Official press release

Italian metal "heroes" Rhapsody Of Fire return with a fantastic new album that will be released on March 5th, 2010 by their new label Nuclear Blast, which is known for acts like Nightwish, Edguy or Blind Guardian.

"We are finally proud to announce to the world that Rhapsody Of Fire are stronger than ever and finally ready for their glorious come-back! We just signed a worldwide-level agreement with the legendary label 'Nuclear Blast', at this time the greatest choice we could have ever done. Wonderful people, a great business vision and the best organization possible, for a relationship that can be anything else but successful for the years to come.

In the last months we worked very hard and now all we can say is that a great new album, a real masterpiece of power/speed/symphonic metal, is finally ready!

It's title is The Frozen Tears Of Angels, it is produced by Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli and it was mixed and mastered by our valorous friend Sascha Paeth at the Gate Studio in Wolfsburg (Avantasia, Epica and others).

This is not just a new album for us, but pure emotion carved in music.

Lyrically it's based on the 3rd chapter of "The Dark Secret Sage" and the long journey of five bravehearts to the frozen northern lands at the unexplored borders of the known world in order to find a way to stop the demonknight's prophecy. This album and its music will underline the feelings, hopes and fear of the main characters in this new epic adventure.

All the drama of this new part of the saga will be as always enchanted by the soundtrack oriented orchestral arrangements and the majesty of opera choirs, real trademark of Rhapsody of Fire's music, but surely this album will sound more powerful, speed and guitar oriented than in the recent past, in order to underline the dark and romantic rage of the lyrics too.

Every song will have its own character, as you will be able to fly with the angels of the crystal realms through the cold skies of the north on the notes of hit-songs like "Sea Of Fate" (song written for the first time together by Luca Turilli, Alex Staropoli and Fabio Lione), "Raging Starfire" or "The Frozen Tears Of Angels", and at the same time you will have a taste of the angels' holy rage listening to "Reign Of Terror", real gem of this new production.

The energy of more extreme metal applied to positive lyrics hymning to the victory of hope, truth and respect over the inner demons lying in the depths of our conscience for a unique contrast never heard before and that made us really excited while composing this song.

This new CD will include a great looking cover artwork, created this time by a new and incredibly talented artist able to turn the drama of our fantasy world into a serious, cinematic and realistic representation, and a complete booklet including all the details of the saga's new chapter. The album will be released as a special limited deluxe digipak (first edition) including two bonus tracks and an incredible 32-pages booklet, as well as a standard jewelcase and of course on vinyl.

We are looking forward to inviting you to the unexplored snowy and icy majestic landscapes of the north, that mystical dark frozen world where even the tears of our beloved angels can't be anything else but frozen!"


(Also thanks to El Moro, Daggon and Skiller)


Source: rhapsodyoffire.com
Band profile: Rhapsody Of Fire
 
Posted: 19.11.2009 by Kallis Helmi



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Csuvog - 19.11.2009 at 18:28  
FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
annodomini - 19.11.2009 at 18:32  
Oh YEAH !!!!!!!!!!!

I didn't expect it so soon.. Cant wait.
Ellrohir - 19.11.2009 at 18:42  
Great bright news in murky day
Angel_Lament - 19.11.2009 at 18:52  
And Finally, Great to see that they are free from the Manowar's label, Nuclear Blast is a legendary label indeed, stiil hope the new album is better than the last one!
João Pirucas - 19.11.2009 at 18:56  
Hahaha! Here we go again!
Darkside Momo - 19.11.2009 at 19:21  
Ah ah! finally out of Manowar's clutches! Now let's see if they'll do good music again...
ShadowedFire88 - 19.11.2009 at 19:23  
Good good!!! Rhapsody is back!!! can't wait.. this should be an epic one
Icedburden - 19.11.2009 at 19:33  
Nuclear Blast is signing bands left and right... awesome.
Baz Anderson - 19.11.2009 at 19:38  
I like a lot.
Warman - 19.11.2009 at 19:39  
Hahahaha! The title of the news made me giggle like a little girl, "...new power"!
Daggon - 19.11.2009 at 19:41  
At last, for me this was like an eternity but now I'm extremely happy, because when they went on hiatus they cancelled a gig that was planned for Mexico and South America

So, a new phase begins now for them, I hope this means the best for the band. I'll wait patiently for the new album and for the new tour that will come with "The Frozen Tears Of Angels"

This is the best news of the year for me

...

