Italian power metal band Rhapsody Of Fire lost their lead guitarist, Luca Turilli. The departure was amicable as Luca and keyboardist Alex Staropoli state:
“Ten albums released and the end of the saga represent, musically and lyrically, an important artistic goal finally reached, underlined by the success of our last release “From Chaos To Eternity”, for which we want to thank our wonderful fans once again. Now it came the time when new artistic stimulations need to be found, in respect of both parts’ visions and perspectives and of our longtime friendship.”
Due to legal matter of name ownership Luca will start his own Rhapsody band even using some of the band’s members.
Rhapsody Of Fire’s newest album “From Chaos To Eternity”, was released in June 2011 on Nuclear Blast.