Rhapsody of Fire
From: Trieste, Italy
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Rhapsody of Fire news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
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.
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
Rhapsody Of Fire has revealed the details of their new album, entitled "The Frozen Tears Of Angels." View the cover art here. The album will be released on April 30th and will contain the following tracklisting:
01. Dark Frozen World
02. Sea Of Fate
03. Crystal Moonlight
04. Reign Of Terror
05. Danza Di Fuoco E Ghiaccio
06. Raging Starfire
07. Lost In Cold Dreams
08. On the Way To Ainor
09. The Frozen Tears Of Angels
Bonus tracks on the digipack version are as follows:
10. Labyrinth Of Madness
11. Sea Of Fate (Orchestral Version) More...
Italian power metallers, Rhapsody of Fire, issue the following update:
"First of all thank you for all the patience you had in these last times despite the lack of news regarding the band."
"We wanted to inform you that we are in the middle of a hard legal fight with MCM and his main representative Mr. Joey De Maio.
That’s the reason why in the last months we had to keep all strictly confidential and could not release any official declaration that could obviously be used against us from the opposite side. And that’s also the reason why we were constricted to stop completely our band’s activity. Frankly we are not able to imagine if all this can end in a very close future but we want to assure you that we are ready to fight with all the strength of body and soul in order to protect yours and our beloved band. Yes, aside from these bad events we ask you to not lose your faith in us. As soon as this sad situation will be solved we’ll be ready for a great and mighty come back. A new album, a real masterpiece of speed/epic metal, is already composed and ready to be recorded and after its release an immense worldwide tour will finally follow for yours and our extreme satisfaction."
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Italian power metal band RHAPSODY OF FIRE (formerly known as RHAPSODY) has cancelled its previously announced dates in South America which were scheduled to take place this month.
Commented the group in a statement: "It was not at all the band's decision to cancel the South American tour planned for December 2007. We can not enter into further details right now. The band excuses itself from the problems created to all the people and RHAPSODY's fans that already bought tickets and that had to face a bad surprise when discovering that the tour was cancelled. The band was looking forward to performing in South America after many years of absence from the glorious continent and we hope to be able to play there as soon as possible. Peace and love to all of you."
Italian power metallers RHAPSODY OF FIRE have lined up the following upcoming tour dates:
December 5 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ El Teatro Flores
December 7 - Santiago, Chile @ Caupolican
December 9 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Credicard Hall
December 14 - Guadalajara, Mexico @ Teatro Estudio Cavaret
December 15 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador
Throughout Manowar's legendary career, the band has delivered on its promise to return to each country where the band has performed. Still, the sold-out Schleyerhalle crowd was unprepared for what bassist Joey DeMaio would announce as he stepped to the front of the stage.
On July 7, 2007, Manowar will headline the Magic Circle Festival in the heart of Germany, Bad Arolsen.
The crowd was thrown into a further frenzy when the bassist announced that festival tickets will cost only 10 Euros.
"It is a way to thank the true fans for their undying loyalty during the last two years of unfortunate delays of touring and record releases," explained DeMaio.
The band's Schleyerhalle performance was part of the sold-out Demons, Dragons & Warriors Tour 2007. The tour, which also features Manowar's Magic Circle Music roster mates Rhapsody of Fire and HolyHell, is in support of Manowar's10th studio album, Gods of War, the latest installment in the band's legacy of classics. Germany, Greece, Hungary and Finland are just a few of the countries where the album remains in the top-20.
Look forward to the approaching Magic Circle Festival, DeMaio declared, "This is the unique beginning of something designed for the loyal fans of true metal."
Manowar's "GODS OF WAR" has debuted at chart position No. #2 in Germany. The album also charted in Greece at #2, in Finland at #12, Sweden at #17, Austria at #9 and in Norway at #36. it even tops the Rock-Charts at I-Tunes and Amazon at #1.
