Since the opening tones of their sensational debut album, Legendary Tales, Rhapsody have been one of the most unusual phenomena of the current metal scene. The huge range of their creativity, the number of legendary compositions that the Italian band, with their primary members guitarist Luca Turilli and keyboarder Alex Staropoli, have released until 2002 is documented in their “Best Of” album Tales From The Emerald Sword Saga.Nowhere on earth can one find anything remotely comparable, be it in their style or in the strength of expression. RHAPSODY is unique in the true meaning of the word. 16 tracks, the most unusual and the favourites in the Emerald Sword Saga, with a total playing time of over 70 minutes, make Tales From The Emerald Sword Saga to a highly interesting release for fans old and new.
As the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity, the Holy Land (the area in and around modern-day Israel) is one of the most important regions in the world. With a rich history stretching back over 3,000 years, this area is a sacred land for three major faiths and the setting for defining events in religious history, including the life, ministry, and death of Jesus; the construction and destruction of the First and Second Jewish Temples; the composition of the Old and New Testaments, and parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls; the dramatic siege of Masada; and the journey of the prophet Muhammad to Jerusalem.