Evergrey Posts “Distance” Music Video

Following Tom Englund’s thoughts about being ashamed of being a man, Evergrey has now released a new video for “Distance.”

The clip comes by way of upcoming album “The Storm Within,” due out September 9th, 2016 via AFM Records. Pre-orders are online here. The band also comments:

“‘Distance’ is the first of a series of videos we have shot for ‘The Storm Within’ album. Working very closely with Patric Ullaeus and rEvolver Film Company our aim was to recreate the eerie and desolate sense we had while writing the songs for this – the 10th Evergrey album.

“One could say this is our first real attempt at inviting everyone into the cinematic world where we have been in mind and thought throughout this year while writing. We think the imagery speaks for itself. This is just the beginning. The storm is coming.”

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Exclusive Live Images From "Cinematic World Tour" Posted By Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody

Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody posted footage of exclusive live images from the ongoing “Cinematic World Tour.” The European leg is underway with support from Freedom Call, Orden Ogan and Vexillum. The band recently announced that they will headline the kick off show at ProgPower USA XIV in Atlanta on Thursday, September 5, 2012 with Circle II Circle and In the Silence. Tickets for that event are currently on sale at this location. ProgPower USA XIV festival tickets are also on sale at this location.

The remaining dates of this leg are as follows:

20.11.2012 AT Worgel
22.11.2012 IT Bologna – Estragon
23.11.2012 IT Milan – Live Club
24.11.2012 IT Rome – Orion
25.11.2012 IT Treviso – New Age
26.11.2012 FR Lyon – Le Transbordeur
28.11.2012 HU Budepest
29.11.2012 CZ Prague
30.11.2012 DE Munich
01.12.2012 DE Geiselwind
03.12.2012 DE Cologne
04.12.2012 NL Zoetermeer
05.12.2012 DE Bochem
06.12.2012 DE Hamburg
09.12.2012 FR Paris – Le Trabendo
10.12.2012 FR Strasbourg – La Laiterie (LT Rhapsody Only)

Check out the footage here:

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New Music Video For "Clash Of The Titans" Post By Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody

Italian symphonic metal act Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody posted up a new music video for the song “Clash of the Titans.” The special “Walking Dead Remix” version was directed, edited and filed by Owe Lingvall (who also prepared the band’s first video for “Dark Fate of Atlantis”) with animations by Magnus Jonsson.

The band is set to embark on the first leg of the “Cinematic World Tour” with Freedom Call, Ordan Ogen and Vexillum (see tour dates here), though guitarist Dominique Leurquin is sidelined due to an injury to his hand. The band is supporting the latest LP “Ascending To Infinity” (see Metal Underground.com’s review at this location).

Check out “Clash of the Titans (Walking Dead Remix)” here:

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Live Guest Singer Sassy Bernert Announced By Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody

Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody announced that special guest singer Sassy Bernert will accompany the band on the upcoming European leg of the Cinematic World Tour with Freedom Call, Orden Ogan and Vexillum. Bernert appeared on the band’s “Ascending To Infinity” LP (see Metal Underground.com’s review at this locationrecent injury to the hand of guitarist Dominique Leurquin, which forced him off this leg of the tour.

The announcement reads as follows:

“Rhapsody wants to reveal one of the many surprises related to their upcoming Ascending to Infinity Cinematic World Tour starting in November and December from Europe and featuring the guest acts Freedom Call, Orden Ogan and Vexillum.

‘We are proud to announce that the German singer, vocal coach and pianist Sassy Bernert, who already performed some vocal parts on our new album ‘Ascending to Infinity,’ will be on stage with us for some magical duets!’ states LUCA TURILLI. And adds: ‘It’s really great how Sassy and Alessandro Conti’s voices blend together. Her presence will also give us the possibility to present on stage the operatic song ‘Tormento E Passione,’ one of the most requested songs of the new album and one of our favorites too.’

The band is also expected to release the new video for the track “Clash of the Titans” soon.

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LT Rhapsody Guitarist Dominique Leurquin Suffers Injury To Left Hand, Tour To Proceed

Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody announced that guitarist Dominique Leurquin suffered an injury to his left hand, which occurred when he was working with a circular saw at his home. The injury was serious enough to cause some to believe that the former Rhapsody of Fire guitarist would potentially lose his left hand. However, doctors were optimistic that Leurquin would regain the ability to play guitar, with most of the injury centering around his thumb. Luca Turilli stated that the planned European leg of the Cinematic World Tour will proceed without Leurquin, and his guitar parts will be present as backing tracks mixed to the right as if he was there.

The injury delayed the release of the “Fantasia Gotica” ballad, which was the song that wasn’t ready for the band’s “Ascending to Infinity” LP. The song was planned as a free download. However, the band will release a new music video for the song “Clash of the Titans” next week.

