2016-09-30 - The latest album of Luca Turilli's RHAPSODY, »Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus«, was chosen to be the first studio album in music history to be remixed in Dolby Atmos. Renowned producer/mixing engineer Chris Heil (DAVID BOWIE, BRYAN ADAMS, SCORPIONS) mixed the entire masterpiece in Dolby Atmos - the mindblowing result will be submitted for the 2017 Grammy nominations. »Prometheus, The Dolby Atmos Experience + Cinematic And Live« will be released December, 9th via Nuclear Blast.
Luca Turilli, responsible for composition and orchestra- and choir-arrangements states:
"The new Dolby Atmos sound fits perfectly with Luca Turilli's RHAPSODY music just as the RHAPSODY music - emotional, visionary and cinematic in its nature - is perfect to showcase the potential of an amazing technology destined to revolutionize the field of immersive audio's experience. From a composer's point of view, Dolby Atmos is like the advent of a canvas with colors in three dimensional space. It enables me to place the band, orchestra and choir around me like I would in a real life situation, granting to the listener an emotional and breathtaking journey in a parallel dimension. Every instrument can finally breathe and live in three dimensions, turning the Dolby Atmos version of RHAPSODY's music into a divine, musical experience of transcendence. No limits for creativity anymore. This new Dolby technology allows my heart and soul to finally express themselves with complete freedom and exciting force!"
But what actually is Dolby Atmos? Cinemas discovered this new format and integrated loud speakers in their ceilings to place the listener into an 'acoustic honeycomb´.
"This novelty has now reached the home technology and we at Yamaha wanted to support the project of Luca Turilli's RHAPSODY with an audio-bluray-disc in Dolby Atmos“, Michael Geise from Yamaha explains. "It's a very thrilling challenge and makes this release a vivid and new experience. And since we are always looking for new contents, the cooperation with Luca Turilli was a great idea for us. Dolby Atmos is already included in our receivers and the customer can immediately use it - but so far only few releases support this new format and usually it is only available for films, not for music blurays. But now it is and we created a medium that could easily bring instruments to life, without any artifical effects. We had the know-how to turn this performance into a real live experience with our loudspeakers, receivers and the new sound bar that brings the musicians almost right into everyone's living room!"
Producer and mixer Chris Heil found Luca Turilli's RHAPSODY almost by accident: "I heard excerpts from »Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus« in the studio right next to me and knew immediately that this was the material I wanted to use to showcase the potential of Dolby Atmos to the world. This kind of music is made for this format with its combination of band,orchestra and choir arrangements. I called Luca Turilli immediately to ask his permission to use the material and he immediately agreed.
The result of their two months long cooperation is a vivid combination of metal, filmscore and a wide variety of ethnic elements. "It is incredibly entertaining and inspiring to listen to the result. It's the first album in my 36-year career where I had to leave longer pauses between the tracks because you really need time to digest that bombastic sound. It's mindblowing," states Chris Heil. And Luca Turilli agrees: "Dolby Atmos will bring a revolution to the world of films and music and allows you to enjoy every release even more!"
Blu-ray - »Prometheus - The Dolby Atmos Experience« (Audio Blu-ray!) - Tracklisting:
01. Nova Genesis (Ad Splendorem Angeli Triumphantis)
02. Il Cigno Nero
03. Rosenkreuz (The Rose And The Cross)
05. Il Tempo Degli Dei
06. One Ring To Rule Them All
09. King Solomon And The 72 Names Of God
11. Of Michael The Archangel And Lucifer's Fall Part II: Codex Nemesis
This unique package will be completed by two brand-new live CDs, which were co-produced by Alex Landenburg, mixed by Christian "Moschus" Moos at Spacelab Studio (Grefrath, Germany) and mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio (San Marino, Italy).
"»Cinematic And Live« is the first live product to be released by my Luca Turilli's RHAPSODY band and represents the live album I always dreamed of. It was recorded in Italy, France, Germany and Spain in 2012 and 2016 and it almost includes all the songs played by Luca Turilli's RHAPSODY until now. We recently played our show number 100 and this important release represents the perfect celebration for these last years of live activity around the world. »Cinematic And Live« features songs from both the »Ascending To Infinity« and the »Prometheus« cinematic tours and it includes over 120 minutes of RHAPSODY music: the newest songs, the old classics and some titles from my solo discography, too. The mix of Christian "Moschus" Moos and the mastering of Simone Mularoni were the cherry on the cake for this live album sounding really powerful, soulful and emotional like no others, with the important live atmosphere adding a new and exciting dimension to Luca Turilli's RHAPSODY's cinematic music!"
»Cinematic And Live« - Tracklisting:
01. Nova Genesis
02. Il Cigno Nero [Reloaded]
03. Rosenkreuz (The Rose And The Cross)
04. Land Of Immortals
06. War Of The Universe
07. Of Michael The Archangel And Lucifer's Fall [Extract]
09. The Ancient Forest Of Elves
10. Son Of Pain
12. Drum Solo
13. Knightrider Of Doom
14. Warrior's Pride
01. The Astral Convergence
02. The Pride Of The Tyrant
03. Tormento E Passione
05. Bass Solo
06. Warrior Of Ice
07. Of Michael The Archangel And Lucifer's Fall Part II - Of Psyche And Archetypes
08. Dark Fate Of Atlantis
09. Dawn Of Victory
10. Quantum X
11. Ascending To Infinity
12. Emerald Sword
2018-02-20 18:00 - Italian symphonic metal legends RHAPSODY kicked off their European »20th Anniversary Farewell Tour« last Saturday at Zona Roveri, Bologna, Italy. Details
2018-01-25 11:00 - RHAPSODY kick off European tour next month, the first two shows are already sold out! Details
2017-12-05 12:00 - Direct support will come from no less than up and coming heavy metallers BEAST IN BLACK, presenting their recently released debut album »Berserker«. Details
2017-10-18 10:00 - RHAPSODY will make European fans happy because they will visit Europe for 23 shows in 11 different countries, for example Germany, Italy, France or many more! Details
2017-08-22 18:00 - After a successful tour in Latin America, RHAPSODY will return to countries they were unable to play on the first leg and to cities with sold out shows! Details
2017-06-06 16:00 - Re-united RHAPSODY have launched an after movie highlighting their recently successful Latin American Tour. Details
2017-05-23 16:00 - Recently re-united Italian symphonic metal band RHAPSODY finished the first part of their »20th Anniversary Farewell Tour«. Details
2016-12-20 14:00 - Today, there's a new treat for the fans: the new live-track of the song 'Dark Fate Of Atlantis'! If you don't want to miss this video, make sure to watch it here. Details
2016-12-14 15:00 - Re-united Symphonic Power Metal band RHAPSODY will tour Latin America this spring as part of its 20th Anniversary Farewell Tour. Details
2016-12-09 10:30 - The future start now - »Prometheus, The Dolby Atmos Experience + Cinematic And Live«, the great monument of Luca Turilli'S RHAPSODY marks the beginning of a new era. Details