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YEAR FORMED: 2007
HOME TOWN: Roma, Perugia
Francesco Paoli - Guitars
Cristiano Trionfera - Guitars
Paolo Rossi - Bass
Francesco Struglia - Drums
Fleshgod Apocalypse was born in April 2007 from the ashes of Death Metal band called Tyrannic Ethical Reconstruction. This new band was originally conceived as a side project featuring Francesco Paoli (Vocals, Guitar), also in the Death Metal band Hour Of Penance and ex-member of T.E.R., Francesco Struglia (Drums), also in Promaetheus Unbound and ex-member of T.E.R., Paolo Rossi (bass) ex-member T.E.R. Ever since the beginning Fleshgod Apocalypse' musical orientation showed the need for a second guitar player. The intention of combining two genres like Death Metal and Classical music, the wired riffing as much as the need of two heavy rhythmic guitars in the slow tempos made it a neccesity to find a new member to extend the line-up. Within a few days Cristiano Trionfera, also in Promaetheus Unbound, joined the band as lead guitarist.
After a month of practicing the band recorded its first promo in July simply called Promo ’07, only meant to interest record labels. This one contains two tracks of technical Death Metal mostly influenced by Classical music. Inspired by bands like Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, Vader, Deeds Of Flesh, Nile, Morbid Angel but certainly also by the likes of J.S. Bach, L. Van Beethoven, F. Listz, F.Chopin and R. Wagner. The band sounds sick, fast, brutal yet with a classical approach.
Words go beyond blasphemy or gore. The lyrics are a in general an anti-religious declaration and speak about the abuse of power and all the psychic and physical acts of tyranny performed in name of religion. A menace of true redemption to all those who commit acts of paedophilia or hold the life of people with deception or hind and sometimes impede the medical research and scientific progress.
The recording also contains a piano intro written and performed by Francesco Ferrini. Promo’07 has been recorded, mixed and mastered at 16th Cellar Studio with the producer Stefano "Saul" Morabito, and its two tracks are also contained in the 4-way split “Da Vinci Death Code” distribuited via Spew Rec. After the promo release, the band performs some live dates to spread his name in the Italian and European underground scene.
In May 2008 the band enter again 16th Cellar Studio to record its first album, “Oracles”. In the meanwhile, due to unexpected working problems, Francesco Struglia is forced away from the recording session and his place is took by Hour Of Penance’s drummer Mauro Mercurio who give a significant help to the band handling the drums parts. As like as the promo, Fleshgod Apocalypse relies again on the precious skills of Francesco Ferrini who give his contribution managing the orchestral and piano parts.
During the mixing sessions (July 08), Francesco Struglia solved his working burdens so he can rejoin the band for the upcoming live activity concerning also some festivals, supporting bands like Behemoth, Origin, Dying Fetus, Hate Eternal, Suffocation, Napalm Death and many more.
“Oracles” is now ready to hit the stores and Fleshgod Apocalypse is also preparing the upcoming tours supporting the album.