Rhapsody of Fire (Italian symphonic power metal band)

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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 band formed 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 twelve studio albums, two live albums, three 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, Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers. 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.

In 2016, other long-term members Fabio Lione and Alex Holzwarth had left the band, and reunited with Turilli, Leurquin and Guers, to play again under the name Rhapsody for their 20th Anniversary Farewell Tour; in December 2018, several months after announcing that Luca Turilli's Rhapsody was now inactive, Turilli announced the creation of a new Rhapsody band named Turilli / Lione Rhapsody, with the lineup of the 20th Anniversary Farewell Tour (recreating, minus Staropoli, the original band's 2002–2011 lineup).

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1997Legendary TalesRhapsody45
1998Symphony of Enchanted LandsRhapsody4.411
2000Dawn of VictoryRhapsody4.56
2001Rain of a Thousand FlamesRhapsody33
2002Power of the DragonflameRhapsody4.58
2004Symphony of Enchanted Lands II: The Dark SecretRhapsody3.82
2006Triumph or AgonyRhapsody of Fire4.755
2010The Frozen Tears of AngelsRhapsody of Fire3.653
2011From Chaos to EternityRhapsody of Fire46
2013Dark Wings of SteelRhapsody of Fire44
2016Into the LegendRhapsody of Fire42
2019The Eighth MountainRhapsody of Fire44
2021Glory for SalvationRhapsody of Fire3

Album + Compilation

1998Legendary Tales / Emerald SwordRhapsody1
2004Tales From the Emerald Sword SagaRhapsody2
2005Symphony of Enchanted Lands / Emerald SwordRhapsody1
2005Dawn of Victory / Holy ThunderforceRhapsody1
2017Legendary YearsRhapsody of Fire2

Album + Live

2006Live in Canada 2005: The Dark SecretRhapsody52
2007Visions From the Enchanted LandsRhapsody of Fire1
2013Live - From Chaos to EternityRhapsody of Fire1
2014Live in AtlantaRhapsody of Fire1


1998Emerald SwordRhapsody4
2000Holy ThunderforceRhapsody4
2001Rain of a Thousand FlamesRhapsody1
2004Unholy WarcryRhapsody1
2005The Magic of the Wizard’s DreamRhapsody feat. Christopher Lee44
2011Aeons of Raging DarknessRhapsody of Fire1
2015Shining StarRhapsody of Fire1
2017When Demons AwakeRhapsody of Fire1
2017Land of ImmortalsRhapsody of Fire1
2017Knightrider of DoomRhapsody of Fire1
2018The Legend Goes OnRhapsody of Fire41
2019Rain of FuryRhapsody of Fire1
2019Master of PeaceRhapsody of Fire1
2021Glory for SalvationRhapsody of Fire2


1997Hard RockManowar / Rhapsody / Symphony X / Vanden Plas / Mike Tramp1
2004The Dark SecretRhapsody32
2004SPV Records Summer 2004 ReelGluecifer / Rhapsody / Grip Inc.1
2005SPV Records Kamelot & RhapsodyKamelot & Rhapsody1
2010The Cold Embrace of FearRhapsody of Fire32
2021I'll Be Your HeroRhapsody of Fire2

EP + Demo

1995Eternal GloryRhapsody1

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