FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Return to South Africa to play Witchfest 2015. Currently one of the hottest bands on the metal circuit in Europe. Witchdoctor Productions is proud to host their return and deliver FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE to South African fans once again.
Italy’s Symphonic Death Metal horde, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, has returned with their new epic masterpiece entitled “Labyrinth”.
The new album hones in on the band’s unique traits giving fans everything they could hope for and more. With three releases under their belts, Oracles (2009) and the Mafia EP (2010), Agony (2011) FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE have become one of the most talked about bands in the extreme scene. Their unique blend of technical death metal with a symphonic elements have quickly made them a favorite with fans and critics alike. Now, after a slew of successful tours in Europe and the US, the band have unleashed their defining moment in the form of Labyrinth!
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE was born in April of 2007 when they released a two track demo entitled Promo 07, which was later released as part of the 4-way split called Da Vinci Death Code. In early 2008 the band started to perform live in the Italian and European underground scene supporting bands like BEHEMOTH, ORIGIN, DYING FETUS, HATE ETERNAL, SUFFOCATION, NAPALM DEATH and many more.
In May 2008 the band entered 16th Cellar Studio again to record its first full-length album, Oracles. In December that same year the band decided to part ways with Neurotic Records and inked a deal with Willowtip Records. Oracles was released in April 2009 and the band started an intense show schedule all over Europe. First touring in support of GOD DETHRONED in the Balkans, then with VADER and MARDUK on the “Funeral Nation” tour, then finally they covered the UK and EIRE territories with their first headlining tour.
The Mafia EP was recorded, mixed and mastered again at 16th Cellar Studio in January 2010 and released by Willowtip Records. The release marked a big step forward for the band in every way. Right after the end of the recording session the band embarked on another European tour supporting SUFFOCATION followed by a headlining tour of Russia.
After some Festivals and gigs in the summertime, the band flew overseas for their first tour of the US/Canada dubbed the Decibel Defiance Tour 2010. The tour took place in October/November 2010 with SUFFOCATION, THE FACELESS, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD and DECREPIT BIRTH. Before the end of the year the band played several more gigs in Europe. 2011 opened with the Bonecrusher Fest, a European tour with DYING FETUS, KEEP OF KALESSIN, CARNIFEX, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY and ANGELUS APATRIDA.
In November of 2010, the band began writing their second full length album. In May of 2011 the band signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records and began wrapping up work on this album. During this time Francesco Ferrini, the pianist and orchestrator who has worked with the band from the beginning, joined FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE as full-time member. This enabled them to have even more grand symphonic arrangements on Agony.
After a crazy promotional run in the years 2011 and 2012, the band started writing again. 2013 has seen the birth of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE’s third sudio full-lenth album, called “Labyrinth”. As soon as the album has come out the band started touring in North America and Europe, supported by and incredible response to their new music.
Labyrinth is THE album for Fleshgod Apocalypse. It’s the perfect combination of all the band’s strong points with the best production. Colin Marks nailed it once again making an incredible cover art work, as well as several neoclassical pieces of art for a massive inlay.
The mixing and mastering work of Stefano “Saul” Morabito is absolutely amazing.”Labyrinth” sounds clear and powerful and of course it has to be considered one of his best jobs ever, so expect his name will be even stronger in the near future!