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.
relatively young band came into 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.
classicly 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.
guitarist extraordinaire Tommaso Riccardi took the time to chat with
Metal Wani’s editor-in-chief Owais “Vitek” Nabi regarding
numerous matters devised by writer Vânia F. Silva with a little help
from super fan Chris Allcock. All of this makes for some interesting
40 minutes in which Tommaso thoroughly discusses 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: –