Turilli / Lione Rhapsody

Turilli / Lione Rhapsody was an Italian symphonic metal band formed in December 2018, by former Rhapsody of Fire members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione. The lineup also included former Rhapsody of Fire members Alex Holzwarth, Patrice Guers, and Dominique Leurquin. Prior to the band's formation, the same lineup performed under the Rhapsody moniker for the 20th Anniversary Farewell Tour, which celebrated 20 years of the original band's existence.[4][5] On the same day that the band formed, the band started a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to fund their only studio album.

Turilli / Lione Rhapsody
Also known asTurilli Lione Rhapsody
OriginTrieste, Italy
GenresSymphonic metal,[1] progressive metal[2]
Years active2018–2023
LabelsNuclear Blast[3]
Past membersLuca Turilli
Fabio Lione
Dominique Leurquin
Patrice Guers
Alex Holzwarth

The first intention, after the end of the Rhapsody farewell tour, was to continue with the name Zero Gravity but the promoters strongly recommended that Turilli and Lione continue with the name Rhapsody.[6]

Turilli and Lione branded their new band's music style as a "new generation of symphonic metal" combined with progressive, electronic and even ethnic elements and based on their artistic mantra "Rebirth and Evolution", emphasizing the clear intention to abandon the power metal of their beginnings while evolving their sound into something different, modern and innovative.

At the end of December 2018, Turilli and Lione entered the studio to record their band's only studio album Zero Gravity (Rebirth and Evolution), which was released on July 5, 2019.[7][8][9] Following the conclusion of the Latin American tour in January and February 2023 as their final tour, the band disbanded, with an announcement prior that they would be "closing the chapter of their career for good".[10]

Band members


Final line-up

Former live members

  • Michele Sanna – drums (2019)
  • Fabio Alessandrini – drums (2023)



Studio albums



  • "Phoenix Rising" (2019)[11]
  • "D.N.A. (Demon and Angel)" (2019)
  • "Zero Gravity" (2019)

Music videos

  • "Zero Gravity"


  1. ^ Ristić, Jovan (4 December 2018). "Fabio Lione and Luca Turilli return under the banner of Rhapsody". Hardwired Magazine. Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Turilli/Lione Rhapsody – Zero Gravity (Album Review)". Sonic Perspectives. 12 October 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  3. ^ "TURILLI / LIONE RHAPSODY Sign With Nuclear Blast; Debut Album To Be Released This Summer". BraveWords. Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  4. ^ "LUCA TURILLI And FABIO LIONE Reunite For 'TURILLI / LIONE RHAPSODY'". Blabbermouth. December 5, 2018. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  5. ^ Griffiths, Dave (6 June 2019). "The Arrival Of Turilli/Lione Rhapsody". Heavy Metal Magazine. Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  6. ^ Giffin, Brian (7 July 2019). "TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY // Power Reborn". Hysteria Magazine. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  7. ^ "TURILLI / LIONE RHAPSODY Begins Recording Debut Album". Blabbermouth. December 21, 2018. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  8. ^ "TURILLI / LIONE RHAPSODY To Release 'Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)' Album In June". Blabbermouth. April 25, 2019. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  9. ^ "TURILLI / LIONE RHAPSODY Release Zero Gravity Album Trailer #2: New Identity And Music (Video)". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. May 31, 2019. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  10. ^ "Turilli / Lione Rhapsody final Latin American Tour". Turilli / Lione Rhapsody. 14 November 2022. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  11. ^ "TURILLI / LIONE RHAPSODY Launch Official Lyric Video For "Phoenix Rising" Single". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 13 January 2022.