Into the Legend

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Into the Legend
Rhapsody of Fire - Into the Legend.jpg
Studio album by
Released15 January 2016
Recorded2015
GenreSymphonic power metal
Length66:42
71:20 (Digipak/Japanese edition)
LabelAFM Records
ProducerAlex Staropoli
Rhapsody of Fire chronology
Dark Wings of Steel
(2013)
Into the Legend
(2016)
Legendary Years
(2017)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Angry Metal Guy [1]
Metalholic [2]
Metalstorm [3]
Nightfall in Metal Earth [4]

Into the Legend is the eleventh studio album by the Italian symphonic power metal band Rhapsody of Fire. It was released on 15 January 2016 via AFM Records.[5]

It is the first album with bassist Alessandro Sala, and the final album with longtime members Fabio Lione on vocals and Alex Holzwarth on drums.[6][7]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Fabio Lione; all music is composed by Roberto De Micheli, Alex Staropoli and Manuel Staropoli.

No.TitleLength
1."In Principio" (In the Beginning)2:45
2."Distant Sky"4:32
3."Into the Legend"5:01
4."Winter's Rain"7:44
5."A Voice in the Cold Wind"6:18
6."Valley of Shadows"6:55
7."Shining Star"4:39
8."Realms of Light"6:01
9."Rage of Darkness"6:02
10."The Kiss of Life"16:45
Digipak edition bonus track
No.TitleLength
11."Volar Sin Dolor" ("Flying Without Pain", Spanish version of Shining Star)4:38
Japanese edition bonus track
No.TitleLength
11."Speranze e Amor" ("Hopes and Love", Italian version of Shining Star)4:38

Personnel[edit]

Rhapsody of Fire

Additional musicians

  • Manuel Staropoli – recorder, flute, crumhorn, oboe, duduk
  • Matteo Brenci – guitars (7)
  • Luca Balbo – piano (7)
  • Elisa Frausin – cello
  • Bayarma Rinchinova – flute
  • Teodora Tommasi – harp
  • Manuel Tomadin – harpsichord
  • Luca Ventimiglia – musette, uillean pipes, crumhorn
  • Paolo Monetti – violone
  • Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra – orchestra
  • Manuela Kriscak, Noémi Boros, Paola Marra – soprano vocals
  • Elisa Verzier – alto vocals
  • Riccardo Rados – tenor vocals
  • Hao Wang, Matjaž Zobec – bass vocals

Choir

  • Giacomo Voli, Beatrice Blaskovic, Caterina Lanza, Elisa Blaskovic, Erin Dorci, Sofia Rosie Mayer, Virginia Lanza, Davide Moras, Fabio Sambenini, Gabriele Gozzi, Paolo Ribaldini

Production

  • Alberto Bravin – editing, engineering, mixing
  • Atanas Babaleski – engineering
  • Giorgi Hristovski – engineering
  • Fulvio Zafred – engineering
  • Maor Appelbaum – mastering
  • Felipe Machado Franco – artwork, layout
  • Daniele Peluso – photography
  • Stefania Seculin – choir conductor
  • Vito Lo Re – orchestra conductor

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[8] 145
French Albums (SNEP)[9] 157
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 90
Italian Albums (FIMI)[11] 76
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[12] 78
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rhapsody Of Fire - Into the Legend Review". Angry Metal Guy.
  2. ^ Metalholic. "Rhapsody Of Fire - Into the Legend". Metalholic.com.
  3. ^ "Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend review". Metalstorm.com.
  4. ^ "Rhapsody - Into The Legend (2016)". Metalstorm.com.
  5. ^ "RHAPSODY OF FIRE To Release 'Into the Legend' In January". Blabbermouth.net. September 22, 2015. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  6. ^ "RHAPSODY OF FIRE Vocalist FABIO LIONE Steps Down - "It's Time For Me To Write A New Chapter Of My Life"". BraveWords. September 29, 2016. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "Alex Holzwarth Splits With Rhapsody Of Fire". Metal Underground. October 9, 2016. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Rhapsody Of Fire – Into The Legend" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Rhapsody Of Fire – Into The Legend". Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Rhapsody Of Fire – Into The Legend" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Rhapsody Of Fire – Into The Legend". Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  12. ^ "イントゥ・ザ・レジェンド | ラプソディー・オブ・ファイア" [Into The Legend | Rhapsody Of Fire] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Rhapsody Of Fire – Into The Legend". Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 December 2021.