Turilli / Lione RHAPSODY – the new group featuring original RHAPSODY members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione, completed by former RHAPSODY members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth – recently announced the release of their debut album Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution), on June 28, 2019 via Nuclear Blast (King Records in Japan & Rest of Asia). From today, fans can not only pre-order the record, but also listen to the first single, the opening track ‘Phoenix Rising’.
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Purchase the track now: http://nblast.de/TLRPhoenixRising
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.”
Pre-order Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution) now: http://nblast.de/TLRhapsodyZeroGravity
Pre-order the album digitally to receive ‘Phoenix Rising’ instantly (via Amazon and iTunes only).
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Listen to ‘Phoenix Rising’ in the NB New Releases Playlists:
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Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution) track list:
01. Phoenix Rising
02. D.N.A. (Demon And Angel) [feat. Elize Ryd | AMARANTHE]
03. Zero Gravity
04. Fast Radio Burst
05. Decoding The Multiverse
08. Amata Immortale
09. I Am [feat. Mark Basile | DGM]
10. Arcanum (Da Vinci’s Enigma)
Bonus Track (DIGI & 2LP only)
11. Oceano [feat. Sascha Paeth | AVANTASIA & Arne Wiegand | SANTIANO]
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.
Luca states, “Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution) is much more than an album title. It is a real band mantra underlining the evolution of a great artistic collaboration, a modern day approach and the intention to evolve the band’s sound to a new frontier, conceptually, musically and lyrically. This debut album will definitely present the multiple faces of our new band: modern ultra-heavy guitars, a vocal roller-coaster inspired by QUEEN’s masterworks, dramatic arrangements, breathing soundscapes enriched by ethnic music elements from different continents and surely the most emotional and intense lyrics we ever had. The new artwork realized by Heile represents the synthesis of such evolution and the deep heartfelt message related with it!”
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 artwork 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.”
In support of the album, the band set up a crowdfunding campaign to finance the recording process, through which they collected an overwhelming amount of €60,000 from their loyal and dedicated fanbase.
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