Dragonforce has a new album on the way.
The band announced on Wednesday that it will release its next full-length studio recording this spring. Reaching Into Infinity will be released in the U.S. on Friday, May 19. The album will be released via Metal Blade Records.
Many of the songs included in the upcoming record were composed during the band’s recent tour in support of its 2016 hits collection Killer Elite. The band used studios on both sides of the Atlantic to record the record, as bassist Frederic Leclercq explained.
“We were flying out, playing a festival, then back into the studio then back out again,” Leclercq said. “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.”
LeClercq, who wrote the majority of the new record’s songs, said the album attempts to show the band going in a direction in which it has never gone in its past six albums.
“I think we have proven that playing fast is something that we are good at, so this time I wanted to bring even more diversity into our music,” Leclercq said. “It’s great to challenge ourselves instead of staying in a comfort zone, and I really wanted to experiment with Marc’s [Hudson] vocals. I think people are going to be surprised at his brutality.”
He added the album’s title is meant to be a reflection of music even in the world’s current state.
“The title of the album explains pretty much what we are trying to do with our music,” Leclercq said. “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.”
Drummer Gee Anzalone makes his drumming debut with the band on the upcoming record. Guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman are still on board in this presentation, too.
Fans will get their first taste of Reaching Into Infinity when the band takes the stage at the 2017 Chicago Open Air Festival on July 15 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL. More information on the Chicago Open Air Festival is available here.
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