History Music / DragonForce

30th Nov '17 12:24:50 AM Edgecrusher666
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''[=DragonForce=]'' ([[WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture sic]]) are a British band famed for their epic fantasy lyrics and energetic, over-the-top style of extreme power metal. On the other hand, they're also quite widely hated for having songs with similar structure and writing, and being perceived by some as stereotyping PowerMetal as nothing more than super fast guitars, double bass drums and high pitched vocals about dragons, as well as various false accusations that they digitally speed up their playing and the occasional ItsPopularNowItSucks. They're best known for [[ThatOneLevel their appearance]] in ''VideoGame/GuitarHero 3''.

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''[=DragonForce=]'' ([[WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture sic]]) are a British band famed for their epic fantasy lyrics and energetic, over-the-top style of extreme power metal. On the other hand, they're they are also quite widely hated for having songs with similar structure and writing, and being perceived by some as stereotyping PowerMetal as nothing more than super fast guitars, double bass drums and high pitched vocals about dragons, as well as various false accusations that they digitally speed up their playing and the occasional ItsPopularNowItSucks. They're best known for [[ThatOneLevel their appearance]] in ''VideoGame/GuitarHero 3''.



** TheLancer: Marc

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** TheLancer: MarcFrédéric



** TheHeart: Frédéric

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** TheHeart: FrédéricMarc
30th Nov '17 12:23:23 AM Edgecrusher666
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* Marc Hudson, of Oxford, England, on vocals.
* Frédéric Leclercq, French-born. Plays bass and provides harsh backing vocals.
* Herman "Shred" Li, guitar, born in Hong Kong. Often performs his solos [[DramaticWind standing directly in front of a giant fan.]]
* Vadim Pruzhanov, of the Ukraine. Plays keyboards and various electronics, including a {{Theremin}}, turntable, and Kaoss Pad.
* Sam Totman, guitarist and principal songwriter, born in England but raised in New Zealand.
* Gee Anzalone of Turin, Italy on drums.

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* Marc Hudson, of Oxford, England, on vocals.
Herman Li - guitars, backing vocals (1999-present)
* Sam Totman - guitars, backing vocals (1999-present)
* Vadim Pruzhanov - keyboards, keytar, synthesizers, {{Theremin}}, backing vocals (2001-present)
* Frédéric Leclercq, French-born. Plays bass and provides harsh Leclercq - bass, backing vocals.
vocals (2006-present)
* Herman "Shred" Li, guitar, born in Hong Kong. Often performs his solos [[DramaticWind standing directly in front of a giant fan.]]
* Vadim Pruzhanov, of the Ukraine. Plays keyboards and various electronics, including a {{Theremin}}, turntable, and Kaoss Pad.
* Sam Totman, guitarist and principal songwriter, born in England but raised in New Zealand.
Marc Hudson - lead vocals (2011-present)
* Gee Anzalone of Turin, Italy on drums.
- drums (2014-present)



* ZP Theart, lead vocals, born in South Africa. Extremely charismatic. Note that "ZP" are not initials, but rather ''[[AwesomeMcCoolName his actual first name]]''. After his departure from Dragonforce, he formed his own band, ''I AM I''.
* Adrian Lambert, bassist, from England.
* Dave "Compact Dynamo" Mackintosh, of Glasgow, Scotland, on drums.

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* ZP Theart, Theart - lead vocals, born in South Africa. Extremely charismatic. Note that "ZP" are not initials, but rather ''[[AwesomeMcCoolName his actual first name]]''. After his departure from Dragonforce, he formed his own band, ''I AM I''.
vocals (1999-2010)
* Steve Scott - bass, backing vocals (1999-2000)
* Diccon Harper - bass, backing vocals (2000-2002)
* Adrian Lambert, bassist, from England.
Lambert - bass, backing vocals (2002-2005)
* Steve Williams - keyboards, keytar (19992000, 2000)
* Matej Setinc - drums (1999)
* Didier Almouzni - drums (19992003)
* Dave "Compact Dynamo" Mackintosh, of Glasgow, Scotland, on drums.Mackintosh - drums (2003-2014)



* MultinationalTeam: Every member of the band comes from a different country, though they identify themselves as "[=DragonForce=] from London, England".

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* MultinationalTeam: Every member of the band comes from a different country, though country: Herman from Hong Kong, Sam from New Zealand, Vadim from Ukraine, Frédéric from France, Marc from England, and Gee from Italy. However, they identify themselves as "[=DragonForce=] from London, England".
30th Nov '17 12:10:48 AM Edgecrusher666
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** TheLeader: Sam Totman
** TheLancer: Herman Li
** TheSmartGuy: Vadim Pruzhanov
** TheBigGuy: Gee Anzalone
** TheChick: Frédéric Leclercq
** TheHeart: Marc Hudson

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** TheLeader: Sam Totman
Sam
** TheLancer: Herman Li
Marc
** TheSmartGuy: Vadim Pruzhanov
Vadim
** TheBigGuy: Gee Anzalone
** TheChick: Frédéric Leclercq
Herman
** TheHeart: Marc HudsonFrédéric
** SixthRanger: Gee
19th Nov '17 8:57:00 PM SpaceKABOOM
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Not to be confused with the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn game ''VideoGame/DragonForce'', although said game was the inspiration for their name - they're [[OneOfUs self-confessed video game geeks]] (hence video game-like sound effects in their songs).

