Heroes of Our Time

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"Heroes of Our Time"
Heroes of Our Time.jpg
Single by DragonForce
from the album Ultra Beatdown
Released 4 July 2008
Genre Power metal, speed metal
Length 7:14 (Album edit)
4:58 (Video edit)
4:16 (Radio edit)
Label Roadrunner, Universal
Writer(s) Sam Totman, Herman Li
Producer(s) Steven Hawking
DragonForce singles chronology
"Revolution Deathsquad"
"Heroes of Our Time"
"The Last Journey Home"

"Heroes of Our Time" is a song by English power metal band DragonForce. The song was released as the first single from their fourth album Ultra Beatdown. It was first released via web streaming on their official MySpace profile on 4 July 2008.[1] On 8 July 2008 the music video was released for on-line viewing with the shortened time of 4:57.[2] On 15 July 2008 the single was released for download on iTunes.[3] On 21 August 2008 it was made available as a download to play on Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock alongside "Revolution Deathsquad" and "Operation Ground and Pound".[4] On 3 December 2008 "Heroes of Our Time" was officially announced as a nominee for the Grammy Award for "Best Metal Performance".[5]

The song is also featured on the Official NHL 10 Soundtrack.[6] It was also used for the final stage in Lollipop Chainsaw.

A short version of the song is featured on Skate 2 while playing the game.[7]


The lyrics of the song are based on religious matter. It is a sequel of their song "Through the Fire and Flames". Both songs are based on an epic battle between Heaven and Hell (Armageddon).


  1. ^ "DRAGONFORCE: New Song Available For Streaming". Blabbermouth.net. 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  2. ^ "MySpaceTV Videos: Heroes of Our Time by DragonForce". DragonForce on MySpace. 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  3. ^ "DragonForce - Heroes of Our Time - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  4. ^ "DragonForce Guitar Hero III download pack!". Roadrunner Records. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  5. ^ "The 51st Grammy Awards Nomination List". GRAMMY.com. Archived from the original on 2009-02-07. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  6. ^ "The Official NHL 10 Soundtrack - EA Trax". EA Games. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  7. ^ Cavalli, Earnest (2008-10-23). "Skate 2 Soundtrack Revealed, Suitably Diverse | Game|Life". Wired.com. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 

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