“This mammoth album has turned out to be a fantastic masterpiece!”
LORDS OF METAL (NL), Jori van de Worp – 100 out of 100 points
“The only possible conclusion […]: RHAPSODY are back.”
METAL PIT (I), Fernanda Serufilli – 10 out of 10 points
“The title can easily be taken literally, a new era has officially begun.”
ROCK IT! (D), Marcel Rapp – 9 out of 10 points
“The debut album of this reincarnation is full of variety and depth.“
ROCK TRIBUNE (B), Vera Matthijssens – 8,5 out of 10 points
“If you’re totally into traditional, technically modern Euro speed metal nowadays,
you can’t get anything better than this record.”
LEGACY (D), Andreas Schiffmann – 12 out of 15 points
“It takes time to click, but once it does, you marvel at Luca’s creative vision.”
POWERPLAY (UK), Bruce Turnbull – 8 out of 10 points
“Give the album a few spins, and you won’t be able to escape it.“
STORMBRINGER.AT (A), Christian Ulbrich – 4 out of 5 points
“A successful reunion!”
METAL HAMMER (D), Sebastian Kessler – 5 out of 7 points
The day has finally come! Today, Turilli / Lione RHAPSODY – the new group featuring original RHAPSODY members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione, completed by former RHAPSODY members Dominique Leurquin,Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth – release their highly anticipated debut album »Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)«, upon the world via Nuclear Blast (King Records in Japan & Rest of Asia). To mark the occasion, the quintet has unveiled a brand new music video for the record’s title track, which was produced byPanda Productions (EPICA, EVIL INVADERS, ABORTED, DIABLO BLVD. etc.). Watch it now over on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Order »Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)« now: http://nblast.de/
Listen to the band’s new tracks in the NB New Releases Playlists:
Luca states, “»Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)« is surely a special album for all of us. It’s original, various, modern, intense, symphonic and progressive, built around the vocal skills and unique talent of Fabio. In short, the perfect album of transition from the power/speed metal of the past to a new generation of modern symphonic metal offering us new exciting artistic stimulations, wider perspectives and future possibilities. After the farewell tour we accepted to be part of this new adventure only if we could have realized a debut album like this, closer to the music we like to listen to nowadays. We refused any compromise or any easy commercial operation. Time is running fast and in this moment of our life, as we always did until now, we chose to create some new music respecting our heart and soul, as art should always rhyme with heart. Low tuned guitars and riffs à la RAMMSTEIN, vocal arrangements à la QUEEN, the progressive elegance of DREAM THEATER, the powerful yet ethereal and rarified atmospheres of bands like NIGHTWISH and WITHIN TEMPTATION, electronic music, ethnic instruments from different geographic areas of our wonderful planet… no artistic limits anymore. We trust in our beloved fans and their fundamental support for this being just the beginning!”
Fabio adds, “»Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)« is the album we always wanted to do and a new beginning for us, there’s really a lot of stuff inside and surely something unique and original. Every song offers a different musical adventure, this record is fresh, various, modern, intense, symphonic and progressive. I’m sure most of the listeners will be surprised and will enjoy the variety and the different “colors” we can offer in the songs. Thanks to our fans we were able to have a great production and the perfect album to start our new path with this unique new band and sound!”
More on »Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)«:
‘Phoenix Rising’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
‘D.N.A. (Demon And Angel)’ [feat. Elize Ryd | AMARANTHE] OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Episode I – Luca & Fabio Reunited: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Episode II – New Identity & Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Episode III – Lyrical Concept & Artwork: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Episode IV – Producing & Recording The New Album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Episode V – Touring Experiences & Future Plans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
»Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)« – Track Listing:
01. Phoenix Rising
02. D.N.A. (Demon And Angel) [feat. Elize Ryd | AMARANTHE]
03. Zero Gravity
04. Fast Radio Burst
05. Decoding The Multiverse
08. Amata Immortale
09. I Am [feat. Mark Basile | DGM]
10. Arcanum (Da Vinci’s Enigma)
Bonus Track (DIGI & 2LP only)
11. Oceano [feat. Sascha Paeth | AVANTASIA & Arne Wiegand | SANTIANO]
Comprised of 10 tracks, the record was produced by Luca and Fabio themselves, whilst Simone Mularoni(Domination Studio, San Marino) took care of its recording, engineering, mixing and mastering. Guest appearances by Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE) and Mark Basile (DGM) among others round off Turilli / Lione RHAPSODY‘s first studio album. The contemporary cover artwork was designed by Stefan Heilemann(EPICA, PAIN, LINDEMANN etc.), who has previously worked on both Luca Turilli’s RHAPSODY records.
In support of the album, the band setup a crowdfunding campaign to finance the recording process, through which they collected an overwhelming amount of €60,000 from their loyal and dedicated fanbase.
Turilli / Lione RHAPSODY live:
05.07. E Barcelona – Rock Fest
06.07. I Taneto di Gattatico – Circolo Arci Fuori Orario (w/ TRICK OR TREAT, ANCIENT BARDS)
09.07. H Dunaújváros – Rockmaraton
11.07. CZ Vizovice – Masters of Rock
26.09. FIN Helsinki – The Circus
27.09. S Stockholm – Fryshuset Klubben
28.09. RUS Moscow – Red
01.10. J Tokyo – Tsutaya O-East
02.10. J Tokyo – Tsutaya O-East
03.10. J Nagoya – Bottom Line
04.10. J Osaka – Umeda Club Quattro
10.10. AUS Sydney – Crowbar (w/ VANISHING POINT, NIGHT LEGION)
11.10. AUS Brisbane – Crowbar (w/ SERAPHIC, AWAKEN SOLACE)
13.10. AUS Melbourne – Southern Gathering