DRAGONFORCE drummer GEE ANZALONE is featuring on “Strike First” end credits song of Cobra Kai Season 5 on Netflix. Watch below the video.
Gee issued: “I’m so happy to announce I recorded the drums on “Strike First”, the end credits song of Cobra Kai Season 5 on Netflix (Episode 10). Thanks to Zach Robinson for the opportunity to join this new adventure! It was great to work with him and Leo Birenberg on this new version of their classic “Cobra Kai” track! As a fan of the Karate Kid movies and Cobra Kai Series, I feel so proud to be part of all of this!”
“Cobra Kai” co-composer Zach Robinson said: “I’ve been a fan of Dragonforce since I was 15 years old and have seen them perform live over 10 times so it’s safe to say their music has been a major influence on my work, with “Cobra Kai” being no exception. When I saw Gee wearing a “Cobra Kai” tee at Dragonforce shows this last tour, I knew I had to reach out and get him on the soundtrack. Collaborating with Gee on our extended version of “Strike First” is a dream come true and real privilege for me and my partner Leo Birenberg. We’re proud to have Gee and Dragonforce officially part of the Cobra Kai family!”
You can hear “Strike First (extended)” by Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson on the official soundtrack for “Cobra Kai: Season V” releasing everywhere on September 16th.
DRAGONFORCE have launched a new video for “Strangers” – a song from 2019’s Extreme Power Metal, and a tribute to everything 80s! Featuring Steve Vai‘s Whitesnake/David Lee Roth-era guitars, the band spared no expense in making this clip authentic, delivering the ultimate glam metal cheese. Filmed before the pandemic with a large-scale production, “Strangers” was directed by Roboshobo, in Los Angeles, CA, and can be seen here:
Guitarist Herman Li comments: “This video takes place in the same ’80s world as our last video (‘Troopers of the Stars’), with the same cast and the same director. When Roboshobo pitched the concept, I was immediately into it. I’m a huge fan of the glam rock-era of music – I love the showmanship, the guitar solos, and the endearing cheesiness. And the players of that time were amazing, like Steve Vai, Warren Di Martini, and Reb Beach; I think sometimes the playing gets lost, and people just remember the crazy outfits. So, this video is a loving tribute to that era – while also being authentic… Roboshobo told us to get some cool-looking guitars to fit the theme of the video, and the night before the shoot, I was panicking because we still hadn’t found any. So, I texted Steve Vai and told him we were doing a glam rock video. He said, ‘come on over’, and when I got there, he had pulled out THE guitars he used with Whitesnake and David Lee Roth. I remember seeing these guitars in magazines as a kid, so it was incredible to get to use them on set – I almost cried when he handed them to me! Besides the guitars, I think we all looked really hunky in our costumes, especially our hair! For a minute, I was even considering getting a perm…I know people may think we’re not taking ourselves seriously enough, but I think given the state of the world, sometimes it’s just nice to kick back and have a laugh with your mates. That was definitely the vibe on set – we could barely keep a straight face watching the playback. We’re also releasing super-limited merch we did in collaboration with the artist, Teenage Stepdad, at: dragonforce.com/shop. It definitely captures the feeling of the era!“
To coincide with this video launch, DragonForce has announced a headlining North American tour for 2022, featuring Battle Beast and Seven Spires as support.
