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DragonForce

DragonForce is somewhat of a rarity, based in London, England they play a style of music that is almost non-existent in the country where theyreside.Formed in September 1999 and formerly known as DragonHeart, the band changed their name in December 2001 to DragonForce to avoid confusionwithother bands, record labels and movies under the same name.

The band is powered by the twin guitar assaults of Herman Li and Sam Totman, vocalist ZP Theart and keyboard player Vadim Pruzhanov. Thisestablishedcore has recently been joined by bassist Adrian Lambert and drummer David Mackintosh. A ...read more

DragonForce is somewhat of a rarity, based in London, England they play a style of music that is almost non-existent in the country where theyreside.Formed in September 1999 and formerly known as DragonHeart, the band changed their name in December 2001 to DragonForce to avoid confusionwithother bands, record labels and movies under the same name.

The band is powered by the twin guitar assaults of Herman Li and Sam Totman, vocalist ZP Theart and keyboard player Vadim Pruzhanov. Thisestablishedcore has recently been joined by bassist Adrian Lambert and drummer David Mackintosh. A standard line-up for a rock band it may at first appearbutDragonForce features a uniquely diverse, multi-cultural line-up (Hong Kong, UK,New Zealand, South Africa, Ukraine) never seen before from a young new band.

Early DragonForce can best be described as a mix of modern melodic power metal with the fury of speed metal, since than, the band's style haveevolvedinto a even more distinctive sound of their own. By combining all their favourite aspects of different rock and metal styles they like, ranging from classic/power/thrash/speed/death/progressive metal/hard rock and video games music, played with a high octane energy, DragonForceļæ½s soundmaybebest described as "Extreme Power Metal..

The supremely catchy and instantly memorable melodies that stand shoulder-to-shoulder with some outrageous speed, power, complex twin guitarwizardry and extreme metal drumming are just some of the qualities that separate this band from the masses. This sonic fury in no way hides thebandsgreatest indisputable strength; their songwriting ability. Pick any of their songs and you find a plethora of hook lines,enough technical prowess tosatisfylovers of progressive metal, guitar runs that will inspire air-guitarists everywhere and the voice of an outstanding rock shouter.

Well known on the metal-underground for a couple of years, the band started off with a self-produced demo which attracted over half a milliondownloadsfrom 1 internet site alone. DragonForce had already toured with the likes of Halford, Stratovarius and Virgin Steele as well as headlining their ownshowsacross England without having an album out. Upon release of their debut album, Valley Of The Damned, metal fans proved they knew somethingthemedia, up until that point, didn't, which was proved by the Burrn! Charts in Japan . No 1: Marilyn Manson / No 2: Helloween / No 3: DragonForce.Subsequently, the band were invited for their first tour of South East Asia, headlining their own shows in Thailand, opening for Helloween on theirJapanesetour, and performing to an invited audience in Taiwan.

Glowing album reviews and album sales to match followed in Europe, with the band subsequently being booked to play prestigious festivals such asSweden Rock,Torres Rock in Spain, Young Metal Gods in Germany and Bloodstock in the UK.In Finland, DragonForce was voted in the Top 20 newartistesalongside Beyonce, The Darkness and 50 Cent. « hide

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LPs
Maximum Overload
2014

3.3
99 Votes
The Power Within
04/15/2012

3.3
226 Votes
Ultra Beatdown
2008

2.3
604 Votes
Inhuman Rampage
2006

3
1,372 Votes
Sonic Firestorm
2004

3.4
789 Votes
Valley of the Damned
2003

3.3
593 Votes
EPs
Valley Of The Damned (Demo)
2000

3
61 Votes
Live Albums
Twilight Dementia
2010

3
27 Votes

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