Fleshgod Apocalypse to release fifth album, ‘Veleno,” on May 24

Italian orchestral-death metal and renaissance revivalists Fleshgod Apocalypse will return with studio album number five, “Veleno,” on May 24 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has unveiled the record’s first single and video (“Sugar”), the album artwork and track listing. Pre-order the album here.

Vocalist/guitarist Francesco Paoli discussed working with director Giovanni Bucci on the “Sugar” video:

“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 three years, since the release of “King” (2016). The “metal part” of “Veleno” was recorded in Rome, Italy, at Bloom Recording Studio and Kick Studio with longtime 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, Paoli said, about three months. Artwork for the album was created by Travis Smith (Avenged Sevenfold, Opeth, Katatonia).

“No words can describe how excited we are and how long we waited for this moment,” Paoli said of the new record. “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 the digital album on iTunes or Amazon Music, and receive an instant download of the new single, “Sugar,” at http://geni.us/FAVeleno.

“Veleno” track listing:

  1. Fury
  2. Carnivorous Lamb
  3. Sugar
  4. The Praying Mantis’ Strategy
  5. Monnalisa
  6. Worship and Forget
  7. Absinthe
  8. Pissing on the Score
  9. The Day We’ll Be Gone
  10. Embrace The Oblivion
  11. Veleno

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE North American Tour Dates:
Buy tickets at http://nuclearblast.com/fleshgod-tour

March 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
March 16 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
March 17 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
March 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
March 20 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theatre
March 21 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
March 22 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
March 23 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
March 24 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
March 26 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
March 27 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
March 28 – Raleigh, NC – The Maywood
March 29 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
March 30 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
March 31 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
April 1 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Corona
April 2 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
April 3 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
April 5 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
April 6 – Minneapolis, MN – Studio B
April 7 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
April 8 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
April 9 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
April 10 – Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
April 12 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
April 13 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
April 14 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
April 15 – Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House


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