Virtuoso Guitarist Tom Hess Joins Rhapsody Of Fire
Released on: April 18, 2011, 5:54 am
Tom Hess Music Corporation
Chicago, USA - After already selling more than 1.5 million
records worldwide, the Italian epic metal band Rhapsody of Fire
(upcoming release "From Chaos To Eternity", June 17, 2011) recruits
the world's most successful online guitar teacher and virtuoso
guitarist Tom Hess to join the band.
Although joining Rhapsody of Fire is a significant music career move for Hess, he is
no stranger to success in the industry. Hess played guitar in the internationally
renowned melodic metal band HolyHell from 2004-2007 touring both North America and
Europe twice as the opening act for Rhapsody of Fire and Manowar.
"Touring with Rhapsody of Fire was a great experience. Obviously I'm very excited
to play guitar in a band that has been among my favorites since I first heard them
in 1998," said Hess.
In addition to his career as a recording artist and touring musician, Hess is
involved in other areas of the music industry. In virtually any way you measure it,
Hess is the leading online guitar teacher on the internet, but does much more than
helping guitar players from all over the world improve their guitar playing. His
company, Tom Hess Music Corporation also helps music teachers build highly
successful music teaching businesses and has a separate mentoring program for
musicians to develop, sustain and expand a successful music career.
Rhapsody of Fire put Hess to work in the recording studio immediately after he
joined the band. "Luca asked me to join the band and then 3 days later had me
beginning to record the new album. I hadn't even heard the songs yet. It was like,
'here are the songs, start recording them all today', so I quickly learned the
songs and began recording", Hess said. The band's new album "From Chaos To
Eternity" will be released June 17, 2011.
Alex Staropoli, Rhapsody of Fire’s keyboard player, says: "I saw Tom Hess playing
on stage several times and was always impressed by his great stage presence and his
way of playing. When I heard the rhythm and solo guitars he recorded for Rhapsody Of
Fire I was blown away, I could feel that strong presence in between every single
For extended details on Hess joining Rhapsody of Fire and to get more insights about
the recording process of "From Chaos To Eternity", go to:
Contact Details: PO Box 113
Cary IL 60013
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