DragonForce Guitarist Herman Li
Herman Li, Born in Hong Kong, currently living in London, England. Herman Li (China) is a guitarist, songwriter and producer of the Grammy nominated metal act DragonForce. In 2010, Herman will appear at guitar workshops and events to show the approach to the instrument, and continues to help inspire guitarists around the world.
Notable Awards and Achievements
Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2009 - Awards Best Shredder
Grammy Awards 2008 - Best Metal Performance "Dragonforce" Nomination
Guitar World Reader Poll 2007 - Best New Talent (winning by 70%)
Guitar World Reader Poll 2007 - Best Metal
Guitar World Reader Poll 2007 - Best Riff
Total Guitar Readers Poll 2007 - Best Solo "Through the Fire and Flames"
Terrorizer Reader Poll 2006 - Best Band "Dragonforce"
Terrorizer Reader Poll 2006 - Best Musician "Herman Li"
Terrorizer Reader Poll 2006 - Best Live Act "Dragonforce"
Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2005 - Awards Best Shredder
'Inhuman Rampage' international breakthrough album band, showing U.S. & Canadian Gold singles' Through the Fire and Flames, was also a hit in the video game multi-million selling 'Guitar Hero III - Legends of Rock'. However, the 'Ultra Beatdown' is the album that has been taken to new heights Dragonforce, hit the Top 20 national album charts in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Singapore and the Top 10 in Japan.
In recent years, Herman has established itself as one of the most recognizable guitarists and the effect of the new generation. Awards start to flow, starting with the award 'Best Shredder' in 2005 at the annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods. Herman also won four categories at the 2007 Guitar World Readers Poll for "Best New Talent" (won with 70%) 'Best Metal', 'Best Riff' and 'Best Shredders'.
He also won the 'Best Guitar Solo' to 'Through the Fire and Flames Through' in Total Guitar Readers Poll in 2007, as well as numerous other polls in the media around the world. Outside DragonForce, Herman has been invited to perform with the guitar legend like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Paul Gilbert, just to name a few. Most recently, Herman won for the second time the award 'Best Shredder' at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2009.
Between intensive world tours with DragonForce, Herman found time to write a monthly column in the British magazine Total Guitar guitar and engage in guitar clinics around the world. Always continue to grow as a guitar player, Herman likes to understand his instrument as much as possible. He has appeal in the development of the electric guitar, working on new ideas to improve the instrument as much as possible. After 3 years of hard work and dedication, the result is the E-Gen Ibanez guitars, Herman signature model.
Outside of music, Herman interests include computer technology and martial arts. He enjoys training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. She also speaks three languages fluently, Cantonese, French and English.