Rhapsody

Rhapsody

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There is more than one band by the name Rhapsody: 1) Rhapsody (now known as Rhapsody of Fire) is a symphonic power metal band from Italy, but have been "on hold" since 2008. A new album has been announced, "The Frozen Tears of Angels", billed for release in March. They incorporate classical music, baroque and power metal styles. The classical influences include such composers as Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Niccolò Paganini, and Antonin Dvořák. Their songs are also heavily influenced by power metal in general and their lyrics are fantasy-themed. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Dawn of Victory
    Dawn of Victory
  • Symphony of Enchanted Lands
    Symphony of Enchanted Lands
  • Power of the Dragonflame
    Power of the Dragonflame
  • Legendary Tales
    Legendary Tales
  • Rain of a Thousand Flames
    Rain of a Thousand Flames
  • Tales From the Emerald Sword Saga
    Tales From the Emerald Sword Saga
  • Symphony Of Enchanted Lands II - The Dark Secret
    Symphony Of Enchanted Lands II - The Dark Secret
  • Live in Canada 2005: The Dark Secret
    Live in Canada 2005: The Dark Secret
  • Power of the Dragon Flame
    Power of the Dragon Flame
  • Holy Thunderforce
    Holy Thunderforce
  • The Dark Secret EP
    The Dark Secret EP
  • Live in Canada 2005 (The Dark Secret)
    Live in Canada 2005 (The Dark Secret)
  • RHAPSODY - Ascending To Infinity FREE MP3
    RHAPSODY - Ascending To Infinity FREE MP3
  • Symphony of Enchanted Lands Vol.2: the Dark Secret
    Symphony of Enchanted Lands Vol.2: the Dark Secret
  • Old Battle Songs
    Old Battle Songs
  • Symphony Of Enchanted Lands II-The Dark Secret
    Symphony Of Enchanted Lands II-The Dark Secret
  • Live in Chile
    Live in Chile
  • Land Of Immortals
    Land Of Immortals
  • Cowboy Lover: The Remixes - Single
    Cowboy Lover: The Remixes - Single
  • Dawn of Victory (bonus disc)
    Dawn of Victory (bonus disc)

Rhapsody. Artist Bio

There is more than one band by the name Rhapsody:

1) Rhapsody (now known as Rhapsody of Fire) is a symphonic power metal band from Italy, but have been "on hold" since 2008. A new album has been announced, "The Frozen Tears of Angels", billed for release in March. They incorporate classical music, baroque and power metal styles. The classical influences include such composers as Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Niccolò Paganini, and Antonin Dvořák. Their songs are also heavily influenced by power metal in general and their lyrics are fantasy-themed.

In 1997 Rhapsody released their debut album, Legendary Tales. Co-founders Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli created an epic sound with this first album. Although neo-classical metal had existed previously, Rhapsody incorporated classical music, baroque and heavy metal styles in a new sub-genre known as "hollywood metal".

In the years that followed, Turilli and Staropoli, joined by Fabio Lione on vocals, developed this new sound with their albums Symphony of Enchanted Lands (1998), Dawn of Victory (2000), Rain of a Thousand Flames (2001), and Power of the Dragonflame (2002). They wrote pieces such as "Emerald Sword", drawing on Russian folklore and Celtic style elements and creating what was known as the "Emerald Sword Saga".

Turilli is the band's lyricist, as well as guitarist. His lyrics often refer to mystical lore from the medieval age and the heroic valor of those times, highlighting in particular the ever-lasting fight between good and evil. "Evil can be found everywhere," says Turilli. "But it will never win as long as there are enough good people who fight against it." While Turilli writes the lyrics and guitar riffs, the composition of the classical music is all Staropoli's doing.

Christopher Lee was involved in their last project, narrating part of the storyline. This album, labeled Symphony of Enchanted Lands II: The Dark Secret, was a follow-up to the Emerald Sword Saga and was released in 2004.

The band produced a new single CD in 2005 labeled The Magic of the Wizard's Dream, featuring new versions of "The Magic of the Wizard's Dream", one of the more popular songs from their album Symphony of Enchanted Lands II: The Dark Secret. The band had Lee sing backup vocals for Lione, because Lee felt that the narrator's part of being the Wizard King was not as good as it could be without him contributing his voice to at least one song. The song was reworked into four different languages, English, German, Italian, and French they also included both the original version of the song with a duet, and an orchestral version of the song, both in English. This also produced Rhapsody's third music video. The band also released two new tracks exclusively on this single, "Autumn Twilight" and "Lo Specchio D’Argento". This single was released March 29th.

In July of 2006, the band changed their name to "Rhapsody of Fire" due to a conflict in copyrights.

In the 2006 they, with the new name of "Rhapsody of Fire", have published a new album, "Triumph or Agony", which is one of their most symphonic albums ever.

2) Rhapsody is a German reggae band who released two albums in the 1980's. One of the band members was B.B. Connell.

3) Rhapsody is an Austrian girl group who had a minor hit in the 1990's called Cowboy Lover.

4) Rhapsody is a Swedish aor band who released one album in 1978 called Strange Vibrations.

5) Rhapsody is an Estonian funk metal band who released only one demo in 1992 before they split up. In 2008 they made a comeback and are going to release their first album in the future.

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