Trivium Frontman Guests On New DragonForce Song “Defenders”, Audio Available


Trivium vocalist/guitarist Matt Heafy guests on a new DragonForce track titled “Defenders“. You can hear a demo of that track below via The final studio version will be included upon the bands new album “Maximum Overload“, which will see an August 19th North American release on Metal Blade Records (August 18th on Ear Music overseas.)

Defenders” will be one of a few collaborations with Heafy to appear on the album, which will feature production from Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia). Band bassist Frederic Leclercq said of working with Heafy:

“We’ve always gotten on really well with the Trivium guys and it was great when Matt had a couple of days to spare and agreed to weigh in on some of the songs!”

Meanwhile, DragonForce guitarist Herman Li said of their album title choice:

“The album title and album cover artwork is inspired by the constant bombardment of information we are subjected to during our daily lives. We were in an airport departure lounge surrounded by TV screens, flight information screens and advertising screens. We then looked around and no one was saying a word, they were all looking at more screens on tablets, laptops and mobile phones, there’s no escaping it, it’s complete information overload!”

In addition to Heafy‘s contributions, more as-yet unannounced guests will make cameos on the album, which will also include a cover of Johnny Cash‘s “Ring Of Fire“. Along with standard releases, a special edition version of the album featuring five bonus tracks and a DVD will be made available.

The group have announced the following UK/Ireland run in support of the effort:

09/17 Edinburgh, UK – Liquid Room
09/17 Aberdeen, UK – Lemon Tree
09/19 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
09/20 Belfast, IRE – Limelight 2
09/21 Dublin, IRE – Whelan’s
09/23 Carlisle, UK – Brickyard
09/24 Middlesbro, UK – Empire
09/25 Manchester, UK – Deaf Insitute
09/26 Stoke, UK – Sugarmill
09/27 Birmingham, UK – Institute
09/30 Brighton, UK – The Haunt
10/01 Southampton, UK – Joiners
10/02 Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit
10/03 Bridgen, UK – Hobo’s
10/03 Bristol, UK – The Thekla
10/07 Leeds, UK – Brundenell
10/08 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Roomsup h
10/09 Colchester, UK – Arts Centre
10/10 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
10/12 London, UK – Bush Hall

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