Herman Li

British Chinese musician

Herman Li (Chinese: 李康敏, Hanyu Pinyin: Lǐ Kāng Mǐn,[1] born 3 October 1976) is the lead and rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and producer in the power metal band DragonForce.

Herman Li
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Background information
Birth nameHerman Li
Born (1976-10-03) 3 October 1976 (age 46)
GenresHeavy Metal, Speed metal, Power metal
Occupation(s)Musician, Songwriter, Producer
Years active1993 – present
LabelsSanctuary, Noise, Roadrunner, JVC
Websitedragonforce.com hermanli.com

Personal lifeEdit

He was born in Hong Kong. His interests other than music are computer technology and martial arts. He practices Jiu-Jitsu five days a week.[2] He speaks three languages.

Herman Li has played in many bands, including the black metal band Demoniac.

Playing influencesEdit

Li likes video game music and mimics sounds from popular retro games from the late 80s, early-90s arcade, and PC games. He has been known for making several Pac-Man-type noises in the song "Through the Fire and Flames" on Inhuman Rampage.


  1. "李康敏 - Pin1yin1.com". Retrieved 20 February 2009.[permanent dead link]
  2. Herman Li's Official MySpace page. Accessed 23 December 2007.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Herman Li at Wikimedia Commons