New DragonForce Album to Feature Matt Heafy, Johnny Cash Cover

artist: DragonForce date: 04/02/2014 category: upcoming releases

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New DragonForce Album to Feature Matt Heafy, Johnny Cash Cover
DragonForce has announced details of their sixth album, "Maximum Overload," which is due to be released on August 18th.

As Revolver notes, the record was produced by Jens Bogren at Fascination Studios in Örebro and Varberg, Sweden.

The album will feature guest appearances from Trivium's Matt Heafy, who has a long standing friendship with the band. In a first, the band has also included a cover song on the record. Surprisingly, it's a version of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," as guitarist Sam Totman notes:

"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 three 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!"

You can check out a demo of new song "Defenders" below.

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