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The Sun is shining and Bloodstock is excited to announce seven more of metal’s finest for the UK’s heaviest weekender, including a clutch of bands from the farthest flung corners of the globe.
Friday’s line up will now include extreme prog metal Aussies, Ne Obliviscaris. The band proclaims, “UK, here we come! 2015 is the year we are finally going to reach your shores and we couldn’t be more excited to announce that it will be as part of the enormous Bloodstodck festival. We’re looking forward to playing alongside many of the best and biggest heavy acts from across the world!”
Saturday’s bill sees two bands who’ve jetted in from Indonesia, a hotbed of metal and one of the planet’s most burgeoning heavy music scenes. Burgerkill and Jasad are two of the country’s biggest metal acts, even counting the country’s metal-loving prime minister, Joko Widodo among their fans.
Sunday’s line-up sees a very special solo set from ex-Evile shredsman, Ol Drake to accompany his upcoming solo album, "Old Rake" which is out in June via Earache. Ol comments "I'm very excited to be returning to Bloodstock in a musical capacity. The weekend is fully booked off work (I was going anyway) and we're rehearsing right now. It’ll be a very special show, so don’t miss it. I’ll no doubt be having my fair share of drinks and Jagermeister afterwards and no doubt be returning to work feeling buzzed yet terrible. This is probably the only show I'll be doing to promote the album. Hope to see you there!" More...
The recently reformed sludgecore beasts from Raging Speedhorn will be bringing their filthy riffs to the Ronnie James Dio main stage of the upcoming Bloodstock festival. The band’s Gordon Morison comments: “We’re over the moon to be playing Bloodstock 2015. It’ll be awesome to share the stage with some of our old friends like Orange Goblin and Napalm Death. See you down the front!”
Progressive metal Brits Xerath also bring the heavy to Friday’s main stage. The band enthuses, "We are utterly stoked to announce we will be returning to Catton Hall once again to perform at this year's Bloodstock festival. We are especially proud to confirm we will be gracing the mainstage for the first time since our debut at the festival in 2009 which promises to almost certainly be a career defining moment for the band. We sincerely cannot wait to see you all there! Warm up those necks Bloodstockers!"
French groove metal eccentrics Trepalium and Dutch death metal outfit Villainy are also set for Sophie stage slots on Sunday. The currently announced lineup is: More...
The organizers of the Bloodstock Festival are excited to announce their third headliner for the Sophie Lancaster Stage, and a slew of other Sophie stage bands for the August 2015 event.
Industrial outfit Godflesh is to headline Sunday night on the Sophie Lancaster stage. Frontman Justin Broadrick comments: “Godflesh is thrilled to be playing a very metal UK festival! We don’t get asked to play many, as we’re often viewed as not ‘real’ metal enough, or we’re generally seen as outsiders, which we are, thank you. That doesn’t mean we don’t like to be invited to be a real metal band once in a while and especially in the Derbyshire countryside! Thank you Bloodstock!“
British thrash stalwarts Onslaught also join the Sophie stage line-up on Sunday. The band is celebrating the 30th anniversary in 2015 of debut album, "Power From Hell," with a special EP on the cards for release and special anniversary merch available.
Self-appointed "caveman battle doom" 3-piece, Conan will crash Friday’s Sophie bill. Having recently returned from a string of shows in Australia and mainland Europe, Conan is prepping for a slot on the Maryland DeathFest this summer, before bringing an unholy wall of sound to Catton Park in August.
Greek southern-tinged heavy rockers Planet Of Zeus step up for a Sophie stage slot on Saturday, while London’s blackened doomsters Bast also join the Friday bill. The currently announced lineup for the 2015 edition is as follows: More...
Italian extreme metal act Fleshgod Apocalypse released a new music video for the track "Epilogue." The song is taken from the latest album "Labyrinth," which is available via Nuclear Blast (see review here).
The video, which was directed by Francesco Paoli & Salvatore Perron can be seen here:
Symphonic death metal horde Fleshgod Apocalypse recently filmed a new video for "Epilogue," taken off the 2013 album "Labyrinth" (reviewed here).
