Maximum Overload is the sixth studio album by DragonForce, which was released in Europe on 18 August 2014, and in North America the next day. Matt Heafy (Trivium, Capharnaum) contributed vocals on 3 songs: "Defenders", "No More" and "The Game".
The album was produced by Jens Bogren, marking the first time the band decided not to record in their own studio and with an outside producer. The album was released in three versions: standard physical or digital CD, special edition physical or digital CD (with five bonus tracks and a bonus DVD), and vinyl.
It is also the last DragonForce album with drummer Dave Mackintosh, who announced his departure from the band on 3 June 2014, and was subsequently replaced by Gee Anzalone.
|1.||"The Game" (feat. Matt Heafy)||Sam Totman, Marc Hudson||Frederic Leclercq, Totman||4:56|
|2.||"Tomorrow's Kings"||Leclercq, Totman||Totman||4:13|
|3.||"No More" (feat. Matt Heafy)||Leclercq, Totman, Vadim Pruzhanov||Totman, Leclercq||3:50|
|4.||"Three Hammers"||Totman, Leclercq||Totman, Leclercq||5:50|
|5.||"Symphony of the Night"||Leclercq, Totman||Leclercq, Totman||5:19|
|6.||"The Sun Is Dead"||Leclercq||Leclercq||6:34|
|7.||"Defenders" (feat. Matt Heafy)||Totman, Leclercq||Leclercq, Totman||5:47|
|8.||"Extraction Zone"||Totman, Leclercq||Totman, Leclercq||5:06|
|9.||"City of Gold"||Leclercq, Totman||Leclercq, Totman||4:43|
|10.||"Ring of Fire" (Johnny Cash cover)||Merle Kilgore, June Carter Cash||Kilgore, Cash||3:15|
|Special edition bonus tracks|
|11.||"Power and Glory"||Leclercq, Totman||Totman, Leclercq||5:06|
|12.||"You're Not Alone"||Totman, Marc Hudson||Totman||4:38|
|14.||"Summer's End" (Japanese special edition only)||Leclercq,||Leclercq||5:28|
|15.||"Fight to Be Free" (Shadow Warriors cover)||Totman||Totman||4:45|
|16.||"Galactic Astro Domination"||Instrumental||Totman, Herman Li||1:32|
|Special edition DVD|
|17.||"Documentary: A New Found Force Incl. Cry Thunder (Live)" (Documentary video that shows the making of this album followed by a live performance of "Cry Thunder" from The Power Within)||25:18|
- Marc Hudson - lead vocals, backing vocals
- Herman Li - lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals, mixing, engineering, artwork
- Sam Totman - lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals, mixing
- Vadim Pruzhanov - keyboards, piano, backing vocals, mixing
- Dave Mackintosh - drums, backing vocals
- Frédéric Leclercq - bass guitar, backing vocals
- Matt Heafy - guest vocals on "Defenders", "The Game", "No More"