Born in Hong Kong, self-taught guitarist Herman Li is behind those over the top hyper guitar solos and part of the recording team and production core on all DragonForce records. After having played in a number of underground rock and metal bands in London, Herman decided the only way for him to move forward was to form a band instead of joining one. As well as doing intensive world tours with DragonForce, Herman has a monthly column in Total Guitar magazine and has also given guitar clinics showcasing his own approach to the instrument to help inspire guitarists around the world.

Herman and guitar partner Sam Totman have been playing together for years. The duo is currently making a big impact in today's modern rock and metal scene.

Having won the 'Best Shredder' award at the annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2005 together with Sam, Herman recently won four categories in Guitar World's Readers Poll 2007 for 'Best New Talent' (winning by 70%), 'Best Metal', 'Best Riff' and 'Best Shredders'. They also won 'Best Guitar Solo' with Through the Fire and Flames in Total Guitar's readers' poll this year.


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