British extreme epic power metallers Dragonforce
will release their new album, "Ultra Beatdown
", on August 25 via Roadrunner Records
The cover artwork for the CD can be viewed here
In a recent interview with Revolver magazine, Dragonforce
guitarist Sam Totman
stated about the group's new material, "It's not going to be majorly different. But hopefully the melodies will be nicer, the guitar solos will be better, the production will be better. You just try to improve in every area.
" Vocalist ZP Theart
added, "There isn't much to change, but yet there is. The last three albums have been very much guitar-orientated, and this one probably will be as well, but I want to try to do some extra coloring in with the vocals.
Asked if the songs will be faster, guitarist Herman Li
replied, "Bands always say, 'Our new album is faster and heavier,' and then it's never true, so we're not gonna say that. But playing fast just works for us. People who say we play too fast are probably right, but guess what? There's a million other bands that play slow. People listen to Dragonforce and go to the show because they know that we're doing something other bands aren't doing.
" track listing:
Heroes Of Our Time
The Fire Still Burns
Reasons To Live
Scars Of Yesterday
The Last Journey Home
Inside The Winter Storm
The Warrior Inside
will head Stateside in late June for the start of the inaugural Rockstar Energy Mayhem touring festival. The package kicks off in early July and is headlined by Roadrunner labelmates Slipknot.
's last album, "Inhuman Rampage
", is still romping out of stores on both sides of the pond, thanks in part to the inclusion of lead track "Through The Fire And Flames
" as the "advanced
" level on the top-selling Guitar Hero III computer game.
Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net