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Official Herman Li website | 李康敏 – 官方网站

‘Welcome to my brand new site. I am currently working on a new exciting project. I can’t wait to tell you more soon!’

‘欢迎来到我的新网站. 我目前正在研究一个令人兴奋的新项目. 我希望能尽快告诉你!’

 

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Biography

Born in Hong Kong, Herman Li (Chinese: 李康敏) is the guitarist, songwriter, and producer of the Grammy-nominated metal act DragonForce.

In the last 15 years, Herman has established himself as one of the most recognised and influential guitarists of his generation. He is a two-time winner of the Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods ‘Best Shredder’ award and has topped four categories in Guitar World’s Readers Poll.  Outside of DragonForce, Herman has performed with guitar legends Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Tony MacAlpine, and Paul Gilbert, among others.

Herman believes that to improve as a guitar player, it is important to understand the instrument as much as possible. To that end, Herman has worked to develop innovations for his Ibanez signature guitar series, the EGEN, which is equipped with the latest guitar technology. Herman is also interested in inspiring and coaching the next generation of guitar players and has contributed guitar lessons to publications such as Young Guitar (Japan), Total Guitar (UK), and Premier Guitar (USA).

Outside of music, Herman’s interests include computer technology, martial arts and Porsche racing. He is fluent in Chinese, French, and English.

Notable Awards and Achievements
RIAA Certified Platinum Single ‘Through the Fire and Flames”
RIAA Certified Gold Album ‘Inhuman Rampage’
Music Radar/Total Guitar 2017 – Best Metal Guitarists in the World
Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2009 – Best Shredder Award
The Grammy Awards 2008 – “Best Metal Performance” Nomination
Guitar World Reader’s Poll 2007 – Best New Talent
Guitar World Reader’s Poll 2007 – Best Metal
Guitar World Reader’s Poll 2007 – Best Riff
Total Guitar Reader’s Poll 2007 – Best Solo
Terrorizer Reader’s Poll 2006 – Best Band “DragonForce”
Terrorizer Reader’s Poll 2006 – Best Musician “Herman Li”
Terrorizer Reader’s Poll 2006 – Best Live Act “DragonForce”
Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2005 – Best Shredder Award

 

 

Media

Commercials

Capital One – Banking Commercial
Oculus Rift & Rock Band VR – Virtual Reality Gaming Commercial

 

Music

Reaching Into Infinity (2017) Guitars, Backing Vocals, Bonus DVD Director, Producer, Editor

Killer Elite (2016) Producer, Songwriter, Guitars, Backing Vocals

In the Line of Fire (2015) Director, Producer, Editor, Guitar, Backing Vocals

Maximum Overload (2014) Guitars, Backing Vocals

The Power Within (2012) Producer, Songwriter, Guitars, Backing Vocals

Twilight Dementia (2010) Songwriter, Guitars, Backing Vocals

Ultra Beatdown (2008) Producer, Songwriter, Guitars, Backing Vocals
Inhuman Rampage (2006) Producer, Songwriter, Guitars, Backing Vocals,  Bonus DVD Director, Editor

Sonic Firestorm (2004) Producer, Songwriter, Guitars, Backing Vocals

Valley of the Damned (2003) Producer, Songwriter, Guitars, Backing Vocals

Babymetal – Metal Resistance (2016) Road of Resistance – Guitars

Babymetal – Road of Resistance (2015) Guitars

Video Games

Rockband VR (2017)

Konami Guitar Freaks, Drum Manic V6 (2009)

Guitar Hero – Warriors of Rock (2010)

Brutal Legend (2009)

NHL 10 (2009)

Guitar Hero – Greatest Hits (2009)

Guitar Hero III – Legends of Rock (2007)

 

Social Media

Personal

        

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