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Not to be confused with the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn game ''VideoGame/DragonForce'', ''[[VideoGame/DragonForceSega Dragon Force]]'', although said game was the inspiration for their name - they're [[OneOfUs self-confessed video game geeks]] (hence video game-like sound effects in their songs).
15th Aug '17 11:05:24 PM totlmstr
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** ''The Power Within'' brings us a pair of ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft}}'' inspired tunes, "Wings of Liberty" and "Heart of the Storm", the later title changed to avoid a legal dispute.
** They've made songs inspired by ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania}}'', specifically [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight "Symphony of the Night"]] and [[VillainSong "Curse of Darkness"]].

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** ''The Power Within'' brings us a pair of ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft}}'' inspired tunes, "Wings of Liberty" and "Heart of the Storm", the later latter title changed to avoid a legal dispute.
** They've made songs inspired by ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania}}'', specifically [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight "Symphony of the Night"]] and [[VillainSong "Curse of Darkness"]].Darkness"]] (the latter being a cover of "Bloody Tears").
4th Jul '17 10:43:14 AM TheDeadSkin
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* ShoutOut: It's not uncommon for one song's lyrics to reference the title of another, or refer to a place described in an earlier song. For example, "Through the fire and the flames" is mentioned in the lyrics of Cry For Eternity.
** Also of interest, parts (''all'' parts, to some) of some songs very similar to others - if you've heard the chorus of Storming the Burning Fields, then Heroes of Our Time's intro will sound very familiar indeed. Also, the intro to My Spirit Will Go On is the same as Once in a Lifetime, only sped up quite a bit.

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* ShoutOut: It's not uncommon for one song's lyrics to reference the title of another, or refer to a place described in an earlier song. For example, "Through "through the fire and the flames" is mentioned a lyric in the lyrics of Cry For Eternity.
"Cry for Eternity".
** Also of interest, parts (''all'' parts, to some) of some songs very similar to others - if you've heard the chorus of Storming "Storming the Burning Fields, Fields", then Heroes "Heroes of Our Time's Time"'s intro will sound very familiar indeed. Also, the intro to My "My Spirit Will Go On On" is the same as Once basically that of "Once in a Lifetime, only Lifetime", but sped up quite a bit.up.



** The Power Within brings us a pair of [[VideoGame/StarCraft Starcraft]] inspired tunes, "Wings of Liberty" and "Heart of the Storm", the later title changed to avoid a legal dispute.
** There's a song on Maximum Overload called [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyoftheNight "Symphony of the Night"]].

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** The ''The Power Within Within'' brings us a pair of [[VideoGame/StarCraft Starcraft]] ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft}}'' inspired tunes, "Wings of Liberty" and "Heart of the Storm", the later title changed to avoid a legal dispute.
** There's a song on Maximum Overload called [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyoftheNight They've made songs inspired by ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania}}'', specifically [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight "Symphony of the Night"]].Night"]] and [[VillainSong "Curse of Darkness"]].
26th Jun '17 4:20:43 AM StrangeThoughts
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* AerithAndBob: A result of being a MultinationalTeam; the overall lineup consists of Marc, Frédéric, Herman, Vadim, Sam, and Gee.
2nd Jun '17 5:10:34 PM Nick7689
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* FiveManBad:

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* FiveManBad:FiveManBand:
2nd Jun '17 5:10:13 PM Nick7689
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* FiveManBad:
** TheLeader: Sam Totman
** TheLancer: Herman Li
** TheSmartGuy: Vadim Pruzhanov
** TheBigGuy: Gee Anzalone
** TheChick: Frédéric Leclercq
** TheHeart: Marc Hudson
25th May '17 2:12:52 PM HoodedHero007
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* PowerBallad: [[OnceAnEpisode One per album]] - "Trail of Broken Hearts", "Starfire", "Dawn over a New World", and "A Flame for Freedom". Subverted on ''The Power Within'', wherein it doesn't have a full power ballad, but instead the first portions of "Wings of Liberty" and "Last Man Stands" are power ballads.

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* PowerBallad: [[OnceAnEpisode One per album]] - "Trail of Broken Hearts", "Starfire", "Dawn over a New World", and "A Flame for Freedom".Freedom", and "Silence". Subverted on ''The Power Within'', wherein it doesn't have a full power ballad, but instead the first portions of "Wings of Liberty" and "Last Man Stands" are power ballads.
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