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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Widdly guitar bits, swigging beer and ample rum in support!

THEY play guitar epics in the manner of Euro power metal, they are fond of widdly, long solos and even longer songs, and they are no strangers to Belfast!

Yep, Dragonforce are making a return visit to the city as they tour backing their fifth album, "The Power Within"

Also on the bill for September 27th at the Mandella Hall are Alestorm, The Defiled and Cavorts...and all for the measly sum of £19.50 (+booking fee).

Last time the 'Force were in Belfast it was backing Iron Maiden, the first time we had a look at new singer Marc Hudson. And if you want to see this line-up then get in early!  With the October 2008 show selling out well in advance fans are advised to get tickets early for Dragonforce’s eagerly anticipated return! Tickets go on sale Wednesday 4th April from www.shine.net, online at Ticketmaster and Ticketmaster Outlets and The Kitten Bar! [NB this is an over 14s show]
DragonForce guitarist Herman Li said,“The last two years have been the most fun we ever had making an album. Through writing, jamming and touring together, we have built this incredible energy and it has been fully captured on the new album.This time around we’ve really brought our metal side to the surface and made some of the best music of our career. From the fastest song we’ve ever recorded to the slower songs, and some things you would never expect from us, this is by far the most diverse DragonForce album yet.”
“The Power Within” will be released on April 15th 2012 via the band’s own Electric Generation Recordings, distributed by Essential Music (UK), Roadrunner Records (North America), 3Wise (Australia) and JVC Victor (Japan).

Li added, “This is an exciting new era for DragonForce with Marc joining the band, so we figured this was an ideal time to take full control of our own destiny and establish our own record label for Europe. It’s all hands on deck running it, but a great buzz!”

Looks like another bonkers night. In 2008 the band looked tired and a little bit jaded, perhaps through lengthy touring or the usual personality issues that crop up; however, we have a feeling that they now have something to prove and with a healthy support bill including Alestorm they will be at the top of their game!

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