Herman Li is the lead guitarist, backing vocalist and producer in the power metal band Dragonforce.
Li draws influences from video game music and mimics sounds from popular retro games from the late 80s, early-90s arcade, and PC games. For example, Li has been known for making several modern warfare-type noises in the song "Through the Fire and Flames" on Inhuman Rampage. His playing style consists of fast descending and ascending licks, extreme use of the whammy bar, quick sweep picking and tapping on the higher frets. It is a little known fact that Li is left-handed but learned to play right-handed because he could not afford a left-handed guitar. Recently, he has begun to use a device called the Hot Hand that sits on his right hand like a ring, which causes extreme vibrato when shaken, further giving his guitar the sound of classical video games.
And now he is showing off his licks and shredds in Switzerland! Make sure you will be attending one of his clinics where you will have the chance to ask him about his secrets!