Friday, 20 January 2017 17:45
RHAPSODY OF FIRE return with new line-up and a very special release!
After announcing their new line-up recently (the addition of new vocalist Giacomo Voli and drummer Manu Lotter), Italian symphonic power metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE are now working on their upcoming release, which will be a 75 minutes long album revisiting a selection of songs written and produced during the 5 first years of the Rhapsody Era (1997-2002). Yes, indeed: 14 epic tracks completely re-recorded! All drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals, epic choirs, opera choirs, and numerous classical instruments have been recorded already. The album will be mixed by Seeb Levermann (Orden Ogan).
“To re-record old historic tracks is not that common among bands because there is probably a lack of self-confidence or because, for some musicians and fans, what is part of the past should not be touched. We do not agree”, Alex Staropoli says.
RHAPSODY OF FIRE are different and absolutely confident to achieve a stunning result. The precision of playing, the new vocal approach of Giacomo, the modern technologies, a careful mix and great mastering will give the songs a new incredibly great sound. Of course everything is done with immense dedication, passion, emotion and respect for these beautiful tracks co-written by Alex Staropoli and the band’s former guitarist Luca Turilli.
“We already had the chance to listen to some rough mixes and we can clearly say that the result goes far beyond any bright expectations. The result is just fantastic. We can’t wait to start the mix!"
The album will be released during Spring. Exact release date and album title will be announced soon. Photo credits: Massimo Goina
Friday, 23 December 2016 20:40
As promised, we are ready to reveal the name of our new drummer! We are super thrilled to announce our immediate collaboration with Manu Lotter!
Manu is coming from Munich. Well, as you can guess, we have a lot of affinity for drummers coming from that town... To be honest, we just want to be invited regularly to beer gardens! It was nothing but a strategic move.
Now, let's be serious... Manu is an incredible musician who impressed us by his technique and personality. This is for sure a guy with whom we'll spend a lot of great time on tour. Manu is a dedicated and committed professional, passionate about metal and always ready to have a nice laugh!
He's now 28 and started playing drums at the age of 2! He played for bands like Emil Bulls, GWLT, The Bellerophon Project, Farewell To Arms, toured all around Europe and played in almost every German metal festival.
We can't wait to start playing live with him. Manu will enter the studio in January to record drums for our next production. No need to say that it will sound awesome!
We have now our 5 band members, Giacomo, Roby, Alex S., Alessandro and Manu, ready to make some noise in 2017! We feel more determined than ever to deliver the best music to our fans and celebrate our new chapter together. Stay metal and see you soon for more news.
His YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHhJFrdlJOXPaoY8Fw7IAag
His Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manulotter/
Sunday, 20 November 2016 00:11
After the successful musical sneak peek introducing our new singer (with more than 200,000k views), we are now happy to show you the full video interview of Giacomo and the band, which includes more Distant Sky excerpts. We really want to thank all our fans for the great and loving support we have received so far! Despite the fact that the change of line-up has been difficult for most of you, you keep believing in us and our future, we are really lucky! 2017 will be a great year!
Sunday, 20 November 2016 00:07
We are extremely proud to announce that Giacomo Voli is the new singer of Rhapsody Of Fire. As you can imagine, we are very enthusiastic to have Giacomo in the band and we can promise you that, beside his beautiful voice, he has brought new energy that we are looking forward to unleashing. Stay tuned! More news and footage coming really soon!
Siamo estremamente orgogliosi di annunciare che il nome del nuovo cantante dei Rhapsody O Fire è Giacomo Voli. Come potete immaginare, siamo entusiasti di accogliere Giacomo nella band e vi assicuriamo che, oltre alla sua splendida voce, ha portato nuova energia che non vediamo l'ora di scatenare. Restate sintonizzati sui nostri canali perché, nelle prossime settimane, avrete modo di conoscerlo ancora meglio!!
Thursday, 29 September 2016 21:22
We have to announce an important change within the band. After an amazing musical adventure together Fabio Lione and Rhapsody Of Fire have decided to part ways.
This decision was not easy but we are convinced that it will open up new possibilities and new horizons for both parties.
The music will go on. Rhapsody Of Fire will continue composing, producing and playing amazing music for their fans.
To give us time to regroup, we had to cancel and postpone the European shows announced for November 2016.
Finally, we would like to thank Fabio for being part of the Rhapsody Of Fire history and we wish him all the best with his future projects.
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