RHAPSODY OF FIRE
The Bloodstock team are delighted to announce that Italian symphonic power metal masters Rhapsody Of Fire have been confirmed for Bloodstock Open Air 2011!
This will be the bandâ€™s first UK show in over ten years and their ONLY UK SHOW of 2011! Rhapsody Of Fire will perform on Saturday August 13th as special guests to Immortal.
Rhapsody Of Fire were formed in 1993 by mainman Luca Turilli, first as Thundercross and then Rhapsody before finally changing their name to Rhapsody Of Fire in 2006. They quickly formulated a blend of metal and classical music which they referred to as â€˜film score metalâ€™ due to its epic, cinematic nature. Having established themselves with the early albums Legendary Tales (1997) and Symphony of Enchanted Lands (1998), Rhapsody raced to the forefront of the European power metal scene with legendary releases such as Dawn of Victory (2000), Rain of a Thousand Flames (2001) and Power of the Dragonflame (2002). 2004â€™s epic Symphony of Enchanted Lands II â€“ The Dark Secret was notable for featuring narration from film legend Christopher Lee who returned to work with the band once again on 2006â€™s Triumph or Agony, the first album released following their name change. Triumph or Agony outdid even its predecessor in terms of sheer scale, featuring a live 70 piece orchestra and choir.
The bandâ€™s most recent album The Frozen Tears of Angels was released in April, marking the third chapter of The Dark Secret Saga and providing yet another feast to delight die-hard lovers of epic, power and progressive metal.
Rhapsody Of Fire have issued the following statement on their forthcoming Bloodstock appearance:
â€œHail to you, dear brothers and sisters! We are so excited to announce to you that we agreed with our English friends an exclusive presence as special guest for the Bloodstock festival of next year in the UK! It will be our first live appearance ever on that wonderful ground and we are looking forward to playing our greatest songs and to have together a great time in the name of Rhapsody Of Fireâ€™s epic cinematic music. See you soon!â€
Coming hot on the heels of Immortalâ€™s rapturously-received announcement, the addition of Rhapsody Of Fire sees 2011 already gearing up to be the best Bloodstock ever!