Frédéric Leclercq Leaves DragonForce
After nearly fourteen years in the band, bassist Frédéric Leclercq has left the ranks of the power metal band DragonForce. The band made an announcement on their Facebook page thanking him for his musical contributions.
“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,” guitarist Herman Li wrote. Leclercq also had a quote saying it’s an amicable split. “I had an amazing opportunity that will be announced soon,” the bassist wrote. “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.”
Leclercq joined DragonForce in 2005, just before the release of their album Inhuman Rampage, which featured the smash hit “Through the Fire and Flames.” The band has recruited YouTube musician and comedian Steve Terreberry (aka Stevie T) to play bass. Their new album, Extreme Power Metal, will be available worldwide on September 27 while their new tour starts October 1st.