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Rhapsody of Fire, Voyager and Lumus


Hawthorne Theatre (map) Southeast
Mon., June 11, 7 p.m. 2012 All Ages


It's no mystery that Europe has it all figured out when it comes to metal. Bands like Italy's Rhapsody of Fire clean up playing giant festivals and arenas across the pond, and why shouldn't they? Their concept albums feature sweeping compositions, opera singers, and full orchestras coupled with galloping shred, making them untouchable power-metal kings. Of course, their classical melodies and affinity for wizards, dragons, and other Tolkienry also make them as cheesy as a two-ton wheel of Gorgonzola, but that's beside the point. ROF's musicianship is still unparalleled. Which brings us to the depressing part: Rhapsody of Fire's US tour will no doubt be a bust because most American audiences can't handle such richness in their metal, which means ROF will probably never be back. It behooves you to seize this opportunity. The unicorns and forest nymphs will thank you. ARIS WALES

Hawthorne Theatre

1507 SE Cesar E. Chavez, Portland, OR 97214

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  • Mon., June 11, 7 p.m. 2012
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