It is somewhat unclear if the Italian consonant yet theatrical death metal act Fleshgod Apocalypse is either recording or settling on demo their freshest record. There is a confidence that encompasses the act regarding the growth on a new studio record, if any at all, as they lately published on their official Facebook Page a photograph that exhibits them in what it appears to be a small recording studio which has the caption “the time has come…“
Unless they are plotting new material, or perhaps not, their legion of fans actively commenced discussing how the brand-new album might sound, and which approach should the act contemplate on their sonority. The debate was ignited, and we are yet to hear if Fleshgod Apocalypse are or not, currently in the studio recording the successor of their latest release, ‘Labyrinth’. Conversing about ‘Labyrinth’, Fleshgod Apocalypse a few months ago, December 2014 to be more accurate, released a video clip entitled ‘Epilogue’, which is a track taken from their before-mentioned album.
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 Bordacchini 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.
The video was conducted by Francesco Paoli and Salvatore Perrone and stars special guests soprano vocalist Veronica Bordacchini, guitar player Marco Sensi and cellist Shamatiyenko Kostyantyn.
Fleshgod Apocalypse’s third album ‘Labyrinth’ was released on August 16th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records and was produced, mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio. Colin Marks (known for his achievements with Origin, Kataklysm) conceived the cover artwork, as well as several pieces of a massive inlay, included with the album.
Fleshgod Apocalypse returns today to South Africa to perform on Witchfest 2015 alongside with Cannibal Corpse, Decapitated, Kataklysm, Septicflesh, Aborted and many others.