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Trieste, Italy (2006 – present)

Rhapsody of Fire (formerly known as Rhapsody and originally as Thundercross) is an Italian band led by Alex Staropoli. Since forming in 1993 in Trieste, Italy, the band has released nine studio albums, one live album, three EPs, and a live DVD. Rhapsody of Fire is known for its conceptual lyrics that constitute a fantasy story throughout all of their albums.

Rhapsody was created by Luca Turilli and Staropoli, and is now seen as a pioneer of the symphonic power metal subgenre (though they refer to themselves as “Hollywood metal”). In July 2006 the band changed their name to Rhapsody of Fire due to copyright and trademark issues.

In 2011, following the release of From Chaos to Eternity which concludes the Dark Secret Saga and after 18 years as co-leader of the band, Turilli left Rhapsody of Fire (on good terms) to form a new Rhapsody band, Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, along with two other members who left with him, Patrice Guers and Dominique Leurquin. They describe their discography as a parallel continuation of Rhapsody of Fire’s discography, with their first album being their own “Rhapsody’s 11th album” and consider that they didn’t leave the band, rather that it amicably split in two.

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  • dreamofsunlight

    gud pistes, some suggestions plz !!

    29 Jan 3:06am Reply
  • onlycharles

    Come to Brazil again

    27 Jan 4:55pm Reply
  • FelipeEdge

    All we can see that Luca is a good composer, just take a look in "Ascending to Infinity", that's excelent, but he isn't essencial. Rhapsody of Fire will remain a great band!

    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • PatkaNYC

    For the king for the land for the mountains, for the green valleys where dragons fly ! For the glory the power to win the black lord, I will search for the emerald sword. [2]

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • CountOfTuscany_

    One of the most EPIC bands of all time.

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • oOo0o0o0oOo

    rhapsody of shit

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • SelfShinsei

    For the king for the land for the mountains, for the green valleys where dragons fly ! For the glory the power to win the black lord, I will search for the emerald sword.

    30 Sep 2014 Reply
  • ArmoricaKing

    Rhapsody Of Fire ?! Stratovarius Of Water - Blind Guardian Of Earth - Avantasia Of Light - Kamelot Of Dark - Sonata Arctica Of Ice - Masterplan Of Thunder - Dragonforce Of Wind [2]

    18 Sep 2014 Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

    When's Luca's next record due? The first was a thousand times better than this incarnations recent album.

    18 Aug 2014 Reply
  • ElHuevas1428574

    ⌠↑ಠ_ಠ ←:D→ ಥ_ಥ↓⌡

    18 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Ice_Wizard

    Yeah these guys are missing Luca badly as the new album shows.

    11 Jul 2014 Reply
  • HalloCharlie

    Isn't the same as before without Luca :/ [2]

    8 Jul 2014 Reply
  • BuilT4Cha0s

    Isn't the same as before without Luca :/

    2 Jul 2014 Reply
  • PrideOrLithium

    new album pretty meh, no talking about "innovating" or anything, but there's only mid-tempo (trying to be epic, but ins't) and ballad songs, there's no really "power" indeed. except from Rising From Tragic Flames, really good track.

    4 Jun 2014 Reply
  • max19760423

    Когда уже будет концерт в Москве?

    18 May 2014 Reply
  • Karaouq16

    love this band :D

    14 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Elintasokas

    Emerald Sword is a fucking epic power metal track. Could be the best of all time!

    6 Apr 2014 Reply
  • DarkOmar07

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    25 Mar 2014 Reply
  • kasicA0804

    I need them in Poland [ in my nearest city Krakow ]. I'm really in love with this beautiful music and voice Fabio. The best symphony. Their music changed my life and enchants me. The fact, that manageress team Nadia said to me that there is small chance on another their gig in Poland and my unlucky going on concert in 2012. But I believe, that I will see them someday. Keep my fingers crossed for them. 3 years I love this team right now. And it will be forever in my heart and soul. Never forget. <3

    24 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Liafev

    @Sonnycz : I love your comment, each time I read it, it makes me smile :)

    20 Mar 2014 Reply
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