Rhapsody Of Fire - New Guitarist, New Song Online

Renowned guitar virtuoso Tom Hess is now officially a new member of Rhapsody Of Fire.

Tom Hess is well-known worldwide for his unique guitar skills and for being the creator of the famous online guitar courses. He recorded most of the rhythmic parts of the new upcoming Rhapsody Of Fire album From Chaos To Eternity and also two guitar solos.

Comments Alex: "I saw Tom Hess playing on stage several times and always got impressed by his great stage presence and his way of playing. When I have heard the rhythmic and the solo guitars he recorded for Rhapsody Of Fire I was blown away, I could feel that strong presence in between every single note".

Luca adds: "I know Tom since many years. He is a great person, a good friend of mine and I am not surprised of the success he's having teaching his guitar techniques all around the world. I am really proud to have built a strong partnership with him and I will always thank him for the support he gave me when I decided to create my Neoclassical Revelation Guitar Course. Therefore I am really honored to present Tom to all the fans of Rhapsody Of Fire as I am sure he will be the one who, through his artistic talent and unique skills, will make the difference in this band for the years to come!"

And now a true gift from Rhapsody Of Fire to all their fans around the world. From the new album From Chaos To Eternity you can now download "Aeons Of Raging Darkness", the most brutal song composed by Luca and Alex, over at this location (zip).

Adds Luca: "Such song is dedicated to all the innocent people victims of the war, of the abuses, of those acts of violence that on a daily basis rape the soul of our wonderful planet."

More album details were previously reported over here.

Source: rhapsodyoffire.com
Band profile: Rhapsody Of Fire
Posted: 15.04.2011 by Kallis Helmi


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15.04.2011 - 20:06
Fat & Sassy!
the most brutal song composed by Luca and Alex


Maybe I'm just not really in the mood, but the new song is kinda "meh".
You do you, brozzio.
15.04.2011 - 20:09
It's a very weird song for Rhapsody, it's not a great song and it'll need a few more spin but I like it.
And no, it is not as brutal as When Demons Awake or Reign Of Terror, but there's a lot of screams.
15.04.2011 - 20:24
Impressed. Great song. Can't wait for the album
Nothing is real
15.04.2011 - 20:54
Fils du Lys
Blah. Nothing beats Reign of Terror imo
Notre destinée n'est pas encore tracée....
15.04.2011 - 21:16
LOL.. so its that dude that looks like Rob Halford?

I was just looking at this guitar courses a while ago. Interesting choice to say the least.
15.04.2011 - 21:16
Remember when Rhapsody was ruled by Manowar? Well during that time, Manowar also made up Holy Hell - a "meh" kind of female-fronted symphonic metal band. And Tom Hess was thrown in that band at first, but got removed before they finally release an album. A good thing for him I must say!

I guess it's a nice piece of news, although I'm a bit sad since it means we won't see Dominique Leurquin filling in as guest guitarist on tour anymore.
La belleza no reside en lo que puedas crear, sino en lo que eres capaz de transmitir
Beauty resides not in what you're able to create, but in what you're able to communicate

Txus, Mägo De Oz
15.04.2011 - 21:25
Evil Chip
Surprisingly good. Nice to hear some anguish that recalls me to dawn of victory (of course in an epic cheesy way). I love the 4 first albums then all has been downhill for me... maybe I just grew up and stopped reading lord of the rings while hearing rhapsody lulz.
15.04.2011 - 21:26
Written by MétalNoir on 15.04.2011 at 20:54

Nothing beats Reign of Terror imo


I like this song though.
15.04.2011 - 21:38
It isnt bad, but they need like to evolve, there are some nice guitars parts here and there but that's about it, i dont think they're gonna make it for me, in other hand this new guitar player seems quite a good choice.
In this days we seem to be limited by scientific knowledge
"I'm a good man... while that don't interfere with my interest" Anonymous , taken from the low moderm and post-moderm consciences
15.04.2011 - 22:00
the most brutal song composed by Luca and Alex

brutality here refered to growls by fabio..? It was really When demons awakeish... Prefer demons, btw...
I'm kinda dissapointed to... It was really "meh" for them...
15.04.2011 - 22:54
Maybe I need to listen to it again, but I also thought it was very "meh"

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15.04.2011 - 23:08
Angelic Storm
Hmm... that sounded like a cross between Symphony X, Rhapsody and Children Of Bodom! The song was interesting and pretty good, Im definitely interested in hearing the new album for sure. xD
15.04.2011 - 23:34
Valentin B
Wait... they have a bassist?
Sing me a song, you're a singer
Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil.
16.04.2011 - 01:24
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Brutal huh? I'll wait till the whole thing comes out and hear for myself
loves 小巫
16.04.2011 - 01:39
Underpaid M.D.
I still can't understand why Dominique Lerquin isn't a permanent member of the band, he is a great guitar player.
"Les vers savent qu'ils n'ont pas d'ailes, c'est pour cela qu'ils se cachent sous terre"
16.04.2011 - 02:19
Written by Valentin B on 15.04.2011 at 23:34

Wait... they have a bassist?

He is very good actually, but they don't seem to recongnize his full potential (well, at least, the last album he has had a lot more of moments for him).
16.04.2011 - 02:43
Just listened to the song. pretty good, but like mentioned earlier, still doesn't beat reign of terror

i like the direction, as long as they don't overdo with extreme vocals.
16.04.2011 - 04:20
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Of course brutality is relative to the band... Not bad though.
16.04.2011 - 04:54
LeChron James
Written by Valentin B on 15.04.2011 at 23:34

Wait... they have a bassist?

Yeah, like some dude above me said, he's pretty good and he's got the BIGGEST GADDAMN NOSE EVER. Seriously, a honker of that magnitude deserves it's on article on this site in place of that skrillex, KoRn article.

But this song isn't the most brutal they've ever written. It's good, just not the most brutal.
Kick Ass, Die Young

Less is More
Stay Pure
Stay Poor

Music was my life, music brought me to life and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life. When I die there will be a final waltz in my head that only I can hear.
16.04.2011 - 14:24
Written by MétalNoir on 15.04.2011 at 20:54

Blah. Nothing beats Reign of Terror imo

16.04.2011 - 17:13
I dont agree with you, the only thing i dont like in reign of terror is there was too much of epic choruses and not enough heavy parts with riff, while this song satisfies me completely and reign of terror is like a christmas song after it . when demons awake was more br01tal but this one is fresh.
16.04.2011 - 17:19
Music is not bad but I really dislike some vocal parts in this song.
Not surprising, as I never liked Lione's attempts at harsh vocals.
Guess I'm too much used to real harsh vocals.
They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
05.05.2011 - 17:27
I´ve been listening to the song for some time... I have to admit, it blew me away since the first time yeah, it's not precisely "brutal", but for the band´s standards, is pretty heavy... And Alex kinda shines here... I´m looking forward to the album, since I love when Rhapsody mix both vocals...

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