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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody

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

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Posts Exclusive Live Shots

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody posted footage of exclusive live images from the ongoing "Cinematic World Tour." The European leg is underway with support from Freedom Call, Orden Ogan and Vexillum. The band recently announced that they will headline the kick off show at ProgPower USA XIV in Atlanta on Thursday, September 5, 2012 with Circle II Circle and In the Silence. Tickets for that event are currently on sale at this location. ProgPower USA XIV festival tickets are also on sale at this location.

The remaining dates of this leg are as follows:

20.11.2012 AT Worgel
22.11.2012 IT Bologna - Estragon
23.11.2012 IT Milan - Live Club
24.11.2012 IT Rome - Orion
25.11.2012 IT Treviso - New Age
26.11.2012 FR Lyon - Le Transbordeur
28.11.2012 HU Budepest
29.11.2012 CZ Prague
30.11.2012 DE Munich
01.12.2012 DE Geiselwind
03.12.2012 DE Cologne
04.12.2012 NL Zoetermeer
05.12.2012 DE Bochem
06.12.2012 DE Hamburg
09.12.2012 FR Paris - Le Trabendo
10.12.2012 FR Strasbourg - La Laiterie (LT Rhapsody Only)

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ProgPower USA Announces 2013 Kick Off Show

ProgPower USA kick off show promoter Nathan “The SwordLord” Block announced the annual festival's kick off show for 2013 to be held on Thursday September 5, 2013. The video below reveals that the headlining act will be Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, with an extended two hour set, along with Circle II Circle, featuring Zak Stevens (Ex-Savatage), who will play the entire Savatage LP "Wake of Magellan." The opening act will be Sacramento progressive band In the Silence.

The announcement reads as follow:

"The time has finally come to reveal who will be playing the Kick-Off Show for 2013. To say that I am beyond excited would be the understatement of the year!

"I want to thank Wayne, Jen and of course Glenn for all of their help in getting this epic video made and posted. I think that it is a fantastic prelude for what is to come.

"Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, November 17. There will be a rather large incentive to buy your tickets *early*, so watch the forum and website for more details on that date.

"I guarantee that this Kick-Off Show will be one for the record books. In fact, I am SO confident of this that I am going to offer a 50% discount on the 2014 Kick-Off Show for everyone that purchases a ticket to the 2013 show. Yes, you read that right. If you purchase a ticket to Kick-Off 2013, you will be able to get into Kick-Off 2014 for HALF PRICE. No tricks, no gimmicks. I am beyond excited for everyone I have on this bill and I know they are going to put on a terrific show. I want every single one of you to be there.

"The doors are a little early because the mid-card and headline bands both have very, very special extended sets. The middle band will be playing 90 minutes and the headliner will be playing for 135 minutes! Everyone is going to get the maximum amount of music for their hard-earned dollar.

"I am looking forward to hearing your feedback on this line-up. I have been working very hard on it for many weeks now. I think it is a fitting way to start out the 14th year of the greatest metal festival on the planet. I look forward to sharing the evening with all of you.

For the music,
Nathan “The SwordLord” Block
10 Years Under the Sword
Independent Metal Promoter, 2002-2012" More...

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Posts New Music Video

Italian symphonic metal act Luca Turilli's Rhapsody posted up a new music video for the song "Clash of the Titans." The special "Walking Dead Remix" version was directed, edited and filed by Owe Lingvall (who also prepared the band's first video for "Dark Fate of Atlantis") with animations by Magnus Jonsson.

The band is set to embark on the first leg of the "Cinematic World Tour" with Freedom Call, Ordan Ogen and Vexillum (see tour dates here), though guitarist Dominique Leurquin is sidelined due to an injury to his hand. The band is supporting the latest LP "Ascending To Infinity" (see Metal Underground.com's review at this location).

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Announces Live Guest

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody announced that special guest singer Sassy Bernert will accompany the band on the upcoming European leg of the Cinematic World Tour with Freedom Call, Orden Ogan and Vexillum. Bernert appeared on the band's "Ascending To Infinity" LP (see Metal Underground.com's review at this locationrecent injury to the hand of guitarist Dominique Leurquin, which forced him off this leg of the tour.

The announcement reads as follows:

"Rhapsody wants to reveal one of the many surprises related to their upcoming Ascending to Infinity Cinematic World Tour starting in November and December from Europe and featuring the guest acts Freedom Call, Orden Ogan and Vexillum.

'We are proud to announce that the German singer, vocal coach and pianist Sassy Bernert, who already performed some vocal parts on our new album 'Ascending to Infinity,' will be on stage with us for some magical duets!' states LUCA TURILLI. And adds: 'It’s really great how Sassy and Alessandro Conti’s voices blend together. Her presence will also give us the possibility to present on stage the operatic song 'Tormento E Passione,' one of the most requested songs of the new album and one of our favorites too.' More...

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LT Rhapsody's Leurquin Suffers Serious Injury

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody announced that guitarist Dominique Leurquin suffered an injury to his left hand, which occurred when he was working with a circular saw at his home. The injury was serious enough to cause some to believe that the former Rhapsody of Fire guitarist would potentially lose his left hand. However, doctors were optimistic that Leurquin would regain the ability to play guitar, with most of the injury centering around his thumb. Luca Turilli stated that the planned European leg of the Cinematic World Tour will proceed without Leurquin, and his guitar parts will be present as backing tracks mixed to the right as if he was there.

The injury delayed the release of the "Fantasia Gotica" ballad, which was the song that wasn't ready for the band's "Ascending to Infinity" LP. The song was planned as a free download. However, the band will release a new music video for the song "Clash of the Titans" next week.