The full announcement reads as follows:

“Around two weeks ago the members of RHAPSODY lived one of the most dramatic moments of their career and they finally want to reveal to everybody the difficult moment they had to face because of what recently happened to their guitar player DOMINIQUE LEURQUIN.

” ‘Some days ago my girlfriend Nadia received a phone call from Laurence, the wife of Dominique. I understood from Nadia’s tears that something terrible just happened…’ says LUCA TURILLI. And adds: ‘A river of blood and then the dramatic run to the hospital with Dominique almost dying for all the blood he shed. Three hours of surgery and the risk to lose the left hand definitely. I could simply not believe it…’

“Dominique injured himself with a circular saw while working at home. One wrong movement and the saw reached the center of his hand. After the complicated surgery and everyone around thinking it will be difficult for Dominique to play his beloved instrument once again, the doctors spent some more optimistic words to describe the situation, speaking about a long period of rehabilitation and some major problems eventually related to the thumb only. Therefore it seems there will be again the possibility for Dominique to play a guitar, and maybe sooner than what can be expected. What is needed is a lot of strength and mind power but everybody knows what represents the music for Dominique and so there is no doubt he will do miracles in this sense.

“All the members of RHAPSODY were just shocked for all what happened and of course the last days were not that easy for anyone of them, for the stress due to the tragic fact and for the problems related with the tour preparation. Right in relation with the upcoming tour, an important decision was taken: the one of not replacing Dominique with another guitar player but instead, as Luca arranged all the RHAPSODY songs for two guitars, to simply add Dominique’s parts on the backing tracks at lower volume. Mixed on the right side, as if he would be there.

“The bass player PATRICE GUERS states: ;Dominique for us is more than friend. He is a real brother and everybody knows how important was for him this first tour as official member of RHAPSODY. It is just not possible to replace him and we won’t do it! When Luca communicated this to Dominique, he almost shed some tears for the happiness, so much he appreciated this decision…’

“The new drummer ALEX LANDENBURG adds: ‘No matter if it will take six months or one year to have Dominique back with us on stage. What is sure is that we’ll wait for him as he is a fundamental member of our band. Surely won’t be the same to go on stage without him!’

“The singer ALESSANDRO CONTI goes on: ‘Every show of this tour will be dedicated to our brother. I know Dominique since some months only but I can tell you that I already love him for his talent and for being a man of great value.’

“LT’S RHAPSODY want to add that, due to the recent events and despite all the other band plans won’t be changed, the release of the new cinematic ballad FANTASIA GOTICA will be postponed after the tour. The new video of CLASH OF THE TITANS in its WALIKING DEAD REMIX version, instead, should be released next week as planned. In any case it is a matter of days.

“In the meantime, the countdown for the ASCENDING TO INFINITY CINEMATIC TOUR started. RHAPSODY, FREEDOM CALL, ORDEN OGAN and VEXILLUM are waiting for you, all around Europe, ready to offer a show full of surprises, unique and memorable. See you soon!”

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Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody Announces European Tour Dates

Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody announced the first string of European dates on the “Cinematic World Tour” to commence this fall with more dates for 2013 expected. The European release of the new album “Ascending to Infinity” is today. The album is scheduled for a North American release on July 3, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.

The first confirmed dates are as follows:

10.11.2012 BE Charleroi – Coliseum
12.11.2012 UK London – O2 Islington
14.11.2012 ES Bilbao – Sala Santana 27
15.11.2012 ES Madrid – Caracol
16.11.2012 ES Barcelona – Sala Bikini
22.11.2012 IT Bologna – Estragon
23.11.2012 IT Milan – Live Club
24.11.2012 IT Rome – Orion
25.11.2012 IT Treviso – New Age
26.11.2012 FR Lyon – Le Transbordeur
09.12.2012 FR Paris – Le Trabendo
10.12.2012 FR Strasbourg – La Laiterie

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Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody Announces European Tour Dates

Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody announced the first string of European dates on the “Cinematic World Tour” to commence this fall with more dates for 2013 expected. The European release of the new album “Ascending to Infinity” is today. The album is scheduled for a North American release on July 3, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.

The first confirmed dates are as follows:

10.11.2012 BE Charleroi – Coliseum
12.11.2012 UK London – O2 Islington
14.11.2012 ES Bilbao – Sala Santana 27
15.11.2012 ES Madrid – Caracol
16.11.2012 ES Barcelona – Sala Bikini
22.11.2012 IT Bologna – Estragon
23.11.2012 IT Milan – Live Club
24.11.2012 IT Rome – Orion
25.11.2012 IT Treviso – New Age
26.11.2012 FR Lyon – Le Transbordeur
09.12.2012 FR Paris – Le Trabendo
10.12.2012 FR Strasbourg – La Laiterie

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