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Rhapsody Change Name To Rhapsody Of Fire

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."

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1. zMETALlica writes:

what the hell? Rhapsody's name and trademark/copyright issues? who cares? seriously, it is a bunch of major corperations that try to make money by being greedy and abusing the laws they helped create. I would wanna know the details on why the people who are potentially giving this great band issues has waited over 10 years to do so.

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2. mistress pandemonium writes:

Rhapsody of Fire? Perhaps they're about to take a turn towards nu-metal.

I'd like to know the whole story too. It is unfortunate. There is something deeply wrong with a band changing their name.

# Jul 16, 2006 @ 1:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. the wayward soul writes:

rhapsody should not have to change their name. period. they released a baragge(sp?) of awesome albums that f***ing pump you the F U C K UP!!!! so what if they are a little "cheesy". who gives a f u c k? their tight anyway!!!!!

WWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYEEEEEEEEEEAAAA!!!!

# Jul 16, 2006 @ 4:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. God writes:

f*** corporations and their greedy ways.

# Jul 17, 2006 @ 1:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. tom araya writes:

the name doesnt make the band, new name=sucks, old name=sucks, rhapsody=sucks

# Jul 17, 2006 @ 4:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. minion master writes:

good to know good to know... i'd heard of rhapsody of fire ... but thought it was a different band..ha

# Jul 17, 2006 @ 7:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Lin writes:

it was actually the music downloading website "rhapsody" that made them change their name which i think is bull sh** because it's not like you'll get the 2 confused. i think that "rhapsody of fire" which i'm still going to call rhapsody has taken it like a champ and they have a good attitude about it and their being the more matuer person and that the executives who sued them can suck old wrinkley c***. i like rhapsody's music and i think their still the same great band that they always were and it's not their fault that they got screwed over by some piece of sh** corporation that claims to be all about music...but we know that they don't give a f*** about music and they don't respect anyone as long as the make as much money as possible at the end of the day.
sorry...it pisses me off.

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