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Below is our complete Dragonsfire news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Pure Steel Records and Dragonsfire announced that vocalist/bassist Torsten Thassilo Herbert has passed away on January 8th at the age of 24. The cause of death has not been disclosed.
Herbert was a founding member of the band, having played and sang on the band's demo, two full length and two EP releases, the last of which "Metal X" was independently released on December 27th. He previously was in the German melodic metal act Dark Fortress, who broke up in 2004 having released one album "Light & Darkness" in 2000.
Pure Steel Records commented: "With consternation we found out that the vocalist and bassist from the band Dragonsfire died at the 08.01.2015. We want to express our condolences to his family and the band members. A friend in Heavy Metal went away. Pure Steel Records says thank you for all! We will miss you!"
The band posted the following on its Facebook page (translated via Facebook): "Dear friends, dear fans, we are in deep mourning. Our friend, singer and bassist Torsten Thassilo Herbert died on the 08.01.2015. We can't believe it myself, but it is the sad truth. Our sympathy is first and foremost the family. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, the 14.01.2015 at 11:00 at the cemetery in Stockstadt am Rhein. THASSILO-WE MISS YOU!" More...
The upcoming Rommelrock festival, which was to take place Friday and Saturday in Maasmechelen, Belgium, was cancelled. According to the promoters, the mayor of the town enforced a decision made back in May, in which he refused to issue a permit on the grounds that that the festival would cause unsafe conditions.
The announcement reads: "To our greatest regret, Rommelrock is forced to cancel the whole event. Seven years of intense labour, the spotless reputation, legal terms and liberties, in vain... Two court sessions made little difference... [The] mayor steps in to enforce the prohibition to organize Rommelrock, refuses to issue a license to permit Rommelrock 2013... such an improbable tale, as the decision of the Maasmechelen mayor made on May 13, 2013, is maintained, on so-called grounds of safety and public order... A boiling cauldron that spawned the anti-rommelrock story!
"Despite all the efforts taken and the fact we have the law and justice at our side according to the law and the constitution itself, the struggle ended in the worst possible way, forcing us to pull the plug out of this year's Rommelrock.
"We wish to express our deepest respect to all that supported us, and we apologize in the same time to all that suffered because of all this, despite all perseverance and tenacity.
We never wanted to see Rommelrock 2013, a special edition with exclusive shows and such, to end in this way."
Among the acts that were scheduled to perform: Therion, Civil War, Haggard, Morton, Tokyo Blade, Furyon, Dragonsfire, Sound Storm, Pursuing the End, Lord Volture, Iron Fate, Black Widow and Weeping Silence. More...
Dragonsfire recorded new album "Speed Demon" at Empire Studios, Bensheim and the CD is now set for release on April 13th, 2013. A teaser trailer can be heard below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Speed Demon (3:49)
2. Savior (4:34)
3. The Gunslinger's Fate (4:40)
4. The Prophet (4:51)
5. Allied Force (5:12)
6. Ask For More (4:07)
7. Steel Eel feat. Iron Fate and Rolf Munkes (1:45)
8. The Warrior (Live) (5:35) More...
Germany's Dragonsfire will begin recording a new EP titled "Speed Demon" next month at Empire Studios. Recording updates from the studio will be posted online via the band's Facebook profile. The cover artwork can also be found below.
German metal band Dragonsfire announced that guitarist Oliver Brandt (The Unchallenged) has joined the band, replacing departing guitarist Matthias Bludau. In addition, guitarist Timo Rauscher, who played on the band's first two releases ("Visions of Fire" in 2008 and "Metal Service" in 2010) has rejoined the band after his replacement Thorsten Brand departed.
The current Dragonsfire lineup is now:
Torsten Thassilo Herbert (Vocals/Bass)
Jan Müller (Drums)
Oliver Brandt (Guitars)
Timo Rauscher (Guitars)