orchestral metal

Turilli/Lione Rhapsody release lyric video for first single “Phoenix Rising”

Turilli / Lione Rhapsody - the new group featuring original Rhapsody members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione, completed by former Rhapsody members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth - recently announced the release of their debut album “Zero Gravity (Rebirth and Evolution)”, on June 28th, 2019, via Nuclear Blast (King Records in Japan & Rest of Asia).

Turilli / Lione Rhapsody to release debut album “Zero Gravity (Rebirth and Evolution)” on June 28th 2019

Their fans had to be very patient, but now Turilli / Lione Rhapsody - featuring original Rhapsody members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione, completed by former Rhapsody members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth - have finally brought light into the darkness!

Turilli / Lione Rhapsody sign with Nuclear Blast and King Records

Turilli / Lione Rhapsody - featuring original Rhapsody members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione, completed by former Rhapsody members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth - have signed to Nuclear Blast and King Records (Japan & rest of Asia) for the release of their debut album. The band is currently mixing the album which is set to be released this summer.

Blind Guardian’s Twilight Orchestra to release “Legacy of the Dark Lands” in November 2019

Promising to be one of the most ambitious projects in metal history, Blind Guardian’s upcoming release will be well worth the wait.

The idea to record an orchestral album originally formed in the minds of the two leading lights of the Blind Guardian universe - guitarist André Olbrich and singer Hansi Kürsch - during the 1990’s when Blind Guardian started to use orchestral elements to enhance their opulent sound.

Rhapsody Of Fire - The Eighth Mountain

Trying to figure out what’s going on and who’s who in Rhapsody’s (including all different version of the band) is quite a friggin nightmare. Sufficient is to say that original keyboardist Alex Staropoli is the longest running member that didn’t quit or start a “different” version of the band, hence he is probably the closest thing to an original member.