Band of the Week: 2/22/2016
Fleshgod ApocalypseThere is no doubt that in 2016 a band in the Heavy Music world needs to have their sh&*t together in order to not drown in the "sea of thousands of bands trying to make it"!
While in the last six years I have been very lucky to come across NEW bands that have ended up infecting my ear drums for life, very few have impacted as hard as FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE: a band that definitely delivers plenty of musical disease without mercy!
This Perugia, Italy-based Death Metal band stands out from the rabid pack full of hungry underground bands because not only are their records (specially their latest one entitled King) take the listener on a musical trip but their live show truly captures a vibe that is both dark and beautiful! Having a balance between a great product and an excellent live show is the key to success in today's Heavy Music world, and FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE truly possesses that balance.
The band - Tommaso Riccardi, Francesco Paoli, Cristiano Trionfera, Francesco Ferrini and Paolo Rossi - was formed in 2007 and ever since then they have been breaking musical borders while achieving the loyalty of true Heavy Metal fans that like their music exciting, energetic and very smart. Their influences range from DIMMU BORGIR to NIGHTWISH to CRADLE OF FILTH, ultimately creating music that is built for the stage. Their sound penetrates your ears via sonic elements that are ugly and beautiful at the same time!
Once in a while an "it" band arrives in the Heavy Music scene and becomes the band that everyone is praising, in 2016 FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE is that band! Don't believe me? Listen to their NEW album entitled King (available now via Nuclear Blast Records) and you will definitely find music that stimulates your Metallic senses!
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE is:
- Tommaso Riccardi: Vocals & Guitars
- Cristiano Trionfera: Vocals & Guitars
- Paolo Rossi: Vocals & Bass
- Francesco Paoli: Drums, Guitars & Vocals
- Francesco Ferrini: Piano, Orchestra