I told you before: NUCLEAR BLAST WANTS TO CONQUER THE METAL WORLD!!!
LeChron James - 19.11.2009 at 19:53  
Helllllll yeah. bring on the epic symphonic hollywood metal!
EmeraldSword - 19.11.2009 at 20:13  
WOO HOO!!!! Finally after the long legal battle with Joey DeMaio they've emerged victorious! Nuclear Blast is a solid label. Best news I've heard in a while. Can't wait for March 5th 2010! Rock on!
PM - 19.11.2009 at 20:35  
Holy Fuck...

Bring that power on !!!!

oh yeah m/

I was already wondering where were this guys hidden!!!
The Shape 1973 - 19.11.2009 at 20:35  
Cheesy as hell, too much talk about heroes and glorious victories, when will these guys grow up.

HOPEFULLY NEVER!

Will check this one out.
Glabrezu - 19.11.2009 at 20:42  
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Rhapsody are back!!!
Uirapuru - 19.11.2009 at 21:24  
New poweeeeer!!!!
GT - 19.11.2009 at 21:25  
This is good news indeed
Costa - 19.11.2009 at 21:33  
Good to know they are back
Janne - 19.11.2009 at 22:14  
News of the year!!!
Folkbill - 19.11.2009 at 22:45  
Yeah!
Dargor - 19.11.2009 at 23:29  
Holy Majestic and Glorious Shit! That's sooooo go to hear from them, at last!

Written by Janne on 19.11.2009 at 22:14

News of the year!!!

Indeed
JÄY - 19.11.2009 at 23:40  
Theyre freeeeeeeeeee!!!!
opeth771 - 20.11.2009 at 00:08  
IN YOUR FACE DIMAIO! Finally free from crapowar!

Can't wait for this album, I was so disappointed by the last album, I hope this one is good!
Black Conundrum - 20.11.2009 at 00:54  
Well, it looks like that feud with Joey DeMaio is finally in the past. The album's title is an awesome one, I will admit that.
+{Jonas}+ - 20.11.2009 at 00:57  
Alright! The epicness is back!
*air guitar*
mordreds.song - 20.11.2009 at 01:15  
I just hope it's better than their last album, as it did nothing for me. I'm also curious to see if they put out a good album with Nuclear Blast, because a lot of well known bands that have recently signed on to Nuclear Blast just have been putting out okay albums (i.e. Suffocation).
BMR Monkey - 20.11.2009 at 04:11  
Nice the legendary warriors are bakc with mor power tha never
this come-back will be one of the best of all times and surely that album will be one of the best of the next
year!

cant fucking wait
selken - 20.11.2009 at 04:30  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 19.11.2009 at 20:35

Cheesy as hell, too much talk about heroes and glorious victories, when will these guys grow up.

HOPEFULLY NEVER!

Will check this one out.


I second that, no matter how many bands are artistically superior to them, I cannot quit listening their music!!!!!

It made my day!!

PS: I want to express once more how much I hate and despise Manowar
Dominus - 20.11.2009 at 05:19  
Daggon - 20.11.2009 at 09:11  
Did I say this news really really made my day? sorry, my year And did I say I'm really really happy with this? Well If I did I'll say it again: THIS IS FUCKING AMAZING! Sorry, can't stop feeling great with this.
Vitriolic Hate - 20.11.2009 at 12:41  
Written by Daggon on 20.11.2009 at 09:11

Did I say this news really really made my day? sorry, my year And did I say I'm really really happy with this? Well If I did I'll say it again: THIS IS FUCKING AMAZING! Sorry, can't stop feeling great with this.

haha no problem
Giok99 - 20.11.2009 at 16:57  
Cant wait, amazing, i love the world YYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHH they are back !!!!!!!!!!
PrettyMao - 20.11.2009 at 17:50  
And the epic D&D adventure continues (using AD&D 2nd edition rules of course). Time to get out my collection of D20s.
The Shape 1973 - 20.11.2009 at 22:46  
Was the whole copyright issues over the name with Manowar's label?

Maybe they will change back to Rhapsody now. All of my CDs only have the old name on, so come on change back to the original name. Nobody is going to argue with Nuclear Blast are they.
crusader84 - 20.11.2009 at 23:03  
Hellyeah! Fu*k with that Manowar fags! (although I like Manowar music lol)
fade - 21.11.2009 at 01:12  
If they could make music like their first/second album then I would be on board.... everything since is just the same old song and dance. Fight the evil dragon to solve the quest and stop the prophecy. Snore.
Darkside Momo - 21.11.2009 at 01:28  
Written by fade on 21.11.2009 at 01:12

If they could make music like their first/second album then I would be on board.... everything since is just the same old song and dance. Fight the evil dragon to solve the quest and stop the prophecy. Snore.

