Rhapsody: Prometheus - Symphonia Ignis Divinus

Prometheus - Symphonia Ignis Divinus


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  • Release Date 22 June 2015
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Double Vinyl LP
Nuclear Blast

LUCA TURILLI is the Italian guitar player and composer who in 1993, together with the keyboard player ALEX STAROPOLI, founded the symphonic metal band RHAPSODY. The band released their first album, ‘Legendary Tales’, in 1997 and quickly followed with their sophomore release, ‘Symphony Of Enchanted Lands’ one year later, establishing what became called “Hollywood Metal” at first and then some years later becoming known as “Film Score metal.”  Both genres were music based on the connection between the most epic and glorious power/speed metal of the late ‘80s with Luca and Alex’s infinite passion for the cinema and the world of soundtracks.This was enriched by folk music influences, guitar playing of neo-classical inspiration and lyrics relating to the fantasy “sagas” created by Luca Turilli himself.In 2003, the band was forced to change their name to RHAPSODY OF FIRE because of legal reasons and that same year, they started an exclusive collaboration with Sir CHRISTOPHER LEE, as special guest and narrator for the “Dark Secret” saga.

After 15 years, 10 official albums, and more than 1.5 million copies sold worldwide, the cycle related with the fantasy sagas came to an end. In that same moment, Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli decided to proceed with a friendly split and continue their artistic careers separately while both keeping the name RHAPSODY.Now the creator of CINEMATIC METAL is finally back with their most outstanding record to date: ‘Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus’.The album was composed and produced once again by Luca Turilli, responsible as always for all the orchestral and choral arrangements. It was recorded and mixed at the Backyard Studios of Sebastian Roeder (Bonfire) and mastered by Christoph Stickel (Michael Schenker’s TEMPLE OF ROCK ) at MSM studios.

This mammoth opus features seven months of composition, three months of production, over 50 days of mixing, two choirs, several special guests, including Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR), Dan Lucas (KARO) and David Readman (PINK CREAM 69). Including 70 minutes of epic music,and sounding as cinematic, bombastic and dramatic as never before, the new RHAPSODY masterwork will lead the listener to an emotional and memorable journey between quantum gates, parallel dimensions, myths and legends hiding cosmic truths, ancestral secrets and spiritual revelations. And this time it was not enough for the band to simply sound CINEMATIC. It came the time for RHAPSODY to finally “look” CINEMATIC too, courtesy of the well-known amazing artist named Stefan “Heile” Heilemann (EPICA, LINDEMANN).

Side A
1 Nova Genesis (Ad Splendorem Angeli Triumphants)  
2 Il Cigno Nero  
3 Rosenkreuz (The Rose And The Cross)  
4 Anahata  
Side B
1 Il Tempo Degli Dei  
2 One Ring To Rule Them All  
3 Notturno  
Side C
1 Prometheus  
2 King Solomon And The 72 Names Of God  
3 Yggdrasil  
Side D
1 Of Michael The Archangel And Lucifer’s Fall Part II: Codex Nemesis  
2 Codex Nemesis Alpha Omega  
3 Symphonia Ignis Divinus (The Quantum Gate Revealed)  
4 The Astral Convergence  
5 The Divine Fire Of The Archangel  
6 Of Psyche And Archetypes (System Overloaded)  
7 Bonus Track:  
8 Thundersteel (Cinematic Version)