guitarist Herman Li is a Twitch partner and has livestreamed DragonForce rehearsals, album recording sessions, and live shows. DragonForce plans to stream daily from their upcoming US tour (dates below), and Li will give away a guitar live on stream. Visit Herman Li’s channel at: www.twitch.tv/hermanli
DragonForce will participate in a meet and greet session at the J!NX booth at TwitchCon; signed copies of Extreme Power Metal will be available at the booth throughout the weekend.
“Extreme Power Metal” will be available as a CD Digipak, 2LP+DL and digital. Produced in Los Angeles, California by Damien Rainaud at Mix Unlimited, “Extreme Power Metal” was also recorded, in part, on guitarist Herman Li’s livestream channel on Twitch (www.twitch.tv/hermanli) with participation from the fans.
Europe, Australia, NZ & South America: Pre-Order the album here: https://dragonforce.lnk.to/ExtremePowerMetal
See below to pre-order the album in other territories:
Extreme Power Metal track-listing
1. Highway to Oblivion (video: https://youtu.be/Rn5CsAs798I)
2. Cosmic Power of the Infinite Shred Machine
3. The Last Dragonborn
4. Heart Demolition (video: https://youtu.be/DDtaDWel5bs)
5. Troopers of the Stars
6. Razorblade Meltdown
8. In a Skyforged Dream
9. Remembrance Day
10. My Heart Will Go On
DragonForce UK Tour
w/ special guests Lovebites + McRocklin & Hutch
Tickets – dragonforce.com/ + VIP – bit.ly/DragonForceVIP
Nov. 2 – Liquid Rooms – Edinburgh, UK *sold-out
Nov. 3 – Welly – Hull, UK
Nov. 4 – Stylus – Leeds, UK
Nov. 5 – Academy 2 – Manchester, UK
Nov. 6 – Institute – Birmingham, UK
Nov. 8 – Forum – London, UK
Nov. 9 – The Waterfront – Norwich, UK
Nov. 11 – Engine Rooms – Southampton, UK
Nov. 12 – Tramshed – Cardiff, UK
Nov. 13 – Roadmember – Northampton, UK
Nov. 14 – Northumbria Institute – Newcastle, UK
Known as the fastest band in the world, Grammy-nominated extreme power metal band DragonForce is based in London, England. Their platinum-selling record, Through the Fire and Flames, brought them international acclaim and was featured as the most-challenging song on Guitar Hero III. Their energetic and humorous live performances have won them fans on every continent.
The group is known for their long, complex and fast guitar solos performed by Herman Li and Sam Totman, who founded the band after meeting through a classified ad in 1999. Since then, the band has released seven studio albums, including Valley of the Damned (2003), Sonic Firestorm (2004), Inhuman Rampage (2006), Ultra Beatdown (2008), The Power Within (2012), Maximum Overload (2014), and Reaching into Infinity (2017). 2019 brings the next chapter in DragonForce history: Extreme Power Metal!
Regarding Extreme Power Metal, Li says, “This album again combines the best of DragonForce in an even bigger, more epic way than we have ever done before. We are so excited for fans to hear it!” The keyboards of this new album was performed by Coen Janssen of symphonic metal titan Epica, bringing a new dimension into a DragonForce album. Totman says, “We worked really closely with Coen on this new album. We are so happy with what he has brought into this new album. Every fan will be so happy to hear his majestic playing!”
Drawing from a wide range of influences, the band’s sound combines the sing-a-long choruses of classic 80’s rock with triumphant, uplifting melodies and fantasy-themed power-metal-inspired lyrics. As a nod to their passion for all things video-game related, the band frequently incorporates retro game sounds and melodies into their recordings and live shows.
Following the release of Extreme Power Metal, DragonForce will begin their world tour in support of it. Li promises, “In this age, where our music is easily accessible, I am not going to waste time trying to describe the sound of our new album. I’ll let the music do the talking! However, what I can tell you is, our upcoming tour will be our biggest in a decade. We have a massive epic production and a really special surprise for VIPs. We can’t wait to see everyone out on the road!”