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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody

Formed: 2010
From: Trieste, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Luca Turilli's Rhapsody News

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LT Rhapsody Reveals New Drummer

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody has posted a brief video clip announcing Alex Landenburg as the band's new drummer. Check out the video clip below. Rhapsody's new album "Ascending to Infinity" is due out this Summer through Nuclear Blast.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Quantum X
2. Ascending To Infinity
3. Dante’s Inferno
4. Excalibur
5. Tormento E Passione
6. Dark Fate Of Atlantis
7. Luna
8. Clash Of The Titans
9. Of Michael The Archangel And Lucifer’s Fall
10. March Of Time (Bonus Track)

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LT Rhapsody Announces Track List Change, Free Song

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody announced that the band was forced to leave the song "Fantasia Gothica" off the forthcoming LP "Ascending to Infinity" due to a problem with the mix and time constraints to make the necessary changes, but will release the song free as part of an exclusive product through label Nuclear Blast Records. "Ascending to Infinity" is scheduled for release on June 29, 2012.

The announcement from the band reads:

Hi to all! Later today or tomorrow it will be released a news about the pre-orders as Nuclear Blast is actually linking the pre-order option to a special contest. As you can see from the sequence of songs listed in the NUCLEAR BLAST webshop, there is a little change in the order of the same album songs. FANTASIA GOTICA was removed at the very last minute from the album and this happened due to time problems related with the mix as we had a precise deadline to respect. So the whole album will last around 6 minutes less than what previously announced, same for the limited edition. But the good news is that just before the headliner tour FANTASIA GOTICA will be released together with another exclusive product we and NUCLEAR BLAST are preparing for you and that will be absolutely free for everybody… yes, my friends, absolutely FREE for the ones of you who asked about the limited editions: At this time the webshop of Nuclear Blast should have been already updated. Of course each limited edition will include the bonus DVD including the video of DARK FATE OF ATLANTIS, the "making of" documentary, interviews with the band members and more.

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Announces Singer

Luca Turilli has finally made the long awaited announcement as to the new Luca Turilli's Rhapsody singer, which has been bestowed upon Alessandro Conti (Trick or Treat). The following announcement was made on the band's website:

"[T]oday, March 30th 2012, is a great and very important day for our band. We are finally proud to present the new singer of LT’S RHAPSODY to the world, the person who, thanks to his unique vocal talent, will contribute to the artistic perspectives of the band in the years to come. The secret is finally revealed: the new singer is Italian and his name is ALESSANDRO CONTI."

Luca Turilli commented: "Alessandro is the singer of our band since many months already but we wanted to present him in the way he deserves, and this means: through his voice!. For this 11th RHAPSODY album we wanted to have a singer able to sing in different ways and offering different ‘colors’. Such ability is fundamental for me as in every RHAPSODY album I like to compose different styles of songs, passing from the most cinematic and epic impact of some songs to the operatic majesty of other ones, from celestial voices to more aggressive tones. Alessandro was just the best choice in this sense as, in between the multitude of all his vocal colors, he has a great high tone but also an operatic approach that makes the difference. He studied at the ‘Corale Lirica Rossini’ of Modena as first tenor, the same school attended by the great and unforgettable Luciano Pavarotti." More...

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Shoots New Video

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody has just finished recorded a new music video for the new song "Dark Fate of Atlantis." The video was shot in Stockholm, Sweden, and was directed by Owe Lingvall, of Dream Day Media, also known for the Kamelot video for "The Great Pandemonium." The song will appear on the band's forthcoming LP "Ascending to Infinity," due out on June 29, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.

The band commented on the video and upcoming DVD to accompany the LP:

We are impressed by the visionary style of Owe’s works. For a band willing to sound and look cinematic like Rhapsody there was no better choice possible. The video will spread for free around the world in the beginning of April. Our friend Owe will be also responsible for an extra DVD including the video, the 'making of' documentary related with it, and exclusive interviews with all the Rhapsody band members. Nuclear Blast will release this extra DVD, lasting more than one hour, in the Limited Edition of the new upcoming album 'Ascending To Infinity,' to be released worldwide on June 29. A further gift to all our fans around the world!

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Luca Turili's Rhapsody Unveils Album Artwork

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody revealed the album artwork for the forthcoming "Ascending to Infinity" album (shown below). The artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian/Iron Savior/Rage). "Ascending to Infinity" is due out on June 29, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.

The band was supposed to reveal the name of the singer, however the news will be delayed until March 27, 2012. The press release reads:

Hi to everybody. We all know that many of you were waiting for the news about our new singer and it is true that his name was supposed to be revealed right today. But as the mix of the album already started and the result of his artistic performance on ASCENDING TO INFINITY is simply brilliant, then we decided to not present our singer by simply revealing his name. Instead, with the next news of Tuesday, MARCH 27, we’ll present him in the best way possible, the one we know you surely prefer.

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Issues Recording Update

Dominique Leurquin has checked in with the following update about Luca Turilli's Rhapsody recording the new "Ascending to Infinity" album:

"Hi my friends, Dominique here for you from the freezing Annecy ha ha. I am actually here in the French studio of my friend Arnaud recording the rhythmic guitars for our album ASCENDING TO INFINITY.

