Dragonforce Streams New Song "Defenders"
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Dragonforce will release "Maximum Overload" in the U.S. on August 19th via Metal Blade Records, and the album is available for pre-order at this location in CD, digital, and limited edition vinyl formats.
Today, Dragonforce unveils the second song from the upcoming album. The second single, entitled "Defenders," can be heard below thanks to Loudwire.
Produced by Jens Bogren at Fascination Studios in Örebro and Varberg, Sweden, the new opus will be the band's first ever album involving an outside producer, with the members having historically opted to record themselves in association with Karl Groom.
"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!" said guitar maestro Herman Li.
"Maximum Overload" features a couple of surprises, notably a guest appearance on some of the songs from Trivium's Matt Heafy. "We've always gotten on really well with the Trivium guys and it was great when Matt had a couple of days to spare and agreed to weigh in on some of the songs!" added bassist Frederic Leclercq.
The album also features an all time first for Dragonforce: a cover song! Guitarist Sam Totman 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"!
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