DragonForce

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DragonForce
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DragonForce performing in Indonesia in 2013
Background information
OriginLondon, England
GenresPower metal
Years active1999 – present
LabelsSanctuary, Noise, Roadrunner, Spinefarm, Universal
Associated actsDemoniac, Power Quest, Shadow Warriors, Biomechanical, Son of Science
Websitedragonforce.com
MembersHerman Li
Sam Totman
Vadim Pruzhanov
Frédéric Leclercq
Marc Hudson
Gee Anzalone
Past membersAdrian Lambert
Didier Almouzni
Diccon Harper
Steve Williams
Steve Scott
ZP Theart
Dave Mackintosh

DragonForce is an English power metal band formed in 1999 in London. They are known for fast guitar solos, fantasy-based lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music.

In March 2010, the band have announced the departure of the singer ZP Theart, due to musical disputes.[1] He moved on to form heavy metal group I Am I. After that Mark Hudson joined as new singer and they released a new album The Power Within.

History[change | change source]

DragonForce was founded in 1999 by singer ZP Theart, bassist Steve Scott, guitarists Sam Totman and Herman Li, drummer Didier Almouzni, and keyboardist Steve Williams. They first called themselves "DragonHeart", but found that a band with this same name already existed. Their song "Through the Fire and Flames" is one of their most famous songs and is featured on the game "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock" The first song and first single, "Heroes of Our Time", from their album, Ultra Beatdown, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance on December 3, 2008,[2] and is also in the video game Skate 2.[3]

Band members[change | change source]

Current members[change | change source]

Former members[change | change source]

  • ZP Theart - lead vocals (founder)
  • Adrian Lambert - bass guitar (2003-2005)
  • Didier Almouzni - drums, backing vocals (1999-2003)
  • Diccon Harper - bass guitar, backing vocals (2001-2003)
  • Steve Williams - keyboards, backing vocals (1999-2000)
  • Steve Scott - bass guitar, backing vocals (1999-2000)

Studio albums[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Updated: Dragonforce part ways with singer - EspyRock".
  2. "The 51st Annual Grammy Awards Winners List".
  3. Orry, James (2008-10-23). "Songs included 'reflect the culture of skateboarding'". VideoGamer.com. Retrieved 2009-01-25.