RHAPSODY OF FIRE Unleashes Colossal, New Video Single “Diamond Claws”!

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May 31, 2024 will see symphonic melodic metal overlords Rhapsody Of Fire release their hotly-anticipated, new studio epos ‘Challenge The Wind’ via AFM Records. A new music video for their latest colossal single, “Diamond Claws” (now available on, is premiering today! Watch the band’s new clip below, and pre-order your album copy now at

For more than thirty years, Rhapsody Of Fire have been able to rely on one thing: there’s nothing half-hearted about this band. The Italian masters of their craft can look back at an impressive catalogue of 14 studio albums, three EPs and two live recordings to date, all marked by lots of heart and soul, passion and a virtually inexhaustible wealth of ideas. Since 1993, mastermind and founder Alex Staropoli has been hailed as the creator of the film score metal genre and his band as one of the most charismatic acts worldwide. In addition, Staropoli has enlisted a highly creative first-rate guitarist in Roby De Micheli, who joined the fold in 2011, contributing lots of gritty metal riffs and virtuoso solos to contrast the band’s symphonic orchestral style.

‘Challenge The Wind’ will mark Rhapsody Of Fire‘s most fast-paced rager to date, as the composer and keybordist Staropoli recently revealed: “Compared to all previous Rhapsody Of Fire releases, the current album consists exclusively of up-tempo numbers, not a single ballad in sight. None of our other records have featured as much pure, unadulterated metal as ‘Challenge The Wind’!” 

In support of their forthcoming album, the band is gearing up for a busy touring schedule in 2024, with many more shows to follow soon. Find all upcoming Rhapsody Of Fire dates listed below!

Challenge The Wind’ was produced by Alex Staropoli and mixed by Seeb Levermann (Orden Ogan), who is responsible for the homogeneous sound of the ten songs’ elaborate arrangements. As all of the band’s first single releases prove, one can be sure: Rhapsody Of Fire’s fast-paced adventure is set to continue with undiminished intensity! Pre-order ‘Challenge The Wind’ HERE!

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Challenge The Wind’ tracklist:

01. Challenge the Wind

02. Whispers of Doom

03. The Bloody Pariah

04. Vanquished by Shadows

05. Kreel’s Magic Staff

06. Diamond Claws

07. Black Wizard

08. A Brave New Hope

09. Holy Downfall

10. Mastered by the Dark

For More Info Visit:

Rhapsody Of Fire Live:05.05.2024 (MX) EL CONDE, Foro 360

07.05.2024 (CO) BOGOTA, Astor Plaza

09.05.2024 (BR) SAO PAULO, Caricoa Club

10.05.2024 (CL) SANTIAGO, Blondie

11.05.2024 (AR) COMUNA 1, El Teatrito

18.05.2024 (IT) TREZZO SULL’ ADDA MI, Live Club

29.06.2024 (FR) CLISSON, Hellfest

13.07.2024 (BG) MOGILOVO, Midalidare Rock in the Wine Valley 2024

19.07.2024 (FI) PERUNKA, John Smith Rock Festival

07.11.2024 (SE) MALMOE, Plan B

08.11.2024 (SE) GOTHENBURG, Surr Arena

09.11.2024 (SE) STOCKHOLM, Fryshuset Klubben

10.11.2024 (SE) GAVLE, Centralteatern

For tickets & live updates, visit: 

Rhapsody Of Fire is:

Giacomo Voli (vocals)

Alex Staropoli (keyboards)

Roby De Micheli (guitars)

Alessandro Sala (bass)

Paolo Marchesich (drums)

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