Brazil’s Wikimetal podcast recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Alex Staropoli of Italian symphonic metal masters RHAPSODY OF FIRE. You can listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below.
RHAPSODY OF FIRE 2012 is:
Fabio Lione – Vocals
Alex Staropoli – Keyboards
Roberto De Micheli – Guitar
Tom Hess – Guitar
Oliver Holzwarth – Bass
Alex Holzwarth – Drums
The new RHAPSODY OF FIRE lineup made its live debut on April 6 at the PPM Fest at the Lotto Mons Expo in Mons, Belgium.
Staropoli and RHAPSODY OF FIRE guitarist Luca Turilli last year announced their decision to go their separate ways.
Due to legal reasons, Staropoli is continuing under the RHAPSODY OF FIRE name. Turilli, on the other hand, is making his efforts available under the RHAPSODY moniker (RHAPSODY OF FIRE‘s original name), in which he is joined by guitarist Dominique Leurquin, bassist Patrice Guers, singer Alessandro Conti (TRICK OR TREAT) and drummer Alex Landenburg (AT VANCE, ANNIHILATOR, MEKONG DELTA, STRATOVARIUS).
RHAPSODY OF FIRE‘s latest album, “From Chaos To Eternity”, was released in North America on July 12, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. Described by the band as “the natural evolution” from 2010’s “The Frozen Tears Of Angels”, the CD marks RHAPSODY OF FIRE‘s final release based on the fantasy saga started in 1997 with the group’s debut album, “Legendary Tales”.