Dragonforce performed the 70000 Tons Of Steel cruise and had a little bit enjoyable with their basic “Through The Fire And Flames.” Watch as guitarist Herman Li and bassist Alicia Vigil hit the water slide for a portion of the tune, earlier than Li jumps within the sizzling tub and shreds together with the gang. And no – there was no underwater enjoying this time round.
Extra importantly, why is Dragonforce‘s music so quick and insane? In an interview with Paul Reed Smith of PRS Guitars, Li just lately elaborated Dragonforce‘s fashion principally developed as a form of “fuck you” to folks that laughed at them initially.
“Looking back now, and I still remember, the only reason we were playing music is because we enjoyed it,” stated Li. “And we needed to play onstage. I’ve all the time thought the expertise of performing in entrance of an viewers was thrilling. It was the identical factor with [co-founding guitarist Sam Totman]. However we made this band, and we thought, ‘Properly, so as to play stay, we have gotta make demos and we have now to get document offers. That is the one method we will get on tour and have a good time.’
“And at the moment, once we began the band, enjoying guitar solos, any form of technical, melodic [music] — with melodic singing — was form of being laughed at lots around the globe, particularly in England and America. Individuals laughed at us: ‘Oh, you guys play solos. That’s so yesterday. Who cares?’ And, ‘You guys have singing. That is so tacky.’
“So what happened is it actually made us do more of everything that people [were] laughing at us for. So we made double the amount of guitar solos, made it more melodic [with lots of] harmonies. It was kind of like a [fuck you] way to say, ‘You don’t like what we play? Well, you know what? We’re gonna go an extra mile and take it to another level to the extreme.'”
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