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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE – returns with 5th album, “Veleno”, on May 24th; releases video for brand new single, ‘Sugar’
Italian orchestral-death metal and renaissance revivalists FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE will make their triumphant return this year with the release of their 5th studio album, »Veleno«, on May 24th with Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has unveiled the record’s debut single, ‘Sugar,’ via a music video, the album artwork and track listing. Watch the video for ‘Sugar’:
Francesco Paoli on working with director Giovanni Bucci: “I met Giovanni Bucci a couple of years ago, while collaborating on his own band ODDKO. We soon became good friends, so we started talking about having him as director for FLESHGOD’s new videos. He is a true visionary, with amazing directing and production skills. He’s been making music videos for bands like KORN, and he also has a shining career in the movie industry. We all agreed that he would’ve been the key to a huge step forward for us, visually and artistically, especially on a video like this, which was also extremely complex to produce and shoot. The result is on your screen now, and it’s better than any description. Just hit the play button and enjoy.”
Italian for ‘venom’, »Veleno« marks FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE’s first record in 3 years, since the release of their critically acclaimed record »King« (2016). The ‘metal part’ of »Veleno« was recorded in Rome, Italyat Bloom Recording Studio and Kick Studio with long-standing collaborator Marco Mastrobuono, while the ‘orchestral part’ – the ensembles – were tracked at Musica Teclas Studio in Perugia. Fleshgod Apocalypse then took the effort over to Grammy-nominated Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, EPICA) at Hansen Studios in Denmark for mixing and mastering. The entire production of »Veleno« took, according to Paoli, about three months. Artwork for the album was created by Travis Smith (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, OPETH, KATATONIA).
Francesco Paoli on »Veleno«: “Today is the day. A first taste of our new album, »Veleno«, is finally available for you all. No words can describe how excited we are and how long we waited for this moment. What you see is the harvest of three years of sweat, revolutions, intense emotions and extreme challenges. We proved ourselves to be stronger than ever, despising compromises, setting the bar higher no matter what. The album is massive to say the least. Every song is a unique piece, literally alive and breathing. Can’t wait for you guys to hear the rest…”
Pre-order »Veleno« now: www.nuclearblast.com/
Pre-order the album digitally to receive ‘Sugar’ instantly (amazon and iTunes only)!
CHILDREN OF BODOM – new lyric video released
“So finally the day has arrived,” states COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho. “The 10thCOB record has finally been released!!! It took an insane amount of hard work to put all this together but at this point it feels like it’s been more waiting anxiously than anything else so I’m both excited and relieved that the damn thing is out. So thank you for your patience my friends, I hope the waiting has been worthwhile and that you’ll like the album. Either way I’ll see you on the road soon. Horns up!”
SOILWORK tour recap and ‘Stålfågel’ live cut
After their insanely successful co-headlining tour with label mates AMORPHIS (18 sold out shows) in support of their globally acclaimed new record, »Verkligheten«, Swedish visionary metallers SOILWORK have issued the following statement:
“»Verkligheten« has been out almost two months now and we keep getting amazed by the recognition it gets. We just finished off a succesful EU tour with our friends in AMORPHIS, JINJER and NAILED TO OBSCURITY. Once again we want to thank everyone for attending our shows and making it memorable. To sum up our journey through Europe, we chose to make a live video out of ‘Sålfågel’ as the crowd reaction, when playing it live, was just INSANE!!! »Verkligheten» is a new era of SOILWORK and we are ready to take this journey with our fans. We cannot wait to get back on the road this summer and bring »Verkligheten« to life again!!! See you all soon!!!”
Watch the intense live video for the anthemic hit song here:
The clip was shot by Jörg Harms from Black Vision Films and mixed by Tommy Bertelsen andSOILWORK‘s Sylvain Coudret
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