Herman Li


“For over 10 years, Samson has provided me with the gear I need for DragonForce in the studio and touring the world.”

Born in Hong Kong, Herman Li has established himself in the last few years as one of the most recognized and influential guitarists of his generation. Accolades started pouring in, starting with the 2005 'Best Shredder' award at the annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods. Herman also won four categories in Guitar World's 2007 Readers Poll for 'Best New Talent' (winning by 70%), 'Best Metal', 'Best Riff' and 'Best Shredders'. He also won 'Best Guitar Solo' for "Through the Fire and Flames" in Total Guitar's Readers Poll in 2007, as well as numerous other polls in media around the world. Outside of his main gig as lead guitarist in DragonForce, Herman has been invited to perform with guitar legends such as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Paul Gilbert just to name a few. Most recently, Herman won for the second time the 'Best Shredder' award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2009.