Genre: Symphonic/Orchestral Power Metal
Lyrical themes:Fantasy, Epic battles, Tales
Origin: Italy (Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
Formed in: 1995
Last label:Magic Circle Music / Steamhammer
Status: Changed name
Last known line-up
Fabio Lione - Vocals (Vision Divine, Labyrinth (Ita), Athena (Ita))
Luca Turilli - Guitars (Luca Turilli's Dreamquest)
Alex Staropoli - Keyboards, Harpsichord, Piano
Patrice Guers - Bass (Inner Visions, Further Dimension, Patrick Rondat)
Alex Holzwarth - Drums, Percussion (Sieges Even, Blind Guardian, Angra, Dol Ammad, Avantasia, Val'Paraiso, Paradox (Ger))
Live & Session Member:
Dominique Leurquin - Rhythm Guitar (Dream Child, Luca Turilli's Dreamquest, Inner Visions)
Cristiano Adacher - Vocals
Andrea Furlan- Bass
Daniele Carbonera- Drums (Nanowar of Steel)
Alessandro Lotta - Bass (Wingdom)
Sascha Paeth - Bass, Additional Guitars (Heavens Gate, Luca Turilli, Virgo (Matos/Paeth), Redkey, Avantasia, Luca Turilli's Dreamquest, Aina, Shaaman)
Robert Hunecke Rizzo - Bass (Aina, Heavens Gate, Virgo (Matos/Paeth), Luca Turilli's Dreamquest, Avalon (Ger), Luca Turilli)
"Thunderforce" - Drums
Formerly known as Thundercross (1993-1995), and then Rhapsody. They changed their name to Rhapsody of Fire due to copyright problems on 14th of July of 2006.
Before Cristiano Adacher's arrival, Luca Turilli was also the singer of the band. 'Thunderforce' played drums from "Dawn of Victory" to "Power of the Dragonflame," but for contractual obligations his real identity could not be revealed. Alex Holzwarth, who played drums in live shows, figured in the official line-up on the CDs. Holzwarth has played all drums since "The Dark Secret."
Fabio Lione has released a single Eurobeat album under the name 'J. Storm' (a tribute to Europe's Joey Tempest). He has also performed guest vocals for Beto Vázquez Infinity and Ayreon.
Dominique Leurquin has played live with Rhapsody since February 2000, and also performed the rhythm guitar parts on "Symphony of Enchanted Lands II," but is still only considered a 'special guest' of the band.
Rhapsody's baroque recorder parts have always been played by Alex Staropoli's brother, Manuel. On Rhapsody's earlier releases, songs often contained narration by 'Sir Jay Lansford.' Starting with "The Dark Secret" EP, veteran film actor Christopher Lee has been used in this role instead (he also performed as co-vocalist on a few B-sides).
Rhapsody's managing team includes Manowar's Joey DeMaio.
Fabio Tordiglione a.k.a. Fabio Lione (9th October 1973, Pisa, Italy)
Luca Turilli (5th March 1972, Trieste, Italy)
Alessandro Staropoli (9th January 1970, Trieste, Italy)
Alex Holzwarth (4th October 1968, Landshut, Germany)
Alessandro Lotta (26th March 1975, Trieste, Italy)
Sascha Paeth (9th September 1970, Wolfsburg, Germany)
Rhapsody - Eternal Glory 
Rhapsody - Legendary Tales 
Rhapsody - Emerald Sword Single 
Rhapsody - Symphony Of Enchanted Lands 
Holy Thunderforce Single, 2000
Rhapsody - Dawn Of Victory 
Rhapsody - Rain of a Thousand Flames EP 
Rhapsody - Power Of The Dragonflame 
Rhapsody - Tales From The Emerald Sword - Saga 
Rhapsody - The Dark Secret EP, 
Rhapsody - Symphony Of Enchanted Lands 2 - The Dark Secret 
The Magic of the Wizard's Dream Single, 2005
Live In Canada 2005 – The Dark Secret Live album, 2006