Check out the lyric video for “Rosenkreuz (The Rose And The Cross)” HERE:
Luca Turilli commented the song and the lyrical background:
“While trying to understand more about the subject of metaphysics and spiritual evolution, my intention was to discover more about the primordial original spiritual source that, when manipulated more or less wisely later by man, gave birth to all the religions. Many people dedicated all their life and their studies to this subject, like for example Helena Blavatsky who tried to condensate all in her theosophical perspective or Rudolf Steiner that tried to improve the society of his time with his anthroposophy. The truth is that whoever tried to discover more about such spiritual source linked with the primordial photon energy and the immortal secret related with it, sooner or later had to face the myth of Christian Rosenkreuz. The RHAPSODY song “Rosenkreuz (The Rose And The Cross)” tells about the legendary origin of the Rosicrucian Order and tells about the 12 wise men, keepers of the spiritual wisdom of the Ancients and of the highest intellectual knowledge of their time that, willing to react against the corrupted and amoral society of their time, found in the “13th one” the personified synthesis of such immortal secret reflected in the absolute and purest essence of light and love.”
Enjoy the first album trailer on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel.
Luca Turilli, responsible as always for all the orchestral and choral arrangements, commented on the album:
“The love for the cinema and the movie soundtracks is something clear and evident in each song of the album. The epic, cinematic impact of the music is something flowing in my blood and carved in my genetics.”
Prometheus: Symphonia Ignis Divinus was once again composed and produced by Luca Turilli.. It was recorded and mixed at the Backyard Studios by Sebastian Roeder (Bonfire) and mastered at MSM studios by Christoph Stickel (Michael Schenker’s TEMPLE OF ROCK).
Seven months of composition, three months of production, over 50 days of mixing, two choirs, several special guests, including Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR), Dan Lucas (KARO) and David Readman (PINK CREAM 69) went into the new album. Prometheus: Symphonia Ignis Divinus showcases 70 minutes of epic music that will take the listener on an emotional and memorable journey between quantum gates, parallel dimensions, myths and legends hiding cosmic truths, ancestral secrets and spiritual revelations.
In an effort for RHAPSODY’s sound to match their look, the album cover artwork and the album booklet introduces the new cinematic graphic style of the band, realized by the well-known artist Stefan “Heile” Heilemann (EPICA, LINDEMANN).
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