Rhapsody Of Fire Posts New Music Video “Rain Of Fury” Online

Italian symphonic power metal outfit Rhapsody Of Fire has posted new music video online for the song, “Rain Of Fury.” You can check it out below. The song appears on the band’s forthcoming new studio album, “The Eighth Mountain,” which is set to be released through AFM Records on February 22nd and is comprised of this tracklisting:

1. Abyss Of Pain
2. Seven Heroic Deeds
3. Master Of Peace
4. Rain Of Fury
5. White Wizard
6. Warrior Heart
7. The Courage To Forgive
8. March Against The Tyrant
9. Clash Of Times
10. The Legend Goes On
11. The Wind, The Rain And The Moon
12. Tales Of A Hero’s Fate

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Rhapsody Of Fire Premieres New Lyric Video “The Legend Goes On”

Italian power metal outfit Rhapsody Of Fire has posted a new lyric video online for the song, “The Legend Goes On.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s forthcoming new album, “The Eighth Mountain,” which will be released through AFM Records on February 22nd.

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Tragul Premiere New Video “The Tree of Life”

Formed in 2016 by keyboardist Adrian Benegas (Pergana), symphonic power metal act Tragul features a powerhouse of guest musicians that includes vocalist Zuberoa Aznarez (Diabulus In Musica), guitarist Steve Conley (Flotsam and Jetsam), bassist Oliver Holzwarth (ex Blind Guardian, ex Rhapsody of Fire, ex Tarja) and drummer Alex Holzwarth (ex Rhapsody of Fire). Having unleashed three singles “Bennu”, “The Message” and “Into The Heart of The Sun” earlier this year, the band reveal their latest video for their fourth single “The Tree of Life” streaming below.

Band founder Adrian Benegas comments:

“Our latest single ‘The Tree of Life’ is about hope, we wanted to give the fans a song they can relate to when they have had hard times. From its flowing melodies, powerful choruses, and a nice blend of the instrumental parts. We like to introduce a pleasant listening experience: nice sounds and beautifully executed vocals.”

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Newly Re-Recorded “Land Of Immortals” Streaming From Rhapsody Of Fire

Italian symphonic power metal group Rhapsody Of Fire issued the 2017 version of “Land of Immortals” (originally appearing on 1997 debut album “Legendary Tales”). Check it out in the player below.

The re-recording appears on the band’s new release entitled “Legendary Years,” featuring the band’s new lineup of vocalist Giacomo Voli (Teodasia) and drummer Manuel Lotter. The album features re-recorded material from the Rhapsody years (1997-2002).

“Legendary Years” was mixed and mastered by Seeb Levermann (Orden Ogan), and is due out via AFM Records on May 26th. The track listing is as follows:

1. Dawn Of Victory
2. Knightrider Of Doom
3. Flames Of Revenge
4. Beyond The Gates Of Infinity
5. Land Of Immortals
6. Emerald Sword
7. Legendary Tales
8. Dargor, Shadowlord Of The Black Mountain
9. When Demons Awake (song streaming here)
10. Wings Of Destiny
11. Riding The Winds Of Eternity
12. The Dark Tower Of Abyss
13. Holy Thunderforce
14. Rain Of A Thousand Flames

Check out the clip here:

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Rhapsody Of Fire Announces “Legendary Years” Release

A legend continues in impressive fashion: Italian symphonic power metal group Rhapsody Of Fire has re-recorded the classic songs of the Rhapsody years (1997 – 2002).

Mixed and mastered by Seeb Levermann (Orden Ogan), “Legendary Years” is due out via AFM Records on May 26th as a digipak CD & ltd. colored 2-vinyl. The track listing is as follows:

01. Dawn Of Victory
02. Knightrider Of Doom
03. Flames Of Revenge
04. Beyond The Gates Of Infinity
05. Land Of Immortals
06. Emerald Sword
07. Legendary Tales
08. Dargor, Shadowlord Of The Black Mountain
09. When Demons Awake
10. Wings Of Destiny
11. Riding The Winds Of Eternity
12. The Dark Tower Of Abyss
13. Holy Thunderforce
14. Rain Of A Thousand Flames

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Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody Posts Live Release Teaser Trailer

The forthcoming release from Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, “Prometheus, The Dolby Atmos Experience + Cinematic And Live,” will be out on December 9th through Nuclear Blast.

