Luca Turilli (band)
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|Luca Turilli Band|
|Genres||Symphonic power metal|
|Labels||Magic Circle Music|
|Associated acts||Rhapsody of Fire, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, Dionysus|
Luca Turilli Band was the self-named German symphonic power metal musical project of Italian guitarist, keyboardist and songwriter Luca Turilli, from band Rhapsody of Fire, originally assembled in 1999.
The band was founded by Luca Turilli, guitarist of Rhapsody (now called Rhapsody of Fire). Rhapsody's then-producers, Sascha Paeth and Miro, were hired to do the same job and also to provide bass and keyboard duties, respectively (Luca also performed additional keyboard parts himself). Robert Hunecke-Rizzo, who had helped Rhapsody out as a session musician in the past, was hired as the drummer, and Olaf Hayer, an established German vocalist completed the band.
On the second album, Luca performed lead guitar only, with Robert Hunecke-Rizzo also performing rhythm parts. For the third album, Luca performed all keyboards himself and Miro was not utilised. On this album Bridget Fogle, a choir vocalist who had previously worked with Rhapsody and various other metal bands, was used as a co-lead vocalist with Olaf.
The fourth album was planned, and was supposed to be heavily influenced by Helloween's first two Keeper of the Seven Keys and to feature Olaf as sole vocalist again. However, the band Luca Turilli was split with the creation of Luca Turilli's Rhapsody.
- Olaf Hayer - lead vocals (1999-2011)
- Luca Turilli - guitars (1999-2011), keyboards (2005-2011)
- Sascha Paeth - bass (1999-2011)
- Robert Hunecke-Rizzo - drums (1999-2011)
- Miro - keyboards (1999–2005)
- King of the Nordic Twilight (1999)
- Prophet of the Last Eclipse (2002)
- The Infinite Wonders of Creation (2006)
- "I'm Alive", by Helloween