TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY, the Italian symphonic metal band featuring original RHAPSODY members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione, has entered Domination Studio in Fiorentino, San Marino to record its debut album. This marks the first time that Luca and Fabio are recording new music together in over eight years. The band is completed by former RHAPSODY members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth.
A video message from the studio can be seen below.
Turilli comments: "The moment to enter the studio has finally come. For this new band, we want a specific modern-day sound that Fabio and I always dreamed to have. The search for a great studio was quite easy and we ended up choosing the Domination Studio of Simone Mularoni in San Marino. Simone and his well-known studio are synonymous with top-quality, he is an amazing engineer and has that 'workaholic' attitude we all share together and love so much. Time to start and no need to say we are excited like children. We will keep you updated!"
TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to cover the recording costs of the upcoming album. The band reached its goal of 40,000 euros within 10 days and has vowed to invest all revenue from the campaign in the LP and the upcoming touring cycle.
In 2017, Luca and Fabio embarked on RHAPSODY's 20th-anniversary farewell tour which saw them reunite and return to stage to perform classic RHAPSODY songs. After closing their RHAPSODY chapter and LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY disbanding, the two friends kept in search of creative, original and innovative ways to express their artistic visions. Luca and Fabio started visualizing their new collaboration, in the process creating a whole new generation of symphonic metal, enriched with modern elements of the musical productions they love so much. The excitement for their project grew with each passing day, so the men agreed to realize their vision under a new and clear band name
Lione says: "We believe a lot in the new TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY band, the vision and in the possibility of making new music together presenting something really innovative, modern and fresh, also enriched by the no-compromise sound of the most modern productions. We also believe in the precious contribution of our fans to help us achieving this important goal and re-start an important new chapter of our music career facing a new album production. We count on you for all this to happen!"
TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY will release its debut album next summer.