04/20/2024

Rhapsody Of Fire share brand new video single “Challenge The Wind”

May 31, 2024 will see symphonic melodic metal maestros, Rhapsody Of Fire, release their much-awaited, new studio offering ‘Challenge The Wind’ via AFM Records. A lyric video for their colossal new single, “A Brave New Hope“, is now premiering below! Pre-order your album copy at https://rhapsodyoffire.bfan.link/challenge-the-wind

Alex Staropoli states: “A Brave New Hope is probably the most catchy song of the album, featuring a lot of vocal harmonies and a very cool guitar solo. The lyrics of the chorus will bring you right deep in the storytelling.”

For more than thirty years, Rhapsody Of Fire have been able to rely on one thing: there’s nothing half-hearted about this band. The Italian masters of their craft can look back at an impressive catalogue of 14 studio albums, three EPs and two live recordings to date, all marked by lots of heart and soul, passion and a virtually inexhaustible wealth of ideas. Since 1993, mastermind and founder Alex Staropoli has been hailed as the creator of the film score metal genre and his band as one of the most charismatic acts worldwide. In addition, Staropoli has enlisted a highly creative first-rate guitarist in Roby De Micheli, who joined the fold in 2011, contributing lots of gritty metal riffs and virtuoso solos to contrast the band’s symphonic orchestral style.

‘Challenge The Wind’ will mark Rhapsody Of Fire‘s most fast-paced rager to date, as the composer and keybordist Staropoli recently revealed: “Compared to all previous Rhapsody Of Fire releases, the current album consists exclusively of up-tempo numbers, not a single ballad in sight. None of our other records have featured as much pure, unadulterated metal as ‘Challenge The Wind’!” 

In support of their forthcoming album, the band has announced a busy touring schedule for 2024, with many more shows to follow soon. Find all upcoming Rhapsody Of Fire dates listed below!

Challenge The Wind’ was produced by Alex Staropoli and mixed by Seeb Levermann (Orden Ogan), who is responsible for the homogeneous sound of the ten songs’ elaborate arrangements. As all of the band’s first single releases prove, one can be sure: Rhapsody Of Fire’s fast-paced adventure is set to continue with undiminished intensity! Pre-order ‘Challenge The Wind’ HERE!

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