A five-minute teaser clip for “From Chaos To Eternity”, the new studio album from Italian symphonic metal masters RHAPSODY OF FIRE, can be seen below. It features 30-second audio samples of all tracks that appear on the CD and artwork by Felipe Machado Franco (BLIND GUARDIAN, ICED EARTH, AXEL RUDI PELL).
“From Chaos To Eternity” is scheduled for release in North America on July 12 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Described by the band as “the natural evolution” from last year’s “The Frozen Tears Of Angels”, “From Chaos To Eternity” marks RHAPSODY OF FIRE‘s final release based on the fantasy saga started in 1997 with the group’s debut album, “Legendary Tales”. As in the past, RHAPSODY OF FIRE founding members Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli produced the effort, part of which (vocals and guitars) was laid down in their hometown of Trieste. The bass and drum recordings were completed in Wolfsburg, Germany at the Gate Studio under the supervision of RHAPSODY OF FIRE‘s longtime friend and collaborator Sascha Paeth (AVANTASIA, ANGRA, KAMELOT).
“From Chaos To Eternity” track listing:
01. Ad Infinitum
02. From Chaos To Eternity
03. Tempesta Di Fuoco
04. Ghosts Of Forgotten Worlds
05. Anima Perduta
06. Aeons Of Raging Darkness
07. I Belong To The Stars
09. Heroes Of The Waterfalls’ Kingdom
I. Lo Spirito Della Foresta
II. Realm Of Sacred Waterfalls
III. Thanor’s Awakening
IV. Northern Skies Enflamed
V. The Splendour Of Angels’ Glory (A Final Revelation)
“Tornado” audio stream:
“From Chaos To Eternity” was released in Europe in a standard jewelcase edition of 24 pages, and in an exclusive limited edition of 48 pages, full of great and unique surprises, as well as two bonus tracks, for a total of 65 minutes of RHAPSODY OF FIRE‘s legendary music.
Tom Hess, the guitar virtuoso well known for his unique guitar skills and for being the creator of the famous online guitar courses, is now officially a member of RHAPSODY OF FIRE. Tom recorded most of the rhythm-guitar parts and two guitar solos on “From Chaos To Eternity”.