Ascending to Infinity

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Ascending to Infinity
LT Rhapsody-Ascending-to-Infinity.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 22, 2012
RecordedBackyard Studios, Kempten, Germany,
Luca Turilli's private studio, Trieste, Italy,
Hiroshima Studio, Challonges, France,
December 2011-March 2012
GenreSymphonic power metal, neoclassical metal
Length57:35
63:24 (Limited edition)
67:01 (Japanese edition)
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerLuca Turilli[1]
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody chronology
Ascending to Infinity
(2012)
Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus
(2015)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Metalunderground5/5 stars[2]
About.com3.5/5 stars[3]

Ascending to Infinity is the first studio album by Italian symphonic power metal band Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, created by Luca Turilli after his departure from Rhapsody of Fire. It was released in June 22, 2012 via Nuclear Blast[4]

Considered by the band member as their own "Rhapsody's 11th album", it is the only album to feature Alex Holzwarth on drums, as he subsequently decided to focus on his duties in Rhapsody of Fire.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Luca Turilli,[4] except "Luna" by Romano Musumarra and Giorgio Flavio Pintus.

No.TitleLength
1."Quantum X"2:26
2."Ascending to Infinity"6:15
3."Dante's Inferno"4:57
4."Excalibur"8:06
5."Tormento e Passione"4:52
6."Dark Fate of Atlantis"6:30
7."Luna" (Alessandro Safina cover)4:16
8."Clash of the Titans"4:15
9."Of Michael the Archangel and Lucifer's Fall
I. "In Profundis"
II. "Fatum Mortalis"
III. "Ignis Divinus
"
16:02
2:28
12:26
1:08

Personnel[edit]

Band members

Additional musicians

  • Bridget Fogle, Previn Moore, Matthias Stockinger, Dan Lucas, Johnny Krüger - choir
  • Sassy Bernert - female voice on tracks 5, 7 and 9
  • Jasen Anthony, Previn Moore, Bridget Fogle - narrators

Production

  • Sebastian 'Basi' Roeder - engineer, mixing
  • Arnaud Ménard - engineer
  • Christoph Stickel - mastering

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Hungarian Albums Chart[5] 14
German Albums Chart[6] 32
Swiss Albums Chart[6] 55
Italian Albums Chart[6] 56
French Albums Chart[6] 84
Japanese Albums Chart[7] 103
Belgian Albums Chart[8] 108

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biography". Luca Turilli's Rhapsody official website. Archived from the original on 2012-05-07. Retrieved 2012-02-06.
  2. ^ CROMCarl. "Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Ascending To Infinity". Metalunderground.com.
  3. ^ Chad Bowar. "Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Ascending To Infinity review". Heavy Metal About.
  4. ^ a b "News". Luca Turilli's Rhapsody official website. Archived from the original on 2012-02-16. Retrieved 2012-02-06.
  5. ^ "Top 40 album- és válogatáslemez-lista – 2012. 26. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved July 4, 2012.
  6. ^ a b c d Steffen Hung (2010-10-23). "Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Ascending to Infinity". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  7. ^ "アセンディング・トゥ・インフィニティ ルカ・トゥリッリズ・ラプソディーのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
  8. ^ [1]February 2013