Italian orchestral-death metal giants FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE will descend upon North America in March in support of their critically lauded album, Veleno. For the first time in the band’s celebrated career they’ll be doing a full-tour, accompanied by a classical string quartet, which will be an unprecedented experience for death metal fans. Today, the band has issued a message for fans that can be viewed below.
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE will be joined by special guests THE AGONIST on the excursion, that begins in Dallas, TX on March 16th and culminates in Los Angeles on April 6th. Tickets are on sale now at this location.
“Once again, we’re sharing the stage with a wonderful string ensemble and, this time, in some of the best live music clubs across North America. About a year ago, we had the pleasure to perform a special show in our hometown with a classical string quintet. We filmed the entire event and, a few months later, it became our first ever official live Blu-Ray, “An Evening In Perugia.” Right after that, we’ve been literally flooded with requests from all over the world to make it happen abroad. Everyone in our team, including band, management and label, could only work at making it happen as soon as possible.
So here we are, bringing the full experience across North America in March/April 2020. For the first time in the history of Death Metal, a band is touring with a full string ensemble. Every night will be a night to remember, featuring the longest set we’ve ever played in the continent. No excuses to miss it then, every single detail is going to be perfect and, above all, it might be a once-in-a-lifetime event… Don’t hesitate and get your ticket before it’s too late! Let’s write a new page of Death Metal history together!” – Francesco Paoli
Mar 16 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Mar 17 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Mar 19 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
Mar 20 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Mar 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
Mar 22 – Brooklyn, NY – The Warsaw
Mar 23 – Quebec City, QC – Le D’Auteuil
Mar 24 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Corona
Mar 25 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix, Concert Theatre
Mar 26 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Mar 27 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Mar 28 – Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
Mar 29 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Mar 31 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Apr 1 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Apr 2 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Apr 3 – Petaluma, CA – The Phoenix Theatre
Apr 4 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
Apr 5 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
Apr 6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
Italian for ‘venom’, Veleno marks FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE’s first record in 3 years, since the release of their critically acclaimed record King (2016). The ‘metal part’ of Veleno was recorded in Rome, Italy at Bloom Recording Studio and Kick Studio with long-standing 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, according to Paoli, about three months. Artwork for the album was created by Travis Smith (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, OPETH, KATATONIA).