For their seventh studio album, DragonForce has opened up their sound like never before, capturing the fierce, forlorn and fun with both menace and melody. "I think we have proven that playing fast was something we were good at, so this time I wanted to bring even more diversity into our music," Frederic Leclercq (bass) comments. "It's great to challenge ourselves instead of staying in a comfort zone, and I really wanted to experiment with Marc's vocals. I think people are going to be surprised at his brutality!" The first album to feature Gee Anzalone (drums), the Italian drummer has laid down an impressive performance to provide the perfect backbone to the DragonForce sound, which of course still boasts the band's trademark insanely-fast solos, courtesy of guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman. Recording the bulk of the album at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden, with producer Jens Bogren, the band also laid down tracks while touring their Killer Elite "best of"-album, utilizing Lamerluser Studios, (London, UK), Dark Lane Studios (Witney, UK), as well as the band's own Evil1 Studios in Charleville-Mezieres, France and Shredforce One Studios (CA, USA).

DragonForce will give USA fans their first taste of new songs starting July 7th, when the band hits the road for a North American tour this summer with Once Human as support! See below for all dates.

DragonForce tour dates
w/ Once Human
July 7 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
July 8 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
July 9 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red
July 11 - San Antonio, TX - The Rock Box
July 12 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
July 14 - St Louis, MO - Fubar
July 15 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Open Air
July 17 - Detroit, MI - El Club
July 18 - Washington DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
July 20 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
July 21 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
July 22 - Bangor, ME - Rise Above Festival
July 23 - Montreal, QC - Corona
July 24 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
July 26 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade ("Heaven")
July 27 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham
July 28 - Tampa, FL - Orpheum
July 29 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Sept. 9 - Mashantucket, CT - Revolution Rock Festival