A teaser trailer for the video can be seen below, with the full "Epilogue" music video to see release on December 9th. The band also comments:
“2014 has been an incredible year for us. We played more than a hundred shows promoting Labyrinth all over the world and had the chance to see amazing things, but more than anything, we've been showed an amazing support by all the fans we had the honour to meet in so many different countries!
"That's why we decided to do something special to thank you all for making this possible: we recently came across some outstanding locations that deeply inspired us and we decided to shoot a new videoclip for one of the most particular and representative songs of our last album. This will be our Christmas present, and we already know it's going to be super-classy!” More...
Italy's symphonic death metal horde Fleshgod Apocalypse just announced the band will be filming a new promotional video for a track off "Labyrinth." The band comments:
"2014 has been an incredible year for us. We played more than a hundred shows promoting Labyrinth all over the world and had the chance to see amazing things, but more than anything, we've been showed an amazing support by all the fans we had the honour to meet in so many different countries!
"That's why we decided to do something special to thank you all for making this possible: we recently came across some outstanding locations that deeply inspired us and we decided to shoot a new video clip for one of the most particular and representative songs of our last album. This will be our Christmas present, and we already know it's going to be super-classy!"
The third Fleshgod Apocalypse album "Labyrinth" (reviewed here) - released last year via Nuclear Blast - was produced, mixed, and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio.
Italy's symphonic death metal horde Fleshgod Apocalypse will return to European roads in late October, joining Finnish death metal powerhouse Insominum. Fleshgod Apocalypse will be touring in support of latest album "Labyrinth" (reviewed here).
The tour will kick off October 30th in Weinheim and will be concluded on November 16th in Cologne. Opening each night will be Finnish five-piece Stamina. Commented Fleshgod Apocalypse guitarist & vocalist Tommaso Riccardi:
“We are very proud to hit Europe again in November, especially with such a cool package. We've always been interested in Insomnium's music, and I personally enjoy their last work 'Shadows Of The Dying Sun' a lot.
"Also, I have to admit I just recently listened to Stamina and I really like they're groovy style too. I think their idea on the video clip for ‘Valtiaan Uudet Vaateet’ was great! I think the three of us will work very well together, since there's the right balance of violence, speed, grove and melody, so I am really confident it will be great every night. More...
The symphonic death metal outfit Fleshgod Apocalypse has released footage online of the band's performance at Wacken 2014. Check it out below, and the group also comments:
"Here's the first part of the official live footage of our performance at Wacken Open Air 2014! You can find the other two parts on our YouTube page.
"It was a great chance to try our brand new live show, featuring a fully synchronized set of geysers and stage lights. We focused all our efforts to push our stage performance to a whole new level... And new crazy improvements are coming soon fellas! Brutal Assalt... YOU'RE NEXT!"
Fleshgod Apocalypse is currently out on Summer festival season supporting the 2013 album "Labyrinth" (reviewed here).
Insomnium will hit the European roads this fall to present new album "Shadows Of The Dying Sun" (reviewed here) with support from Fleshgod Apocalypse and Stam1na. Dates for the trek are as follows:
30.10. DE Darmstadt, Steinbruch Theater
31.10. DE Lindau, Claub Vaudeville
01.11. NL Uden, De Pul
02.11. DE Bochum, Matrix
03.11. CH Pratteln, Z7
04.11. DE Nürnberg, Hirsch
05.11. F Paris, Divan Du Monde
06.11. UK Birmingham, Oobleck
07.11. UK London, Underworld
08.11. BE Vosselaar, Biebob
09.11. DE Hamburg, Gruenspan
10.11. DE Berlin, Columbia Club
11.11. DE Munich, Feierwerk
12.11. AT Vienna, Szene
13.11. PL Kracow, Lizard King
14.11. PL Wroclaw, Od Zmierzchu do Switu
15.11. CZ Prague, Rock Café
16.11. DE Cologne, Essigifabrik More...
Septicflesh has issued the following announcement about an upcoming North American tour in support of the upcoming "Titan" album:
"We are thrilled to announce that we will be returning to North America/Canada with our blood brothers in Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance and Necronomicon. This promises to be a night in darkness to be remembered as we prepare to unleash our colossal new album 'Titan.'"
