As previously reported here at Stargazed Magazine, original Rhapsody members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione – along with former Rhapsody members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth – will release their first album as Turilli / Lione Rhapsody, “Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)” through Nuclear Blast on June 28, 2019.
The first single, the opening track ‘Phoenix Rising’, can be heard with the accompanying visualiser video here:
Vocalist Fabio Lione states, “‘Phoenix Rising’ represents the bridge between our past and our artistic future, including some elements of the traditional symphonic metal school combined with heavy guitars, the modern sounds we love nowadays and an ethnic interlude featuring the unique voice of Mongolian artist Uyanga Bold. Once recorded, ‘Phoenix Rising’ got immediately stuck in our head and we found ourselves singing the chorus all day long. For all these reasons we consider it as the perfect opener for our debut album and for our upcoming live shows!”
Guitarist/keyboardist/pianist Luca Turilli adds, “Fabio’s emotional performance underlines the intense lyrics inspired by sacred geometry, quantum physics and the secrets of the ancient wisdom, telling about a human being and his dramatic process of self-realization after experiencing an inner quake and the impelling need to move beyond the illusion of duality and the loops related with the material aspects of life in order to reach a higher level of consciousness and find his place in the geometry of existence.”
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.
Adds Fabio, “»Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)« represents the perfect evolution of a musical vision we had, a great artistic collaboration to create a new fresh sound with amazing ideas, great production, hard work from great musicians and people involved and most importantly, a fantastic start for this new band. The new artwor realized by Heile represents the synthesis of such evolution in music and an amazing work that underlines the musical adventure you will have and feel listening to the record.”
Turilli / Lione RHAPSODY live:
05.07. E Barcelona – Rock Fest
06.07. I Taneto di Gattatico – Circolo Arci Fuori Orario
09.07. H Dunaújváros – Rockmaraton
11.07. CZ Vizovice – Masters of Rock
26.09. FIN Helsinki – The Circus