Rhapsody of Fire

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Rhapsody of Fire (aforesyne kent as Thundercross an, mair recent as Rhapsody) is a Symphonic pouer metal baund frae Italy.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rhapsody of Fire pit oot their debut album, Legendary Tales unner the name o Rhapsody. Co-foonders and componers Luca Turilli an Alex Staropoli creatit an epic soond wi this album, that jyned thegither clessical muisic wi pouer metal. Legendary Tales wis the first in a cycle o albums cried the Emrald Sword Saga that telt a story o hie fantasy based natur, scrieven bi the baund's leeracist, guitarist Luca Turilli. Ilka album frae Legendary Tales tae Power of the Dragonflame (2002) wis pairt o this "Saga" an developed the tale, whiles the albums onwarts frae Symphony of Enchanted Lands II: The Dark Secret (2004) is pairt o a seicont saga. This wis the first album tae featur Alex Holzwarth on drums, tho he haed drummed for them on tours afore this. Afore him, drums on the baund's albums wis creedit tae "Thunderforce" that some jaloused wis a drum machine, but wis in fact a drummer that coudna be named for contract relatit raisons. This album featurt the wark o warld famous actor Christopher Lee narratin an singin backup tae singer Fabio Lione on the sang The Magic of the Wizard's Dream that wis recordit in fower deeferant leids (Inglis, German, Italian an French). Their maist recent album, Triumph or Agony is the seicont album in the new saga, an shaws a progression tae mair clessical muisic bein incorporatit intae the baund's soond.

Chynge o Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

Due tae trademerk issues, the baund wis forced tae chynge their name frae Rhapsody tae Rhapsody of Fire efter nine year an sieven albums. The baund made the best o the chynge, keybuirdist Alex Staropoli threapin: "The name Rhapsody of Fire better represents the energy that haes aye been forrit in this baund an its muisic."

Muisical Chairacteristics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rhapsody is kenspeckle amang pouer metal fans for the wheen o clessical muisic that they eik tae their metal. They jyne thegither the grandiose style o baroque muisic an melodic, aften fast an technically demaundin pouer metal. They threap tift frae componers sic as Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Niccolò Paganini as weel as metal acts sic as Manowar, Van Halen an Yngwie Malmsteem. In the bygane, the baund haes uised fowk instruments sic as flute, but no tae the extent that onybody wad cry thaim a fowk metal baund. Leericaly, the baund aften refers tae meethical lair frae the Middle ages, an aften centres on the heroic vailies aften portrayed as haen existit langsyne.

See Forbye[eedit | eedit soorce]

Lineup[eedit | eedit soorce]

Current Members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Fabio Lione - Vocals
  • Luca Turilli - Guitar
  • Alex Staropoli - Keybuirds
  • Patrice Guers - Bass
  • Alex Holzwarth - Drums

Umwhile Members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Cristiano Adacher - Vocals
  • Andrea Furlan - Bass
  • Alessandro Lotta - Bass
  • Daniele Carbonera - Drums

Gest Members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Dominique Leurquin - Rhythm guitar (studio an live gest)
  • Sir Jay Lansford - Narratin
  • Christopher Lee - Narratin
  • Thunderforce - Drums
  • Sascha Paeth- Bass on Legendary Tales an Power of the Dragonflame
  • Robert Hunecke Rizzo - Bass on Legendary Tales
  • Paul Hendrick - Theremin on Legendary Tales
  • Brandon Lavigne - Tin Whistle on Dawn Of Victory

Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Legendary Tales (1997)
  • Emerald Sword EP (1998)
  • Symphony of Enchanted Lands (1998)
  • Dawn of Victory (2000)
  • Rain of a Thousand Flames EP (2001)
  • Power of the Dragonflame (2002)
  • The Dark Secret EP (2004)
  • Symphony of Enchanted Lands II: The Dark Secret (2004)
  • Live in Canada 2005: The Dark Secret, Live Album (2006)
  • Triumph or Agony (2006)
  • Visions from the Enchanted Lands, DVD (2007)
  • The Frozen Tears of Angels, (2010)

Fremmit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]