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Band Photo: Dragonforce (?)

Formed: 1999
From: London, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Background

The band is powered by the twin guitar assaults of Herman Li and Sam Totman, vocalist ZP Theart, keyboard player Vadim Pruzhanov, bassist Adrian Lambert, and drummer David Mackintosh. A standard line-up for a rock band it may at first appear but DragonForce features a uniquely diverse, multi-cultural line-up (Hong Kong, UK, New Zealand, South Africa, Ukraine).

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 has evolved into a even more distinctive sound of their own. By combining all their favorite 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, DragonForce’s sound maybe best described as ‘Extreme Power Metal’.

The catchy and instantly memorable melodies that stand shoulder-to-shoulder with some outrageous speed, power, complex twin guitar wizardry and extreme metal drumming are just some of the qualities that separate this band from the masses. This sonic fury in no way hides the bands greatest strength - their songwriting ability.

The band started off with a self produced demo which attracted over half a million (500 000) downloads from 1 internet site alone. DragonForce had already toured with the likes of Halford, Stratovarius and Virgin Steele as well as headlining their own shows across England without having an album out. After the release of their debut album, Valley Of The Damned, the band was invited for their first tour of South East Asia, headlining their own shows in Thailand, opening for Helloween on their Japanese tour, and performing to an invited audience in Taiwan.

  • 8 Dragonforce Releases
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Dragonforce - "Maximum Overload" CD cover image - Click to read review

Dragonforce - "Maximum Overload"

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"Trimmed down is not better for these neo-prog vets."

Rated 2.5 out of 5 skulls

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Dragonforce - "Twilight Dementia"

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Dragonforce - "Ultra Beatdown"

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"A solid album that fans of monster ballads and power metal will enjoy."

Rated 4.0 out of 5 skulls

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Dragonforce - "Inhuman Rampage"

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"Must have for power-metal fans, and worth the attention of all metal fans."

Rated 4.5 out of 5 skulls

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Dragonforce - "Sonic Firestorm"

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Dragonforce - "Valley of the Damned"

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Dragonforce - "The Power Within"

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Dragonforce - "Valley of the Damned (reissue)"

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"If you're a fan of the band, it would be a crime not to hear some of their best material, and the remix should give you the incentive to do so."

Rated 4.0 out of 5 skulls

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