Original Rhapsody members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione have decided to re-join forces to write and record a new album under Turilli/Lione Rhapsody. It will mark the first time the two have recorded new music together since 2011’s From Chaos to Eternity. Both Luca and Fabio toured extensively this year under Rhapsody’s 20th Anniversary Farewell tour, which we believe is what has re-sparked their engines to write new music together. The band will be completed by former Rhapsody members, which we’ve also seen on the farewell tour including Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers, and Alex Holzwarth.
The group plan to head into the studio this winter to record their debut album as they launched a crowdfunding campaign to help with the financing. The group are currently aiming for a summer 2019 release date.
Luca Turilli commented:
“After concluding the Farewell Tour and disbanding Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, I never imagined continuing my activities within the metal genre. But now, thanks to a new artistic vision and our greatly inspiring mantra “Rebirth and Evolution”, I feel very excited for the unlimited artistic possibilities we could have while evolving our sound to new frontiers. We want to promote our fundamental spiritual message of light with the most emotional impact!”
Fabio Lione added:
“We believe a lot in the new Turilli / Lione Rhapsody band, the vision and in the possibility of making new music together presenting something really innovative, modern and fresh, also enriched by the no-compromise sound of the most modern productions. We also believe in the precious contribution of our fans to help us achieving this important goal and re-start an important new chapter of our music career facing a new album production. We count on you for all this to happen!”