Posts Tagged ‘RHAPSODY OF FIRE’

Page 3 of 3123

RHAPSODY OF FIRE – FROM CHAOS TO ETERNITY out on June, 17th (Europe) and TBA (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records!

March 16th, 2011

RHAPSODY OF FIRE are proud to announce to the world that the mix of “FROM CHAOS TO ETERNITY” is now at the end and that the new album will be released by Nuclear Blast on June 17, 2011.

“It is the end of an era. This historical release will end the Rhapsody’s sagas once for all after 15 years of fantasy oriented lyrics and for the last time we’ll hear Sir Christopher Lee narrating in one of our albums the last dramatic events of a legendary tale started in 1997 and told through 2 different sagas and 10 full length albums. We are surely very sad but we also know that for this same reason the upcoming release will remain in the history of the band for its artistic importance and unique epic!”

Below is the new album cover, realized once again by Felipe Machado Franco, and the new tracklist. Enjoy and wait for further exclusive news on April 15th 2011!

 

RHAPSODY OF FIRE - "FROM CHAOS TO ETERNITY"

RHAPSODY OF FIRE - "FROM CHAOS TO ETERNITY"

TRACKLIST

AD INFINITUM (1:30)

FROM CHAOS TO ETERNITY (5:45)

TEMPESTA DI FUOCO (4:48)

GHOSTS OF FORGOTTEN WORLDS (5:35)

ANIMA PERDUTA (4:46)

AEONS OF RAGING DARKNESS (5:46)

I BELONG TO THE STARS (4:55)

TORNADO (4:57)

HEROES OF THE WATERFALLS’ KINGDOM (19:32)

I. Lo Spirito Della Foresta

II. Realm Of Sacred Waterfalls

III. Thanor’s Awakening

IV. Northern Skies Enflamed

V. The Splendour Of Angels’ Glory (A Final Revelation)

 

All songs composed by Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli

 

 

Share

Tags:
Posted in Power Metal, Symphonic Metal | Comments (0)

CHRISTOPHER LEE GUESTS ON RHAPSODY OF FIRE’S THE COLD EMBRACE OF FEAR

December 16th, 2010
RHAPSODY OF FIRE 'The Cold Embrace Of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony'

RHAPSODY OF FIRE 'The Cold Embrace Of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony'

Italian composer, guitarist, producer and teacher Luca Turilli comments on Sir Christopher Lee’s guest appearance as narrator on The Cold Embrace Of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony, scheduled for release in North America on January 25th, 2011.

“We couldn’t imagine releasing something like this without his fundamental participation.  Sir Lee is one member of RHAPSODY OF FIRE’s family.  We love him not only as an actor but also as a man.  Because of his great and majestic personality, he surely has the aura of a king of the ancient times.”

Produced by Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli, the tracklisting for The Cold Embrace Of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony is as follows:

Act I: The Pass Of Nair-Kaan

Act II: Dark Mystic Vision

Act III: The Ancient Fires Of Har-Kuun

Act IV: The Betrayal

Act V: Neve Rosso Sangue

Act VI: Erian’s Lost Secrets

Act VII: The Angels’ Dark Revelation

RHAPSODY OF FIRE’s latest full-length studio album, The Frozen Tears Of Angels, was mixed and mastered by Sascha Paeth (EDGUY, AVANTASIA, EPICA) and debuted on the following international album charts following their European release: Italy #31; Germany #33; Switzerland #39; Japan #41; Austria #58 and Belgium #96.

View the video for “Sea Of Fate” here.

RHAPSODY OF FIRE are: Luca Turilli on guitar, Alex Staropoli on keyboards, Fabio Lione on vocals, Patrice Guers on bass, Dominique Leurquin on guitar, and Alex Holzwarth on drums.

