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."
"Ultra Beatdown" track listing:
01. Heroes Of Our Time 02. The Fire Still Burns 03. Reasons To Live 04. Scars Of Yesterday 05. Heartbreak Armageddon 06. The Last Journey Home 07. Inside The Winter Storm 08. The Warrior Inside
Dragonforce 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.
Dragonforce'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.