Fabio Lione, the lead singer of the Italian power metal band RHAPSODY OF FIRE (formerly RHAPSODY), made an unannounced appearance on the Italian TV game show "1 Contro 100". Lione was one of the 100 "everyday" people who were competing against the show guest, trying to come up with the correct answers to various questions. Lione (introduced by the TV host as "a friend, and the singer of RHAPSODY") was questioned about the reason peckers peck trees, and he replied that he is a "kind of an animal expert," and proceeded to give the wrong answer. A video clip of his funny exchange, along with the transcript (in Italian), is available at Musica Metal. The clip can also be viewed below.
RHAPSODY OF FIRE's first-ever DVD, "Visions from the Enchanted Lands", was released in July through MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music. The disc chronicles the 2005 tour and production for the albums "Symphony of Enchanted Lands, II" and "Triumph or Agony". Highlights of this double DVD are recordings from RHAPSODY OF FIRE's first tour through U.S. and Canada as well as their outstanding performance at the Eartshaker Fest 2005. A clip from the DVD can be viewed below.
RHAPSODY OF FIRE's latest album, "Triumph or Agony", was released in September 2006 via Magic Circle Music. According to a press release, the new CD sees the group continuing "to explore musical fantasy worlds with the precision musicianship and unique symphonic concepts that their fans have come to expect and adore. Fresh on the heels of the band's first live album release, 'Live In Canada 2005 - The Dark Secret', a new name and renewed vigor ensure that RHAPSODY OF FIRE still hold the passion and power that have always been associated with their music."