Manowar will soon be embarking on their "Demons, Dragons And Warriors World Tour 2007" with special guests Rhapsody Of Fire and HolyHell. The tour dates confirmed so far are:
14.03.2007 Czech Republic Zlin - Novesta
15.03.2007 Czech Republic Pardubice - CEZ Arena
16.03.2007 Czech Republic Plzen - Hala Lokomotiva
22.03.2007 Germany Berlin – Max Schmeling Halle
23.03.2007 Germany Munich - Olympiahalle
24.03.2007 Germany Frankfurt - Festhalle
27.03.2007 Germany Dortmund - Westfalenhalle
28.03.2007 Germany Hamburg - Color Line Arena
30.03.2007 Germany Nuremberg- Arena Nürnberger Versicherung
31.03.2007 Germany Stuttgart-Schleyerhalle
04.04.2007 Greece Athens – Olympic Fencing Center
07.04.2007 Russia Moscow – DS Luzhniki
With the upcoming Demons, Dragons and Warriors Tour MANOWAR is ready to bring true metal to your town and take you to Valhalla – the place of immortal warriors!
Mobilized with 7 trucks and 6 busses, MANOWAR's 100 strong army of warriors and crew will invade Europe with a storm of energy, devotion and power armed with more than 450,000 watts of lighting and 150,000 watts of sound equipment plus 40,000 watts of stage amplifiers. The three band touring package contains the Italian metal heroes RHAPSODY OF FIRE and the new female fronted super group HOLYHELL.
The performance itself will span the Manowar spectrum from classic songs to milestones like Warriors Of The World United and songs from the new and upcoming album "Gods Of War."
MANOWAR has decided to give away a free shirt to all fans who come to one of the shows and have travelled from another country. If you can identify yourself with your passport at one of the merchandise stands, you will receive this exclusive and special shirt, that will not be for sale anywhere. On top of this you will also receive another merchandise item for free.
Demons, Dragons and Warriors Tour 2007 (with Manowar, Rhapsody of Fire and Holyhell)
14.03.07 – CZ - Zlín - Sportovní Hala Novesta
15.03.07 – CZ - Pardubice - C(ez Aréna
16.03.07 – CZ - Plzen - Hala Lokomotiva
22.03.07 – GER - Berlin – Max Schmeling Halle
23.03.07 – GER - München – Olympiahalle
24.03.07 – GER - Frankfurt – Festhalle
27.03.07 – GER - Dortmund – Westfalenhalle
28.03.07 – GER - Hamburg – Color-Line-Arena
30.03.07 – GER - Nürnberg – Arena-Nürnberger-Versicherungen
31.03.07 – GER - Stuttgart – Hans-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
04.04.07 – GRE - Athens - Fencing Arena at Olympic Complex of Hellinicon
announced that the promoters of The Gods Of Metal have reported that, due to financial constraints placed upon their company, the festival may not take place in 2007.
As a result, they will not honor their original agreement made with Magic Circle Management for what would be MANOWAR's 4th headlining appearance, bringing with them RHAPSODY OF FIRE as special guests and the Italian debut of HOLYHELL. As a side note,
MANOWAR holds the record of headlining the Gods Of Metal Festival more times than any other band. MANOWAR and Magic Circle Music would like to clarify that they are in no way responsible for the cancellation of next years MANOWAR's performance.
MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio says, "We wanted to inform fans as soon as possible so that they would not purchase tickets expecting to see MANOWAR perform at the festival. The promoters have, in the past, been known as men of honor and our trust in them went so far as to allow them exclusively to announce our appearance for 2007. We as a band understand that our Italian fans will surely be disappointed, but make no mistake about it. This was not our decision. We too are disappointed. We have been preparing a very special show just for our Italian fans and we will now seek every opportunity to bring this massive show to Italy. We will never let our fans down."
Italy's so-called "film score metal" band Rhapsody has changed it's name to Rhapsody of Fire. The band have posted the following message regarding the change at their official website:
"Due to copyright and trademark issues the band formerly known as Rhapsody has changed its name. The band members consider this a great new start, reflecting the emboldened and increasingly grandiose direction that their music has taken. “The power of the dragonflame will burn brighter than ever before,” says guitarist/songwriter Luca Turilli. Keyboardist/songwriter Alex Staropoli adds, “The name Rhapsody Of Fire better represents the energy that has always been present in this band and its music.”
With a new record company in Magic Circle Music, a new tour planned and a new album on the way, Rhapsody Of Fire will continue to explore musical fantasy worlds with the precision musicianship and unique symphonic concepts that their fans have come to expect and adore. Fresh on the heels of the band’s first live album release, Live In Canada 2005 - The Dark Secret, a new name and renewed vigor ensure that Rhapsody Of Fire still hold the passion and power that have always been associated with their music."