Italy’s brutal/symphonic horde, Fleshgod Apocalypse, has revealed the cover art for the band’s Nuclear Blast Records debut Agony. Marco Hasmann, who worked with the band on the previous releases, Mafia and Oracles, crafted the record’s intricate cover design.
The band comments, “The album cover is about the eternal struggle of mankind; we’re condemned to live facing our evil side, which dwells in every one of us. We are like tied to the ground, forced in chains that can’t be broken, so the man in the cover is representing all humanity and its eternal agony, knowing that it’s almost impossible to liberate ourselves from the obscurity of our nature. Unless we decide to admit to ourselves who we are and face our doom, that would be the only way to free our kind and rise to an higher conscience, someday.”
Fleshgod Apocalypse has already become one of the most talked about bands in the underground. The unique blend of technical death metal with symphonic elements has quickly made Fleshgod a favorite with fans and critics alike.
Now, after a successful debut US tour alongside Suffocation and The Faceless, the band will hit the road later this summer as part of the annual “Summer Slaughter Tour”, with Agony set to release in the coming months.
Stay tuned for more information on Fleshgod Apocalypse and Agony.
“Summer Slaughter Tour” THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DARKEST HOUR, SIX FEET UNDER, DYING FETUS, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, OCEANO, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, POWERGLOVE
Jul. 22 – Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues
Jul. 23 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
Jul. 25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
Jul. 26 – Seattle, WA – King Cat Theatre
Jul. 28 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
Jul. 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Jul. 30 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
Jul. 31 – Scottsdale, AZ – The Venue Scottsdale
Aug. 02 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Aug. 04 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five
Aug. 05 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
Aug. 06 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Aug. 07 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
Aug. 08 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
Aug. 09 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
Aug. 10 – Montreal, QC – Olympia
Aug. 11 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Aug. 12 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Aug. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
Aug. 14 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Aug. 16 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Aug. 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Aug. 19 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
Aug. 20 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
Aug. 21 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues