UK based metal heroes DragonForce have announced that their long search for a new vocalist is finally over.

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.

Says Marc: "I'm really excited about being a part of the DragonForce family. 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, Marc 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, Marc 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.

Says 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 Marc 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." continues Herman. "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.





[Also thanks to csiga, FeskarN and CHEF METALHEAD for letting us know!]


Source: dragonforce.com
Band profile: DragonForce
 
Posted: 02.03.2011 by ndawkn



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BloodTears - 02.03.2011 at 20:46  
What happened to the last singer?
FeskarN - 02.03.2011 at 21:10  
I think they have choose the right singer for the job. I really like his voice.
WorpeX - 02.03.2011 at 21:12  
Ooohh man that was a sick scream at the end of that video.
Bad English - 02.03.2011 at 21:22  
Written by BloodTears on 02.03.2011 at 20:46

What happened to the last singer?


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Metal George - 02.03.2011 at 21:24  
I like his voice. Hopefully he can do more highs.
Mongoose2557 - 02.03.2011 at 21:37  
Dragonforce is a guilty pleasure of mine. Glad to see that the new singer can pull of some screams. I think I might like him better than ZP.
Jiri - 02.03.2011 at 21:58  
Meh, generic...
Vitriolic Hate - 02.03.2011 at 22:03  
Written by FeskarN on 02.03.2011 at 21:10

I think they have choose the right singer for the job. I really like his voice.

+1, Totally agreed.
Kingface - 02.03.2011 at 22:16  
Sounds pretty good, be interesting to see how Dragonforce develop from here, but I must say if the Music being sang along to is stuff that's gonna make it's way to their new album then I'm likely to be losing interest in the Band sooner rather than later.
Sangre Sani - 02.03.2011 at 22:26  
This guy is muuuuuch better than previous singer! I like how he sounds. I hope this one won't suck live.
ja-vi - 02.03.2011 at 22:37  
Wow, this sounds promising. That scream at the end, it was awesome!
Luneth - 02.03.2011 at 23:10  
Jesus...he is pretty damn good! May rekindle my old love for DragonForce.
Kwis - 02.03.2011 at 23:19  
Yeah, that scream definetly stole the show! As for the rest, sounds a bit underwhelming. We'll have to wait and see...
Roorsach - 02.03.2011 at 23:36  
Very good
Holy Man - 03.03.2011 at 01:01  
Holy Shit!! Bout time! I'm not much of a DF fan, but even I was anticipating this. I actually watched a bunch of these auditions, this guy's in particular, and he's gonna be a really cool fit for them I think. might be a reason for me to be a DragonForce fan... I dug his voice.
BrokenKnuckles - 03.03.2011 at 14:32  
Written by Holy Man on 03.03.2011 at 01:01

Holy Shit!! Bout time! I'm not much of a DF fan, but even I was anticipating this. I actually watched a bunch of these auditions, this guy's in particular, and he's gonna be a really cool fit for them I think. might be a reason for me to be a DragonForce fan... I dug his voice.

Iv'e been into DragonForce for a while and Im wicked excited to hear/see how the band does. Its always sketchy when you change the singer but I think this could be a turn for the best! Cant wait
Baz Anderson - 03.03.2011 at 16:40  
I'm not impressed yet.
ZGoten - 03.03.2011 at 20:48  
After listening to that I'm pleased to know that DF probably won't sound too much different with the new singer.
The Shape 1973 - 03.03.2011 at 21:00  
Different hair, same voice.

No new direction then.
Lit. - 04.03.2011 at 00:21  
We'll see where this goes.
Zombieman - 06.03.2011 at 08:38  
Well, i think i prefer ZP Theart over this guy, but he's still pretty great. i approve.
universalmind - 07.04.2011 at 09:52  
He sounds pretty good but I'm still goona be cautiously optimistic. I really like the song too.
atkmetal123 - 30.04.2011 at 09:54  
Better than ZP!
Milena - 14.07.2011 at 12:17  
I like his voice and the scream, but the music in the background is the same old shit, so still no Dragonforce for me.

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