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From the official press release: Roadrunner Records has announced the signing of UK power metalers, DRAGONFORCE. The band’s Roadrunner US debut, INHUMAN RAMPAGE, was released in the UK, mainland Europe and Japan on 1/9/06 to critical raves and, in nearly 3 months, 30K in sales.

Since forming in London in 1999, DRAGONFORCE has taken UK, European and Japanese audiences by storm. The brainchild of guitarists – Hong Kong born Herman Li and New Zealander Sam Totman - along with South African émigré ZP Theart on vocals, DRAGONFORCE (then called Dragon Heart) were quick to carve their name in stone with metal fans. The balance of the band – Dave Mackintosh (British), Vadim Pruzhanov (Ukranian) and Frederic Leclercq (French) – make DRAGONFORCE a true meeting of great international musical minds. 2003’s debut album VALLEY OF THE DAMNED, set the stage and standard for a sound brimming with speed, technicality, catchiness and most importantly a lot of fun.

Along the trail of the 2005 European tour with Iron Maiden, fans started turning up at gigs, plastic swords and axes in hand, ready to revel in a sound as serious in approach as it is completely over the top. Now with the band’s third album, INHUMAN RAMPAGE, and a deal for North America with Roadrunner, DRAGONFORCE are set to become a major force on the worldwide metal scene. “You can not liken DRAGONFORCE to anything that has come before in metal,” states Roadrunner A&R man Mike Gitter. “Listening to DRAGONFORCE is almost overwhelming. The sheer energy, vibe and audacity of it all… every chord just oozes with the spirit of triumph!”

“As a new band, I was thrilled when we toured Japan on our debut album. When we were chosen to tour with Iron Maiden on our second album last year, I was equally fired up. Now, the most exciting of them all is signing with Roadrunner Records for our new album INHUMAN RAMPAGE!” says Herman Li. “We know our fans in North America have been waiting a long time for us. Here we come!”

INHUMAN RAMPAGE, due out in North America on Roadrunner Records in the summer of 2006 and Dragonforce will arrive in the U.S. in late April, for a tour with Roadrunner labelmates Sanctity.

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1. Damn Right writes:

Fastest and single most greatest band on the planet

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2. metalmayhem writes:

over-rated and single most retarded band on the planet

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3. rulin kmadd writes:

isn't there enough yngwie and journey tribute bands out there?

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4. BodomFan writes:

the band itself is actually pretty damn good. great guitar players. The f ucking vocals is was kills them. the guy sounds like a british p ussy. too bad, it's a waste of talent

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5. jeff writes:

i love this friggen music, my favorite new band. i swear, they're gonna take over in like 2-4 years, all they need is an album that goes beyond what they have now. lets just hope they dont pull a metallica!

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6. lewis! writes:

shut the fuk up they rock!

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7. materagon writes:

THATS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IM SICK OF PEOPLE f***ING MAKING FUN OF ZP THEARTS HE IS MY FAVORITE SINGER OF ALL TIME AND HAS A GREAT VOICE ITS OK IF YOU MAKE FUN OF DRAGONFORCE EVEN THOUGH YOUR STILL RETARDED, BUT TO SAY THE SINGER IS HOLDING THEM BACK IS RIDICULOUS AND BODOM FAN COB IS GREAT BUT YOUR A sh**HEAD

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