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DRAGONFORCE – New Music Video Released





DRAGONFORCE has released a new music video for their song “Midnight Madness”. Check it out HERE. The track comes off their latest release, “Reaching Into Infinity”.

Long running Grammy-nominated extreme melodic power metal band DragonForce released their seventh album, ‘Reaching Into Infinity‘, on May 19. Once again recorded with Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Soilwork), the producer extraordinaire who helmed the UK-based group’s now three-year-old previous record ‘Maximum Overload’, available now via earMUSIC in Europe, Metal Blade Records in the United States and Roadrunner in Japan.

‘Reaching Into Infinity‘ introduces Italian drummer Gee Anzalone, who joined the band for their first ever ‘best-of’ collection, ‘Killer Elite: The Hits, The Highs, The Vids’, released in 2016. It’s the third DragonForce album to feature frontman Marc Hudson, whose reign at the mic now enters its sixth year.

“Marc is becoming more and more involved with the writing process, especially in the lyrics,” acknowledges guitarist Herman Li. “Mostly, though, these songs came from Frédéric [Leclercq, bassist] and Sam [Totman, guitarist].”

Musically speaking, ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ continues where DragonForce left off with ‘Maximum Overload‘, the band’s faster material becoming even faster still, while the melodic parts head even further in that particular direction. The band offer no apologies for the inclusion of a 1980s rock-style ballad entitled ‘Silence’ and, at the other end of the spectrum, there’s even an 11-minute multi-tempoed monster called ‘The Edge Of The World’.

“‘The Edge Of The World’ is DragonForce’s longest ever song,” says Li proudly. “In some ways, this album is more epic than anything we’ve done before.“

‘The Edge Of The World’ is extremely ambitious, channelling growled vocals from Hudson and fusing them with a stunning arrangement that twists and turns like the proverbial dragon’s tail. The ‘Force go prog-rock, anyone?

“Why not?” Li responds. “Marc’s favourite style of music is prog, and I’m a massive fan of Dream Theater, so there’s an element of that going on. With each album that we make, the band reveals more and more if its influences, constantly adding to what we can do.“

“We have proven that playing fast is something we were good at, so this time I wanted to bring even more diversity into our music,” Fred elaborates. “It’s great to challenge ourselves instead of staying in a comfort zone, and I really wanted to experiment with Marc’s vocals. I think people are going to be surprised at his brutality.”

Source: metalunderground

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