Monday, June 6, 2011 at 8:01PM
From Chaos To Eternity, the new album by Italy’s power-driven symphonic/cinematic/orchestral band RHAPSODY OF FIRE, has been scheduled for North American release on July 12th.
This is truly monumental album for the band’s collective consciousness. They explain:
“It is the end of an era. This historical release will end the RHAPSODY sagas once and for all after 15 years of fantasy-oriented lyrics. For the last time, we’ll hear Sir Christopher Lee narrating in one of our albums the last dramatic events of a legendary tale started in 1997 and told through two different sages and ten full-length albums. We are surely very sad but we also know that for this same reason, the upcoming release will remain in the history of the band for its artistic importance and unique epic!”
From Chaos To Eternity’s artwork has been designed by Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Axel Rudi Pell).
The North American track listing for From Chaos To Eternity is as follows:
FROM CHAOS TO ETERNITY
TEMPESTA DI FUOCO
GHOSTS OF FORGOTTEN WORLDS
AEONS OF RAGING DARKNESS
I BELONG TO THE STARS
HEROES OF THE WATERFALLS’ KINGDOM
I. Lo Spirito Della Foresta
II. Realm Of Sacred Waterfalls
III. Thanor’s Awakening
IV. Northern Skies Enflamed
V. The Splendour Of Angels’ Glory (A Final Revelation)
Bonus Track: Flash Of The Blade (Iron Maiden cover)
RHAPSODY OF FIRE’s last full-length studio album, 2010’s The Frozen Tears Of Angels, debuted at #52 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, #60 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart, and #132 on the Top Independent Albums chart in addition to the following international album charts: Italy #31; Germany #33; Switzerland #39; Japan #41; Austria #58 and Belgium #96.
View the video for “Sea Of Fate” here.
RHAPSODY OF FIRE are: Luca Turilli on guitar, Alex Staropoli on keyboards, Fabio Lione on vocals, Patrice Guers on bass, Dominique Leurquin on guitar, and Alex Holzwarth on drums.