"I just finished to record the parts of the song DARK FATE OF ATLANTIS and I can tell you already this will be a killer song of the new RHAPSODY release. I am looking forward to playing it live because, apart from being the typical RHAPSODY fast hit song that all our fans will love to listen to, it contains so many bombastic elements that on stage will sound really impressive.

"The technical level of this song is very high for everybody and the drumming of Alex Holzwarth is just amazing. Therefore the recording was not easy at all because in these kind of songs, to get a massive impact, you need to go for the maximum precision and all the rhythmic instruments have to sound 'together' at 100%. Therefore for these kind of speed songs Luca always asked me to cross-check each take at half speed and for me and Arnaud sometimes is a double work, but of course the final result in the end needs to be perfect and for this style of music it is really necessary. Especially when on top of these same rhythmic there is a whole orchestra moving ha ha. More...

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Posts Studio Update

Luca Turilli posted a studio update on the recording/production of Luca Turilli's Rhapsody's "Ascending To Infinity" album. The album is due out on June 29, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records. As of yet, the band has not revealed the name of the new singer.

In the studio update, Turilli states:

In some days Dominique and Patrice will start recording their guitar and bass parts in a French studio. Dominique is actually rehearsing the parts and on Friday will start recording the rhythmic guitar of half album and a couple of lead parts too. Meanwhile Luca is working on the second step of the arrangement process for each song, finalizing the keyboard parts and creating the sound design elements in his private home studio in Trieste, Italy. From tomorrow he will start recording the rhythmic and the main lead guitars too. “Hi to everybody, the last part of the arrangement process is very long and emotionally demanding but is also the most satisfying from an artistic point of view. I just finished to work on the keyboard parts of the song DARK FATE OF ATLANTIS and on the sound effects needed to give breath and life to the same song. I needed almost one week to complete the last phase of the arrangements for it but this is the amazing step necessarily needed to turn a song from normal into “cinematic”. After many days and an infinite mind blowing search between intimate sounds and apocalyptic textures and effects, it is time for me to disconnect from that kind of spiritual experience and finally relax starting to record some guitar parts ha ha. From tomorrow I will have then 2 computers open in front of me: one to record the guitar and the second to bounce the first files for Sebastian, our studio engineer. Just to let you understand the amount of work necessary in this case: for a typical RHAPSODY song of around 6 minutes like DARK FATE OF ATLANTIS I will need around 12 hours to originate the audio files that then will be used for the mix. If you want to know more about these aspects related with the composition and arrangement process, I will just be happy to inform you from our band’s facebook page in the next days. Stay tuned!

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Announces New LP

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, born from the mutual breakup of founding Rhapsody of Fire members Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli, announced the impending release of the new album "Ascending to Infinity." The album is scheduled for a June 2012 release date. The track listing for the LP can be seen in the image below.

More information is expected shortly, including the announcement of the band's new singer.

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Luca Turilli Provides New Rhapsody Details

Rhapsody/Rhapsody Of Fire guitarist/co-founder Luca Turilli provided an exclusive interview with Markus Wosgien, head of promotion for Nuclear Blast Records regarding the amicable split and future of Rhapsody Of Fire and his new Luca Turilli's Rhapsody project.

Turilli explained the recent amicable split between the two bands: "First of all let me tell you that Alex (Staropoli) and I had a lot of fun while hearing some comments following the announcement of the friendly split of RHAPSODY OF FIRE. In particular, I heard the comments of some people imagining a lot of weird things or thinking that I was the one who left the band because of this or that reason. Honestly this is really absurd and nothing is more untrue.

"The only reality is that in the end of 2010 Alex and I, together - and I underline: together -, agreed that after FROM CHAOS TO ETERNITY (the 10th official RHAPSODY OF FIRE album which closed the cycle of releases related with our saga), we would have went on with our careers separately. This because after 20 years of great and unique collaboration the feeling, while working together, was not the same anymore and so, due to the strong respect we have for each other, we decided to take this important decision.

We also agreed everything about the way the band split and the fact of keeping for both the name RHAPSODY, in respect of all the unique efforts and the personal economical investment we both made in these years to make this name stronger and stronger in the market. So, again, all was decided really in a friendly way between two people respecting themselves at all levels. Therefore no conspiracy theories or something like that ha ha, instead just the honest will of proceeding separately in order to find new artistic stimulations. Be also sure that there won’t be any competition between the two RHAPSODY bands, we are too old for those kind of games ha ha. I love Alex and want for him the best possible success. I also take the chance of wishing the best to the new members of RHAPSODY OF FIRE: TOM HESS and ROBERTO DE MICHELI. They are great people and ultra-skilled musicians, a sure guarantee of great music at the highest artistic levels for all the fans of Alex and Fabio’s band!" More...

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Posts Trailer

Co-founding member of Rhapsody/Rhapsody of Fire and guitarist Luca Turilli announced his new project "Luca Turilli's Rhapsody," which was in accordance with the recent mutual split between himself and keyboardist Alex Staropoli.

In the split, Staropoli continues on with Rhapsody of Fire and now, in what is bound to cause some confusion, begins the emergence of Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, which bears the essentially the same logo as Rhapsody of Fire. Luca Turilli's Rhapsody posted a new teaser video for the "new beginning" which announces that the band will release an album in June of 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.

The video can be viewed here:

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