Sounding like a possible 90s video game title, it’s only fitting that DragonForce’s new music video for Heart Demolition pays homage to various gaming cult classics.

With their stereotypical stupendous guitar skills and classic eighties rock sound, the video perfectly encapsulates the feel of retro gaming to the extent the viewer would be forgiven for thinking they were listening to some of their favourite Mega Drive games.

This has no doubt profited from the inclusion of Epica’s very own, Coen Janssen on keyboards. The band and fans alike have taken note of the influence he has provided, with each of these groups ecstatic with his participation.

Stunning visuals, special effects, and expertly used text drive home the feel of classic retro gaming. Special praise must be given for the use of an actual Sega Mega Drive, a console many eighties and nineties kids will know only too well. Thrusting the audience into a scene similar to the gameplay found in Five Nights at Freddie’s, the visuals have left many fans calling for an official DragonForce game, and who can blame them?

The video itself pre-premiered on the gaming platform Twitch. Legendary guitarist Herman Li used his personal Twitch channel in order to allow fans to participate with the creation of the video.
This is something which should be applauded as the band has really thought long and hard about the connection between video production and video promotion, using it to their advantage with ease.

As Bassist Frederic Leclercq has now left the band, this could be the last opportunity fans have to witness him in a DragonForce video. A fitting send-off to an individual who has helped define the band and take them to where they are today.

Heart Demolition is the 2nd single to be taken from their upcoming album EXTREME POWER METAL, to be released on September 27th. Pre-order the album here.

Catch DragonForce live in the UK at the following dates:

Nov. 2 – Liquid Rooms – Edinburgh, UK
Nov. 3 – Welly – Hull, UK
Nov. 4 – Stylus – Leeds, UK
Nov. 5 – Academy 2 – Manchester, UK
Nov. 6 – Institute – Birmingham, UK
Nov. 8 – Forum – London, UK
Nov. 9 – The Waterfront – Norwich, UK
Nov. 11 – Engine Rooms – Southampton, UK
Nov. 12 – Tramshed – Cardiff, UK
Nov. 13 – Roadmember – Northampton, UK
Nov. 14 – Northumbria Institute – Newcastle, UK

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