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DRAGONFORCE Covers Taylor Swift with “Wildest Dreams (DragonForce’s Version)” – New Video Out Now!

DRAGONFORCE band members

DRAGONFORCE has unveiled an official video for their excellent Taylor Swift cover, “Wildest Dreams (DragonForce’s Version)”, which is included as a bonus track on select editions of their anxiously anticipated upcoming album, Warp Speed Warriors, out on March 15, 2024 via Napalm Records! The Grammy-nominated unit has transformed the current reigning pop superstar’s huge hit into a lightning-fast power metal anthem, featuring incredible guitar solos and sky-high vocals. DRAGONFORCE’s version first caused a wave of buzz in the press and on social media after the band performed it live on their most recent North American tour.
Founded in 1999 by virtuoso guitarists Herman Li (also known for his Twitch channel with 270k followers) and Sam Totman, the new masterpiece Warp Speed Warriors sees DRAGONFORCE experimenting with different genres more than ever before, while staying true to their power metal roots. DRAGONFORCE will kick off their European co-headline tour with Amaranthe in Hamburg next week, with label mates INFECTED RAIN supporting as special guests – so make sure to grab your tickets now and get a taste of what’s to come from the explosive video below!

Herman Li on Warp Speed Warriors:
“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 onWarp 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.

Pre-Order Your Copy of Warp Speed Warriors NOW – First Formats Already Sold Out:

DRAGONFORCE album cover

Warp Speed Warriors Tracklist:
1          Astro Warrior Anthem
2          Power of the Triforce
3          Kingdom of Steel
4          Burning Heart
5          Space Marine Corp
6          Doomsday Party
7          Prelude to Darkness
8          The Killer Queen
9          Pixel Prison
Warp Speed Warriors will be available in the following formats:      

  • 2CD Deluxe Box incl. Bonus Jewel Case CD with 5 bonus tracks, wristband (embroided), poster flag (100x70cm), gaming coin keyring/pendant (with leathercord), packed in a gym bag (Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive) – strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide
  • 1LP Gatefold TURQUOISE marbled Vinyl incl. slipmat, record butler (Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive) – strictly limited to 200 copies worldwide – SOLD OUT!
  • 1LP Gatefold PURPLE Vinyl (Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive) – strictly limited to 400 copies worldwide
  • 1LP Gatefold ORANGE Vinyl (Retail UK exclusive) – strictly limited to 300 copies  
  • 1LP Gatefold BLACK Vinyl    
  • 1CD Digisleeve incl. 1 Bonus Track              
  • Digital Album incl. 3 Bonus Tracks

Herman Li – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Sam Totman – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Marc Hudson – Vocals
Alicia Vigil – Bass, Backing Vocals
Gee Anzalone – Drums, Backing Vocals

Europe Tour 2024
Co-headline w/ Amaranthe, + Infected Rain
21.02.24 DE – Hamburg / Große Freiheit 36 – SOLD OUT!
22.02.24 DE – Berlin / Huxleys Neue Welt
23.02.24 DE – Leipzig / Haus Auensee
24.02.24 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle – Low Tickets!
25.02.24 NL – Tilburg / 013 Poppodium – SOLD OUT!
27.02.24 DK –Copenhagen / Amager Bio – SOLD OUT!
28.02.24 NO – Oslo / Sentrum Scene – SOLD OUT!
29.02.24 SE – Gothenburg / Trädgår’n – SOLD OUT!
03.03.24 LV – Riga / Melna Piektdiena
04.03.24 PL – Warsaw / Progresja
06.03.24 CZ – Brno / Sono Centrum – SOLD OUT!
07.03.24 AT – Vienna / Gasometer
08.03.24 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra Red Stage
09.03.24 DE – Munich / TonHalle – Low Tickets!
10.03.24 IT – Milan / Live Club – Low Tickets!
12.03.24 ES – Madrid / Sala La Riviera
13.03.24 ES – Barcelona / Sala Apolo I
15.03.24 DE – Wiesbaden / Schlachthof – Low Tickets!
16.03.24 CH – Zurich / Komplex 457
17.03.24 BE – Brussels / AB Box
19.03.24 DE – Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn – Low Tickets
20.03.24 FR – Paris / Bataclan – Low Tickets!
22.03.24 UK – Bristol / O2 Academy – SOLD OUT!
23.03.24 UK – Manchester / Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT!
24.03.24 UK – London / The Roundhouse – Low Tickets!

Mutilation On A Spring Night US Tour 2024
 w/ Dethklok, Nekrogoblikon, Babymetal*
07.04.24 US – North Myrtle Beach, SC / House Of Blues
08.04.24 US – Charlotte, NC / The Fillmore Charlotte
09.04.24 US – Silver Spring, MD / The Fillmore Silver Spring
11.04.24 US – Columbus, OH, Kemba Live!
12.04.24 US – Cincinnati, OH / The Andrew J Brady Music Center
14.04.24 US – Indianapolis, IN / Egyptian Room At Old National Centre
15.04.24 US – Waukee, IA / Vibrant Music Hall
16.04.24 US – Kansas City, MO / Uptown Theater
17.04.24 US – Oklahoma City, OK / Criterion
19.04.24 US – Albuquerque, NM / Revel
20.04.24 US – Flagstaff, AZ / Pepsi Amphitheater At Fort Tuthill Park
21.04.24 US – Riverside, CA / Riverside Municipal Auditorium
22.04.24 US – San Diego, CA / The Observatory North Park
24.04.24 US – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic*
25.04.24 US – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic*
28.04.24 US – Spokane, WA / The Podium
30.04.24 US – Billings, MT / Metrapark Arena
01.05.24 US – Idaho Falls, ID / Mountain America Center
02.05.24 US – Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House
03.05.24 US – Portland, OR / Roseland Theater

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