Power metal unit, Dragonforce, have shared a video for their new song, “Power of the Saber Blade,” originally composed for the VR game, Beat Saber, and featured on its Original Soundtrack 6. The track will be the fastest ever introduced in Beat Saber at 10.66 notes per second, and with a music video, drawing the listener into the Beat Saber universe. Dragonforce are also working up to the release of their next album, Warp Speed Warriors, as well as a co-headlining tour with Amaranthe, kicking off in February. Keep reading below for the new video and more information.
It was a calm, brisk Thursday night when a line outside of Detroit’s Majestic Theatre started to form. No one wanted to pay for a coat check so the breeze bit through the gathering crowd’s black hoodies until the doors opened. The chill was worth it since Grammy-nominated power metal pros, Dragonforce, were in town. This band is on a North American headlining tour promoting their upcoming album and they brought along a varied group of special guests with them.Continue reading
Marc Hudson, vocalist for DragonForce, has never done a solo album, until now. Napalm Records brings you the most awesome Starbound Stories. It is Super Saiyan AWESOME! I’m a huge lover of anime and video games. So, if you are a huge lover of power metal, anime, and video games, you will flat-out love this album. The second song ‘Freedom Heart’, sung by Ryoji Shinomoto, is epic. It’s the perfect start to a boss-level anime. It’s happy and uplifting and full of sweeping movement. Frédéric Leclercq (Sinsaenum, Kreator, and also formerly of DragonForce himself) unleashes some amazing guitar work.
A country known for producing some of the most extreme, experimental or just downright bizarre acts in metal, Japan has never really tended to show much interest in its more traditional or western influenced styles. A small but dedicated power metal scene certainly exists, yet remains arguably further underground than the likes of grindcore, noise, and hardcore punk.
The 2023 edition of 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise is here! Setting sail today with 61 other world-class metal bands and 3000 fans on board the Freedom of the Seas, sailing from January 30 – February 3, 2023, from Miami, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas, and back. Ghost Cult will be there! For a last-minute addition to the cruise, Hypocrisy has joined up. The cruise has announced its running order, singing schedule, and more. If you missed the boat (sorry ?) this year, stay tuned to Ghost Cult for our review of the cruise, and how you can go next year!
Hail to thee, warriors of the world. Weary of continually polishing your mighty sword or washing your bloodstained loincloth in anticipation of the next slab of homoerotic battle fantasies from a certain band of American warriors? Then saddle your horse, drink your last ale and look no further than costumed European guardians of true metal, Warkings.
October 9th, 2009. That was the last time I saw Dragonforce live, with Sonata Arctica and Taking Dawn so needless to say, I was very excited for this show… in the same venue as last time, no less! Added only to the fact that this tour has been on the minds of everyone that originally planned to see it last year when Unleash The Archers were on the bill, but we now have Firewind, Visions of Atlantis, and New England based titans Seven Spires to look forward to. Let’s stop wasting time and get into this symphonic and power-metal night of fun.
Gritty in Pink, a new platform empowering women in music, through performance, partnerships, and networking opportunities, wraps up their Historical Launch Year with a Holiday Special Live Fundraiser for The Sidewalk Project. The women’s centric artist livestream showcase will benefit houseless communities countrywide, tomorrow night, December 15 at 7 pm PST. In January of this year, Gritty began as a monthly concert at The Satellite in Los Angeles, but it was soon adapted to an online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the setback, Gritty Rocks Live (GRL) launched virtual tours that featured female artists from cities all across the country, raising thousands of dollars for charities including ACLU and Headcount. The Holiday Special, hosted by Shiragirl and Bodacious Thang, will be a live fundraiser for The Sidewalk Project, benefiting houseless communities across the country.
Released in Japan and the UK earlier in the year, other territories have had to wait until now to hear the latest album by Japanese power metallers, Lovebites. Every bit as impressive as their previous records, Electric Pentagram (Victor Records) even draws inspiration from the likes of Slayer for their latest release, the appropriately titled opening track, ‘Thunder Vengeance’ having been conceived after watching the legendary thrashers at Download Festival Japan in 2019. Not that you’d be able to tell from the chorus, which carries a hook so beefy you could eat it for Sunday lunch.Continue reading