By Francesco Albanese
Photo via dragonforce.com
The boys are back and doing it again. DragonForce is going even bigger and better on their forthcoming album Reaching Into Infinity. Even while almost blasting passed the 10-minute mark on their 2004 release of Sonic Firestorm with the track "Soldiers of the Wasteland," the band is planning on breaking their own record.
According to guitarist Herman Li, “DragonForce always try to evolve and continue evolving our sound. So I think it’s a natural progression as the band kind of continues to go through every album. This is just, I would say, another step and another chapter to what we’ve been doing. We do have a few things that people haven’t heard, of course, on it, so that’s where the evolution comes from.” (transcription via Blabbermouth).
Commenting on the input from fans, Li continues, “A lot of fans have been asking, ‘Hey, why don’t you guys make this massive, long epic — you know, a 15-minute, 20-minute, half-an-hour song?”
Consequently the fans have spoken and according to Li, “So we haven’t done a half-an-hour song, but we have done a really long, epic song that we have been thinking about and we finally achieved it. So I think fans will be really happy to hear something like that — just to bring another big, epic DragonForce sound.”
Mark your calendars for May 19th folks because Reaching Into Infinity is headed our way and we are eagerly anticipating the release. While you wait, be sure to check out their music on their website, Spotify, Pandora, and more digital music services!