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The Satanic Rites of Dracula

Dracula, Count Dooku, Saruman the White, Francisco Scaramanga, Lord Summerisle. That’s a lot of evil for one cool dude in a lifetime. Yes, Christopher Lee, he who sang heavy metal even in his old age proudly, has passed away.  The iconic actor was 93 and we salute him today with a whole bunch of video posts on our Facebook wall.


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Rhapsody of Fire to headline North American tour for the first time

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 8:22 AM (PST)

Straight out of Italy, symphonic metalheads Rhapsody Of Fire have revealed details on the band’s first ever headlining North American tour.  This is also going to be the first time that their new guitarist Tom Hess will be playing live with the band.  No pressure Tom.

For a list of tour dates and comments from the band click here.

Rhapsody of Fire’s last studio album was From Chaos to Eternity and was released in June 17, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Rhapsody Of Fire reveals new band line-up

Posted by jrod1209 on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 3:00 PM (PST)

Italian power metal outfit Rhapsody Of Fire have recently revealed the first official band photo of the new line-up after the friendly split with founding member and guitarist Luca Turilli.

The new line-up reads as follows:

Vocals – Fabio Lione
Keyboards – Alex Staropoli
Guitars – Roberto De Micheli
Guitars – Tom Hess
Bass – Oliver Holzwarth
Drums – Alex Holzwarth

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Luca Turilli of Rhapsody Of Fire leaves band

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 4:27 PM (PST)

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.

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New Music: Rhapsody of Fire – “Tornado”

Posted by jessepac on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 12:02 PM (PST)

Two weeks ago, we reviewed the new Rhapsody of Fire album The Cold Embrace of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony and today we can give you a little taste of what the album sounds like. The band has hosted a new track off of this album (out June 17th on Nuclear Blast) entitled “Tornado” and it’s five minutes of pure high-fantasy shredding.

Click here to head to the band’s myspace and check out the new track!

Our very own Darklord called the album “a perfect example as to why this band continues to remain on top.”

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The Italian symphonic power-metal band, Rhapsody of Fire released “The Cold Embrace of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony” as an EP in Europe last October. The band decided to work on one lengthy seven-act orchestral song, which includes the Hammer Horror film veteran Christopher Lee who is well known for the roles of Count Dracula, Count Dooku in Star Wars episodes II & III and Saruman in The Lord Of The Rings film trilogy.

“The Cold Embrace of Fear” begins with a small group of adventurers including a wizard and an elven king who while on “The Pass of Nair-Kaan” fall victim to an avalanche. They are on a quest to find the secret place behind a lonely mountain fortified with ice rocks, which holds the book of Erian. The EP focuses on the group’s effort to attain the sacred book but then counters with a twist of betrayal.

Get the full review here.

Tom Hess, the guitar virtuoso well known worldwide for his unique guitar skills and for being the creator of the famous online guitar courses, is now officially a new member of Rhapsody Of Fire! He recorded most of the rhythmic parts of the new upcoming album “From Chaos To Eternity” (out on June, 17th) and also two guitar solos!

Keyboardist Alex Staropoli comments: “I saw Tom Hess playing on stage several times and always got impressed by his great stage presence and his way of playing. When I have heard the rhythmic and the solo guitars he recorded for Rhapsody Of Fire I was blown away, I could feel that strong presence in between every single note”.

Rhapsody of Fire’s “From Chaos To Eternity” is slated for release June 17th on Nuclear Blast.

Click here to read more.

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Rhapsody of Fire are proud to announce to the world, that the mix of “From Chaos To Eternity” is now at the end and that the new album will be released via Nuclear Blast on June 17, 2011.

Here’s what the band had to say about their latest album:

“It is the end of an era. This historical release will end the Rhapsody’s sagas once for all after 15 years of fantasy oriented lyrics and for the last time we’ll hear Sir Christopher Lee narrating in one of our albums the last dramatic events of a legendary tale started in 1997 and told through 2 different sagas and 10 full length albums. We are surely very sad but we also know that for this same reason the upcoming release will remain in the history of the band for its artistic importance and unique epic!”

