Fleshgod Apocalypse album news
2013-06-21 by Lloyd | 29 Comments

Italian symphonic/death metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse have released details about their upcoming third album, following their 2011 record, Agony.

The release is to be titled Labyrinth, and is slated to drop on August 16 in Europe and August 20 in North America via Nuclear Blast.

The cover art was created by Colin Marks, and features several neoclassical pieces of art for a massive inlay, with mixing and mastering by Stefano "Saul" Morabito.

Drummer/vocalist/guitarist Francesco Paoli comments:
"Labyrinth is going to be THE album for Fleshgod Apocalypse. It's the perfect combination of all our strong points with the best production we've ever had.
It's definitely the most Fleshgod thing we've ever thought with the most Fleshgod riffs, lyrics, melodies, drum parts, solos, etc. We went deep inside the core of this music, we broke it, and we finally unleashed these eleven songs. I want to be honest, it needed so much work and time to come up with this but now I'm like: "okay, next time will be tough to reach this point!". Honesty and quality pay, always, and all of you guys supporting the band deserve the best.
You might think that I'm overrating it just because it's our "child" but, trust me, this album is fuckin' dangerous.
Just take your time, listen to it and get lost into the Labyrinth.
"

While vocalist and guitarist Tommaso Riccardi says:
"The concept of this album is based on the myth of the Labyrinth of Knossos and every character related to it. We focused on the philological aspect in order to represent all the elements of the classic world and, through a manic and meticolous research, we managed to create a metaphor with our times, as the maze can be associated with the endless search for what we really are. We're sure you will be stunned by this as much as we are."

Track list:
1. Kingborn
2. Minotaur (The Wrath of Poseidon)
3. Elegy
4. Towards the Sun
5. Warpledge
6. Pathfinder
7. The Fall of Asterion
8. Prologue
9. Epilogue
10. Under Black Sails
11. Labyrinth

Artwork:
http://m.ak.fbcdn.net/sphotos-b.ak/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/1016599_10151628420276878_1508908540_n.jpg

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AnEpicDeath
June 21st 2013

188 Comments


We'll see how this is. These guys have the chops, no question, but I found their previous albums quite boring despite generally being a fan of tech-death and symphonic metal.

TheNotrap
June 21st 2013

7978 Comments


Sweet.
Artwork is kinda meh.


Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
June 21st 2013

13429 Comments


I like the artwork actually, just hoping the album isn't overproduced as fuck like the last one.

Digging: Krusseldorf - Fractal World

TheNotrap
June 21st 2013

7978 Comments


Well, brutal tech death needs good sound engineering...but I understand your point.

InFiction
June 21st 2013

3638 Comments


Awesome.

Digging: Braid - No Coast

RodTFD
June 21st 2013

102 Comments


hopefully there is a lot less blasting

Epictemptation
June 21st 2013

88 Comments


My favorite band so far in death metal!!! Cannot wait!!

tempest--
June 21st 2013

12579 Comments


Hopefully not, that's what makes this band so good.
It's just blasts with a fucking orchestra.

Piquerist
June 21st 2013

20 Comments


I hope they mix the symphonic elements better with the guitars, other than that looking forward as fuck to this.

ProfessorVeerappan
June 21st 2013

790 Comments


fucking crazy artist hopefully as crazy as the others
all good shit
...
reign down


Digging: Opeth - Pale Communion

BallsToTheWall
June 21st 2013

44164 Comments


So Fleshgod

Shuyin
June 21st 2013

11106 Comments


will hopefully go back to Oracles

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Spag
June 21st 2013

1714 Comments


I wonder if it will have blast beats.

Digging: Septicflesh - Titan

zaruyache
June 21st 2013

5848 Comments


I thought Agony was kinda boring, but their earlier stuff was more interesting. Hopefully this will be good.

Digging: Sunwolf - Beholden To Nothing And No One

wacknizzle
June 21st 2013

12600 Comments


Sweet. I'm sure this will sound like a fucking hurricane, especially will that drummer.

Digging: Burrow - The Collapse of Time

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
June 21st 2013

18005 Comments


bet this is gonna have symphonies and gay vocals and triggered drums and be terrible

Digging: Autechre - Draft 7.30

A7XEric
June 21st 2013

304 Comments


Their last album fucking ruled so hopefully this one is even better.

Agony I think blended their symphonic elements much better with the rest of their sound, but some of the album still sounded a bit same-y. Hopefully this one pushes their neo-classical sound even more to the forefront.

bloc
June 21st 2013

34669 Comments


Artwork looks like deathcore.

Never really liked these guys anyway.

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

Imperial
June 21st 2013

1719 Comments


I think I see the way out.

FrozenVain
June 21st 2013

2367 Comments


"My favorite band so far in death metal!!! Cannot wait!!"


AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH FUUUUUUUUCK!

Wizard
June 21st 2013

19208 Comments


Horrible band.

Digging: Monarch - Sabbracadaver

NeoSpaz
June 21st 2013

4517 Comments


sweeet.
probably won't listen to it, too much of the last album sounded the same

Avagantamos
June 22nd 2013

1787 Comments


Oracles was good. Last one was boring. hope this is good

Digging: IDYLLS - Prayer for Terrene

trilogique21
June 22nd 2013

375 Comments


boooooooooring

Hawks
June 22nd 2013

34344 Comments


These guys suck.

Digging: Equilibrium - Erdentempel

SadAndHolyGlow
June 23rd 2013

1499 Comments


Bring it on. If it's anything like "Oracles," then I'm all for it.

Digging: Sanctifica - Spirit of Purity

Phantom
June 23rd 2013

8930 Comments


Haven't listened to these guys since Oracles. Looks like I've not missed much.

BallsToTheWall
June 24th 2013

44164 Comments


TYFG

Headfoot
July 8th 2013

52 Comments


Lol no way is Oracles better than Agony. It's listened-to-first bias plain and simple. Oracles doesn't mix the orchestration and the metal in any way. One literally stops and then the other starts. Agony merges the two so they are relevant to each other, instead of it being frankenstein'd together. Maybe Oracles is better if you're a plain-ol tech death fan, but if you like the orchestration then Agony wins by a mile



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