Visit RHAPSODY OF FIRE online at www.RHAPSODYOFFIRE.com, www.myspace.com/RHAPSODYOFFIRE, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Visit Luca Turilli online at www.LUCATURILLI.com, www.epic-metal.com/DREAMQUEST2006/, and www.NEOCLASSICALREVELATION.com

Share

Tags:
Posted in Power Metal, Symphonic Metal | Comments (0)

Two shows for Kamelot fall 2011 tour ANNOUNCED; Rhapsody of Fire Vocalist to Fill In!

December 16th, 2010
KAMELOT - Poetry For The Poisoned

KAMELOT - Poetry For The Poisoned

Kamelot are announcing 2 shows as part of what will be a full US tour!
Aug 30 at the Grammercy Theater in New York City

and

Sept 2 at the Club Soda in Montreal , Quebec Canada

Kamelot will offer a special VIP ticket for these show.  This wil  include a pre show meet/greet and an autographed poster commemorating the show both shows go onsale today exclusively through Enterthevault.com.

Unfortunately, we have been informed that, due to continuing medical and personal issues, Roy Khan will not be able to finish the remaining touring in support of Kamelot’s album, “Poetry for the Poisoned”.  However, we are pleased to announce that metal icon Fabio Lione lead singer of Rhapsody of Fire will be joining the tour and handling the lead vocal duties. There will also be guest vocal appearances throughout the tour by Simone Simons (Epica), Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder), and many more surprise guests throughout this very special and rare tour.

Share

Tags: ,
Posted in Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Symphonic Metal | Comments (0)

RHAPSODY OF FIRE: ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY ON THE COLD EMBRACE OF FEAR

December 15th, 2010
RHAPSODY OF FIRE 'The Cold Embrace Of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony'

RHAPSODY OF FIRE 'The Cold Embrace Of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony'

Italian composer, guitarist, producer and teacher Luca Turilli offers commentary on the band’s upcoming release, The Cold Embrace Of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony, scheduled for North American release on January 25th, 2011:

“Essentially it is a long huge song, sounding very symphonic, full of orchestral sections that are very soundtrack oriented with narrations and spoken parts.  More than in other cases, we tried to create a real movie atmosphere with very dynamic musical results.  You will just need to close your eyes and explore those new emotional dimensions we wrote the music for.”

Produced by Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli, the tracklisting for The Cold Embrace Of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony is as follows:

Act I: The Pass Of Nair-Kaan

Act II: Dark Mystic Vision

Act III: The Ancient Fires Of Har-Kuun

Act IV: The Betrayal

Act V: Neve Rosso Sangue

Act VI: Erian’s Lost Secrets

Act VII: The Angels’ Dark Revelation

RHAPSODY OF FIRE’s latest full-length studio album, The Frozen Tears Of Angels, was mixed and mastered by Sascha Paeth (EDGUY, AVANTASIA, EPICA) and debuted on the following international album charts following their European release: Italy #31; Germany #33; Switzerland #39; Japan #41; Austria #58 and Belgium #96.

View the video for “Sea Of Fate” here.

RHAPSODY OF FIRE are: Luca Turilli on guitar, Alex Staropoli on keyboards, Fabio Lione on vocals, Patrice Guers on bass, Dominique Leurquin on guitar, and Alex Holzwarth on drums.

Italian composer, guitarist, producer and teacher Luca Turilli offers additional commentary explaining the lyrics on The Cold Embrace Of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony and its connection to The Frozen Tears Of Angels.  The Cold Embrace Of Fear will be released in North America on January 25th, 2011.

“After the long journey to the icy, frozen northlands at the borders of the known world, while facing concrete natural obstacles and the inner-demons lying in the depths of their conscience, the five main characters reach the ancient gothic fortress of Har-Kuun, the real monument of evil trapped between ice and snow, the mystic place where Erian’s book could be finally found.  The Cold Embrace Of Fear tells about the entrance of those bravehearts in the ancestral world of Har-Kuun and the dramatic search for the holy book of the angels, the only possible way to understand something more about the dark secret threatening the whole known world.  Also, in this case, I liked to create particular ‘bridges’ connecting the new chapter of the saga with our modern life on the basis of symbolism, ancient wisdom, and spiritual evolution.  To someone who knows something about modern psychology and the study of the different ‘selves,’ the hidden geometries and gothic labyrinths of Har-Kuun will reveal themselves very clearly.”

