Apr 192013

This is such good news. According to a secret coded message delivered unto us by the NCS carrier pigeon aeronauts, those Italian stallions in Fleshgod Apocalypse are currently working on their third full-length album with producer Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio — and it’s tentatively scheduled for release by Nuclear Blast in August 2013. There’s no title yet, but the message included this commentary by guitarist/vocalist Tommaso Riccardi:

“The concept of this album is based on the myth of the Labyrinth of Knossos and every character related to it. We focused on the philological aspect in order to represent all the elements of the classic world and, through a manic and meticulous research, we managed to create a  metaphor with our times, as the maze can be associated with the endless search for what we really are. We’re sure you will be stunned by this as much as we are.”

That sounds intriguing. And so do these quotes from Tommaso’s bandmates:

From drummer Francesco Paoli:

“It’s difficult to recap in a few words all the elements contained in our new work, but we are sure this will absolutely be THE album for us,” elaborated “We have spent a lot of time composing these new songs and, even if recordings are not finished yet, we can firmly declare that this material is simply incredible, more mature and definitely a huge step forward from all our previous works. Epic complex harmony, sophisticated touching melodies, a true vocal aggression, photonic grooves and back to articulated riffing… these are just few things you will find in this album.It’s fucking quality music, you will see.”

From guitarist/vocalist Cristiano Trionfera:

“We are tracking guitars now, and the result is amazing. Stefano is nailing it and we know the album will sound incredibly powerful.”

The coded message also informed us that the band are using “a collaboration of very talented guests” in making this new album.

August can’t come soon enough.

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  1. I’m incredibly excited for this as these guys are one of my favourite bands.

    Quick fix though Islander: Francesco Paoli is their drummer, their pianist is Francesco Ferrini. (I know, I know, damn Italians.)

  2. Wat. Haven’t even processed their last album–I think it’s because the tracks don’t have a pause between them, which, while epic, makes it difficult to tell which song is which.

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