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Rhapsody of Fire

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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.

Official website: http://www.rhapsodyoffire.com

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  • oOo0o0o0oOo

    rhapsody of shit

    15 Oct 11:33am 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 6:52am 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 5:21am Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

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

    18 Aug 7:21pm Reply
  • ElHuevas1428574

    ⌠↑ಠ_ಠ ←:D→ ಥ_ಥ↓⌡

    18 Aug 12:06am Reply
  • Ice_Wizard

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

    11 Jul 8:04am Reply
  • HalloCharlie

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

    8 Jul 1:30am Reply
  • BuilT4Cha0s

    Isn't the same as before without Luca :/

    2 Jul 9:47am 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 12:20am Reply
  • max19760423

    Когда уже будет концерт в Москве?

    18 May 3:13pm Reply
  • Karaouq16

    love this band :D

    14 Apr 12:47am Reply
  • Elintasokas

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

    6 Apr 11:48pm Reply
  • DarkOmar07

    Hello Guys !! This is my band Eternus (Symphonic Metal from Chile with Male Opera Singer) Enjoy !! Help us please :( |m| This is our song "Nemesis of the Gods" www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydKOXy1TlTM // You can Free Download our album and more Info in = www.facebook.com/eternusband

    25 Mar 2:26pm 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 6:27pm Reply
  • Liafev

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

    20 Mar 5:33pm Reply
  • everest55

    muy buen álbum nuevo. creo que es menos complicado que los 2 anteriores.

    10 Mar 6:22am Reply
  • Persiana1976

    Rhapsody Of Fire have released their new official music video for 'Dark Wings Of Steel" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3_OzLpBysU

    15 Feb 9:48am Reply
  • Sonnycz

    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

    1 Feb 12:19pm Reply
  • Thai665

    :3 dlç

    28 Jan 6:14pm Reply
  • Eliallday

    if i had to rate it 1 out of 10 it would be 8 out of 10. it was good but didnt get into to me that probably i only heard the songs 3 or 4 times i listen to it more cause ive been waiting for a new album since almost two years and i became a fan like 2 years ago

    23 Jan 5:50am Reply
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