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DragonForce Pay Tribute To ‘The Legend Of Zelda’ With New Single, Announce “Warp Speed Warriors” Album


Platinum-certified power metal outfit DragonForce have taken the wraps off of their upcoming ninth studio album, “Warp Speed Warriors“. The band are ringing in the news of this full-length opus with the premiere of a music video for a new song-inspired by the classic video game franchise ‘The Legend Of Zelda‘.

Addressing the album itself, the band’s guitarist/vocalist Herman Li commented:

“After four years of creative incubation, we are beyond excited to release what we believe to be our most ambitious and grandiose record yet. This album showcases multiple facets of our artistic abilities, and we invite metal aficionados from every corner of the genre to discover something captivating within its layers. We can’t wait to share this chapter of our musical journey with you, it’s going to be EPIC!”

As for this first, single, “Power Of The Triforce“, Li offered:

“We’re thrilled to unveil our latest track, a powerful homage inspired by one of our favorite video-game franchises, Zelda! We’re eager for metal enthusiasts of all tastes to discover something special within its depths. Brace yourselves, as we’re gearing up to unleash this sonic adventure live during our upcoming tours!”

The band’s longtime association with video games has paid off for them, with the success of the ‘Guitar Hero‘ franchise propelling their 2005 track “Through The Fire And Flames” to platinum status in the United States. Those who pick up the deluxe edition of this forthcoming album will be treated to a cover of Taylor Swift‘s “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)” as a bonus track.

Warp Speed Warriors” track listing:

01 – “Astro Warrior Anthem
02 – “Power Of The Triforce
03 – “Kingdom Of Steel
04 – “Burning Heart
05 – “Space Marine Corp
06 – “Doomsday Party
07 – “Prelude To Darkness
08 – “The Killer Queen
09 – “Pixel Prison

A March 14th release date through Napalm Records has been set. Pre-orders are available at here. In related news, musician/content creator Billy Wilkins will be joining the band onstage for additional guitar and vocals amid the duration of their impending North American tour with Amaranthe, NanowaR Of Steel and Edge Of Paradise. See below for the dates.

10/20 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater (no NanowaR Of Steel)
10/21 Albuquerque, NM – Revel (no NanowaR Of Steel)
10/23 Austin, TX – Empire Garage
10/24 Dallas, TX – The Granada
10/25 Houston, TX – House of Blues
10/27 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
10/28 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
10/30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Heaven
10/31 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
11/01 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
11/03 New York, NY – Palladium Time Square
11/04 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/05 Montreal, QC – MTelus
11/06 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
11/08 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
11/09 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
11/10 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
11/11 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
11/12 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
11/14 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/15 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/16 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
11/18 Berkeley, CA – UC Theater
11/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

With Amaranthe & Infected Rain:

02/21 Hamburg, GER – Grosse Freiheit 36
02/22 Berlin, GER – Huxleys Neue Welt
02/23 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
02/24 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
02/25 Tilburg, NET – O13
02/27 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
02/28 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
02/29 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgar’n
03/03 Riga, LAT – Melna Piektdiena
03/04 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
03/06 Brno, CZE – Sono Centrum
03/07 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
03/08 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra Red Stage
03/09 Munich, GER – TonHalle
03/10 Milan, ITA – Live Club
03/12 Madrid, SPA – Sala La Riviera
03/13 Barcelona, SPA – Sala Apolo I
03/15 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
03/16 Zurich, SWI – Komplex 457
03/17 Brussels, BEL – AB Box
03/19 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
03/20 Paris, FRA – Bataclan
03/22 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
03/23 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
03/24 London, UK – The Roundhouse

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