To view the full track listing, Click Here.

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Rhapsody of Fire and Tokyo Blade confirmed to play Wacken Open Air 2011

Posted by Lucas Riot on Friday, December 17, 2010 at 3:09 PM (PST)

Rhapsody of Fire Wacken 2011Italian power metal band Rhapsody of Fire and NWOBHM veterans Tokyo Blade have been announced as the latest bands added to the roster for Wacken Open Air 2011.  Ozzy Osbourne, Motorhead, Judas Priest, and Children of Bodom are just a few of the other bands already confirmed for Wacken 2011.

Wacken Open Air festival began back in 1990 and has grown to become one of heavy metal’s largest and most respected festivals.  It takes place annually in the small town of Wacken in northern Germany.  During the 3 day festival concert goers typically camp on the grounds of the festival and revel in an aural assault from more than 70 bands from around the world.

Rhapsody of Fire is about to release their latest EP “The Cold Embrace of Fear” in North America on January 25, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records.  The band is also working on their next studio album “From Chaos to Eternity” due to be released in Spring 2011 also via Nuclear Blast.

For the complete Wacken 2011 lineup so far click here.

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Kamelot band photo with logoFlorida power metal band Kamelot recently announced their “Pandemonium Over Europe 2011,” as well as a postponement of their North American tour due to singer Roy Khan becoming ill.  The band has now announced that Roy Khan will not be part of the upcoming European tour due to continuing medical and personal problems.  Fabio Lione from Rhapsody of Fire has been chosen to pick up the vocal duties for the tour.  The band has issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately, we have been informed that, due to continuing medical and personal issues, Roy Khan will not be able to finish the remaining touring in support of Kamelot’s album, “Poetry for the Poisoned”. However, we are pleased to announce that metal icon Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire) will be joining the tour and handling the lead vocal duties. There will also be guest vocal appearances throughout the tour by Simone Simons (Epica), Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder), and many more surprise guests throughout this very special and rare tour.”

Fabio Lione is eager to get on the road, stating: “I am excited and pleased to be part of the next Kamelot tour. I always loved the sound of the band and I think this will be a great experience for me, the band and for all the fans of great music and Kamelot… see you soon on tour and let’s rock!!!”

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Rhapsody of Fire to release new album “From Chaos to Eternity”

Posted by Geoffy-Dee on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 2:25 PM (PST)

Italian Power Metallers Rhapsody of Fire (Formerly know as Rhapsody) have announced their upcoming album “From Chaos to Eternity” will be released in Spring 2011 Via Nuclear Blast Records.

Frontman Luca says: “We are really proud to reveal to the whole world that the production of our new full length album is at a very good point already. Lyrically it has a particular meaning for all of us, as with the 5th and final chapter of the “Dark Secret saga” our band will close its fantasy cycle started 13 years ago. The dark secret will finally reveal itself and for the last time Sir Christopher Lee will give his unique and fundamental contribution to our work. Musically expect something really special out of the ten album titles. A song like “Ghosts Of Forgotten Worlds” with its rageous and hypnotic guitar riff, will make you breath the dusty atmospheres of the southern ghostlands. “Aeons Of Raging Darkness” is pure melodic chaos translated into music, “Tornado” the greatest technical challenge for each single bandmember and “Tempesta Di Fuoco”, the first speed track completely sung in Italian language. For my song “Fantasia Gotica” I wrote and finalized the cinematic orchestral arrangements inspired by the visionary genius of Tim Burton, while “The Splendour Of Angels’s Glory (A Final Revelation)” is Alex’s choral and majestic track for the perfect finale of the dark secret saga. Our bass player Patrice Guers and our drummer Alex Holzwarth did their best job so far in a RHAPSODY OF FIRE album. One more word is needed to underline the excellent performance of our singer: in this new release, Fabio Lione will present himself definitely as one of the best and most versatile singers, being able to pass with unique ability and talent from the most aggressive vocals, to clean angelic voices and powerful operatic parts. Once more you are going to be really surprised.”

The album will be the second release from the band this year in North America, as “The Cold Embrace of Fear” hits shelves January 25th.

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