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DRAGONFORCE Unveil Music Video For ‘Midnight Madness’ Track
September 21st, 2017

Multinational power metal band DragonForce have filmed a music video for the track ‘Midnight Madness’, which can be viewed below.

Guitarist Herman Li commented: “Many fans have asked us over the years what’s it like working in the studio on an album. The music video from the latest song to be released from the Reaching Into Infinity album – ‘Midnight Madness’, has the perfect vibe to take the fans behind the scene and see what we get up to!”

DragonForce issued seventh full-length studio album Reaching Into Infinity on May 19th, 2017 in Europe through earMUSIC. North American release took place on the same day via Metal Blade Records.

The outing was made available in the following formats: vinyl LP, standard edition CD and a special edition CD / DVD. The latter includes bonus tracks and additional DVD disc featuring live footage from the band’s performance at the Woodstock Festival in Kostrzyn, Poland on July 16th, 2016.

The bulk of the album was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden with producer Jens Bogren. DragonForce also laid down tracks while touring their 2016 compilation album Killer Elite, utilizing Lamerluser Studios in London, England, Dark Lane Studios in Witney, England, as well as the band’s own Evil1 Studios in Charleville-Mezieres, France and Shredforce One Studios in Los Angeles, California.

“We were flying out, playing a festival, then back into the studio, then back out again,” explains bass player Frédéric Leclercq, who also handled the majority of songwriting on the 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.”

The track listings are as follows;

Standard Edition

01. ‘Reaching Into Infinity’
02. ‘Ashes Of The Dawn’
03. ‘Judgement Day’
04. ‘Astral Empire’
05. ‘Curse Of Darkness’
06. ‘Silence’
07. ‘Midnight Madness’
08. ‘WAR!’
09. ‘Land Of Shattered Dreams’
10. ‘The Edge Of The World’
11. ‘Our Final Stand’

Special Edition with multi-angle Bonus DVD

Disc 1 – CD

01. ‘Reaching Into Infinity’
02. ‘Ashes Of The Dawn’
03. ‘Judgement Day’
04. ‘Astral Empire’
05. ‘Curse Of Darkness’
06. ‘Silence’
07. ‘Midnight Madness’
08. ‘WAR!’
09. ‘Land Of Shattered Dreams’
10. ‘The Edge Of The World’
11. ‘Our Final Stand’
12. ‘Hatred And Revenge’ (bonus track)
13. ‘Evil Dead’ (bonus track)

Disc 2 – Bonus DVD

DragonForce Live at Woodstock Festival Poland 2016

01. ‘Holding On’
02. ‘Heroes Of Our Time’
03. ‘Operation Ground And Pound’
04. ‘Holding On’ (multi-angles)
05. ‘Heroes Of Our Time’ (multi-angles)
06. ‘Operation Ground And Pound’ (multi-angles)

DragonForce’s line-up is as follows:

Marc Hudson (lead vocals)
Herman Li (guitar and backing vocals)
Sam Totman (guitar and backing vocals)
Frédéric Leclercq (bass and harsh vocals)
Gee Anzalone (drums)
Vadim Pruzhanov (keyboards and backing vocals)

In its first week of release Reaching Into Infinity entered the following Billboard charts; Hard Music Albums (#5), Independent Albums (#12), Rock Albums (#16), Digital Albums (#48), Top 200 Current Albums (#58), and Top 200 (#70).

A music video was also filmed for the track ‘Ashes Of The Dawn’. Directed by Ivan Colic with production by Stanimir Lukic-Staca and the iCODE Team in Serbia during May 2017, the clip can be viewed below.

Sixth studio record Maximum Overload was released in August 2014 via the following labels in different territories; earMUSIC (Europe), Metal Blade Records (North America), 3Wise (Australia), and JVC Victor (Japan).