We’re at the mercy of modern technology for this episode of the Thrash Hits Podcast – Raz has decamped to the USA for a few weeks for SXSW and some California sunshine, leaving the rest of us here in miserable old England. With possibly the dodgiest Skype connection imaginable, Hugh and Raz discuss how SXSW has changed over the years, as well as speculating on how two very different kinds of hype affect bands – that currently being felt by Ghost (or Ghost BC, if you’re an American) and the kind that surrounds Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats.
DragonForce is a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group is known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound. DragonForce has released seven studio albums, two live albums, one compilation album, one live DVD and one demo.
History - Early years and Valley of the Damned (1999–2003).
DragonForce was founded in 1999 by guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman, under the name of DragonHeart. Read more on Last.fm
DragonForce on Thrash Hits
September 5th, 2008
26 August 2008
by Salvadore Fernandez
Some albums are described as autumnal and songs are frequently labelled as the soundtrack to various peoples’ summers but British power metallers DragonForce’s latest release, Ultra Beatdown really only fits into Silly Season.