Produced by Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli, the tracklisting for The Cold Embrace Of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony is as follows:

Act I: The Pass Of Nair-Kaan

Act II: Dark Mystic Vision

Act III: The Ancient Fires Of Har-Kuun

Act IV: The Betrayal

Act V: Neve Rosso Sangue

Act VI: Erian’s Lost Secrets

Act VII: The Angels’ Dark Revelation

RHAPSODY OF FIRE’s latest full-length studio album, The Frozen Tears Of Angels, was mixed and mastered by Sascha Paeth (EDGUY, AVANTASIA, EPICA) and debuted on the following international album charts following their European release: Italy #31; Germany #33; Switzerland #39; Japan #41; Austria #58 and Belgium #96.

View the video for “Sea Of Fate” here.

RHAPSODY OF FIRE are: Luca Turilli on guitar, Alex Staropoli on keyboards, Fabio Lione on vocals, Patrice Guers on bass, Dominique Leurquin on guitar, and Alex Holzwarth on drums.

Visit RHAPSODY OF FIRE online at www.RHAPSODYOFFIRE.com, www.myspace.com/RHAPSODYOFFIRE, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Visit Luca Turilli online at www.LUCATURILLI.com, www.epic-metal.com/DREAMQUEST2006/, and www.NEOCLASSICALREVELATION.com

Share

Tags:
Posted in Power Metal, Symphonic Metal | Comments (0)

Rhapsody of Fire, Mustasch, Walter Trout and Groundhogs to Sweden Rock 2011!

November 5th, 2010

Finally it’s time for RHAPSODY OF FIRE to play Sweden Rock. With “The Cold Embrace of Fear” the band have arrived at their ninth full-length album, and in 2011 they make their highly anticipated return to the live scene. Including SRF, like so many of you have been yearning for so long.

Machistic rock, based on fat riffs, contagious choruses and a lethal groove is their simple but effective recipe for success.  MUSTASCH will be back at the festival next summer.
Next artist has developed his very own style as a blues- and rock guitarist, examplified by his latest and 20th (!) solo record “Common Ground”. We welcome WALTER TROUT to Sweden Rock 2011.
Last, but not least we proudly present legendary GROUNDHOGS with guitarist Tony McPhee up front!.

Read more under Bands 2011

Share

Tags:
Posted in Festival/Tour News | Comments (0)

Rhapsody of Fire – Alex Staropoli, Keyboardist

August 1st, 2010


 Rhapsody of Fire:

The Frozen Tears of Angels interview with Alex Staropoli

Interview and transcription by Erich Heintzelman

 

I recently spoke with Alex Staropoli, the keyboardist for Rhapsody On Fire about their new album, Frozen Lake of Tears.  Due to legality issues, Alex and I did not discuss the band’s struggles over the last four years but Alex expalined the making of the new album, plans for a tour, and what he considers to be one of the best bands making music right now.

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: ,
Posted in 2010 | Comments (0)

RHAPSODY OF FIRE To Release Epic 35-Minute Symphony

July 30th, 2010
RHAPSODY OF FIRE 'The Cold Embrace Of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony'

RHAPSODY OF FIRE 'The Cold Embrace Of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony'

RHAPSODY OF FIRE are going to release an epic monument called ‘The Cold Embrace Of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony’.

“For this special CD we composed a unique song of around 35 minutes divided in 7 “acts“. Looking at the title you can easily imagine that such long and epic song will show the most cinematic and orchestral side of our band, all our passion for the world of cinema we love so much and that always represented our main influence while composing Rhapsody’s music“, says Luca Turilli and adds: “Essentially it is a long huge song, sounding very symphonic, full of orchestral sections very soundtrack oriented, narrations and spoken parts. More than in other cases we tried to create a real movie atmosphere with very dynamic musical results, also thanks to the help of the English actors that gave voice to different charachters. You will just need to close your eyes and explore those new emotional dimensions we wrote the music for.“

The lyrics of this monumental, epic symphony is based on the “dark secret saga“ and represents a new chapter, directly connected with The Frozen Tears Of Angels.

