Monday May 30 @ Club Soda, Montreal
Wednesday June 1 @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto
Primal Fear and Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody
Review by EvilG Photos by Karen Saunders
A couple of additional pics taken by EvilG
Every time Primal Fear tours North America, I travel and attend. They are after all, one of my favorite bands. On our shores, they commonly tour by themselves and rely upon local openers. This time however, things are different as we get treated to a co-headlining tour featuring Primal Fear and Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody. Rhapsody doesn’t tour over this way quite as often as Primal Fear, so they were high on my bucket list of bands to see and have been since I first heard them in the late 90’s. A match this amazing doesn’t happen that often, so we decided to see the show two times. It was interesting to witness the same show in two very different Canadian cities to see the different reactions from the audience.
FIRST SINGLE “ROSENKREUZ (THE ROSE AND THE CROSS)” AND LYRIC VIDEO OUT NOW!
The LYRIC VIDEO of the first single entitled “ROSENKREUZ (THE ROSE AND THE CROSS)” is a little appetizer from the upcoming full length album of 70 minutes: PROMETHEUS, SYMPHONIA IGNIS DIVINUS (out on June 19, 2015).
Olaf Hayer Interview Interviewed in Jan 2001 by Rick
Olaf Hayer is one of the best and busiest young vocalists on the metal scene today. In addition to being the voice behind Luca Turilli’s solo work he also has released CDs with Treasure Seeker and Lord Byron. Olaf is also the lead vocalist for the great new band Dionysus. Joining Olaf in Dionysus is Ronny Mialianowicz ex-Sinergy, who was recently interviewed by me for Metal-Rules.com. Olaf answers questions regarding all of his projects past, present and future.
Rhapsody’s Luca Turilli Interviewed by EvilG in August 2000
Rhapsody are one of the newer bands that have come along in the last couple of years that have really impressed me. From their lyrics that tell the saga of the Emerald Sword to their unique blend of power/speed metal with classical music this band is not for the casual listener. Band pillar, Luca Turilli also fronts his own solo band which is as impressive as his full-time band. I waited for the opportunity to interview Luca for months. For a while he was on the road with Rhapsody, playing on the same bill as Stratovarius and Sonata Artcia. In the final stages of recording the new Rhapsody CD Dawn of Victory, Luca took the time out of his schedule to call me just days before Rhapsody were to take to the stage at this year’s Wacken Open Air festival.