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Extreme Power Metal Icons DRAGONFORCE Unveil Alternate Version of Recent Single “Doomsday Party”, Now as a Duet with Elize Ryd (Amaranthe)!

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

Extreme Power Metal Icons DRAGONFORCE Unveil Alternate Version of Recent Single “Doomsday Party”, Now as a Duet with Elize Ryd (Amaranthe)! | Watch the Music Video HERE!

New Studio Album, Warp Speed Warriors, out March 15, 2024 via Napalm Records | Pre-Order HERE!

European Co-Headline Tour with Amaranthe Kicks Off in February 2024, Secure Your Tickets Now!

Extreme power metal unit DRAGONFORCE has released a new version of their single “Doomsday Party”, now unveiled as a duet with Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE)! This version will be included as a bonus track on some editions of DRAGONFORCE‘s highly anticipated upcoming album Warp Speed Warriors, out on March 15, 2024 via Napalm Records.

Led by guitarists Sam Totman and Herman Li – the latter also known for his successful Twitch channel – the Grammy-nominated band has gained millions of YouTube views on their music videos and boasts nearly 2M monthly listeners on Spotify. On “Doomsday Party”, 80s rock influences meet captivating retro video game soundscapes and epic guitar solos in true DRAGONFORCE manner, and the original version of the track has already reached over half a million Spotify streams. Elize Ryd’s stunning vocal performance gives the song a new edge.

DRAGONFORCE recently finished their massively successful North American headline tour, which featured a brand-new setlist and stage production, as well as special guests AMARANTHE, NANOWAR OF STEEL and EDGE OF PARADISE on several sold out dates! Now, DRAGONFORCE is preparing for their epic European co-headline tour with AMARANTHE and special guests INFECTED RAIN. Kicking off in February 2024 in Hamburg, the tour is selling out fast with shows already sold out months in advance. Get your tickets while they last! Check out the music video for the new version of “Doomsday Party” (feat. Elize Ryd) below!!

Herman Li on “Doomsday Party” (feat. Elize Ryd):
I’ve been a big fan of Amaranthe since their DEMO release. After our mini collab on my Twitch livestream to produce the track ‘Cyber Sausage Fest’, we were thrilled when Elize was able to create this special duet version of the song with DragonForce. I just love listening to her incredible singing, and Elize’s power dynamic performance on Doomsday Party is pure eargasm. I am sure both DragonForce and Amaranthe fans will adore this version of the song too. I’m eagerly anticipating sharing the stage together on our upcoming European co-headline tour!”

Elize Ryd on the collaboration:
“One of the most crazy and fun collaborations since the Cyber Sausage Fest Song. What a banger Doomsday Party is! This song makes every cell in my body hyped, that’s what I love about DragonForce’s music. I was extremely happy when I received the request to join in on this track. The vocal recording took place in Stockholm with Jona Tee from H.E.A.T.
Finally, I wanna say that it is a huge honor for me to officially take part in DragonForce’s history. Thank you so much for having me. It was incredibly fun to tour with you in the USA and Canada. Can’t wait to see you again on Tour in the UK and Europe!”

Watch the Official Music Video for “Doomsday Party” (feat. Elize Ryd) HERE:

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!”

Breathtaking opening track “Astro Warrior Anthem” 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. Following 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:

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:

2 CD 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

1 LP Gatefold TURQUOISE marbled Vinyl incl. slipmat, record butler (Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive) – strictly limited to 200 copies worldwide

1 LP Gatefold PURPLE Vinyl (Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive) – strictly limited to 400 copies worldwide

1 LP Gatefold ORANGE Vinyl (Retail UK exclusive) – strictly limited to 300 copies

1 LP Gatefold BLACK Vinyl

1 CD Digisleeve incl. 1 Bonus Track

Digital Album incl. 3 Bonus Tracks

    2 CD 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


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

    Formed in 1999, DRAGONFORCE has captivated audiences worldwide with their highly successful records and iconic singles, including the platinum-selling hit “Through the Fire and Flames” – the ultimate challenge for gamers on the legendary “Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock”. Renowned for their epic compositions that expand the boundaries of heavy metal, on their highly anticipated new full-length, DRAGONFORCE explore a wider range of varying musical styles than ever before, evolving their sound throughout the exciting musical journey.

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