HistoryThe deadly Fleshgod Apocalypse was formed in 2007 in Rome, Italy and set out immediately creating a demo called Promo ’07. This lead to a four-way split with Mordus Deliciti, Septycal Gorge and Onirik issued through Ripper Tattoo Productions. The group obtained a deal with Neurotic Records. The band entered 16th Cellar Studio in May, 2008 and recorded an album, which was issued by Candlelight in Europe and Willowtip in the USA. Neurotic Records and the Italians had parted ways in December of 2008, three months before the album’s release. Drummer Francesco Struglia departed in 2009. Human Cluster guitarist Tommaso Riccardi was added for shows. The Mafia EP was issued in 2010. The band’s drummer, Francesco Paoli, sang in Hour Of Penance. Cristiano Trionfera is also in a bunch of goth bands. Atemno Italy's “brutal/symphonic horde”, Fleshgod Apocalypse, signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records in 2011. The band was part of the Summer Slaughter Tour in July with Powerglove, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, etc. and wanted to have a release in that timeframe. Ferrini attended to the piano. Bloodtruth signed with Unique Leader in 2014. Fleshgod Apocalypse's drummer Francesco Paoli was sitting behind the drums for the recording sessions of an Embryo self-titled full-length album, which was taking place in San Marino at Simone Mularoni's Domination Studios (DGM). During the summer, the band would play at Masters Of Rock in Vizovice (Czech Republic) on July 11th and Total Metal Festival in Bitonto (Bari, Italy) on July 20th.
Alternative extreme band Fleshgod Apocalypse had an album called King in early 2016 through Nuclear Blast. Tommaso Riccardi left in 2017. The Metalitalia.com Festival announced the details of the 2019 edition of the festival, which would take place once again at the Live Music Club in Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milan), Italy. Fleshgod Apocalypse, Darkane, Gotthard, Arch Enemy and Hardcore Superstars were among the booked bands. Paoli abandoned the drums in 2020 after having retaken the microphone in 2017. Eugene Ryabchenko, drums-for-hire, took over. Female vocalist Veronica joined in 2020.
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE - ORACLES - WILLOWTIP
If there’s any justice in this world, Oracles will contend for a Top 10 spot on many a critic’s best of ’09 list when the time comes. Fusing the finest moments of the Vital Remains and Behemoth catalogue but also benefiting from impressive song-writing in its own right, Italy’s Flesghgod Apocalypse has written and documented what is without a doubt its defining statement (thus far; this is remarkably only the group’s debut record). Brutal and technical but also eminently listenable, Oracles is a record that will appeal mightily to death metal fanatics, and the album’s initial impact holds up to repeated analysis and scrutiny (i.e. there is little to scrutinize here): that’s a testament to the excellence Fleshgod Apocalypse has presented the world via Oracles. - James Tape