In the realm of extreme metal, Fleshgod Apocalypse quickly rose as kings. Their unique brand of symphonic technical death metal conquered castles filled with fans, ready to march to the rhythm of Francesco Paoli’s drum beats into battle. These proud Italians are the subject of multiple awe-stricken sighs of wonder and admiration. There has never been a dull moment in all of Fleshgod Apocalypse‘s discography, which is nothing short of brutal and bloody, yet beautiful in its own right.
This relatively young band came to light (and dark) in the year of 2007 and has had a new release in almost every year of existence. With two EP’s and three full-length albums under their heavy belt, the latest of it being the highly-acclaimed “Labyrinth”, whose delight to extreme metal fans’ ears has made it impossible not to classify it as one of the best albums released in 2013. In the meanwhile, they managed to delight us further as they released Fleshgod Apocalypse branded wine (red and white) and even pasta.
Their classically riddled explosions of full power resound within us, as we advance and proceed asking for more. Paolo Rossi (bass, clean vocals), Francesco Paoli (drums, back vocals), Cristiano Trionfera (guitars, back vocals, orchestration), Tommaso Riccardi (guitars, lead vocals, orchestration) and Francesco Ferrini (piano, orchestration) are undoubtedly the fantastic five, as they manage to pull us into an epic atmosphere like no other before.
This week Tommaso Riccardi took the time to chat with Metalholic and Metal Wani regarding numerous matters over an interesting 40 minute discussion of Fleshgod Apocalypse‘s lyrical themes, future plans, Italian heritage, the complexity of their sound, Francesco’s DRUmatic journey and even food. Curious? Check out our march into the Apocalypse here: