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Rhapsody Of Fire

Formed: 2006
From: Trieste, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

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Rhapsody Of Fire Updates Tour Schedule

Rhapsody of Fire has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming tour dates and about the Paris show selling out:

"The wonderful Paris is the first town of our upcoming tour to be sold out and we are so proud to announce it already now. We want to thank all the French fans for the great welcome they are reserving us.

"Too many years passed since the last time we could perform in France but now we are really excited by the idea of playing in front of such a great audience. It will be a great evening in the name of Film Score metal and we can already imagine all the great excitement while performing our glorious hits like 'Dawn Of Victory,' 'Emerald Sword,' and 'Reign Of Terror' in front of our French friends. See you soon!"

The upcoming dates for the "Frozen Tour Of Angels" are as follows:

Feb. 12 - Madrid (SP) La Riviera
Feb. 13 - Barcelona (SP) Razzmatazz
Feb. 15 - Paris (F) Elysee Montmartre
Feb. 16 - Ludwigsburg (D) Rockfabrik
Feb. 17 - Köln (D) Live Music Hall
Feb. 18 - Charleroi (B) Le Coliseum
Feb. 20 - Nürnberg (D) Hirsch
Feb. 21 - Katowice (PL) Mega Club
Feb. 22 - Kosice (SK) JUMBO centrum
Feb. 23 - Bratislava (SK) MMC (Majestic Music Club)
Feb. 25 - Bologna (I) Estragon
Feb. 26 - Roma (I) Atlantico
Feb. 28 - Milano (I) Alcatraz

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"Nuclear Blast Clips Vol. 1" Teaser Trailer Posted

On February 11th the "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" clip compilation will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download. A teaser trailer for the compilation, which features over 40 clips and 190 minutes running time, can be viewed below.

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Onslaught Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

British thrash metal veterans Onslaught have been added to the bill for this year's edition of Germany's famous Wacken Open Air festival. Also newly confirmed is Venomin James. The event will take place in the town of Wacken, Germany from August 4th-6th 2011.

The lineup is now as follows:

As I Lay Dying
Battle Beast
Blaas Of Glory
Blind Guardian
Bulent Ceylan
Children Of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Hail Of Bullets
The Haunted
Hayseed Dixie
Heaven Shall Burn
Iced Earth
In Solitude
Judas Priest
Kreator More...

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Nuclear Blast Clips Vol. 1 Release Date Postponed

Nuclear Blast has announced that the forthcoming "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" DVD / Bluray compilation has been postponed to February 11th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:

1. Accept - Teutonic Terror
2. Sabaton – Uprising
3. Blind Guardian - A Voice In The Dark
4. Dimmu Borgir - Dimmu Borgir
5. Immortal - All Shall Fall
6. Death Angel - Truce
7. Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
8. Sonic Syndicate - Turn It Up
9. Filter - The Inevitable Relapse
10. Soilwork - Deliverance Is Mine
11. Exodus - Downfall
12. Kataklysm - Push The Venom
13. Overkill - Bring Me The Night
14. Eluveitie - Thousandfold
15. Equilibrium - Der Ewige Sieg
16. Ex Deo - The Final War
17. Suicidal Angels - Beyond The Laws Of Church
18. Arsis - Forced To Rock
19. Mnemic - Diesel Uterus
20. Tarot - I Walk Forever
21. Indica - Islands Of Light
22. Callejon - Sommer, Liebe, Kokain
23. Scar Symmetry - The Iconoclast
24. Filter - No Love
25. All Ends - Generation Disgrace
26. Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
27. Decrepit Birth - The Resonance
28. Suffocation - Cataclysmic Purification
29. Nile - Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld
30. Behemoth - Alas, Lord Is Upon Me (censored) More...

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Kamelot Changes Polish Show Venue

Kamelot has issued the following update to Polish fans about changing venues for the band's upcoming live show:

"Venue Change Poland! Thanks to fans in Poland the local promoters have moved the Kamelot show in Poland to a larger venue (Klub Studio), please take note!"

Kamelot also recently announced that Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire) will be joining the band on the road and handling the lead vocal duties, along with guest appearances by Simone Simons (Epica) and Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder).

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Devildriver To Play Wacken Open Air

Santa Barbara, California metal act Devildriver has confirmed that it will be taking part in the forthcoming edition of the legendary Wacken Open Air festival. Wacken 2011 is set to take place between August 4th, 5th and 6th, 2011 in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

The confirmed line-up now includes:


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Power Quest Confirmed For Bloodstock Festival

U.K. based melodic power metal act Power Quest has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Bloodstock Festival. The organizers of the festival commented on the band's appearance:

"The three latest additions for the Sophie stage come from both near and afar, with an international coalition representing the UK, Europe and South America. Homegrown heroes Power Quest return to Bloodstock for the second time, after going down a storm at the indoor fest of 2003. Currently gearing up to release new album 'Blood Alliance,' the melodic power-metallers can expect a hearty, warm welcome back to Catton Hall

"With a host of exclusive performances already confirmed - including headliners Immortal, plus Morbid Angel, Therion, At The Gates, and many more, across three stages of music, plus comedy, fairground rides and a real ale bar, BOA 2011 is an essential date in the metal calendar. Tickets are on sale now at this location."