You just don't understand. It's all about a quest, an EPIC quest. and EPIC means several albums to tell the story, of course.

Written by The Shape 1973 on 20.11.2009 at 22:46

Was the whole copyright issues over the name with Manowar's label?

No, the name's problems were earlier, the problem is the manowar conflict

Written by PrettyMao on 20.11.2009 at 17:50

And the epic D&D adventure continues (using AD&D 2nd edition rules of course). Time to get out my collection of D20s.

hum, well, that'll be DD3 for me, even if I began with ADD2
Nightmare_Heaven - 21.11.2009 at 08:19  
Oh, this makes me so damned happy. I hope Joey rots in hell for what he did. Rhapsody might be a little pretentious but they are decent guys and make great music. I don't think all the things that keep happening to this band are fair. I can't wait for this release.
Pestilence - 22.11.2009 at 00:04  
YES!!!
They're not dead!!!!!!
I hope we get some tracks like dawn of victory.
The Shape 1973 - 22.11.2009 at 15:53  
Written by Pestilence on 22.11.2009 at 00:04

YES!!!
They're not dead!!!!!!
I hope we get some tracks like dawn of victory.

Yeh! That is the best album, love the title track and Holy Thunderforce.
Lord_Regnier - 22.11.2009 at 16:30  
This band is much better than Manowar musically but damn their official statements sound pretty much the same. Cheesy and pretentious.
With them, it's always "we are heroes", "glorious", "legendary", "greatest", "wonderful", "we write only masterpieces", "valorous friend", "enchanted", "majesty", etc.

They're good musicians who released decent albums before SOEL II but their heads are a bit swollen, imo. It would be about time they grow up and learn to write a statement that would sound credible enough we'll be able to take it seriously, instead of over-the-top cheesy an shallow talk that sounds only as marketing and as a way to boost their inflated ego.

I think the next album will be much better than SOEL II (which was quite boring) and TOA (this album sucks). In fact, I have only positive things to say about the content of the statement itself.
It's the way it is written that makes me sick.
JunN_Vai - 24.11.2009 at 12:36  
AAAAAArrrrkkkkkk........yesssssssssssss......they are BAAAAAACK....!!!!!! CANT WAIT that long...


btw, the bands name back to Rhapsody right....???? Or still with "of Fire"...????

but anyway......loves their comeback.........
GT - 24.11.2009 at 15:03  
Written by JunN_Vai on 24.11.2009 at 12:36

AAAAAArrrrkkkkkk........yesssssssssssss......they are BAAAAAACK....!!!!!! CANT WAIT that long...


btw, the bands name back to Rhapsody right....???? Or still with "of Fire"...????

but anyway......loves their comeback.........

As said a few posts up. The name thing was a different thing so my guess is that they're keeping the "Of Fire"
DieH@rd - 03.12.2009 at 15:22  
Yessssssss!!!!!!! MY FAVOURITE BAND IN THE WORLD IS BACK!

Zhao - 03.12.2009 at 21:45  
Written by Lord_Regnier on 22.11.2009 at 16:30

This band is much better than Manowar musically but damn their official statements sound pretty much the same. Cheesy and pretentious.
With them, it's always "we are heroes", "glorious", "legendary", "greatest", "wonderful", "we write only masterpieces", "valorous friend", "enchanted", "majesty", etc.

They're good musicians who released decent albums before SOEL II but their heads are a bit swollen, imo. It would be about time they grow up and learn to write a statement that would sound credible enough we'll be able to take it seriously, instead of over-the-top cheesy an shallow talk that sounds only as marketing and as a way to boost their inflated ego.

They're italian, italians don't grow up
Met@1lurg - 14.12.2009 at 18:59  
Written by EmeraldSword on 19.11.2009 at 20:13

WOO HOO!!!! Finally after the long legal battle with Joey DeMaio they've emerged victorious! Nuclear Blast is a solid label. Best news I've heard in a while. Can't wait for March 5th 2010! Rock on!
Yeah!!! It is nice. I wanna listen to them again too. They updated their Logo with some yellow color.

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