Rhapsody

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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, two EPs, and a Live DVD. Rhapsody / 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).

The band was formed in 1993 under the name Thundercross.
In 1997 the band changed its name to Rhapsody.
In 2006 the band changed its name again to Rhapsody Of Fire.

The music of the band could be considered in their own terminology as: "Symphonic Epic Hollywood Metal" This was mentioned on the hype sticker of Rhapsody - Power Of The Dragonflame.
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Albums

VICP-60156 Rhapsody - Legendary Tales album art Rhapsody Legendary Tales (Album) LMP, Inside Out Music VICP-60156 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
NEMS 83 Rhapsody - Symphony Of Enchanted Lands album art Rhapsody Symphony Of Enchanted Lands (Album) LMP, Inside Out Music NEMS 83 Chile 1998 Sell This Version
VICP-61181 Rhapsody - Dawn Of Victory album art Rhapsody Dawn Of Victory (Album) LMP, Inside Out Music VICP-61181 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
LMP 0110-036 CD Rhapsody - Rain Of A Thousand Flames album art Rhapsody Rain Of A Thousand Flames (MiniAlbum, Album) LMP LMP 0110-036 CD Germany 2001 Sell This Version
LMP 0203-040 CD/DVD Rhapsody - Power Of The Dragonflame album art Rhapsody Power Of The Dragonflame (Album) LMP LMP 0203-040 CD/DVD North America (inc Mexico) 2002 Sell This Version
VICP-62819 Rhapsody - Symphony Of Enchanted Lands II - The Dark Secret - album art Rhapsody Symphony Of Enchanted Lands II - The Dark Secret - (Album) Steamhammer, Steamhammer, Magic Circle Music VICP-62819 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
HEL0623AB Rhapsody - Live In Canada 2005 - The Dark Secret album art Rhapsody Live In Canada 2005 - The Dark Secret (Album) Magic Circle Music HEL0623AB Brazil 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Rhapsody - Eternal Glory album art Rhapsody Eternal Glory(Cass) L.M.P. (3) none Germany 1995 Sell This Version
VICP-60480 Rhapsody - Emerald Sword album art Rhapsody Emerald Sword (Single) LMP, Inside Out Music VICP-60480 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
LMP 0009-022 CDS, LIMB MUSIC 41332 Rhapsody - Holy Thunderforce album art Rhapsody Holy Thunderforce (Maxi, Single) LMP, Inside Out Music LMP 0009-022 CDS, LIMB MUSIC 41332 US 2000 Sell This Version
NEMS 225 DIFUSION Rhapsody - Dawn Of Victory / Promo CD album art Rhapsody Dawn Of Victory / Promo CD(CD, EP, Enh, Promo) NEMS Enterprises NEMS 225 DIFUSION Argentina 2000 Sell This Version
SPV 078-69732 CD, MCA 06141-2 Rhapsody - The Dark Secret album art Rhapsody The Dark Secret (EP) Steamhammer, Magic Circle Music SPV 078-69732 CD, MCA 06141-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
SPV 80000686 Rhapsody - Unholy Warcry album art Rhapsody Unholy Warcry(CD, Single, Promo) Steamhammer, Magic Circle Music SPV 80000686 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
SPV 055-9930F CD, MCA06157-7 Rhapsody - The Magic Of The Wizard's Dream album art Rhapsody Featuring Christopher Lee Rhapsody Featuring Christopher Lee - The Magic Of The Wizard's Dream (Maxi) Steamhammer, Magic Circle Music SPV 055-9930F CD, MCA06157-7 France 2005 Sell This Version

Compilations

LMP 0402-065 DP Rhapsody - Tales From The Emerald Sword Saga album art Rhapsody Tales From The Emerald Sword Saga (Comp) LMP LMP 0402-065 DP Germany 2004 Sell This Version
CDM 0505-2247/d Rhapsody - Symphony Of Enchanted Lands • Emerald Sword album art Rhapsody Symphony Of Enchanted Lands • Emerald Sword(CD, Comp) CD-Maximum CDM 0505-2247/d Russia 2005 Sell This Version
CDM 0505-2245/d Rhapsody - Dawn Of Victory • Holy Thunderforce album art Rhapsody Dawn Of Victory • Holy Thunderforce(CD, Comp) CD-Maximum CDM 0505-2245/d Russia 2005 Sell This Version

Videos

none Rhapsody - Holy Thunderforce album art Rhapsody Holy Thunderforce(VHS, Promo) Not On Label (Rhapsody Self-released) none Germany 2000 Sell This Version
none Rhapsody - Rain Of A Thousand Flames album art Rhapsody Rain Of A Thousand Flames(VHS, Promo) Not On Label (Rhapsody Self-released) none Germany 2001 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Rhapsody - Tracks From "Legendary Tales" album art Rhapsody Tracks From "Legendary Tales"(Cass, Smplr) LMP none Germany 1997 Sell This Version
3037292 Rhapsody - Manowar, Vanden Plas, Symphony X, Rhapsody album art Manowar, Vanden Plas, Symphony X, Rhapsody Manowar, Vanden Plas, Symphony X, Rhapsody - Manowar, Vanden Plas, Symphony X, Rhapsody CNR Music 3037292 France 1998 Sell This Version
LMP 0203-040 Teaser CD Rhapsody - Power Of The Dragonflame album art Rhapsody Power Of The Dragonflame(CD, Promo, Smplr) LMP LMP 0203-040 Teaser CD Germany 2002 Sell This Version