The full announcement reads as follows:

"Around two weeks ago the members of RHAPSODY lived one of the most dramatic moments of their career and they finally want to reveal to everybody the difficult moment they had to face because of what recently happened to their guitar player DOMINIQUE LEURQUIN.

" 'Some days ago my girlfriend Nadia received a phone call from Laurence, the wife of Dominique. I understood from Nadia’s tears that something terrible just happened…' says LUCA TURILLI. And adds: 'A river of blood and then the dramatic run to the hospital with Dominique almost dying for all the blood he shed. Three hours of surgery and the risk to lose the left hand definitely. I could simply not believe it…'

"Dominique injured himself with a circular saw while working at home. One wrong movement and the saw reached the center of his hand. After the complicated surgery and everyone around thinking it will be difficult for Dominique to play his beloved instrument once again, the doctors spent some more optimistic words to describe the situation, speaking about a long period of rehabilitation and some major problems eventually related to the thumb only. Therefore it seems there will be again the possibility for Dominique to play a guitar, and maybe sooner than what can be expected. What is needed is a lot of strength and mind power but everybody knows what represents the music for Dominique and so there is no doubt he will do miracles in this sense. More...

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Announces European Tour

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody announced the first leg of the "Cinematic World Tour" to commence in Annecy, France on November 9, 2012 with support from Germany's Freedom Call and Orden Ogan as well as Italy's Vexillum.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

09.11.2012 FR Annecy
10.11.2012 BE Charleroi - Coliseum
12.11.2012 UK London - O2 Islington
14.11.2012 ES Bilbao - Sala Santana 27
15.11.2012 ES Madrid - Caracol
16.11.2012 ES Barcelona - Sala Bikini
20.11.2012 AT Worgel
22.11.2012 IT Bologna - Estragon
23.11.2012 IT Milan - Live Club
24.11.2012 IT Rome - Orion
25.11.2012 IT Treviso - New Age
26.11.2012 FR Lyon - Le Transbordeur
28.11.2012 HU Budepest
29.11.2012 CZ Prague
30.11.2012 DE Munich
01.12.2012 DE Geiselwind
03.12.2012 DE Cologne
04.12.2012 NL Zoetermeer
05.12.2012 DE Bochem
06.12.2012 DE Hamburg
09.12.2012 FR Paris - Le Trabendo
10.12.2012 FR Strasbourg - La Laiterie (LT Rhapsody Only) More...

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Posts Tour Preview Clip

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody posted up a trailer for the upcoming "Cinematic World Tour 2012/2013" preview clip. The tour begins on November 10, 2012 in Charleroi, Beligium. For tour dates, venues and tickets, head on over to this location.

The band is touring in support the new LP "Ascending to Infinity" (see review at this location) and promises a stage show complete with video projections and a few surprises, including material from Luca Turilli's solo albums.

Check out the trailer here:

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Streaming New Songs

"Clash Of The Titans,” “Tormento E Passione,” and “March Of Time,” three new tracks by Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, are now available for streaming in their entirety on the band's landing page here (click the bubbles in the "Stream Music" section at the lower-right of the page). The music video for “Dark Fate Of Atlantis” can also be viewed below.

The band's new album "Ascending To Infinity" is available in stores now in Europe and is set for release in North America on July 3rd. According to a press release, the album features over 60 minutes of Rhapsody’s epic, symphonic/cinematic/orchestral metal music. The album was recorded in Kempten, Germany at Sebastian Roeder’s Backyard Studios.

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody 2012 is guitarist / composer Luca Turilli, vocalist Alessandro Conti, guitarist Dominique Leurquin, bassist Patrice Guers, and drummmer Alex Landenburg. More...

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Announces European Tour

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody announced the first string of European dates on the "Cinematic World Tour" to commence this fall with more dates for 2013 expected. The European release of the new album "Ascending to Infinity" is today. The album is scheduled for a North American release on July 3, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.

The first confirmed dates are as follows:

10.11.2012 BE Charleroi - Coliseum
12.11.2012 UK London - O2 Islington
14.11.2012 ES Bilbao - Sala Santana 27
15.11.2012 ES Madrid - Caracol
16.11.2012 ES Barcelona - Sala Bikini
22.11.2012 IT Bologna - Estragon
23.11.2012 IT Milan - Live Club
24.11.2012 IT Rome - Orion
25.11.2012 IT Treviso - New Age
26.11.2012 FR Lyon - Le Transbordeur
09.12.2012 FR Paris - Le Trabendo
10.12.2012 FR Strasbourg - La Laiterie

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Posts New Trailer Clip

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody posted a new trailer for the forthcoming LP "Ascending to Infinity" due out for release on June 29, 2012 through Nuclear Blast. In addition, footage from a recent interview with Luca Turilli with Italy's Spazio Rock can be seen below (click CC for English subtitles), which answers many questions about the 2011 amicable split between he and Alex Staropoli of Rhapsody of Fire.

The track list for "Ascending to Infinity" 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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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Posts Track-By-Track Video

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody posted a track-by-track video featuring samples from the band's upcoming "Ascending to Infinity" LP. The video is in Italian and was part of a interview for MetalItalia.com, however, song samples from the album can be heard at 6:01, 8:28, 10:42, 12:28, 15:59 and 18:15.

"Ascending to Infinity" due out for release on June 29, 2012 through Nuclear Blast. The track list for 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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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Posts New Music Video

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody posted a new music video for the song "Dark Fate of Atlantis." The song will appear on the forthcoming LP "Ascending to Infinity" due out for release on June 29, 2012 through Nuclear Blast.

The track list for "Ascending to Infinity" 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)

Check out "Dark Fate of Atlantis" here: More...

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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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