DragonForce are building up to the release of their latest studio album, 'Maximum Overload,' and they've teamed up with Loudwire to premiere the new song 'Defenders.' The rapid-fire rocker features some blistering guitar work and some glass-shattering high notes from frontman Marc Hudson (listen below).

"'Defenders' was one of the first songs we finished recording of the new album 'Maximum Overload,' guitarist Herman Li tells Loudwire. "The idea for this song was to create a contrast, by fusing some thrash metal style riffs with DragonForce's big epic choruses and high speed twin guitars solos. Our friend Matt Heafy from Trivium helped us out with some aggressive backing vocals in the pre choruses. In terms of lyrics, here we went for our classic fantasy approach similar to our first album. This song sounds huge live, we can't wait to play this on our upcoming world tour!"

If you like what you hear, pick up DragonForce's 'Maximum Overload' album (due Aug. 19). The disc is currently available for pre-order at this location. And look out for the band's world tour kicking off in September. Dates can be found here.

DragonForce, 'Defenders'