Symphonic death metal outfit Fleshgod Apocalypse has now released a new music video for "Pathfinder," which can be seen below courtesy of Decibel Magazine.
"Pathfinder" comes off the band's latest album "Labyrinth" (reviewed here), and the full track listing is as follows:
2. Minotaur (The Wrath Of Poseidon)
4. Towards The Sun
7. The Fall Of Asterion
10. Under Black Sails
Italy's symphonic death metal horde Fleshgod Apocalypse is planning on releasing on brand new video for the track "Pathfinder," taken from current record "Labyrinth" (reviewed here), which is set to be published on February 3rd, 2014.
To give you another hint on what the video will be like, Fleshgod Apocalypse has just put up the second trailer, which is available to watch below.
Fleshgod Apocalypse has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming "Pathfinder" music video, which can be seen below.
"Pathfinder" comes off the "Labyrinth" album (reviewed here), which is out now. The track listing is as follows:
2. Minotaur (the Wrath Of Poseidon)
4. Towards The Sun
7. The Fall Of Asterion
10. Under Black Sails
11. Labyrinth More...
Fleshgod Apocalypse has issued the following statement about missing the band's scheduled appearance at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting:
"As many of you have noticed, earlier today we had to cancel our show at Eindhoven Metal Meeting.
"Yesterday our glorious van, a.k.a. 'Fleshgod-mobile', decided to stop working on the road to Eindhoven, leaving us stuck in the middle of fucking nowhere...
"Despite all our efforts, we've not been able to fix it on time to perform the show (unfortunately, Netherlands is REALLY far from here!).
"Our apologies to everyone who was looking forward to the show! We'll be back in your area SOONER THAN YOU THINK, first on January with Kataklysm and Krisiun:
11/01/2014 - Essen (DE) - Turock
12/01/2014 - Leeuwarden (NL) - Poppodium
19/01/2014 - Vosselaar (BE) - Biebob
"And later in 2014:
11/04/2014 - Bomal-Sur-Ourthe (BE) - Hall Le Sassin, Durbuy Rock Festival
26/07/2014 - Steenwijk (NL) - De Buze, Stonehenge Festival
"See you guys on the road!" More...
Fleshgod Apocalypse has released a new video teaching you how to cook with Francesco Paoli, which can be viewed below. The band also comments:
"Hello everyone! We are really proud to officially announce our last addition to our merchandise. This is a completely different and pioneering idea driven by the great devotion and respect that we have for our country, Italy and our region, Umbria. As Italians we take much pride in our food and traditions, that's why we present our artisan 'pasta.' This is an high quality product, something that you hardly find in foreign countries stores. We personally collected the most famous and delicious types to offer to Fleshgod Apocalypse fans another way to enjoy Italian art. As for promotional campaign and due to high shipping costs of these items we decided to lower the prices for the next period in order to give the chance to everyone to enjoy these special products. Here follows a little clip with our drummer Francesco Paoli showing how to cook it in the proper way.
"We are also excited to announce that we are shooting a brand new conceptual video for a song extracted from our last release. It will definitely stand up from the average as we are going to shoot it in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Sicilia. This region was part of Greece right in the era where the 'Labyrinth of Knossos' myth is collocated and our philological research led us there. It will be artistically deep and metaphorically intricated, a real reflection on the sense of our lives. Considering how big this matter is and how much we love our art, we decided to invest all the Fleshgod Apocalypse pasta and wine profits in a big production video as well as in the future development of the band. Obviously, all your support is really appreciated.