Luca explains: “After the long journey to the icy frozen northlands at the borders of the known world, while facing concrete natural obstacles and the inner demons lying in the depths of their conscience, the five main charachters reach the ancient gothic fortress of Har-Kuun, a real monument of evil trapped between ice and snow, the mystic place where the Erian’s book could be finally found. ‘The Cold Embrace Of Fear’ tells about the entrance of those bravehearts in the ancestral world of Har-Kuun and the dramatic search for the holy book of the angels, only possible way to understand something more about the dark secret threatening the whole known world. Also in this case I liked to create particular “bridges“ connecting the new chapter of the saga with our modern life on the basis of symbolism, ancient wisdom and spiritual evolution. To someone who knows something about modern psychology and the study of the different “self“, the hidden geometries and gothic labyrinths of Har-Kuun will reveal themselves very clearly.“

Once again Christopher Lee was chosen for the spoken parts as a main narrator.

“We couldn’t imagine to release something like this without his fundamental partecipation. Sir Lee is one member of Rhapsody Of Fire‘s family since a lot of time and we love him not only as an actor but also as man. Because of his great and majestic personality he has surely the aura of a king of the ancient times.

This extraordinary release, will hit the stores on October15th for a special price. Further updates to follow.

The Frozen Tears Of Angels debuted at #16 on the Nielsen Canadian Soundscan Top Hard Music Albums chart and at #129 on the Nielsen Canadian Soundscan Top 200 Albums chart.

Produced by Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli, The Frozen Tears Of Angels was mixed and mastered by Sascha Paeth (EDGUY, AVANTASIA, EPICA) and debuted at #52 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, #60 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart, and #132 on the Top Independent Albums chart.

Other international chart entries are as follows: Greece #11; Italy #31; Germany #33; Finland #35; Switzerland #39; Japan #41; France #51; Austria #58; South Korea #69; Spain #81; and Belgium #96.

The tracklisting for The Frozen Tears Of Angels is as follows:

‘Dark Frozen World’
‘Sea Of Fate’
‘Crystal Moonlight’
‘Reign Of Terror’
‘Danza Di Fuoco E Ghiaccio’
‘Raging Starfire’
‘Lost In Cold Dreams’
‘On The Way To Ainor’
‘The Frozen Tears Of Angels’

North American bonus tracks:
‘Labyrinth Of Madness’
‘Sea Of Fate’ (Orchestral Version)

View the video for ‘Sea Of Fate’ below:

Share

Tags:
Posted in Power Metal, Symphonic Metal | Comments (0)

NEW RHAPSODY OF FIRE ALBUM DEBUTS ON TWO CANDIAN CHARTS

July 14th, 2010
The Frozen Tears Of Angels, the new album by Italy’s RHAPSODY OF FIRE

The Frozen Tears Of Angels, the new album by Italy’s RHAPSODY OF FIRE

The Frozen Tears Of Angels, the new album by Italy’s RHAPSODY OF FIRE, has debuted at #16 on the Nielsen Canadian Soundscan Top Hard Music Albums chart and at #129 on the Nielsen Canadian Soundscan Top 200 Albums chart.

Produced by Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli, The Frozen Tears Of Angels was mixed and mastered by Sascha Paeth (Edguy, Avantasia, Epica) and debuted at #52 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, #60 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart, and #132 on the Top Independent Albums chart.

Other international chart entries are as follows: Greece #11; Italy #31; Germany #33; Finland #35; Switzerland #39; Japan #41; France #51; Austria #58; South Korea #69; Spain #81; and Belgium #96.