The Bloodstock Open Air Festival is set to take place from August 12th - 14th, 2011. The current lineup is as follows: Immortal, Rhapsody of Fire, Triptykon, Morbid Angel, Therion, Lawnmower Deth, Angelwitch, Coroner, Grave Digger, At The Gates, Tarot, Powerquest, Arthemis, and Criminal.

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Kamelot Announces Guest Vocalists For Tour Dates

Kamelot has issued the following announcement about recruiting guest vocalists for upcoming European and U.S. shows:

"Kamelot's 'Pandemonium Over Europe 2011' is building, adding Evergrey, Amaranthe and Sons of Seasons to the already announced tour schedule, with more dates to come! As part of the ongoing Kamelot campaign, we are announcing 2 shows as part of what will be a full US tour! Aug 30 at the Grammercy Theater in New York City, NY - USA and Sept 2 at the Club Soda in Montreal, Québec - Canada

"Promoters will offer a special VIP ticket for these show. This will include a pre show meet/greet and an autographed poster commemorating the show. Both shows go onsale today exclusively through here till Jan 22 when they become available everywhere.

"Unfortunately, we have been informed that, due to continuing medical and personal issues, Roy Khan will not be able to finish the remaining touring in support of Kamelot's album, 'Poetry for the Poisoned.' However, we are pleased to announce that metal icon Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire) will be joining the tour and handling the lead vocal duties. There will also be guest vocal appearances throughout the tour by Simone Simons (Epica), Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder), and many more surprise guests throughout this very special and rare tour."

Fabio Lione is eager to get on the road, stating: "I am excited and pleased to be part of the next Kamelot tour. I always loved the sound of the band and I think this will be a great experience for me, the band and for all the fans of great music and Kamelot... see you soon on tour and let's rock!!!"

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Rhapsody of Fire To Release Two Albums In 2011

Italian progressive/symphonic metal act Rhapsody of Fire has revealed plans to release two new albums in North America within 2011. While releasing their 10th studio album, titled "From Chaos To Eternity," the band have also revealed that North American fans will finally see its 35 minute song "The Cold Embrace Of Fear - A Dark Romantic Symphony" on January 25th, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. The 35 minute epic was split into seven flowing movements which the titles can be viewed below:

1. Act I - The Pass of Nair-Kaan 2:01
2. Act II - Dark Mystic Vision 1:41
3. Act III - The Ancient Fires of Har-Kuun 14:56
4. Act IV - The Betrayal 3:58
5. Act V - Neve Rosso Sangue 4:41
6. Act VI - Erian's Lost Secrets 4:28
7. Act VII - The Angels' Dark Revelation 3:59

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Rhapsody of Fire Reveals New Album Title

Italian progressive/symphonic metal act Rhapsody of Fire have revealed the title for its upcoming 10th studio album. The new album, set to be issued in the spring through Nuclear Blast Records, has been titled "From Chaos To Eternity." "From Chaos To Eternity" will be produced by founding members Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli and recorded in Wolfsburg, Germany at Gate Studios.

Luca Turilli commented by saying: "We are really proud to reveal to the whole world that the production of our new full-length album is at a very good point already. Lyrically it has a particular meaning for all of us, as with the fifth and final chapter of the 'Dark Secret Saga' our band will close its fantasy cycle started 13 years ago."

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Coroner Added To Bloodstock Open Air

Recently reunited technical thrash metal veterans Coroner have been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air, which will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 12th-14th. This will be the Swiss band's first British festival appearance.

The lineup for the event is now as follows:

Immortal (Headliners)
Morbid Angel
Rhapsody Of Fire
Angel Witch
Lawnmower Deth

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Two More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2011

The organisers of the United Kingdom's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends Angel Witch (now featuring Carcass/former Napalm Death guitarist, Bill Steer) and tongue in cheek thrash metal veterans Lawnmower Deth will be performing at next year's edition of the event, which will take place at Catton Hall in Derbyshire from August 12th - 14th. Also performing at the festival will be headliners, Immortal, as well as Triptykon, Morbid Angel, Therion and Rhapsody Of Fire.

Lawnmower Deth has posted the following message online regarding the confirmation: "The Mid Life Crisis tour continues (well... more of a casual jaunt around the fields of the Midlands if we are honest). We can now confirm that we will be playing at next year's Bloodstock festival and we are pretty damn chuffed about it too.

"After last week’s highly enjoyable slot at the Damnation Festival in Leeds, we are going to go all out to make Bloodstock one to remember! More...

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Visions Of Atlantis Announces European Tour

Austria's Visions of Atlantis, which recently finished recording and mixing a new album, has issued the following update about new tour dates in 2011 with Rhapsody of Fire:

"Hi all, we are back on stage and we are proud to announce our European tour dates. VoA will be on Tour with Rhapsody of Fire in Feb. 2011. More dates announced to be soon. cheers and see you LIVE."

