Ein namenhafter und etwas skurriler Ersatz wurde bereits gefunden.
Nach geschlagenen 15 Jahren Turbo-Power Metal hängt Bassist Frédéric Leclercq seinen 4 saitigen an den Nagel. Laut Quellen soll es allerdings kein böses Blut zwischen den aktiven Mitgliedern von DRAGONFORCE und Leclercq geben und so trennte man sich friedlich und einvernehmlich um sich neuen musikalischen Herausforderungen zu widmen. Ein Ersatz wurde indes auch bereits gefunden. Der YouTuber STEVE „STEVIE T“ TERRYBERRY, welcher vor geraumer Zeit mit einem Video mit einem Triangel-Cover des DRAGONFORCE Songs „Through the Fire and the Flames“ für Unterhaltung sorgte, füllt die Fußstapfen Leclercqs während des US Teils der anstehenden Tour. Checkt den Instagrampost zur Trennung und Neuverpflichtung hier:
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We are sad to announce that Frédéric Leclercq @evilfredos is leaving @DragonForceHQ to pursue other projects. We want to thank Fred for all the musical contributions and good times over the years. Fred says, “I had an amazing opportunity that will be announced soon. There is no bad blood and I wish the band all the best. I want to thank the fans for their support throughout the years.” @HermanLi said, “As sad as we are to lose him, we are excited that he is going to continue playing the music he loves. He will always be a friend and a member of the @DragonForceHQ family.” Fred’s last show with #DragonForce will be this weekend at Elb-Riot in Hamburg, Germany. We are going to have a massive celebration for Fred, please come out and send him off!
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@dragonforcehq recruits YouTube Musician and Comedian Stevie T @steventerreberry to Join Upcoming US Tour; Terreberry to play triangle, bass – DragonForce announced on Wednesday that musician and YouTube personality Stevie T will join the band for the US leg of its upcoming world tour. DragonForce guitarist @HermanLi jokingly invited Stevie T to join the band this summer, asking him to play the triangle. Stevie T responded with a video on his YouTube channel, accepting Li’s offer and playing an extended triangle solo to DragonForce’s hit “Through the Fire and Flames”. – @HermanLi said “I was deeply moved when I saw Stevie T’s technical precision and finesse on the triangle and immediately invited him to join the tour. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the greatest triangle player ever to grace this earth.” Stevie T will also step in to play bass for the band, after the departure of bassist Frédéric Leclercq, which was also announced on the band’s website on Wednesday. Leclercq’s last show with DragonForce will be this weekend at Elb-Riot in Hamburg, Germany. Li said, “We want to thank Fred for all the musical contributions and good times over the years. As sad as we are to lose him, we are excited that he is going to continue playing the music he loves. He will always be a friend and a member of the DragonForce family.” – DragonForce’s new album, #ExtremePowerMetal, will be released worldwide on September 27th, 2019. Produced in Los Angeles, California by @DamienRainaud at Mix Unlimited, Extreme Power Metal was also recorded, in part, on guitarist Herman Li's livestream channel on @Twitch (www.twitch.tv/hermanli) with participation from the fans. For a first preview of the album, a video for the new single, "Highway to Oblivion", can be viewed here on IGTV. – DragonForce’s upcoming tour dates, featuring the greatest triangle player in the galaxy Stevie T: w/ special guests @dwtd, @Starkillofficial Tickets + VIP links on bio . . #dragonforce #extremepowermetal #heavymetal #powermetal #newalbum #tour #djent #triangle #solo #guitar #guitars #guitarsolo #guitarsolos #guitarist #guitarhero #shredguitar #videogames #retrogaming #steviet #steveterreberry