Rhapsody Forced To Change Name

Due to copyright and trademark issues the band formerly known as Rhapsody has changed its name.

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Due to copyright and trademark issues the band formerly known as Rhapsody has changed its name. The band members consider this a great new start, reflecting the emboldened and increasingly grandiose direction that their music has taken. The power of the dragonflame will burn brighter than ever before, says guitarist/songwriter Luca Turilli. Keyboardist/songwriter Alex Staropoli adds, The name Rhapsody Of Fire better represents the energy that has always been present in this band and its music.

With a new record company in Magic Circle Music, a new tour planned and a new album on the way, Rhapsody Of Fire will continue to explore musical fantasy worlds with the precision musicianship and unique symphonic concepts that their fans have come to expect and adore. Fresh on the heels of the band's first live album release, Live In Canada 2005 - The Dark Secret, a new name and renewed vigor ensure that Rhapsody Of Fire still hold the passion and power that have always been associated with their music.

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    Where are the copyright conflicts coming from? I heard it was from the Rhapsody music service, which came into existance a LONG time after the band formed. The music service should be changing its name, not the band.
    am kinda surprised that inspite of such a dumb band name and statements... they dont use stage names like a7x...
    nice band.. proper power metal... love their speed and keyboards incorporation... but i heard they like makin their music on hills and jungles.. lol!! nevertheless.. good band..
    Wow Rhapsody is the name of a type of song. Just cause some band named themselves that too... Wow. They don't automatically own that word. And why do they care? I doubt it hurt them at all, unless they just did that for attention.
    mikb wrote: Are they like Dragonforce?
    they are more like stratovarius. DragonForce cannot be compared at this point.
    this is REALLY old news... i think i heard about this in like june or something... in fact they have an album cover out and stuff too...
    ^Power metal. I prefer Gamma Ray, but Rhapsody are pretty cool. Extremely cheesy, but it's part of the fun. Rhapsody of Fire is a better name anyway.
    they're a band that takes aspects of the fantasy world and puts em into music. the name fits with that.
    FS Guitar
    haha. definately though they were talking about the music distributer. never heard of em.