Drummer Alex Holzwarth of Italian symphonic metal masters RHAPSODY OF FIRE takes you behind the scenes before the band's 2012 North and South American tours. In the two-and-a-half-minute clip below, you will be taken into Holzwarth's private rehearsal studio where he talks about the upcoming tour and plays some killer drums.
RHAPSODY OF FIRE will embark on the North American leg of its "From Chaos To Eternity" world tour in late May.
The first official photo of the new lineup of RHAPSODY OF FIRE can be seen below.
RHAPSODY OF FIRE 2012 is:
Fabio Lione - Vocals
Alex Staropoli - Keyboards
Roberto De Micheli - Guitar
Tom Hess - Guitar
Oliver Holzwarth - Bass
Alex Holzwarth - Drums
The new RHAPSODY OF FIRE lineup made its live debut on April 6 at the PPM Fest at the Lotto Mons Expo in Mons, Belgium. Quality fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.
Staropoli and RHAPSODY OF FIRE guitarist Luca Turilli last year announced their decision to go their separate ways.
Due to legal reasons, Staropoli will continue under the RHAPSODY OF FIRE name. Turilli, on the other hand, will make his future efforts available under the RHAPSODY moniker (RHAPSODY OF FIRE's original name), in which he will be joined by guitarist Dominique Leurquin, bassist Patrice Guers, singer Alessandro Conti (TRICK OR TREAT) and drummer Alex Landenburg (AT VANCE, ANNIHILATOR, MEKONG DELTA, STRATOVARIUS).
RHAPSODY OF FIRE's latest album, "From Chaos To Eternity", was released in North America on July 12, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. Described by the band as "the natural evolution" from 2010's "The Frozen Tears Of Angels", the CD marks RHAPSODY OF FIRE's final release based on the fantasy saga started in 1997 with the group's debut album, "Legendary Tales".
Performance footage (April 6 at the PPM Fest at the Lotto Mons Expo in Mons, Belgium):