Up until 2006-07-14, Rhapsody of Fire was called Rhapsody but then changed its name, due to trademark issues.
Rhapsody itself was formed as Thundercross.
Please credit each record under the name in use when it was released!

Annotation last modified on 2013-10-27 06:11 UTC.


Rhapsody of Fire (formerly known as Rhapsody) is an Italian symphonic power metal created by Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli, widely seen as a pioneer of the symphonic power metal subgenre.

Since forming in 1993 as Thundercross, the band has released eleven studio albums, two live albums, two EPs, and a live DVD. Rhapsody of Fire is known for its conceptual lyrics that constitute a fantasy story throughout all of their albums from 1997 to 2011. After using the moniker of Rhapsody for nearly ten years, the band changed their name to Rhapsody of Fire in 2006 due to trademark issues.

In 2011, following the release of their album From Chaos to Eternity which concluded The Dark Secret Saga, and after 18 years as co-leader of the band, Turilli left Rhapsody of Fire (on good terms) to form a new Rhapsody band, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, along with two other members who left with him, Patrice Guers and Dominique Leurquin. They describe their discography as a parallel continuation of Rhapsody of Fire's discography, with their first album being their own "Rhapsody's 11th album" and consider that they didn't leave the band, rather that it amicably split in two.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Legendary Tales Rhapsody 4 4
1998 Symphony of Enchanted Lands Rhapsody 4 5
2000 Dawn of Victory Rhapsody 5 4
2002 Power of the Dragonflame Rhapsody 5 7
2004 Symphony of Enchanted Lands II: The Dark Secret Rhapsody 4 2
2006 Triumph or Agony Rhapsody of Fire 4.65 5
2010 The Frozen Tears of Angels Rhapsody of Fire 4 3
2011 From Chaos to Eternity Rhapsody of Fire 4 3
2013 Dark Wings of Steel Rhapsody of Fire 3
2016 Into the Legend Rhapsody of Fire 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Tales from the Emerald Sword Saga Rhapsody 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Live in Canada 2005: The Dark Secret Rhapsody 5 1
2013 Live - From Chaos to Eternity Rhapsody of Fire 1
2014 Live in Atlanta Rhapsody of Fire 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Emerald Sword Rhapsody 3
2000 Holy Thunderforce Rhapsody 2
2005 The Magic of the Wizard's Dream Rhapsody feat. Christopher Lee 3 3


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Rain of a Thousand Flames Rhapsody 3
2004 The Dark Secret Rhapsody 3 2
2010 The Cold Embrace of Fear Rhapsody of Fire 3 2

EP + Demo

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Eternal Glory Rhapsody 1

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