DRAGONFORCE’s Maximum Overload Met With Critical Acclaim


Cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” Streaming Now!

With only less than three weeks before its release DRAGONFORCE‘s new album “Maximum Overload” has been lauded and heralded with critical acclaim.  “Maximum Overload” will be available in the US on August 19th via Metal Blade Records.  It is available for pre-order at, in CD, digital, and limited edition vinyl formats! 


With glowing reviews all around, the masters of shred have shown the world that they are back with a vengeance and ready to unleash  “Maximum Overload”:


It’s a solid slab of power metal. If you were looking for a time to get back into DragonForce, this may be it.

-Metal Injection-


Frontman Marc Hudson’s awe-inspiring voice is given plenty of room to soar, while the music incorporates riffs and tones from thrash and death metal, giving the songs a heaviness never present before.

-Alt Press- (4/5)


They have genuine fist pumping anthems

-Outburn- (8/10)


DragonForce never takes the foot off the pedal on “Maximum Overload”

-Dead Rhetoric-

An absolutely gargantuan-sounding power metal album

-Pure Grain Audio-


Whether you love them or hate them, Power Metal titans DragonForce have made an iconic impact on the Rock and Metal community and if their latest installment “Maximum Overload” doesn’t secure their place in the Rock and Metal Hall Of Fame I don’t know what will.

-Metal Temple-


“Maximum Overload” is one of the finest releases this band has ever unleashed and it’s great to hear Marc’s vocal utilized to it’s full potential.

-Metal Mouth-


“Maximum Overload” is ten songs of sheer force and power though the special edition offers a further five and a DVD, which pretty much make this unmissable.

-The Rock Pit-


Their most talented, diverse and dynamic album to date

-We Love Metal-


Don’t forget to check out the band’s brand new video for “The Game” HERE.


DragonForce‘s take on “Ring of Fire” can be streamed HERE.


The second single from “Maximum Overload”, “Defenders” is streaming HERE.

Produced by Jens Bogren at Fascination Studios in Örebro and Varberg, Sweden, the new opus will be the band’s first ever album involving an outside producer, having historically opted to record themselves in association with Karl Groom.

Maximum Overload” features a couple of surprises, notably a guest appearance on some of the songs from Trivium’s Matt Heafy. “We’ve always gotten on really well with the Trivium guys and it was great when Matt had a couple of days to spare and agreed to weigh in on some of the songs!” added bassist Frederic Leclercq.

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