DragonForce adds: “We are so excited to be playing in the USA and Canada again. We’ve spent the last year and a half waiting to get back on the road to finish the ‘Extreme Power Metal World Tour’. We’ve also got some new surprises. DragonForce always says more is more, so expect an even bigger, crazier show! We’re also thrilled to be bringing some incredible bands with us. Battle Beast gives an amazing performance every time, and Seven Spires is one of the best young bands out there. We can’t wait to see everyone in the crowd and at our VIP!“
See below for all dates! Tickets on-sale Friday, October 29th @ 10am local time. Extremely limited pre-show VIP upgrades are available at: dragonforce.com
DragonForce North American tour dates w/ Battle Beast, Seven Spires Mar. 7, 2022 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory * Mar. 8, 2022 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory * Mar. 9, 2022 – Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post * Mar. 10, 2022 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre * Mar. 11, 2022 – Seattle, WA – Neptune * Mar. 13, 2022 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom * Mar. 15, 2022 – Calgary, AB – Palace Theater * Mar. 16, 2022 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall * Mar. 18, 2022 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory * Mar. 19, 2022 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex * Mar. 20, 2022 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater Mar. 22, 2022 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater Mar. 23, 2022 – St. Louis, MO – Red Flag Mar. 24, 2022 – Milwaukee, WI – Rave II Mar. 25, 2022 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue Mar. 26, 2022 – Chicago, IL – Metro Mar. 27, 2022 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall Mar. 29, 2022 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s Mar. 30, 2022 – Toronto, ON – Opera House Mar. 31, 2022 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre Apr. 1, 2022 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell Apr. 2, 2022 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium Apr. 3, 2022 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza Apr. 5, 2022 – Reading, PA – Reverb Apr. 6, 2022 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater Apr. 7, 2022 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage Apr. 8, 2022 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theater Apr. 9, 2022 – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Petes Apr. 10, 2022 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven) Apr. 12, 2022 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum Apr. 13, 2022 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Apr. 15, 2022 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live Apr. 16, 2022 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Apr. 17, 2022 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live Apr. 19, 2022 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater Apr. 20, 2022 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blue s Apr. 22, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater Apr. 23, 2022 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theater *=without Battle Beast
DRAGONFORCE have launched a new video for “Troopers of the Stars” – a song from 2019’s Extreme Power Metal! Inspired by the movie Starship Troopers, “Troopers of the Stars” was filmed before the pandemic with a large-scale production, directed by Roboshobo, in Los Angeles, CA. Watch this epic clip now, below.
DragonForce comments: “The long-awaited ‘Troopers of the Stars’ video is finally here. Be sure to watch it again and again to see if you can spot all the easter eggs in there!”
Fans can purchase exclusive, limited “Troopers of the Stars”-merchandise now at: dragonforce.com
DragonForce has also announced a European trek today, which will see the band join the mighty Powerwolf and Warkings on the road next year (see below for all dates!). “We are extremely excited to be going on tour with Powerwolf and Warkings!” adds DragonForce. “They are awesome bands, this is going to be one EPIC power metal tour!”
To get your DragonForce fix before then, join guitarist Herman Li for songwriting, live reactions, guitar playthroughs, video gaming, guitar reviews, special guest events and more on Tuesdays through Fridays at 9PM PT / 12AM ET / 5AM UK on Twitch: twitch.tv/hermanli
DRAGONFORCE have posted online a new video of their Drummer Gee Anzalone making delicious Italian dessert ‘Bonet’, watch below.
DragonForce’s Italian drummer @Gee Anzalone shows you to make a Bonèt, an authentic Italian dessert from his home town. Watching that Bonet being cooked made us super hungry! What Italian desserts makes you hungry? Tiramisu, cannoli, panna cotta, sfogliatella, rum baba, tartufo, panettone, sbrisolona?
BONET RECEIPE Ingredients: Amaretti cookies 3.52 oz (100g) 5 fresh eggs Whole Milk 23.66 fl oz (700ml) Chocolate powder 1.76 oz (50g) Rhum 3.38 fl oz (100ml) Sugar 5.29 oz (150g)
DRAGONFORCE have posted online a new video of their Drummer Gee Anzalone showing how to make Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe:
In the Kitchen with DragonForce again! It’s Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe time. As an Italian, DragonForce drummer Gee Anzalone loves authentic Italian cooking. In this video, Gee shows you exactly how to make it like his mother would. Hit LIKE if you still want more cooking videos! Should Gee carry on cooking Italian dishes or something else?
Please, try this at home! Enjoy it!
SPAGHETTI CACIO E PEPE
Ingredients for 2 People: Spaghetti 7.05 oz (200g) Roman Pecorino Cheese 3.5 oz (100g) Pepper Salt
DRAGONFORCE have posted online a new video of their Drummer Gee Anzalone showing how to make Italian Seafood Spaghetti:
In the Kitchen with DragonForce, Seafood Spaghetti! DragonForce drummer @Gee Anzalone loves authentic Italian cuisine. In this video, Gee shows you how to make Seafood pasta. Thank you so much for supporting Gee’s cooking videos. Hit LIKE if you want to see more! Let Gee know what other Italian dishes you want to see him cook next! Show us your cooking inspired by Gee’s videos by tagging us on Instagram! Ciao!
SEAFOOD SPAGHETTI ingredients
Spaghetti Pasta (200g / 7 oz) Cherry Tomatoes (400g / 14oz) Mussels (300g / 10.5 oz) Clams (300g / 10.5 oz) White Wine (1 glass) Parsley 2 Garlic 1 Spicy Red Pepper (Jalapeno) Olive oil Salt