After three years since the release of their latest acclaimed full-length, The Immortal Wars, Roman Empire-inspired epic death metal band EX DEO – featuring mastermind Maurizio Iacono of KATAKLYSM – are back with brand a new single, entitled “The Philosopher King”, out today via Napalm Records. Continue reading
Italian orchestral-death metal and renaissance revivalists FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE will make their triumphant return this year with the release of their 5th studio album, VELENO, on MAY 24TH with NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS. Today, the band has unveiled the record’s debut single, “SUGAR,” via a music video which can be seen below. Continue reading
Dutch symphonic metal heavyweights EPICA will return this fall for The North American Principle Tourin support of their upcoming album The Holographic Principle which will see a worldwide release on September 30th through Nuclear Blast. EPICA will be joined on this trek by Italian symphonic death metal kings FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, Russian pagan warriors ARKONA and their good friends inTHE AGONIST. The first three dates will see Germany’s XANDRIA as a replacement for ARKONA. Tour kicks off on November 4th in Quebec City and will conclude on December 3rd in Worcester, MA.
EPICA’s front woman Simone Simons commented on the tour:
“The time has finally come to visit North America again. We are super excited to show you guys our kick-ass new material of which we are extremely proud! We hope to welcome you all to experience The Holographic Principle extravaganza!”
11/04/2016 Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC **
11/05/2016 Corona – Montreal, QC **
11/06/2016 Phoenix Concert Hall – Toronto, ON **
11/08/2016 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
11/09/2016 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
11/11/2016 Amsterdam Event Center – Saskatoon, SK
11/12/2016 Marquee – Calgary, AB
11/13/2016 The Ranch – Edmonton, AB
11/15/2016 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11/16/2016 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
11/18/2016 Social Hall – San Francisco, CA
11/19/2016 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
11/20/2016 Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel – Las Vegas, NV
11/22/2016 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/23/2016 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
11/25/2016 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
11/26/2016 Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
11/28/2016 State Theater – St Petersburg, FL
11/29/2016 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/01/2016 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
12/02/2016 Webster Hall – New York, NY
12/03/2016 Palladium – Worcester, MA
** with XANDRIA replacing ARKONA
Italian symphonic death metal masters FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE are set to release their new album King this coming Friday, Feb 5th via Nuclear Blast. In celebration of the release, the band have premiered an official video for new track, ‘Cold As Perfection’. The band commented on the track and video: “King should be considered an entire unique opera, even though every single song, with its related character, treats a specific and intense aspect of human condition or behaviour. We picked ‘Cold As Perfection‘ for the first video because it faces one of the heaviest and most painful aspects of existence.
“The song is about aging and the sad consciousness of losing physical and mental integrity with the passing of time. While we waste our life in the continuous research of perfection, which we know will never be reached, we deliberately sacrifice the splendor of our existence that is composed by an infinite number of imperfect details. We lose ourselves, we lose the time that nature offered us for free and we offend those not lucky enough to have as much as we have. It’s scary because it’s not an invented story, it’s reality and it’s inexorable.
“For sure the theme is brutal and extreme, that’s why it deserved an equally extreme video. We got censored but we don’t care. We knew we were going to shake some consciences but it’s what the band is set to do. This is who we are. We consider it’s pretty pointless to resort to cheap fantasy or obsolete superstitions to make an argument. Reality is THE argument itself and often it’s the most horrible one.”
The video was directed by Francesco Paoli and Salvatore Perrone.
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, will return to North America for a headlining tour sponsored by Metal Injection this February! Joining them are fast rising extreme metal conjurers CARACH ANGREN, along with Candlelight recording artist ABIGAIL WILLIAMS.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, CARACH ANGREN, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS
02/08/16 Orlando, FL The Haven
02/09/16 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Hell)
02/10/16 Fayettville, NC The Rock Shop
02/11/16 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
02/12/16 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
02/13/16 Worcester, MA The Palladium
02/14/16 Toronto, ON Mod Club
02/15/16 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
02/16/16 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
02/17/16 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
02/19/16 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
02/20/16 Bend, OR Third Street Pub
02/21/16 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
02/22/16 W. Hollywood, CA Whisky
02/23/16 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
02/24/16 Phoenix, AZ Joe’s Grotto
02/25/16 El Paso TX Mesa Music Hall
02/26/16 Ft. Worth, TX Rail Club
02/28/16 Austin, TX
San Juan, PR Dirty Dog
Italian symphonic death metal horde, Fleshgod Apocalypse, recently announced that they filmed a new promotional video, for “Epilogue”. The track is taken from the band’s latest album, Labyrinth.
The video was directed by Francesco Paoli and Salvatore Perrone and features special guests soprano vocalist Veronica Bordacchini, guitarist Marco Sensi and cellist Shamatiyenko Kostyantyn. A special thanks from the band goes out to the crew involved in the making of the video: Marco “Napo” Ghirga, Daniele Sensi, Matteo Flori and to the Brainstorm Agency Video Crew: Francesco Rufini, Andrea Proietti and Giacomo Paracciani.
The band commented: “We are really proud of the results obtained with this new video, both technically and artistically talking. Together with our good friend and director Salvatore Perrone, we decided to experience a completely different way of shooting from the previous videos, using almost only sliders and craigs that give a very cinematographic style to the whole thing. We chose the song “Epilogue” since we consider it a very important song for the band. In fact, on a musical level, it contains some of the more particular elements of the whole album, for which regards the riffing and the arrangements. On the other hand, the song summarises the whole concept contained in Labyrinth, bringing up the deepest meanings of fear, and the way they reflect on our relationships; to represent this, we used Tommaso and Veronica as two main characters that interact with each other, exactly like it happens in the live shows. As usual, we want to thank everybody who contributed to the making of this video, and all the people supporting Fleshgod Apocalypse.”
Labyrinth was released on August 16th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio and hones in on the band’s unique traits, giving fans everything they could hope for and more. Colin Marks (Origin, Kataklysm) created the cover artwork, as well as several pieces for a massive inlay.