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Dragonforce Introduce New Album, 'Warp Speed Warrior' With Legend of Zelda-Inspired Single

- By Ramon Gonzales

The collective of virtuoso led by Herman Li and Sam Totman begin their North American tour this week with support from Amaranthe, NanowaR of Steel, Edge of Paradise and online sensation, Billy Watkins. 

Power Metal Juggernaut DragonForce have confirmed their first full length studio album in four years will land on March 15th, 2024 via Napalm Records. The confirmation of the album Warp Speed Warriors was coupled with the unveiling of the band's latest single - a potent tribute to the band's 8-bit roots with a musical ode to the iconic Zelda franchise. 

The inimitable Herman Li, detailed the importance of the single "Power of the Triforce" and hinted how the single offers a harbinger of the heft to come. “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 arrival of Warp Speed Warriors marks a new era for DragonForce, one completing a four year layoff for the band as they recalibrate their sound. Comprised of Herman Li and Sam Totman, singer Marc Hudson, bassist Alicia Vigil and drummer Gee Anzalone, the assembly of ace players showcase their unmatched prowess on the track that asserts the band's signature power and precision. 

Further elaborating on the direction of the album, Li shared of the effort, “After four years of creative incubation, we are beyond excited to release what we believe to be our most ambitious and grandiose record yet."

Li added, "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!”

The announcement coincides with launch of the band's extensive slate of touring dates that begins with a North American leg and continues into 2024 with a comprehensive trek through Europe. The North American dates will include support from Amaranthe, NanowaR of Steel and Edge of Paradise  plus the recent addition of viral sensation, Billy Watkins. The European dates will be billed as a co-headlining run with Amaranthe with support from Infected Rain.

A complete list of dates and cities can be found below. Get tickets - HERE

Warp Speed Warriors from DragonForce drops March 15th, 2024 via Napalm Records. Order the album - HERE


North American Tour 2023
w/ Amaranthe, NanowaR of Steel + Edge of Paradise
20.10.23 US – Mesa, AZ / Nile Theater*
21.10.23 US – Albuquerque, NM / Revel*
23.10.23 US – Austin, TX / Empire Garage
24.10.23 US – Dallas, TX / The Granada
25.10.23 US – Houston, TX / House of Blues
27.10.23 US – Orlando, FL / House of Blues
28.10.23 US – Ft Lauderdale, FL / Culture Room
30.10.23 US – Atlanta, GA / Masquerade - Heaven
31.10.23 US – Charlotte, NC / The Underground
01.11.23 US – Baltimore, MD / Baltimore Soundstage
03.11.23 US – New York, NY / Palladium Time Square
04.11.23 US – Worcester, MA / The Palladium
05.11.23 CA – Montreal, QC / MTelus
06.11.23 CA – Toronto, ON / Danforth Music Hall
08.11.23 US – Cleveland, OH / Agora Theater
09.11.23 US – Detroit, MI / The Majestic
10.11.23 US – Chicago, IL / House of Blues
11.11.23 US – Minneapolis, MN / First Avenue
12.11.23 US – Lawrence, KS / Granada Theater
14.11.23 US – Denver, CO / Summit Music Hall
15.11.23 US – Salt Lake City, UT / The Depot
16.11.23 US – Boise, ID / Knitting Factory
18.11.23 US – Berkeley, CA / UC Theater
19.11.23 US – Los Angeles, CA / The Wiltern
* no NanowaR of Steel
Europe Tour 2024
Co-headline w/ Amaranthe, + 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
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