FILM SCORE METAL FROM TRIESTE
Italy's kings of Symphonic Epic Hollywood Metal are on the road again. The last remaining founding member of Rhapsody Of Fire, keyboardist Alex Staropoli, has rallied a powerful new troupe of musicians around him in recent years and has welded his band back together as a team. With their first new release, the album "The Eight Mountain", the quintet has shown all skeptics in 2019 that Rhapsody Of Fire is still a force to be reckoned with. In the coming spring, the new formation can also prove itself on stage at Z7.
For almost two and a half decades, the name Rhapsody has stood for anthemic symphonic metal with speed, pathos and technical sophistication at the highest level. For 15 years, guitarist Luca Turilli and keyboardist Alex Staropoli shaped the sound of the Italian formation, which renamed itself Rhapsody Of Fire in 2006 for legal reasons. With its epic compositions, the duo influenced legions of metal bands. The mixture of power/speed metal of the 80s and classical soundtrack elements brought the musicians to the top. The albums, which were created within their time together, sold well over 1.5 million copies. But after the completion of their ten-work fantasy saga, they decided in 2011 to go separate ways. While Staropoli continued to tour with singer Fabio Leone as Rhapsody Of Fire, the second mastermind of the band decided to continue together with bassist Patrice Guers and live guitarist Dominique Leurquin under the banner Luca Turilli's Rhapsody.
However, after two more studio releases, Rhapsody Of Fire underwent personnel changes again in 2016. Vocalist Fabio Leone and longtime drummer Alex Holzwarth left the band. Staropoli went in search of new comrades-in-arms who would share his idea of symphonic metal. And he found what he was looking for. With the new musicians he produced an album that is in no way inferior to the band's classics. Which Rhapsody fan doesn't like to think back to highlights like "Legendary Tales" (1992), "Symphony Of Enchanted Lands" (1998) or "Dawn Of Victory" (2000). With the current album Rhapsody Of Fire pick up the strengths of these releases and once again deliver gripping songs with epic choirs and lush orchestral arrangements, creating a fantastic new chapter in the glorious history of the Italian symphonic metal pioneers.
Rhapsody of Fire
Rescheduled: Rhapsody Of Fire, 03/13/2020, 11/29/2020 & 02/13/2022, Z7 Konzertfabrik Pratteln.
The tickets you booked will remain valid for the new date 02.05.2022 and cannot be returned.
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