A legend continues in impressive fashion: Italian symphonic power metal kings Rhapsody of Fire have re-recorded their biggest classic songs of the "Rhapsody" years (1997 - 2002) with enormous effort and a huge result. Mixed and mastered by Seeb Levermann (Orden Ogan). The album includes 14 classic tracks of the band's "Rhapsody" years (1997 - 2002) which results in a rich playing time of 75 minutes The band has sold more than 1 million albums with their first 4 studio albums alone; "Legendary Years" consists of songs from this period only, now available in re-recorded and sonically supreme versions. Mixed and mastered by Seeb Levermann (Orden Ogan). "Legendary Years" marks the first Rhapsody of Fire release feat. their incredibly talented new vocalist Giacomo Voli, whose debut is anticipated by the band's huge worldwide fanbase!
Generally speaking, guitar wizard Al Di Meola has divided his musical attentions over the years between electric and acoustic, fusion and world music directions. This time out he splits the difference with some dazzling results. Coming off his short-lived reunion with Return to Forever, Di Meola returns to the solo spotlight with Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody, a strong and varied effort that moves mostly in the acoustic direction and features some high-profile personnel, including pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba and bassist Charlie Haden.
From Chaos to Eternity is the ninth full-length studio album by the Italian symphonic power metal band Rhapsody of Fire. It was released in June 17, 2011 via Nuclear Blast. This is the last album to feature long-time guitarist/songwriter Luca Turilli, bass guitarist Patrice Guers, and session guitarist Dominique Leurquin, who all left the band on good terms in August 2011 to found Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, the last album with Christopher Lee as narrator, and the only album with guitarist Tom Hess.
“Into The Legend” – a title for an album to expect something huge and also fitting perfectly to RHAPSODY OF FIRE. Because when it comes to “Symphonic Epic Metal” the Italian music pioneers are one of the top names. After 2 million sold records and almost two decades in the music business they are still inspired and hungry for more - as always. Two years after “Dark Wings” and the fulfilled split with Luca Turilli it is time to present “Into The Legend” - the new RHAPSODY OF FIRE masterpiece. Hymns like “Distant Sky”, “Into The Legend” and “Realms Of Light” will for sure reach the classic magnum opus status.