On the LT's Rhapsody/Rhapsody of Fire stuff: always wondered why. It was Turilli the one who digged the fantasy story stuff, Staropoli couldn't give a damn. So it's curious to see that now it's Turilli who left the fantasy storyline.
I like Turilli's new song, but I find the vocalist to be so much generic. After all, he's a member of Trick or Treat, and italian band who originally was nothing more than a Helloween cover band.
Anyway, I've seen them live twice, one with Luca and one with Tom Hess, and I had a lot more fun the 2nd time. Fact, Luca was the one that less impressed me, live. Can't recall any big messes by Tom Hess in the gig I saw.
Plus, Tom Hess isn't the only new guy in the RoF lineup. They have another new guitar player, Roberto De Micheli, who's extremely good - had the chance to see him live a couple of years ago with his other band, Sinestesia, and he really is something.
And they have Oliver Holzwarth too.
So, basically, I think RoF lineup now is way, way better than last year's.