Rhapsody: Symphonic Metal Gods!

Interview by Arto Lehtinen and Marko Syrjälä
Photos by Marko Syrjälä

Helsinki, Finland, 14th of July, Scandic Hotel at midnight after taking some(!) drinks…

The Italian power symphonic metal compo Rhapsody performed their debut gig at the Tuska Open Air metal festival on the 14th of July in the downtown of Helsinki Finland. After the majestic gig the Rhapsody guys returned back to the hotel to take some rest and breathe a little bit before the general press meeting. It was already at midnight when the guitarist wizard Luca Turilli and the keyboard player Alex showed up to give an interview. Some journalists had already taken a few drinks more than enough and their condition was a little bit weak in some points. As a matter of fact the whole press meeting was a little bit chaotic in some manners. I am pretty much sure some of you will be getting huge laughs rolling all over the floor when listening to the interview session as it is funny as hell. But hey how can you expect Finnish metalheads to be sober at festivals and that's definitely not enough yet, cos trying to be razor sharp clever and smart at 12 o'clock in the middle of night to follow English spoken with the Italian accent ain't that easy job for some journalists. But anyway there are some cool things that came up in the interview session that even Luca Turilli lost the control totally. Listen and enjoy and above all have good laughs !!

Listen to the interview In MP3 Format
30mins, 7mb

Pics from the interview followed by pics of 
Rhapsody's performance at the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival

L-R: Alex, Marko, Luca

Other Rhapsody Interviews In Metal-Rules.com

Alex Staropoli of Rhapsody (Feb 2001)

Luca Turilli of Rhapsody (August, 2000)


Rhapsody CD Reviews

Dawn of Victory

Symphony of Enchanted Lands

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