Fortune favours the bold or so the saying goes. Unlike anything that has really come out of the Metal scene Fleshgod Apocalypse are masters of innovation. Taking an ambitious idea of moulding two polarising genres into a symbiosis of aweinspiring inventiveness. Arguably their most ambitious work conceptually as well as musically, King sees a milestone under the band’s already intimidating back catalogue. Their latest paradoxical combination of Death Metal and Classical makes for a beautiful, cinematic and absolutely enrapturing listen. We were lucky enough to be able to sit down with just one of the many maestros at the Fleshgod Apocalypse helm Tomasso Riccardi. Outlining the albums immediate concept as well as its tertiary metaphorical commentary on society, we uncover what King truly stands for and why it is one of the most daring musical compositions to come out of Death Metal yet.
Combining the cinematic within a Metal environment has always been a diligent task that many have undertaken and fallen short. Having deep rooted foundations in both genres of Classical and Death Metal, Fleshgod Apocalypse have teetered between the two combining both polarising categories to a slightly clumsy interplay, until now. Carving a conceptual niche with their previous album Labyrinth the band are no strangers to the classic story. Bringing the term Rock Opera to a tongue in cheek fruition the band have assembled together for the oeuvre that is King.
With their brand new album about to be released Fleshgod Apocalypse have released a third new single in support of their brand new album King.
Previously announcing that the band would be releasing a new album next year more elements are being revealed from the Fleshgod Apocalypse camp.
Gearing up for the release of the sophomore effort after 2013’s The Labyrinth Fleshgod Apocalypse are busy writing and recording their brand new record. Entitled King, the album will be revolving around a concept, keeping their cards fairly close to their chest about the matter we were able to have a chat with Cristiano to see if we could find out a little more. Before their decimating headline appearance at this year’s Bloodstock we caught up with Cristiano Trionfera discussing among others, the brand new album, what is like to try and co-ordinate a band as intricate as Fleshgod Apocalypse and what some of the guitarists influences might be!
It would seem that the wait for new material from the Italian Death Metallers is coming to an end.