The creators of CINEMATIC METAL are finally back with their most outstanding record: »Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus«, which is set to be released on June 19th (EU), June 22nd (UK), June 30th (US) by Nuclear Blast Records.
Today is the release of the first digital single 'Rosenkreuz (The Rose And The Cross)', for which the band created a great lyric video. Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY031PZVNjM
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Luca Turilli commented the song and the lyrical background as follows: “While trying to understand more about the subject of metaphysics and spiritual evolution, my intention was to discover more about the primordial original spiritual source that, when manipulated more or less wisely later by man, gave birth to all the religions. Many people dedicated all their life and their studies to this subject, like for example HELENA BLAVATSKY who tried to condensate all in her theosophical perspective or RUDOLF STEINER that tried to improve the society of his time with his anthroposophy. The truth is that whoever tried to discover more about such spiritual source linked with the primordial photon energy and the immortal secret related with it, sooner or later had to face the myth of CHRISTIAN ROSENKREUZ. The RHAPSODY song 'Rosenkreuz (The Rose And The Cross)' tells about the legendary origin of the Rosicrucian Order and tells about the 12 wise men, keepers of the spiritual wisdom of the Ancients and of the highest intellectual knowledge of their time that, willing to react against the corrupted and amoral society of their time, found in the “13th one” the personified synthesis of such immortal secret reflected in the absolute and purest essence of light and love.”
Enjoy the first album trailer, giving you a certain foretaste on this big epic:
“The love for the cinema and the movie soundtracks is something clear and evident in each song of the album. The epic, cinematic impact of the music is something flowing in my blood and carved in my genetics”, commented Luca Turilli, who creates every single note for each section of the orchestra by himself.
»Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus«, was recorded at the Backyard Studios of Sebastian Roeder (Bonfire a.o.) and mastered by Christoph Stickel (Michael Schenker’s TEMPLE OF ROCK a.o.) at MSM studios.
Seven months of composition, three months of production, over 50 days of mix, two choirs, several special guests, including Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR), Dan Lucas (KARO) and David Readman (PINK CREAM 69). Including 70 minutes of epic music, sounding cinematic, bombastic and dramatic as never before, the new RHAPSODY masterwork will lead the listener to an emotional and memorable journey between quantum gates, parallel dimensions, myths and legends hiding cosmic truths, ancestral secrets and spiritual revelations.
And this time it was not enough for the band to simply sound CINEMATIC. It came the time for RHAPSODY to finally “look” CINEMATIC too. Therefore, the new cover artwork and the album booklet, introducing the new cinematic graphic style of the band, were realized by the well-known amazing artist named Stefan “Heile” Heilemann (EPICA, LINDEMANN a.o.).
The tracklist of »Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus«:
01. Nova Genesis (Ad Splendorem Angeli Triumphantis)
02. Il Cigno Nero
03. Rosenkreuz (The Rose And The Cross)
05. Il Tempo Degli Dei
06. One Ring To Rule Them All
09. King Solomon And The 72 Names Of God
11. Of Michael The Archangel And Lucifer’s Fall Part II: Codex Nemesis
I. Codex Nemesis Alpha Omega
II. Symphonia Ignis Divinus (The Quantum Gate Revealed)
III. The Astral Convergence
IV. The Divine Fire Of The Archangel
V. Of Psyche And Archetypes (System Overloaded)
12. Thundersteel (Cinematic Version)
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The digipak version of the album will include the cinematic version of 'Thundersteel', the famous song of RIOT, performed by the RHAPSODY singer Alessandro Conti in duet with Ralf Scheepers!