The quintessence of CINEMATIC METAL: Bombastic, epic and dramatic as never before!
Italian guitar player and composer Luca Turilli is not just a musician with extraordinary skills, but a musical visionary and genius too. With the symphonic metal band RHAPSODY he wrote musical history, released ten studio albums, including the genre-defining milestones “Legendary Tales”, “Symphony of Enchanted Lands” and “Dawn of Victory”. The new opus “Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus” will be unleashed on June 19th, via Nuclear Blast, and is full of mystery and secret knowledge.
Just a couple of days ago Tarja Virmakari had a long and compelling chat with Luca Turilli, talking in detail about “Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus” and its spiritual message and meaning. To discover everything Luca told Tarja, please join the chat below.
According to Nuclear Blast Records, Luca Turilli’s RHAPSODY, the creators of Cinematic Metal, are proud to announce that on Friday, August 15th 2014, will headline the first evening of the Made Of Metal festival in Hodonin, Czech republic, presenting one of their cinematic shows based on video projection and other surprises. More news coming soon!
The band recently revealed the first details on their upcoming record which will be recorded and mixed once again in the Backyard Studios of Sebastian Roeder (Kempten, Germany) and is set to be released by Nuclear Blast in 2014. A trailer for the new album is available here:
Italian Cinematic Metallers RHAPSODY have issued the following announcement:
Luca Turilli’s RHAPSODY are proud to reveal the first news about their new album, scheduled to be recorded and mixed once again in the Backyard Studios of Sebastian Roeder (Kempten, Germany) and released by Nuclear Blast in 2014.
The first comments by the band: “This album is very important to all of us. Behind it there is the ambitious goal of creating one of the most epic and cinematic albums ever written”.
Singer Alessandro Conti adds: “Prepare yourselves for an amazing journey ranging from the myths and legends of the past to the unexplored borders of space and time, the revelations of quantum mechanics and beyond, while exploring the multi-dimensional levels of psyche and consciousness and the intimate secrets of heart and soul on the path of spiritual evolution. In short words: a roller-coaster ride of extreme emotions. Be ready!”
Luca Turilli continues: “I recently gave birth to my company Luca Turilli Music Productions and have partnered with great artists such as the US producer/re-mixer/mixer Allen Morgan (U2, NINE INCH NAILS, TAYLOR SWIFT) and the Czech conductor Petr Pololanik (nominated for “Hollywood Music in Media Awards” in 2011) to start composing emotional music with impact, mainly for the world of cinema and the videogames. What I can say is that I am composing, writing and producing the guitar parts and the orchestral and choral arrangements for this new RHAPSODY album in the same exact way I would and will do it while scoring movie trailers or videogame soundtracks. Therefore expect moments of high tension, pure action and adrenalin for a final result never heard before. In other words: the definitive consecration of CINEMATIC METAL!”
More news and videos, including exclusive “behind the scenes footage” directly from Luca Turilli’s home studio will be coming soon. Stay tuned!
According to Nuclear Blast, LUCA TURILLI’S RHAPSODY have announced four new dates for their ongoing “Ascending to Infinity Cinematic World Tour”. Beginning of September, the band will bring their cinematic shows to Switzerland, Germany, the USA and Mexico. The band is going to headline the first evening of “Progpower Festival XIV”, making this their only North American show in 2013, while the subsequent show in Mexico City will be this year’s only RHAPSODY show in Central and South America. So make sure not to miss these chances under any cirumstances!
02.09. CH Pratteln – Z7
03.09. D Nürnberg – Rockfabrik
05.09. USA Atlanta – Progpower XIV
07.09. MEX Mexico City – venue TBA
Luca Turilli’s RHAPSODY has checked in with the following update:
Rhapsody are happy to announce that Dominique Leurquin is recovering dramatically fast after the last year’s terrible injury at his left hand. “We just received a video from our beloved Dodo where he was performing a couple of Rhapsody licks…” says Luca Turilli, and adds: “Just some months ago it would have looked like an impossible thing, but now we really hope to have him back on stage with us as soonest, maybe already this year and hopefully for the important date of September 5, when our band will headline the Progpower festival of Atlanta. Well done Dominique!”
“Rhapsody are very sorry to announce that the promoter of the concert in Strasbourg – scheduled for december 10th – yesterday cancelled the show. We hope we can find an alternative date in the Strasbourg area soon for our fans.”
Check out the remaining shows of ASCENDING TO INFINITY CINEMATIC WORLD TOUR
Featuring the guest acts: FREEDOM CALL, ORDEN OGAN and VEXILLUM
04.12.2012 NL Zoetermeer Boerderij
05.12.2012 DE Bochum Matrix
06.12.2012 DE Hamburg Markthalle
08.12.2012 DE Osnabrück Rosenhof
09.12.2012 FR Paris Le Trabendo
10.12.2012 FR Strasbourg La Laiterie CANCELLED