"Last but not least we will officially start the HUGE touring campaign in support of our new album 'Labyinth.' We will play all around the world, starting in Europe in January, continuing in Central America, Asia and Oceania in spring and coming back with an incredible tour in North America in the summer. Can't wait to bring the apocalypse once again all around the world! Finally, we want to thank you all for the unending support and for the massive trust in this band and its art. " More...
What better way to enjoy a fine blend of Italian metal than having a glass of wine to go along with it? Symphonic death metal five-piece Fleshgod Apocalypse now has two different varieties of wine available: "Ariadne" and "Minotaur." This exclusive offer is only available for European customers via the band’s homepage.
Stated the band: “We have spent a lot of time thinking about the best way to thank all our fans for the outstanding support we received throughout these years, a truly unique gift which could fully represent our Italian heritage and our strong connection with the Mediterranean culture. That's why we decided to choose two of the most typical blends of our area, grown in the most prestigious vineyards, to deliver you this two high quality wines, inspired by the myth of the labyrinth of Knossos. Here's to you: 'Minotaur' and 'Ariadne!'”
Poland's Hate has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's planned U.K. tour dates:
"We do regret to inform you that The Fleshgod Apocalypse/Hate tour in the UK has been cancelled. The reason for this is just bad organization of the shows and incompetence of the agency that was responsible for it in the first place.
"Stephen Moss of Nuclear Blast Touring said: 'We tried to rescue the tour after the previous agent who was booking it made many errors, but in the past weeks we had more trouble as promoters were confirming shows with us that the promoter had not confirmed with the venues. So shows were being cancelled. The only option is to cancel the tour and re-organize something for the future, which of course I am not happy about, with Nuclear Blast I have tried to rescue the tour, but we have failed.'
"We are sure that many of you will find this disappointing. All we can do is to assure you that together with our agent we will be working on another tour in the near future. We totally appreciate your support to the band and we hope to find another opportunity to come on a UK tour fairly soon. Until then Rest in HATE!"
Hate would have been touring in support of latest full-length album "Solarflesh" (reviewed here).
Fleshgod Apocalypse is due to release the brand new full-length album "Labyrinth" (reviewed here) this coming August 20th, 2013.
The band has now teamed up with Terrorizer Magazine to stream the full album. Check out all the tracks in the player below.
The last place I ever thought I would see a show was in the middle of the campus of the “elite of society” – Harvard University. Though not confirmed, I had heard that this particular show was the first metal event at the newly opened Sinclair club, which was directly in the heart of the college. I had made the 114 mile trek to the area countless times, however, I don’t recall the traffic being this annoying. When I went to see Wintersun and Eluveitie at Royale in downtown Boston, the trip was nuisance free. But, it was Friday night, and stupidity on the road was nothing new. The area was wrought with college kids, yuppie preps and artsy types, so it was a pleasure to walk around in my Sodom – “Epitome of Torture” shirt, its double meaning was painfully clear. The venue proved to be a rather loose, without any pushy asshole bouncers and the club itself had decent sound. If you have been to the upstairs part of The Palladium in Worcester, imagine it double the size with a much better stage (raised to where you can see), much better lighting and double the upstairs space where you can view the band from just above the floor crowd from all sides/angles. More...
Fleshgod Apocalypse will release new album "Labyrinth" on August 16th via Nuclear Blast (reviewed here). The band has now issued the following announcement about bringing along Veronica Bordacchini for upcoming tour dates:
"Yes, it's going to happen! We are really proud to announce that the soprano singer Veronica Bordacchini will be on tour with us from now on, included the upcoming tour in North America with Wintersun, Arsis and Starkill!
"She did an outstanding job in the studio on 'Agony' and 'Labyrinth' and now it's amazing to have such a talented singer on stage every night!
"Last but definitely not least we are going to play some new songs from our new album 'Labyrinth' on the next tour so BE FUCKIN' THERE!"
You can also stream the song "Minotaur" in the player below, and the album's track listing is as follows:
2. Minotaur (the Wrath Of Poseidon)
4. Towards The Sun
7. The Fall Of Asterion
10. Under Black More...