dragonforce in - News, CD Reviews, DVD Reviews

First Seven Shows Of 'The Big Rock Summer Tour' Feat. RATT, TOM KEIFER, SKID ROW And SLAUGHTER Officially Postponed

The first seven shows of the previously announced "The Big Rock Summer Tour" — featuring RATT, CINDERELLA's Tom Keifer, SKID ROW and SLAUGHTER — have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. Affected dates: June 03 - Farmingville, NY - Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater at Bald Hill June 06 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KREATOR Surprise-Releases New Single, '666 - World Divided'

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR have surprise-released a new single, "666 - World Divided". The official music video for the track can be seen below. The song was produced by Andy Sneap and Markus Ganter and was recorded at Hansa Tonstudios in Berlin, Germany. A limited-edition seven-inch single featuring "666 - World Divided" and the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video: DRAGONFORCE Plays In Los Angeles With Drummer AQUILES PRIESTER

DRAGONFORCE played its second show with drummer Aquiles Priester (ANGRA, TONY MACALPINE, W.A.S.P.) this past Friday night (March 6) at The Regent Theater in Los Angeles, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert, which featured a guest appearance by Tosin Abasi (ANIMALS AS LEADERS) and Tim Henson (POLYPHIA) for the banjo-inflected tribute to the video ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Japan's All-Female Metal Band LOVEBITES Releases New Single 'Signs Of Deliverance'

LOVEBITES, the all-female heavy metal band from Tokyo, Japan, has released a new single called "Signs Of Deliverance". The song is taken from the group's new album, "Electric Pentagram", which is due on April 24 via Red River Entertainment/BFD, in partnership with JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment Group and distributed by The Orchard in North America. "'Signs ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch DRAGONFORCE Perform With New Bassist ALICIA VIGIL

Fan-filmed video footage of DRAGONFORCE's February 4 concert at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, Netherlands can be seen below. The show marked the band's second performance with new bassist and backing vocalist Alicia Vigil (VIGIL OF WAR), who joined DRAGONFORCE last month. DRAGONFORCE guitarist Herman Li stated about the group's latest additon: "Alicia was recommended to me ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DRAGONFORCE's SAM TOTMAN Says Former Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Was 'Never The Biggest Fan' Of Power Metal

DRAGONFORCE guitarist Sam Totman spoke to the "Scars And Guitars" podcast about the band's latest addition, bassist/vocalist Alicia Vigil (VIGIL OF WAR). Asked if she is a permanent replacement for DRAGONFORCE's longtime bassist Frédéric Leclercq, who left the band last August, Totman said: "Well, we're gonna try it out. You don't ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Space Ninjas From Hell - VICTORIUS

No one is going to accuse VICTORIUS of not putting enough effort in. The Germans' fifth studio album follows four relatively well-received efforts that have nudged them towards the front of the aspiring power metal pack, and you don't have to spend much time with "Space Ninjas From Hell" to realize that's it's a very ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

KREATOR Releases Video For 'Violent Revolution' From 'London Apocalypticon - Live At Roundhouse'

German trash metal veterans KREATOR will release a new live set, "London Apocalypticon - Live At The Roundhouse", on February 14 via Nuclear Blast. The effort was professionally filmed and recorded on December 16, 2018 at the Roundhouse in London, England. The London show closed out KREATOR's European co-headlining tour with DIMMU BORGIR. Also appearing ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DRAGONFORCE Recruits Bassist ALICIA VIGIL

This past September, DRAGONFORCE unleashed its eighth full-length, "Extreme Power Metal", worldwide. In support of this release, the band will head out on the road next month in Europe, before touring the USA with UNLEASH THE ARCHERS and VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. Both of these treks will see Alicia Vigil (VIGIL OF WAR) handling bass and ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Rumor: DRAGONFORCE Guitarist HERMAN LI Leaves IBANEZ

DRAGONFORCE guitarist Herman Li is rumored to have left Ibanez, the legendary Japanese guitar firm he has been endorsed by for a decade and a half. Li, who was born in Hong Kong and moved to England during his teenage years, is said to be working on a new signature guitar with an as-yet-undisclosed company. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

POWERWOLF Re-Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

German metallers POWERWOLF have re-signed wih Napalm Records. Guitarist Matthew Greywolf (real name: Benjamin Buss) states: "We are pleased to inform you that we have extended our great collaboration with the Napalm Records team. To have people behind us that help to spread the word of metal with know-how, energy and — above all — ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch SKID ROW Perform At Scotland's WINTERSTORM Festival

Rockfiend Publications Scotland has uploaded video footage of SKID ROW's November 29 performance at WinterStorm festival at Troon Concert Hall in Troon, Scotland. Check it out below (filmed by Martin Goulden). Last week, SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo confirmed to Paul Anthony of Planet Rock that the band is putting the finishing touches on ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SKID ROW Is 'Not In Any Rush' To Release New Album

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo has confirmed to Paul Anthony of Planet Rock that the band is putting the finishing touches on the final chapter of the "United World Rebellion" trilogy, which will tentatively be released in 2020. The disc is being tracked at a Nashville, Tennessee studio with producer Michael Wagener, who also ...

Read more

Posted in: News