Guitarist/vocalist Tommaso Riccardi adds:
“The concept of this album is based on the myth of the Labyrinth of Knossos and every character related to it. We focused on the philological aspect in order to represent all the elements of the classic world and, through a manic and meticulous research, we managed to create a metaphor with our times, as the maze can be associated with the endless search for what we really are. We’re sure you will be stunned by this as much as we are.â€
“It’s difficult to recap in a few words all the elements contained in our new work, but we are sure this will absolutely be THE album for us,â€ elaborated drummer Francesco Paoli. â€œWe have spent a lot of time composing these new songs and, even if recordings are not finished yet, we can firmly declare that this material is simply incredible, more mature and definitely a huge step forward from all our previous works. Epic complex harmony, sophisticated touching melodies, a true vocal aggression, photonic grooves and back to articulated riffing… these are just few things you will find in this album. It’s fucking quality music, you will see.”
The bandâ€™s as of yet untitled third album is tentatively due in August 2013 via Nuclear Blast records worldwide.
Agony, the latest album from Italian symphonic death metal act FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, sold 1,432 copies in the United States in its first week of sales according to Nielson Soundscan. The band came in at #18 on New Artist chart and at #35 on Current Hard Music Chart. Comparatively at that time, the bandâ€™s 2009 LP Oracles had scanned 1,527 copies to date and their 2010 EP Mafia had scanned 1,214. Agony, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSEâ€™s Nuclear Blast Records debut, was released in North America on August 9th, 2011.