The band was formed in 1993 under the name Thundercross.
Untill then the band changed their name in 1997 till 2006 as Rhapsody.
Since 2006 the band changed its name again to Rhapsody Of Fire.
The music of the band could be considered in their own terminology as: "Symphonic Epic Hollywood Metal"
Which was mentioned on the hype sticker of Rhapsody - Power Of The Dragonflame.