Rhapsody of Fire
Rhapsody of Fire (formerly known as Thundercross and, previously, Rhapsody) is an Italian symphonic power metal band led by Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli. Since forming in 1993, the band has released eight studio albums, one live album, two EPs, and a live DVD.
In 1993, Luca Turilli decided to create a Power metal band with the vision of integrating classical music elements with Power metal. The first to join him were Alex Staropoli and Daniele Carbonera. These three formed a band that became known as Thundercross. Turilli has admitted in interviews that both Thundercross and the early Rhapsody material were heavily influenced by Manowar's style of heavy metal, and that Yngwie Malmsteen was a big influence from a guitar playing perspective.
A year later Thundercross released their first demo, Land of Immortals, with Cristiano Adacher taking the role of vocals. During this period of time, they went through a few bassist changes in their lineup. Limb Music Products & ...