Watch Dragonforce's explosive retro video game-inspired promo for Heart Demolition

Dragonforce (Image credit: earMUSIC)

Dragonforce (opens in new tab) have released a retro video game-inspired promo for their new single Heart Demolition.

The song will feature on the band’s upcoming album Extreme Power Metal, which will launch on September 27 through earMUSIC and follows the track Highway To Oblivion (opens in new tab).

The new video is a glorious throwback to the late 80s/early 90s when 16-bit games consoles such as the Sega Mega Drive and Super Nintendo were on the rise.

Not only does the video feature some gaming action – complete with Dragonforce’s very own Mega Drive game cartridge and box – but the whole video has a distinctly retro vibe.

A teaser for the video was recently shown on gaming video platform Twitch, with a statement saying: “Inspired by classic arcade games, the retro look of the video perfectly completes the song’s fast and furious guitar sound and triumphant, uplifting melodies.”

Extreme Power Metal was produced in Los Angeles by Damien Rainaud at Mix Unlimited, with the record also recorded, in part, on guitarist Herman Li's Twitch channel (opens in new tab) with participation from the fans.

Dragonforce will head out on tour in support of the album from October. Find further details below

Dragonforce: Extreme Power Metal
1. Highway To Oblivion
2. Cosmic Power Of The Infinite Shred Machine
3. The Last Dragonborn
4. Heart Demolition
5. Troopers Of The Stars
6. Razorblade Meltdown
7. Strangers
8. In A Skyforged Dream
9. Remembrance Day
10. My Heart Will Go On

Dragonforce: Extreme Power Metal (opens in new tab)

Dragonforce: Extreme Power Metal (opens in new tab)
Dragonforce are gearing up to release their new studio album Extreme Power Metal. It'll feature the lead singles Highway To Oblivion and Heart Demolition.

Dragonforce 2019/2020tour dates
Oct 01: Tucson Encore, AZ
Oct 02: Albuquerque Sunshine Theater, NM
Oct 03: Las Vegas Vinyl @ Hard Rock, NV
Oct 04: Fresno Strummers, CA
Oct 05: Reno Cargo, NV
Oct 06: Portland Hawthorne Theater, OR
Oct 07: Vancouver The Red Room, BC
Oct 08: Seattle El Corazon, WA
Oct 11: San Francisco August Hall, CA
Oct 12: Ventura Theater, CA
Oct 13: Los AngelesMegacruise, CA
Nov 02: Edinburgh Liquid Rooms, UK
Nov 03: Hull Welly, UK
Nov 04: Leeds Stylus, UK
Nov 05: Manchester Academy 2, UK
Nov 06: Birmingham Institute, UK
Nov 08: London Forum, UK
Nov 09: Norwich The Waterfront, UK
Nov 11: Southampton Engine Rooms, UK
Nov 12: Cardiff Tramshed, UK
Nov 13: Northampton Roadmember, UK
Nov 14: Newcastle Northumbria Institute, UK
Feb 05: Tilburg O13, Netherlands
Feb 06: Belgium TBC
Feb 07: Charleville-Mézières Le Forum, France
Feb 08: Strasbourg La Laiterie, France
Feb 09: Lyon CCO, France
Feb 11: Paris La Machine du Moulin Rouge, France
Feb 12: Bordeaux Krakatoa Club, France
Feb 13: Toulouse Metronum, France
Feb 14: Marseille L’Usine, France
Feb 15: Pratteln Konzertfabrick Z7, Switzerland
Feb 16: Lausanne Les Docks, Switzerland

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