Published Jul 31, 2008Even if the only exposure youve had to DragonForce is through the insanely technical "Through The Fire And Flames on Guitar Hero 3, you know that the European power metal quintet are a force to be reckoned with. Thats why its imperative to brace yourselves for the bands upcoming third album, aptly titled Ultra Beatdown. If "Heroes of Our Time, the track now streaming at the bands MySpace, is any indication, this albums going to be a scorcher.
Guitarist Herman Li recently told Blabbermouth, "Bands always say, 'Our new album is faster and heavier,' and then it's never true, so we're not gonna say that. But playing fast just works for us. People who say we play too fast are probably right, but guess what? There's a million other bands that play slow. People listen to DragonForce and go to the show because they know that we're doing something other bands aren't doing.
If you need to see the band pummel their fret-boards live, the Force are in the middle of a North American tour that will hit Toronto on August 8. If you live elsewhere, youll just have to wait for August 26, when Ultra Beatdown hits stores.
DragonForce "Through the Fire and Flames