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20 November 2009
lengthy world tour Dragonforce make a heroes return to their homeland
ignoring London to win over the 'Hearts 'N Minds' off the United Kingdom.
Bringing fellow allies along for a tour of duty that will be remembered in
the history books for many years to come.
garrison of the Yorkshire barracks came Glamour Of The Kill who
were the first to go over the top. Being on stage at such an early
time they didn't have a hope in hell chance of being saluted, but rising
from your grave through the darkness they marched.
On the home
front came the heavy artillery of local cadets Sylosis who started
the first mosh pit of the night down in the trenches. A medal
No one knows
the art of war better than the Swedish battlion of Sabaton.
The band seemed shellshocked by the audience reaction even before they
loaded their guns with cries of ''Sabaton, Sabaton''. Joakim Broden led
his troops through an arsenal of war themed tunes.
machine delivered a primo victorious display that could be heard from the
cliffs of Gallipoli. Even those in the safety zone of the balcony
saluting the band, outnumbering the traitors by 40:1. Panzer
time i saw Dragonforce was earlier this year on the Asian front, in
the concrete jungle of Bangkok. I was surprised how the band haven't
suffered from any war fatigue. Although on record they sound like
music being played fastly backwards on an old C-90 cassette tape, live the
band are a entirely different tour-de-force.
about it Dragonforce are heroes of our time with the younger generation
who will watch the band rise through the ranks. With an operation to
ground and pound, singer ZP Theart commanded his force to give a shock 'n
Herman Li and Sam Totman causing many diversions with their machine gun
heroics, along with the rest of the platoon, making the most of the stage
as if they were dodging a hail of bullets. The soldiers of the
wasteland were left in the valley of the damned. Through the fire
and flames Dragonforce came out with all guns blazing.
With a few
wounds I survived the battlefield and made the last journey home on the
train to the safety of the Capital, where i hope Dragonforce soon return
because they really should troop the colours.
DragonForce set list: Heroes Of Our Time / Operation Ground And Pound /
Reasons To Live / Fury Of The Storm / Starfire / Soldiers Of The Wasteland
/ When Dragons Rule / The Last Journey Home / Disciples Of Babylon /
Valley Of The Damned..encores...Strike Of The Ninja / Through The Fire And
photos by Mark Taylor
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