Luca Turilli's Rhapsody
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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...
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!
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.
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...
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: