orchestral metal

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.

Nightwish reveals new live video for “Wish I Had an Angel”

Today, Nightwish’s monumental live re-issue of “End of an Era” is re-released as 3LP and Earbook formats including BluRay, 2CD and 3LP.

To celebrate the occasion, the band have also revealed a new live video for the song “Wish I Had an Angel”.

Watch the new live video below.

Order the album here or at the Nightwish webshop, here.

Turilli / Lione Rhapsody announce new studio album and launch crowdfunding campaign

Original Rhapsody members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione re-join forces to write and record a new album under Turilli / Lione Rhapsody.

It will be the first time that they will record new music together in over 8 years. The band will be completed by former Rhapsody members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth.

Visionatica signs with Frontiers Music Srl and announces new album “Enigma Fire”

Frontiers Music Srl announces signing of German symphonic metal band Visionatica. New studio album to be released in 2019.

Led by vocalist Tamara Amedov alongside guitarist Manuel Buhl, drummer Gerhard Spanner and bass player Tim Zahn, Visionatica first entered the symphonic metal scene in 2016. With fantastic, crystal clear soprano vocals combined with powerful grooves, melodic guitars, and orchestral elements, the band announced themselves with force with their debut album, “Force of Luna”.