Grammy-nominated extreme power metal frontrunners DRAGONFORCE have unveiled their new single, “Astro Warrior Anthem”, together with an official music video! The breathtaking opening track from the epic new album, Warp Speed Warriors, out on March 15, 2024 via Napalm Records, 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.
DRAGONFORCE, led by guitar virtuosos Sam Totman and Herman Li, have an average of 10 million YouTube views per month and nearly 1.9M monthly Spotify listeners. Recently, the band was featured on the best-selling, award-winning VR game Beat Saber’s Original Soundtrack 6 with their exclusive track “Power of the Saber Blade”, the fastest song ever included in Beat Saber. Following their immensely successful North American tour last autumn with Amaranthe, NanowaR of Steel and Edge of Paradise, DRAGONFORCE will begin their European co-headline tour with Amaranthe and special guests Infected Rain next month. Secure your tickets now, pre-order the upcoming album and check out the video for “Astro Warrior Anthem” below!
Herman Li on “Astro Warrior Anthem”:
“Astro Warrior Anthem captures all the elements of DragonForce’s music, fused with an explosive music video. I am sure our fans will love it!”
“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!”
Following the opening track “Astro Warrior Anthem”, the 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. 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 as a bonus track on some formats.
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.
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