November 26, 2021 will see symphonic power metal kings, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, release their 13th studio album, “Glory For Salvation,” via powerhouse label AFM Records. In support of their upcoming magnum opus, today the band has unleashed a fourth single alongside a breathtaking video clip for “Chains Of Destiny”. Watch it below!
Says Alex Staropoli about the brand new single: “Chains Of Destiny is an epic, uplifting and intense song, characterized by catchy melodies, fast paced rhythm, great vocals and choirs.” He adds: “We always wanted to shoot a videoclip on the Alps and finally we did it. The amazing rocky mountains displayed in the video-clip are just a few hours away from our home town Trieste. Being able to show how beautiful this territory is to the entire world make us very proud.
We decided to make this shooting happen around Fall, so we would get some low clouds, light rain and wind. It turned out the coldest weather we could imagine. Altitude of almost 2.000 meters on the sea level and temperature touching the zero, it was truly an epic challenge for the band and the amazing crew we had.”
Thirteen epic yet heavy and powerful tracks taking you on a journey through the realms of symphonic metal. Catchy hooks, a sophisticated orchestration and the distinctive voice of front-man Giacomo Voli make “Glory For Salvation” not only a glorious, second piece of their trilogy, which started with their latest 2019- album “The Eighth Mountain,” but a captivating and true metal masterpiece. The energy of each band member is flowing with precision and fury, opera choirs intersected with Voli’s superlative vocals in a cinematic orchestral polyphonic escalation towards the highest epic musical peaks. The deeply inspiring solos by guitarist Roby De Micheli and Alex Staropoli’s magic orchestrations once again create the Film Score Metal at its best!
RHAPSODY OF FIRE belong to one of the most popular metal acts in Europe, who have raised the bar for their genre. They are the founders of epic symphonic metal, combining Hollywood-like sound landscapes and heavy power metal. The numbers are telling its own tale – with a huge fanbase of over 500.000 fans on Facebook, 40.000 Instagram followers, 56.000 subscribers on YouTube and 2 million sold records – while “The Eighth Mountain” entered the German album charts at a phenomenal #22 – RHAPSODY OF FIRE belongs to the first league of metal. Their new album will be the unquestionable proof to that.
“Glory For Salvation” was mixed and mastered by Sebastian “Seeb” Levermann. The pre-sale of this album, that belongs into every well- sorted symphonic and power metal record collection, is now available HERE
“Glory For Salvation” Tracklisting:
1. Son Of Vengeance
2. The Kingdom Of Ice
3. Glory For Salvation
4. Eternal Snow
5. Terial The Hawk
6. Maid Of The Secret Sand
7. Abyss Of Pain II
8. Infinitae Gloriae
9. Magic Signs
10. I’ll Be Your Hero
11. Chains Of Destiny
12. Un’Ode Per L’Eroe
13. La Esencia De Un Rey
RHAPSODY OF FIRE is Giacomo Voli (vocals), Alex Staropoli (keyboards), Roby De Micheli (guitars), Alessandro Sala (bass) and Paolo Marchesich (drums)