Related Information for Rhapsody Of Fire Rhapsody of Fire (formerly known as Rhapsody and originally as Thundercross) is an Italian symphonic power metal band led by Alex Staropoli. Since forming in 1993 in Trieste, Italy, the band has released nine studio albums, one live album, three EPs, and a live DVD. Rhapsody of Fire is known for its conceptual lyrics that constitute a fantasy story throughout all of their albums.Rhapsody was created by Luca Turilli and Staropoli, and is now seen as a pioneer of the symphonic power metal subgenre.. read more