Dragonforce Announce New Album "Maximum Overload" and huge "This Time It's Personal" UK Tour

The band that broke power metal to the mainstream in the UK have announced their return! Dragonforce are back and have confirmed details of their upcoming album, which is to be titled Maximum Overload. For the first time ever Dragonforce have enlisted an outside producer, in the shape of the well respected Jens Bogren, and travelled to Sweden to work with Jens on Maximum Overload, which the band tell us is now almost finished. Maximum Overload also features a notable guest in the form of Trivium main man Matt Heafy, who has contributed to a couple of the tracks on the album.

Dragonforce's new album will land on the shelves on the 18th of August 2014 and the band are delighted to announce a new relationship with Ear Music, who will be releasing the album. After the album is released Dragonforce will embark on an enormous UK tour in the Autumn of 2014 entitled the "This Time It's Personal" tour, which will take in smaller venues of the style the band have not played in for several years. Guitarist Hernan Li explains the thinking behind the tour:

“We did a tour like this in between the Sonic Firestorm and Inhuman Rampage albums and have wanted to repeat it ever since but couldn’t because of touring commitments elsewhere in the world. This time we were determined to make it happen so we’re going to some cities we haven’t visited for years and some we’ve never visited at all. One of the venues is a boat and one is a deconsecrated church! It will be great to see the fans up close and personal again, it’s going to be very hot, very sweaty and great fun!”

Full details of the tour follow below:

Dragonforce "This Time It's Personal" Autumn UK Tour 2014

SEPTEMBER
Wednesday 17th            EDINBURGH                        Liquid Room
Thursday 18th             ABERDEEN                         Lemon Tree
Friday 19th               GLASGOW                          King Tuts
Saturday 20th             BELFAST                          Limelight 2
Sunday 21st               DUBLIN                           Whelan's
Tuesday 23rd              CARLISLE                         Brickyard
Wednesday 24th            MIDDLESBRO’                      Empire
Thursday 25th             MANCHESTER                       Deaf Institute
Friday 26th               STOKE                            Sugarmill
Saturday 27th             BIRMINGHAM                       Institute
Tuesday 30th              BRIGHTON                         The Haunt
 
 
OCTOBER
Wednesday 1st             SOUTHAMPTON                      Joiners
Thursday 2nd              PLYMOUTH                         White Rabbit
Friday 3rd                BRIDGEND                         Hobo's
Saturday 4th              BRISTOL                          The Thekla
Tuesday 7th               LEEDS                            Brundenell 
Wednesday 8th             NOTTINGHAM                       Rescue Rooms
Thursday 9th              COLCHESTER                       Arts Centre
Friday 10th               NORWICH                          Waterfront
Saturday 11th             LONDON                           Bush Hall
 
Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday 4th of April 2014 priced at £16 plus fees and regional variations. You can pick tickets up from Seetickets.com and all the other usual suspects. Further updates on the new Dragonforce album as and when they are announced.
 
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