DRAGONFORCE: Guitar Hero III Expansion Pack Announced

According to a posting on the Roadrunner Records web site, fans will be able to download the DRAGONFORCE expansion pack beginning on August 21 featuring three songs exclusively for Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock. It includes "Heroes Of Our Time", the first single from the band's new album, "Ultra Beatdown", as well as "Inhuman Rampage" classics "Operation Ground And Pound" and "Revolution Deathsquad". You can download these through the Xbox Live and Playstation Network.

DRAGONFORCE's new album, "Ultra Beatdown", is scheduled for release on August 25 via Roadrunner Records.

"Ultra Beatdown" track listing:

01. Heroes Of Our Time
02. The Fire Still Burns
03. Reasons To Live
04. Scars Of Yesterday
05. Heartbreak Armageddon
06. The Last Journey Home
07. Inside The Winter Storm
08. The Warrior Inside

In a recent interview with Revolver magazine, DRAGONFORCE guitarist Sam Totman stated about the group's new material, "It's not going to be majorly different. But hopefully the melodies will be nicer, the guitar solos will be better, the production will be better. You just try to improve in every area." Vocalist ZP Theart added, "There isn't much to change, but yet there is. The last three albums have been very much guitar-orientated, and this one probably will be as well, but I want to try to do some extra coloring in with the vocals."

Asked if the songs will be faster, guitarist Herman Li replied, "Bands always say, 'Our new album is faster and heavier,' and then it's never true, so we're not gonna say that. But playing fast just works for us. People who say we play too fast are probably right, but guess what? There's a million other bands that play slow. People listen to DRAGONFORCE and go to the show because they know that we're doing something other bands aren't doing."

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