MAXIMUM DRAGONFORCE

2014-03-31 by Lloyd | 73 Comments
Ultra heavy metal superstar champions DRAGONFORCE have announced their new album, titled MAXIMUM OVERLOAD damn how metal is that

It will be their sixth album and their second with vocalist Marc Hudson, who is some random dude they found on YouTube m/

Listen to a demo of their new track "DEFENDERS" right here:



Here is the awesome album cover that is totally metal and not lame:
http://scontent-a-hkg.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/10013838_10152045372572379_1598182240_n.jpg

The record is set to come out August 18th in the UK and 19th in America.
MAXIMUM OVERLOAD was produced by Jens Bogren at Fascination Studios in Örebro and Varberg, Sweden.

Ultimate shredder Herman Li has said this about MAXIMUM OVERLOAD;
"Working with Jens gave us a different perspective on the songs and a different sound dynamic. We always previously recorded in our own studios but recording in Sweden made us focus and maybe drove us harder, Jens certainly did, he doesn't believe in days off!"

"The album title and album cover artwork is inspired by the constant bombardment of information we are subjected to during our daily lives" Li continued, "we were in an airport departure lounge surrounded by TV screens, flight information screens and advertising screens. We then looked around and no one was saying a word, they were all looking at more screens on tablets, laptops and mobile phones, there's no escaping it, it's complete information overload"

MAXIMUM OVERLOAD features a couple of surprises for DRAGONFORCE, including some guest spots by MATT [s]HETFIELD[/s] HEAFY from TRIVIUM and even a cover song!
Sam Totman (the other guitarist) explained;
"Just before the last Australian tour our manager suggested it might be interesting to do a cover for the next album, something we've always refused even to consider. Because we had all had a couple beers every band member wrote down 3 songs each and we compared them all, just for a laugh. I wrote down 'Ring of Fire' by Johnny Cash, an idea which the rest of the band loved, so we've DragonForce-ized it!"

that's right

"DragonForce-ized"



The band will also embark on a tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland during September and October under the tagline "...this time it's personal" haha wow
Apparently it's because instead of playing fewer gigs in larger venues, the band will be playing many shows geographically spread out across the country.

9/17 EDINBURGH Liquid Room
9/18 ABERDEEN Lemon Tree
9/19 GLASGOW King Tuts
9/20 BELFAST Limelight 2
9/21 DUBLIN Whelan's
9/23 CARLISLE Brickyard
9/24 MIDDLESBRO' Empire
9/25 MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
9/26 STOKE Sugarmill
9/27 BIRMINGHAM Institute
9/30 BRIGHTON The Haunt
10/1 SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
10/2 PLYMOUTH White Rabbit
10/3 BRIDGEND Hobo's
10/4 BRISTOL The Thekla
10/7 LEEDS Brundenell
10/8 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
10/9 COLCHESTER Arts Centre
10/10 NORWICH Waterfront
10/11 LONDON Bush Hall

Tagged: DragonForce

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Jom
Staff Reviewer
March 31st 2014
2753 Comments


Normally I would edit out all the commentary, but my goodness, it makes the article so much funnier

Sorry that we don't have strikethrough tags, though

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
March 31st 2014
16634 Comments


haha

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SCREAM!
March 31st 2014
10655 Comments


Lost it at Matt Hetfield Heafy hahahaha

Dragonforce album will be a Dragonforce album

Keyblade
March 31st 2014
15748 Comments


Haha nice one Lloyd

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Spec
March 31st 2014
27522 Comments


Excellent article for what should be a totally excellent album.

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itsalltherage
March 31st 2014
595 Comments


rofl

SitarHero
March 31st 2014
4837 Comments


m/ to the max!!!(!)

Underflow
March 31st 2014
2911 Comments


Amazing title.

sapient
March 31st 2014
2216 Comments


"Ultra heavy metal superstar champions DRAGONFORCE have announced their new album, titled MAXIMUM OVERLOAD damn how metal is that"

I wish I could pos news articles

Greyvy
March 31st 2014
5319 Comments


anyone else pumped for this!?!?

Sanders
March 31st 2014
2365 Comments


excellent

ProjectFreak
March 31st 2014
1490 Comments


so much lolhype

sapient
March 31st 2014
2216 Comments


I can't wait to hear all of the indistinguishable solos that they won't be able to play live!

Kris.
March 31st 2014
12633 Comments


that defenders demo is actually not really fucking awful and i hate myself for saying that

dragoth
March 31st 2014
242 Comments


Article is brilliant, album should be great

djunior
March 31st 2014
844 Comments


much m/

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aresx
March 31st 2014
310 Comments


HOLD ON
STAY STRONG
TILL THE END
NOT AFRAID OF DYING
NO MORE
WHAT FOR
NOTHING LEFT BUT TO KEEP ON FIGHTING!

R6Rider
March 31st 2014
4790 Comments


who is some random dude they found on YouTube m/

lol



Azn.
March 31st 2014
5618 Comments


yeah...so glad the commentary was not edited out

Ovrot
March 31st 2014
10582 Comments


A+ article

would pos if I could

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 31st 2014
19360 Comments


yeah this article rocks

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progressivetrex
March 31st 2014
71 Comments


I hope they can play it live.

jacobybelgium
March 31st 2014
68 Comments


Dragonforce II: This time it's personal

hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
March 31st 2014
1790 Comments


Props to you for giving me something to laugh about for the day.
Album sounds just incredible by the looks of it.

