DragonForce guitarist Herman Li accidentally leaked unreleased music live on stream Thursday.
Li was streaming on Twitch while in his studio doing some guitar tracking and hanging out with his chat. Periodically, Li would mute his feed to listen to music assumed to be DragonForce songs in the works.
As Twitch viewers know well, more times than not, streamers will slip up by showing things on stream they didn’t intend to—or in Li’s case, playing music that wasn’t supposed to be heard yet.
“Well, gotta mute you again, sorry,” Li said to his chat. The stream was muted just as he intended, but not for long.
Li shortly after pushed the wrong hotkey and unmuted his stream, letting all those watching hear a demo of some fast-paced power metal that sounded a lot like DragonForce.
Roughly 15 seconds went by without Li noticing his chatroom yelling “not muted,” over and over.
“Oops, oh shit, didn’t mute it,” he said while laughing at himself.
His viewers were well entertained by hearing some new music from the world-famous band, as well as seeing Li’s hilarious reaction to his error.