DRAGONFORCE's HERMAN LI Is 'Trying To Do Something Different' With His New Solo Guitar Music

June 26, 2018

DRAGONFORCE guitarist Herman Li has confirmed to Guitar Interactive magazine that he is working on "some solo guitar music for the first time." He said (see video below): "I started a few months ago.

"Of course, I've loved guitar music for years — [Joe] Satriani, Steve Vai, all the instrumental guys — but I'm trying to do something different [that's] not been done before," he explained. "So let's see how it works. It's gonna be interesting."

Herman went on to say that he has already "started demoing the songs" for his upcoming instrumental project. "I'm actually looking for a producer to help me bring across what I wanna project in terms of what I'm doing," he said. "Because there isn't a reference for me of what I'm doing at the moment; it's not gonna sound like Satriani or Vai — nothing like that."

In addition to his solo album, Li, who was born in Hong Kong and moved to England during his teenage years, is working on his first-ever instructional video, which, he says, "will be done in three languages. I'll be doing it in English, in French and in Chinese as well, because there's actually never been one done in Chinese before," he said.

DRAGONFORCE's fifth album, "The Power Within", which was originally released in early 2012, has been completely remastered and remixed and reissued under the title "Re-Powered Within" in Europe via earMUSIC and in Japan through JVC Victor.

DRAGONFORCE's latest album, "Reaching Into Infinity", was released in May 2017 via earMUSIC on CD, LP and a special-edition CD and DVD. The follow-up to 2014's "Maximum Overload" marked DRAGONFORCE's third full-length studio release with singer Marc Hudson, who joined the group in 2011 following the departure of original frontman ZP Theart (now in SKID ROW).

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