Scoot
March 31st 2014
17979 Comments


SO FAR AWAY THROUGH THE FIRE AND FLAMES AND FLAMES WITH FIRE OUR HEARTS WILL CARRY ON WITH THE POWER OF VALOR

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mindleviticus
March 31st 2014
8375 Comments


god this is awful

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 31st 2014
19360 Comments


best part is:

The band will also embark on a tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland during September and October under the tagline "...this time it's personal" haha wow


i laughed

BlacKapes
March 31st 2014
944 Comments


holy shit what a fucking awesome news article A++ 10/10

lignimvite
March 31st 2014
49 Comments


Excellent commentary/first paragraphs. Love it! XD

Beardog
March 31st 2014
495 Comments


It's funny how on their YouTube page there are actually people complaining it's too heavy for DragonForce! I kinda like the song, but it really sounds like the Power Within album, bit too samey for me.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
March 31st 2014
16634 Comments


their second with vocalist Marc Hudson, who is some random dude they found on YouTube m/


rofl

BlacKapes
March 31st 2014
944 Comments


of course everyone is complaining its heavy because this is fcking in your face death metal holy shit MAXIMUM OVERLOADED DRAGONFORCE

this sounds like super corny dream theater + super corny iron maiden

TheBarber
March 31st 2014
2588 Comments


not enough ''!" but otherwise awesome news piece

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gryndstone
March 31st 2014
386 Comments


damn how metal is that
unpopular opinion: their last album was actually really good

Solbrave
March 31st 2014
384 Comments


A+ article

danielito19
March 31st 2014
7769 Comments


article was like a wonderful blowjob from a sophisticated woman

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Lowder91bird
March 31st 2014
567 Comments


This article is very fitting for this band. lol

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RunOfTheMill
March 31st 2014
1666 Comments


MAXIMUM OVERLOAD

TooManyFriends
March 31st 2014
855 Comments


i liked the last album

*shields self*

Mabbitt
March 31st 2014
1391 Comments


Power Within showed a bit of growth for the band, but this sounds just like Inhuman Rampage or Ultra Beatdown.

ssj4gogeta17
March 31st 2014
86 Comments


At first glance of article title I was scared it was going to be a MAXIMUM THE HORMONE/Dragonforce collaboration thingy for some fucked up reason.

Anyways great article, made my day

SnakeDelilah
March 31st 2014
10095 Comments


CAPS LOCK CRUISE CONTROL

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Mabbitt
March 31st 2014
1391 Comments


At first glance of article title I was scared it was going to be a MAXIMUM THE HORMONE/Dragonforce collaboration thingy for some fucked up reason.


That would be awesome haha

Iamthe Nightstars
March 31st 2014
2363 Comments


What's with all of these unprofessional news articles now? Sputnik is starting to look like a joke.

danielito19
March 31st 2014
7769 Comments


Sputnik is starting to look like a joke.


starting


Static
March 31st 2014
2656 Comments


it's part of the appeal

danielito19
March 31st 2014
7769 Comments


starting


Tyrael
March 31st 2014
20988 Comments


gonna rule

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
March 31st 2014
6220 Comments


best article lool

Mabbitt
March 31st 2014
1391 Comments


starting [2]


danielito19
March 31st 2014
7769 Comments


let's be real here; we used to let andcas write news articles

zaruyache
March 31st 2014
7861 Comments


I miss Andcas


A+ article, pos.

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Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
March 31st 2014
3743 Comments


News Article OTY

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Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
March 31st 2014
3743 Comments


It's Tobias Fünke's favourite band, DragonForce, everyone

MegaJake1024
March 31st 2014
782 Comments


Undoubtedly one of the best news articles I've ever read - hysterical. Song is alright.

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danielito19
March 31st 2014
7769 Comments


I miss Andcas

log off

BeneaththeDarkOcean
April 1st 2014
520 Comments


"danielito19"

Necrotica
April 1st 2014
10326 Comments


Valley of the Damned is a power metal masterpiece

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titanslayer
April 1st 2014
2155 Comments


metal as fuck

danielito19
April 1st 2014
7769 Comments


hey, at least my username doesn't sound like a high school metal band

joshieboy12345
April 2nd 2014
5377 Comments


Too funny lloyd.

SitarHero
April 2nd 2014
4837 Comments


I can't be the only one excited to hear Dragonforce cover Ring of Fire.

Keyblade
April 2nd 2014
15748 Comments


BeneaththeDarkOcean

oldsoul
April 2nd 2014
109 Comments


Hell yeah DragonForce-izing m/

Conexus
April 2nd 2014
82 Comments


I'm actually not hating this. Guilty pleasure of mine.

Essence
April 2nd 2014
3602 Comments


i liked the song
...and their last album m/

Slut
April 2nd 2014
3159 Comments


It will be their sixth album and their second with vocalist Marc Hudson, who is some random dude they found on YouTube m/


LOL

Greyvy
April 2nd 2014
5319 Comments


Valley of the Damned is a power metal masterpiece


this is why i like you ;]

VaxXi
April 6th 2014
917 Comments


Digging this new vocalist much more than the last one, also am I hearing this song right or does it for once NOT sound like every other one of their songs?

BMDrummer
April 6th 2014
10932 Comments


lol Dragonforce

FuzzyxPickles
April 7th 2014
87 Comments


herman li will shet on u

FuzzyxPickles
April 7th 2014
87 Comments


second wanting to pos news articles

BeneaththeDarkOcean
April 7th 2014
520 Comments


"Keyblade"

Dammit that's actually a pretty cool name. :/



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