Heroes of Our Time

Album: Ultra Beatdown (2008)


  • This song was the result of DragonForce trying to outdo their shredder "Through The Fire And Flames," which appeared on their 2006 Inhuman Rampage album. "We actually said, 'The first song on the album we've got to just go really extreme.'" Guitarist Sam Totman said in our interview. "It's pretty over-the-top, especially the intro."
  • Songwriting credits on this one go to band members Herman Li, Sam Totman, Vadim Pruzhanov and Fred Leclercq. The song has a similar theme to "Through The Fire And Flames": battle in a far-off land.
  • The song got a Grammy nomination in the category Best Metal Performance, losing to the Metallica song "My Apocalypse."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Carol Kaye

Carol KayeSongwriter Interviews

A top session musician, Carol played on hundreds of hits by The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Frank Sinatra and many others.

Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root

Michael Glabicki of Rusted RootSongwriter Interviews

Michael tells the story of "Send Me On My Way," and explains why some of the words in the song don't have a literal meaning.

Taylor Dayne

Taylor DayneSongwriter Interviews

Taylor talks about "The Machine" - the hits, the videos and Clive Davis.

Five Rockers Who Rolled With The Devil

Five Rockers Who Rolled With The DevilSong Writing

Just how much did these monsters of rock dabble in the occult?

Graduation Songs

Graduation SongsFact or Fiction

Have you got the smarts to know which of these graduation song stories are real?

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson of Jethro TullSongwriter Interviews

The flautist frontman talks about touring with Led Zeppelin, his contribution to "Hotel California", and how he may have done the first MTV Unplugged.