Herman Li from DRAGONFORCE talks Warp Speed Warriors, Covering Taylor Swift and video games

Grammy-nominated pioneers of extreme power metal, DRAGONFORCE, are gearing up to unleash their monumental new album, “Warp Speed Warriors,” on March 15, 2024!

The Everblack Podcast spoke to Herman Li from Dragonforce about their new album ‘Warp Speed Warriors’, covering Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams’, collaborating with Matt Heafy, Nita Strauss, Alissa White-Gluz and Elize Ryd on the alternate bonus tracks, their epic stage show featuring dragons and arcade machines, future of the band and more!

Watch/listen to the interview here: 

Breathtaking opening track “Astro Warrior Anthem” lives up to DRAGONFORCE’s reputation as the world’s fastest band, captivating the listener from the very beginning and stunning with guitar solos delivered at an extreme speed.

Following Zelda inspired track “Power of the Triforce” keeps the volume high before DRAGONFORCE temporarily slows it down for the ballad” Kingdom of Steel”.
Rapid drum patterns and thrilling guitars carry the catchy “Burning Heart”, while chanting “Space Marine Corp” features a strong and uplifting chorus. Electronic influences on grandiose power metal anthem “The Killer Queen” hypnotize, as singer Marc Hudson’s vocals reach for the skies. On “Doomsday Party”, 80s rock influences meet captivating retro video game soundscapes and epic guitar solos in true DRAGONFORCE manner.

The last original track on Warp Speed Warriors“Pixel Prison”, is followed by DRAGONFORCE’s unexpected yet brilliant cover of Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)” as a bonus track that wraps up the epic adventure.

Warp Speed Warriors was produced, mixed and mastered by Damien Rainaud at Mix Unlimited in Los Angeles, California with Sam Totman and Herman Li. This album is a matchless, innovative listening experience that continues the band’s legacy with songs that will, without a shadow of a doubt, become instant classics in and beyond the DRAGONFORCE canon.

Founded in 1999 by virtuoso guitarists Herman Li (also known for his Twitch channel with 270k followers) and Sam Totman, the new masterpiece Warp Speed Warriors sees DRAGONFORCE experimenting with different genres more than ever before, while staying true to their power metal roots.

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