The UK-based metal band DragonForcehave ended their year-long search for a new frontman. Welcome 23-year-old Marc Hudson to the stage!

The search began last year after singer ZP Theart announced he was leaving the band do to insurmountable creative differences. He left on a good note and DragonForce wish him the best, and he wishes the band the best.

New singer Hudson hails from Oxford, and is popular in the underground music scene, as he has been influenced by Bruce Dickinson, Michael Kiske and Sebastian Bach. He released the following statement:

I'm really excited about being a part of the DragonForce family, said Hudson. It's always been my dream to dedicate my life to making music. I'm going to bring all the power and emotion I can to the songs, and help make the killer new record the fans have been waiting for!-

The newest album by DragonForce will hit stores this September, and will be followed by a world tour, so keep checking back four date announcements!