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.