The track listing for The Frozen Tears Of Angels is as follows:

01. Dark Frozen World

02. Sea Of Fate

03. Crystal Moonlight

04. Reign Of Terror

05. Danza Di Fuoco E Ghiaccio

06. Raging Starfire

07. Lost In Cold Dreams

08. On The Way To Ainor

09. The Frozen Tears Of Angels

North American Bonus Tracks

10. Labyrinth Of Madness

11. Sea Of Fate (Orchestral Version)

Listen to a recent interview with guitarist Luca Turilli here.  View the video for “Sea Of Fate” here.

RHAPSODY OF FIRE are: Luca Turilli on guitar, Alex Staropoli on keyboards, Fabio Lione on vocals, Patrice Guers on bass, Alex Holzwarth on drums and Dominique Leurquin as additional live guitarist.

Visit RHAPSODY OF FIRE online at www.RHAPSODYOFFIRE.com, www.myspace.com/RHAPSODYOFFIRE, and on Facebook.

Visit Luca Turilli online at www.LUCATURILLI.com, www.epic-metal.com/dreamquest2006/, and www.NEOCLASSICALREVELATION.com

Share

Tags:
Posted in Power Metal, Symphonic Metal | Comments (0)

NEW RHAPSODY OF FIRE ALBUM DEBUTS ON THREE BILLBOARD CHARTS!

July 8th, 2010

The Frozen Tears Of Angels, the new album by Italy’s RHAPSODY OF FIRE

The Frozen Tears Of Angels, the new album by Italy’s RHAPSODY OF FIRE

The Frozen Tears Of Angels, the new album by Italy’s RHAPSODY OF FIRE, has debuted at #52 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, #60 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart, and #132 on the Top Independent Albums chart.

Guitarist & songwriter Luca Turilli checks in from his hometown in Trieste, Italy and responds to the news:

“We have no words to describe the feelings after hearing this excellent news!  We are more than honored to have finally entered the U.S. Billboard charts, especially after having released an album so deep, intense and emotional like The Frozen Tears Of Angels. Thanks to our record company Nuclear Blast for believing in us and making a unique effort to push our new release and thanks to all of YOU, American brothers and sisters, for your incredible support.  We love you and we are looking forward to visiting your wonderful country once again with our next upcoming tour!  Peace and respect to all of you.”

Produced by Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli, The Frozen Tears Of Angels was mixed and mastered by Sascha Paeth (Edguy, Avantasia, Epica) and debuted on the following international album charts following their European release: Greece #11; Italy #31; Germany #33; Finland #35; Switzerland #39; Japan #41; France #51; Austria #58; South Korea #69; Spain #81 and Belgium #96.

The track listing for The Frozen Tears Of Angels is as follows:

01. Dark Frozen World

02. Sea Of Fate

03. Crystal Moonlight

04. Reign Of Terror

05. Danza Di Fuoco E Ghiaccio

06. Raging Starfire

07. Lost In Cold Dreams

08. On The Way To Ainor

09. The Frozen Tears Of Angels

North American Bonus Tracks

10. Labyrinth Of Madness

11. Sea Of Fate (Orchestral Version)

View the video for “Sea Of Fate” here.

RHAPSODY OF FIRE are: Luca Turilli on guitar, Alex Staropoli on keyboards, Fabio Lione on vocals, Patrice Guers on bass, Alex Holzwarth on drums and Dominique Leurquin as additional live guitarist.

Visit RHAPSODY OF FIRE online at www.RHAPSODYOFFIRE.com, www.myspace.com/RHAPSODYOFFIRE, and on Facebook.

Visit Luca Turilli online at www.LUCATURILLI.com, www.epic-metal.com/dreamquest2006/, and www.NEOCLASSICALREVELATION.com

Share

Tags:
Posted in Power Metal, Symphonic Metal | Comments (0)

Page 3 of 3123



Home | About Metal-Rules.com | Staff | Advertise With Us | Staff Openings | Donations

Content is © 2009 Metal-Rules.com. All Rights Reserved.
Graphics by Hammerblaze studio.