Reaching into Infinity Dragonforce
- 1Reaching into Infinity01:25
- 2Ashes of the Dawn04:33
- 3Judgement Day06:13
- 4Astral Empire05:24
- 5Curse of Darkness05:35
- 7Midnight Madness06:21
- 9Land of Shattered Dreams04:59
- 10The Edge of the World11:03
- 11Our Final Stand05:04
Info for Reaching into Infinity
International metal superstars Dragonforce have revealed details of their forthcoming, brand new studio album: „Reaching Into Infinity!“
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, utilising Lamerluser Studios, London UK. Dark Lane Studios, Witney, UK, as well as the bands own Evil1 Studios in Charleville-Mézières, France and Shredforce One Studios, CA USA.
"We were flying out, playing a festival, then back into the studio, then back out again." Explains bassplayer Frédéric Leclercq, who also handled the majority of songwriting on this album. "It was very intense and very tiring. I obviously played bass but also a lot of rhythm guitar, electric and acoustic, and lost my temper a few times - I think we all did at some point, because we wanted to deliver nothing but the best."
For their seventh studio album, Dragonforce have 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." Fred continues. "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, the Italian drummer has laid down an insanely impressive performance to provide the perfect backbone to the Dragonforce sound, which of course still boasts the bands trademark crazy-fast solos, courtesy of guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman.
"The title of the album explains pretty much what we are trying to do with our music," Fred concludes. "Today's world is really crazy - there is fear of the future, uncertainty. But the power of music is infinite, and it can give strength and hope to people."
Marc Hudson, lead vocals, backing vocals
Herman Li, guitars, backing vocals
Sam Totman, guitars, backing vocals
Gee Anzalone, drums
Vadim Pruzhanov, keyboards, piano, backing vocals
Frédéric Leclercq, bass, backing vocals
Produced by Jens Bogren
is a power metal band that was formed in 1999, from the remnants of black metal band Demoniac under the name of DragonHeart. However, the band soon changed its name to DragonForce before releasing any commercial albums due to possible commercial issues with Brazilian band DragonHeart. Their career began with publishing of songs on the first incarnation of MP3.com, claiming the top of the site’s heavy metal charts. The hit song Valley Of The Damned reached over 500,000 downloads in the first few months.
Despite this, two of the original members, Steve Williams and Steve Scott left the band to form power metal outfit Power Quest.
The band has enjoyed increasing popularity over the years, publishing four albums and touring extensively while supporting artists such as Helloween, W.A.S.P. and Iron Maiden. Their 2005 tour in support of the Sonic Firestorm album included support from Angra and Mendeed during their passage through the UK.
On October 28, 2005 bassist Adrian Lambert announced his departure from the band. (Lambert later revealed in an interview that he had left due to musical differences with Herman Li and Sam Totman). Less than a month after Lambert’s departure, on November 23th 2005, DragonForce was signed to Roadrunner Records which released their album Inhuman Rampage in 2006. Lambert was replaced in 2006 by Frédéric Leclercq, who was made an official member after a performance on tour.
This album contains no booklet.