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.

Band profile: Rhapsody Of Fire
Posted: 15.04.2011 by Kallis Helmi


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Fat & Sassy! - 15.04.2011 at 20:06  
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".
Dargor - 15.04.2011 at 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.
Giok99 - 15.04.2011 at 20:24  
Impressed. Great song. Can't wait for the album
MétalNoir - 15.04.2011 at 20:54  
Blah. Nothing beats Reign of Terror imo
Danyael - 15.04.2011 at 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.
wrathchild - 15.04.2011 at 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.
Evil Chip - 15.04.2011 at 21:25  
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.
Pestilence - 15.04.2011 at 21:26  
Written by MétalNoir on 15.04.2011 at 20:54

Nothing beats Reign of Terror imo


I like this song though.
Music4TheSpirit - 15.04.2011 at 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.
kurokamen - 15.04.2011 at 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...
MetalSpider - 15.04.2011 at 22:54  
Maybe I need to listen to it again, but I also thought it was very "meh"
Angelic Storm - 15.04.2011 at 23:08  
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
Valentin B - 15.04.2011 at 23:34  
Wait... they have a bassist?
Ag Fox - 16.04.2011 at 01:24  
Brutal huh? I'll wait till the whole thing comes out and hear for myself
Daggon - 16.04.2011 at 01:39  
I still can't understand why Dominique Lerquin isn't a permanent member of the band, he is a great guitar player.
farfaramir - 16.04.2011 at 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).
Danyael - 16.04.2011 at 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.
Void Eater - 16.04.2011 at 04:20  
Of course brutality is relative to the band... Not bad though.
LeChron James - 16.04.2011 at 04:54  
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.
OpenMind - 16.04.2011 at 14:24  
Written by MétalNoir on 15.04.2011 at 20:54

Blah. Nothing beats Reign of Terror imo

@zgarol - 16.04.2011 at 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.
RavenKing - 16.04.2011 at 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.
FrozenJoy - 05.05.2011 at 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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