Watch Herman Li play a guitar solo underwater

Herman Li

We all know Dragonforce's Herman Li loves a good guitar solo, but he must be getting a bit bored playing the same face-melter night after night. So how do you spice up something like a power metal shredfest? GET YOURSELF INTO THAT BLOODY SWIMMING POOL.

Aboard the Full Metal Cruise, Dragonforce played in front of a swimming pool of circle pitters (which already sounds pretty awesome), then Herman took his new floaty guitar into the pool to finish the solo! 

Prior to the stunt, Herman says he's never going to do it again, but you can relive the experience for eternity by watching the video below. 

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.