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Interview: Dragonforce

Interview: Dragonforce

Tuesday 17th February, 2015 4:02PM

Formed in 1999, London outfit Dragonforce are known for blending high-speed metal with fantasy lyrical themes, to create a sound that has historically been dubbed 'Nintendo metal'. It's a genre term that sits well with the six-piece who are all avid gamers at heart and enjoy gathering around for some Donkey Kong while on the road. However, the group's 2014 album, Maximum Overload, takes a different view at the world of electronics, engaging in a commentary around society's ever-increasing dependency to be connected to social media. Although it is the sixth album to the group's catalogue, Maximum Overload is the first time they have ever employed the services of a producer, by getting Jens Bogren onboard to bring some fresh ears to the process and help them load the record with more intensity. UnderTheRadar caught up with lead vocalist Marc Hudson, who joined the band in 2011 ahead of the release of the group's fifth album The Power Within, to find out more about his journey with Dragonforce and more about the ideas behind Maximum Overload...

Click here to read the interview with Marc, and watch them perform 'Three Hammers' live below...

Dragonforce are kicking off a three-date New Zealand tour tonight with a show at Churchills in Christchurch, head over here for more details.


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