In anticipation of this package, the band just launched a new trailer. Learn more about this unique sound experience below. Pre-orders are also online here.

In related news, Fabio Lione, Luca Turilli, Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth recently announce the reunion of the original members of Rhapsody, and the relevant farewell tour of the band. Details are available here>

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Drummer Alex Holzwarth Splits With Rhapsody Of Fire

Drummer Alex Holwarth (Serious Black) has followed vocalist Fabio Lione in his departure from Rhapsody Of Fire by announcing his own split with the Italian power metal pioneers.

In an announcement on Facebook, Holzwarth posted:

“My dear Rhapsody Of Fire fans! Some of you may know, I wanted to do something different since a long time and I feel the time is right to focus my energies on other projects. This means I won’t be able to play with Rhapsody Of Fire anymore.

“My bandmates have known about this and they are supportive. I know it comes very soon after Fabio’s leaving but I feel that’s the best moment to do it as the band is already working on the new line-up.

“I wish the Band everything positive and best luck for their new chapter with a new singer and new drummer. There will be a fresh line-up for an exciting future. I really trust ROF for finding the most suitable musicians.

“All the best to my Rhapsody Of Fire family, friends and fans. See you on the road somewhere!”

Keyboardist/composer Alex Staropoli added: “Dear Alex, It’s been a great ride! Lots of images comes to my mind displaying each moment we shared together, from the very first Gate Studios productions to the latest one for ‘Into The Legend’. An amazing epic journey that I will always remember. See you around!”

More news from the band is expected very soon.

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Statement On Departure Of Lione Issued By Rhapsody Of Fire

Following the departure of vocalist Fabio Lione from Italian power metal pioneers Rhapsody Of Fire, the band issued a statement vowing to continue with a new singer.

The statement reads:

“Dear Fans: We have to announce an important change in the band. After an amazing musical adventure together, Fabio Lione and Rhapsody of Fire have decided to part ways.

“The decision was not easy but we are convinced that it will open up new possibilities and new horizons for both parties.

“The music will go on. Rhapsody Of Fire will continue composing, producing and playing amazing music for their fans.

“To give us time to regroup, we will cancel and postpone the European shows announced for November 2016.

“Finally, we would like to thank Fabio for being part of the Rhapsody Of Fire history and we wish him all the best with his future projects.”

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Scarlet Records Inks Deal With International Act Light & Shade

International act Light & Shade is a new, young supergroup whose members have already acquired extensive live and studio experience having being part or shared the stage with renowned acts such as Nightwish, Dream Theater, Amaranthe, Sonata Arctica, Rhapsody, Within Temptation, Arch Enemy, Slipknot, Fleshgod Apocalypse and many more, and having received recognition and awards from the Lollapalooza Festival and the International Portuguese Music Awards among others for their expertise in rock/metal.

The band features Seven Spires vocalist Adrienne Cowan (USA), Temperance/Secret Sphere guitarist Marco Pastorino (IT), Temperance bassist Luca Negro (IT) and guest drummer Alex Landenburg (GER) of Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody/21 Octayne.

The debut album “The Essence of Everything” has been produced by Simone Mularoni (DGM) and will be issued on November 18th (USA) and November 25th (EU) via Scarlet Records.

More details will be revealed soon.

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New Song “Cloudrider” Streaming From Trick Or Treat

Italy’s Trick Or Treat – featuring Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody frontman Alessandro Conti – is streaming the new track “Cloudrider.” The song appears on the new album “Rabbit’s Hill Pt. 2,” which is available on July 8th via Frontiers Records. The album is the second part of a conceptual series of albums based on Richard Adams’ novel “Watership Down.”

The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Inle’ (The Black Rabbit Of Death)
2. Together Again
3. Cloudrider; Efrafa
4. Never Say Goodbye
5. The Great Escape
6. They Must Die (Feat. Tim “Ripper” Owens)
7. Beware The Train
8. United (Feat. Tony Kakko) (see lyric video here)
9. The Showdown
10. Last Breath

Check out “Cloudrider” here:

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