Last week saw the release of the new album from DRAGONFORCE “Maximum Overload“. Today the album has debuted on multiple Billboard Charts. The album was #62 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #10 on the Billboard Independent Music Chart, #7 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart, and #19 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart.
DRAGONFORCE on their chart positions and plans to return to North America:
“Thanks to all the fans that picked up the new album ‘Maximum Overload’. Some of you believe this to be the best DRAGONFORCE album yet. We can’t wait to take the Maximum Overload World Tour to North America in 2015!“
“Maximum Overload” was produced by Jens Bogren at Fascination Studios in Örebro and Varberg, Sweden, the new opus is the band’s first ever album involving an outside producer, having historically opted to record themselves in association with Karl Groom.
“Maximum Overload” features a couple of surprises, notably a guest appearance on some of the songs from Trivium’s Matt Heafy. “We’ve always gotten on really well with the Trivium guys and it was great when Matt had a couple of days to spare and agreed to weigh in on some of the songs!” added bassist Frederic Leclercq.
The album also features an all time first for DRAGONFORCE – a cover song! Guitarist Sam Totman explained: “Just before the last Australian tour, our manager suggested it might be interesting to do a cover for the next album, something we’ve always refused even to consider. Because we had all had a couple beers every band member wrote down 3 songs each and we compared them all, just for a laugh. I wrote down ‘Ring Of Fire’ by Johnny Cash, an idea which the rest of the band loved, so we’ve DRAGONFORCE-ized it“!
DRAGONFORCE‘s take on “Ring of Fire” can be streamed HERE.
The second single from “Maximum Overload“, “Defenders” is streaming HERE.
“Maximum Overload” is available at metalblade.com/dragonforce, in CD, digital, and limited edition vinyl formats! While you are there be sure to check out the first single and video from the album “The Game“.
Furthermore DRAGONFORCE has announced, via their Official Facebook Page, special guests NeonFly for the UK tour and Conjuring Fate for the Belfast and Dublin shows.
The UK & Ireland Tour is selling out fast! Glasgow, Manchester, Southampton, Bridgend, Bristol and London shows already sold out!
Get your tickets here:
UK shows: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/dragonforce-tickets
Ireland show: http://www.ticketmaster.ie/Dragonforce-tickets/artist/1016671?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name
European shows: http://www.dragonforce.com/tours/
‘Maximum Overload World Tour’ – UK & Ireland
17-09-14 UK, Edinburgh – Liquid Room
18-09-14 UK, Aberdeen – Lemon Tree
19-09-14 UK, Glasgow – King Tuts – SOLD OUT
20-09-14 UK, Belfast – Limelight 2
21-09-14 Ireland, Dublin – Whelan’s
23-09-14 UK, Carlisle – Brickyard
24-09-14 UK, Middlesbrough – Empire
25-09-14 UK, Manchester – Deaf Institute – SOLD OUT
26-09-14 UK, Stoke – Sugarmill
27-09-14 UK, Birmingham – Institute
30-09-14 UK, Brighton – The Haunt
01-10-14 UK, Southampton – Joiners – SOLD OUT
02-10-14 UK, Plymouth – The Hub
03-10-14 UK, Bridgend – Hobo’s – SOLD OUT
04-10-14 UK, Bristol – The Thekla – SOLD OUT
07-10-14 UK, Leeds – Brudenell
08-10-14 UK, Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
09-10-14 UK, Colchester – Arts Centre
10-10-14 UK, Norwich – Waterfront
11-10-14 UK, London – Bush Hall – SOLD OUT
06-12-14 UK, London – The Forum – EXTRA SHOW ADDED! Co-Headline with Epica
18-10-14 Japan, Saitama – Loud Park
‘Maximum Overload World Tour’ – Europe with Epica
20-11-14 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Kulturfabrik
21-11-14 France, Strasbourg – La Laiterie
22-11-14 Switzerland Zurich – X-TRA
24-11-14 Italy, Milan – Alcatraz
25-11-14 Italy, Rome – Orion
26-11-14 France, Marseille – Le Moulin
28-11-14 Spain, Madrid – Shoko
29-11-14 Portugal, Lisbon – Paradise Garage
30-11-14 Portugal, Porto – Hard Club
02-12-14 Spain, Barcelona – Apolo
03-12-14 France, Toulouse – Bikini
04-12-14 France, Bordeaux – Rocher de Palmer
06-12-14 London UK, London – The Forum (Co-Headline with Epica)
07-12-14 Netherlands, Utrecht – Vredenburg
15-01-15 Germany, Bochem – Zeche
16-01-15 Germany, Hamburg – Markthalle
17-01-15 Germany, Berlin – C-Club
19-01-15 Germany, Leipzig – Hellraiser
20-01-15 Czech Republic, Prague – Meet Factory
22-01-15 Poland, Wroclaw – Eter
23-01-15 Poland, Warsaw – Progresja
24-01-15 Hungary, Budapest – Petofi Hall
26-01-15 Austria,Vienna – Arena
27-01-15 Munich Germany, Munich – Theaterfabrik
29-01-15 France, Paris – Olympia
30-01-15 Switzerland, Geneva – Salle des Fêtes de Thônex
31-01-15 Germany, Cologne – Essigfabrik
01-02-15 Belgium, Brussels – Ancienne Belgique
Marc Hudson – Lead vocals
Herman Li – Guitar, backing vocals
Sam Totman – Guitar, backing vocals
Frédéric Leclercq – Bass, backing vocals
Vadim Pruzhanov – Keyboards, backing vocals
Gee Anzalone – Drums, backing vocals