The announced dates are as follows:

08.02. Tue - Pratteln (CH) Z7
09.02. Wed - Lyon (F) Transbordeur
10.02. Thu TBA.
11.02. Fri - Bilbao (SP) Rockstar Live
12.02. Sat - Madrid (SP) La Riviera
13.02. Sun - Barcelona (SP) Razzmatazz
15.02. Tue - Paris (F) Elysee Montmartre
16.02. Wed - Ludwigsburg (D) Rockfabrik
17.02. Thu - Köln (D) Live Music Hall
18.02. Fri - Charleroi (B) Le Coliseum
19.02. Sat TBA.
20.02. Sun - Nürnberg (D) Hirsch
21.02. Mo - Katowice (PL) Mega Club
22.02. Tue - Kosice (SK) JUMBO centrum
23.02. Wed - Bratislava (SK) MMC (Majestic Music Club)
25.02. Fri - Bologna (I) Estragon
26.02. Sat - Roma (I) Atlantico
28.02. Mo - Milano (I) Alcatraz

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Morbid Angel Confirmed For Bloodstock 2011

American death metal legends Morbid Angel has been confirmed for next year's edition of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival. This will take place in Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 12th-14th and will also feature performances from Triptykon, Rhapsody Of Fire and a headlining performance from Norwegian black metal outfit, Immortal.

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Triptykon Confirmed For Bloodstock 2011

Triptykon, the band led by former Celtic Frost and hellhammer mainman Tom Warrior, has been confirmed to perform at next year's edition of Bloodstock Open Air in Derbyshire, England. This will be the band's only performance in Great Britain during the year. Also performing at the event will be Norwegian black metal legends Immortal and power metal outfit Rhapsody of Fire. The festival will be held between August 12th to 14th.

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Rhapsody Of Fire Announces European Tour Dates

The Italian symphonic band Rhapsody Of Fire has a busy schedule from now through February 2011. Their new album "The Cold Embrace Of Fear" hits stores October 15, and November 7 finds them beginning a world tour that starts in Russia and takes them through Asia and South America. Now the band has confirmed a slate of European dates as well. More...

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Rhapsody Of Fire Confirmed For Bloodstock

Rhapsody of Fire has been confirmed for the Bloodstock festival, which takes place from August 12th – 14th in the U.K. Rhapsody of Fire's Luca Turilli comments: "Hail to you, dear brothers and sisters! We are so excited to announce you that we agreed with our English friends an exclusive presence as special guest for the Bloodstock festival of next year in UK! It will be our first live appearance ever on that wonderful ground and we are looking forward to playing our greatest songs and to have together a great time in the name of Rhapsody of Fire’s epic cinematic music. See you soon!" More details on the festival can be found here.

The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

07.11.10 Russia, Moscow
10.11.10 China, Beijing
12.11.10 China, Shanghai
13.11.10 Taiwan, Taipei
20.11.10 Mexico, Mexico City
22.11.10 Costa Rica, San Jose
29.11.10 Chile, Santiago
03.12.10 Argentina, Buenos Aires

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Rhapsody Of Fire Announces New CD Details

Rhapsody Of Fire is set to release a new CD entitled "The Cold Embrace Of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony" on October 15th, 2010. Guitarist Luca Turilli commented on the release:

"For this special CD we composed a unique song of around 35 minutes divided in 7 'acts.' Looking at the title you can easily imagine that such long and epic song will show the most cinematic and orchestral side of our band, all our passion for the world of cinema we love so much and that always represented our main influence while composing the Rhapsody's music. Essentially it is a long huge song, sounding very symphonic, full of orchestral sections very soundtrack oriented, narrations and spoken parts.

"More than in other cases we tried to create a real movie atmosphere with very dynamic musical results, also thanks to the help of the English actors that gave voice to different characters. You will just need to close your eyes and explore those new emotional dimensions we wrote the music for.“ More...

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Crystal Viper To Appear On "Metallic Dawning"

Crystal Viper has issued the following update about appearing on the upcoming "Metallic Dawning" compilation album:

"AFM Records will release a double CD compilation titled 'Metallic Dawning,' which will include some of the hottest True, Power and Heavy Metal tracks recorded during last few years. The album will be available for a special price, and except exclusive front cover artwork, painted by Dimitar Nikolov (father of the Keep It True Festival mascot!), it will also include 3 previously unreleased songs. This impressive double release will surely satisfy both old Metal fans, and the new guys that are just starting their adventure with Metal music, and need some guidance.

The "Metallic Dawning" track listing is as follows: More...

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Rhapsody Of Fire Posts New Video Online

Italian heavy metal outfit Rhapsody Of Fire has posted their new music video online for the song, "Sea Of Fate." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands latest studio album, "The Frozen Tears Of Angels" which was released via Nuclear Blast Records on April 30th. More...

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