Dragonforce Reissue Two First Albums

By Elric on 1:25 PM 02 March 2010

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Spinefarm Records is pleased to announce the reissue of Valley Of The Damned and Sonic Firestorm — the first two full-lengths from Grammy nominated UK extreme power metallers Dragonforce! Both titles will street Tuesday February 23, 2010 and feature updated packaging and bonus audio and DVD content.

Formed in 1999, Dragonforce issued their Valley Of The Damned debut in 2003 — an impressive nine-track showcase of their accomplished power metal forays. Containing a host of songs that still rank amongthe most popular of their output including "Black Fire," "Evening Star" and the title track itself, Valley Of The Damned has been remixed and remastered to allow every aspect of the recording to make maximum impact. "Fans who've heard the original mixes many times might find that the songs sound a bit different now," notes guitarist Herman Li, "but that's how we always wanted the original songs to sound. We just didn't have the time back then to make everything the way we wanted." Previously unreleased studio track "Where Dragons Rule" has now been added to the audio side while the bonus DVD features never-before-seen live footage ("Valley Of The Damned" filmed in Japan), behind-the-scenes material,  video commentaries, in-studio interviews and clips, all of it lovingly assembled by Li himself.

Their 2004 follow-up Sonic Firestorm gave the band the chance to hone their skills and push their fast-lane tales of fantasy to a whole new level. They were happy with the record and remain so to this day, which is why the mixing and the mastering remain untouched. Instead, Sonic Firestorm reissues comes with upgraded packaging, an extra track added ("Cry Of The Brave," a song the band wasn't initially comfortable with when it was first written) and a bonus DVD featuring more live footage from Japan, video commentaries, interviews and more.

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