Shredding power metal kings DragonForce have detailed the release of their next album, Reaching Into Infinity will be released via Metal Blade Records (USA) and earMUSIC (Europe) on May 19th.
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 greatest hits album at 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).
Bassist Fred LeClercq comments
“We were flying out, playing a festival, then back into the studio, then back out again. “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.”
“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. 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 title of the album explains pretty much what we are trying to do with our music. 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.”
The album is their first to feature new drummer Gee Anzalone. The band will give fans their first taste of the new songs in a live setting at a very exclusive one-off show at Camden Town, London’s Black Heart venue, on April 12th.
Guitarist Sam Totman commented:
“This is going to be insane! We always like to kick things off with some intimate shows and this will be the smallest London show we’ve done since doing 3 consecutive weeks at The Barfly back in 2005. It’s going to be a wild sweaty party!”
Tickets go on sale Friday 10th http://www.ourblackheart.com/events/2017/4/12/dragonforce
The band has also booked a gig at next summer’s Chicago Open Air Festival on July 15th at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL where US fans will get to hear their new music. For more information about Chicago Open Air visit: http://chicagoopenair.com. Additional USA tour dates coming soon.