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DragonForce Announce New Vocalist Marc Hudson

March 2, 2011 by  
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DragonForce have found their new vocalist and are ready to introduce him to the world! After entries from thousands of hopefuls across the globe the band welcomes 23-year-old Marc Hudson to the band to fill the boots left by ZP Theart, who parted ways with the band in March of last year.

I’m really excited about being a part of the DragonForce family,” said Hudson. “It’s always been my dream to dedicate my life to making music. I’m going to bring all the power and emotion I can to the songs, and help make the killer new record the fans have been waiting for!

Born in Oxford England, Hudson was picked from the thousands of applications via a number of impressive video auditions and live performances, which left the rest of the band in no doubt that they’d found their man. Since the age of 16, Hudson has been building his vocal skills, gigging with bands in the UK underground scene, developing a powerful style with influences which include Bruce Dickinson, Michael Kiske and Sebastian Bach.

Said founding member and guitarist Herman Li: “After almost a year of searching around the globe, it’s great to be able to finally tell our fans the good news. Marc’s expressive and melodic vocals are sounding phenomenal on the new songs, adding another dimension to the DragonForce sound that I am sure all the fans will love.”

The band has been working on a new album since early 2010, recording in various studios in California, London and the South of France. With Hudson brought into the fold, the band is enjoying an injection of enthusiasm and hunger that sees DragonForce prepared to return more focused and determined than ever before.

Everyone in the band is extremely excited about how the new material is shaping up.” Continued Li. “We haven’t felt this kind of energy in the band for a long time. We can’t wait to unleash the next DragonForce album later this year.”

The new album is expected to hit the shelves in September, with a full world tour to follow. Hit up the band’s website for all the latest info.

Dragonforce Part Ways With Lead Singer ZP Heart / Open Auditions For New Singer

March 9, 2010 by  
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Since yesterday there have been rumors that Dragonforce and ZP Heart had parted ways but now it’s official.  Here’s the statement from the band along with info on the audition process for new singers (just in case you’re interested!)

“It is with great regret that DragonForce announce a parting of the ways with singer ZP Theart. This is due to insurmountable differences of musical opinion but the rest of the band sincerely wishes ZP great success with his future projects.”

While the creative core members have begun writing the fifth album, they have also started a worldwide search for a new vocalist. “We are looking for a powerful, melodic singer to write a new chapter of DragonForce with us.” said guitarist Herman Li. 

Anyone wishing to audition for the vacant position should apply following the instructions at this web address www.dragonforce.com/audition.

Dragonforce Concert Photos / Chicago, IL

November 10, 2009 by  
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Dragonforce
September 30, 2009
House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Photos by:  Tasha Schalk

Dragonforce Concert Photos / Chicago, IL

November 1, 2009 by  
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Dragonforce
September 30, 2009
House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Photos by:  Tasha Schalk

Dragonforce Concert Photos – The Palladium/Worcester, MA

October 12, 2009 by  
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Dragonforce
October 9, 2009
The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Photos by: Mary Ouellette

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Dragonforce add Fall Tour Dates

DragonForce will be back to administer another ‘Ultra Beatdown’ upon American venues. The band will embark on a month-long, headlining tour this Fall, which kicks off on September 18 in Hollywood and runs through October 11 in Philadelphia.  This will probably be the band’s final US tour in support of their most recent album, Ultra Beatdown.

Dates:

9/18/2009 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA

9/19/2009 Regency Center @ The Grand Ballroom San Francisco, CA

9/20/2009 Roseland Portland, OR

9/21/2009 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC

9/23/2009 Edmonton Events Centre Edmonton, ALB

9/24/2009 MacEwan Hall Calgary, ALB

9/25/2009 Odeon, The Saskatoon, SAS

9/26/2009 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, MAN

9/28/2009 The Beaumont Kansas City, MO

9/29/2009 Cabooze On The West Bank Minneapolis, MN

9/30/2009 House of Blues Chicago, IL

10/2/2009 Sound Academy Toronto, ONT

10/3/2009 Le Medley Montreal, QUE

10/4/2009 Theatre Imperial Quebec City, QUE

10/6/2009 The Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza New York, NY

10/7/2009 Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD

10/9/2009 The Palladium Worcester, MA

10/10/2009 Chance Poughkeepsie, NY

10/11/2009 Theater of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA

Dragonforce – Worcester, MA

November 28, 2008 by  
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Dragonforce
November 28, 2008
The Palladium, Worcester, MA
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Dragonforce – Mayhem Festival 2008

August 15, 2008 by  
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Mayhem Festival 2008
August  2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
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