Fleshgod Apocalypse – Francesco Paoli Back As Frontman!

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Italian symphonic death metal titans FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE are set to kick off their South American tour with SEPTICFLESH later this week but have made an announcement about their line-up today. Vocalist and guitarist Tommaso Riccardi has left the group. Stepping up to take his place is the band’s original frontman, drummer Francesco PaoliDavid Folchitto (STORMLORDPROPHILAX) will be taking over on drums, whilst Fabio Bartoletti (DECEPTIONIST) is stepping in to handle lead guitar duties as live guest musicians. The band stated:

“Hello friends,

There’s no easy way to say this, so we’ll go straight to the point: About a couple of months ago, our singer Tommaso left the band for personal reasons. Our separation wasn’t painless, but everybody thought this was the best solution. Therefore we sat down and tried to figure out all possible scenarios for a band that suddenly loses its frontman. The will to go on and continue this journey was stronger than everything else. Since the message of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE goes beyond music itself, we couldn’t let someone who wasn’t there since the beginning be its spokesman. So the only way to go on was to take a look back at our roots: We decided that Francesco Paoli, our drummer, songwriter, founder and first frontman of the band, was the natural choice for this delicate and also challenging position. Our mastermind has finally taken back his originary role as lead vocalist and guitarist. From now on, besides our precious soprano singer Veronica Bordacchini, we’ll have the honour to share the stage with the Italian metal legend David Folchitto (STORMLORD, PROPHILAX) on drums together with the phenomenal Fabio Bartoletti (DECEPTIONIST) on lead guitar. FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE are more focused and determined than ever. Expect new epic live experiences and, most likely, the darkest and heaviest FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE album that we’ve ever written. We can’t wait to start this new, exciting chapter of our career. Our friends in South America will be the first ones to witness the new course of the band, with Francesco as our frontman.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.



12.10.  BR       Sao Paulo – Hangar 110
13.10.  BR       Limeira – Bar da Montanha
14.10.  BR       Rio de Janeiro – Teatro Odisseia
17.10.  ROU    Montevideo – Music Box
19.10.  RA       Rosario – Vorterix
20.10.  RA       Buenos Aires – Palermo Club
21.10.  RA       Cordoba – Casa Babylon
22.10.  RCH     Santiago – Blondie
24.10.  BOL     Santa Cruz de la Sierra – Papa Brawn
26.10.  PE        Lima – Mangos
27.10.  CO       Bogota – Samper Mendoza
28.10.  PA        Panama City – Hangar 18
29.10.  CR       San Jose – Pepper’s Club
02.11.  MEX    Guadalajara – C3 Stage
03.11.  MEX    Monterrey – Cafe Iguana
04.11.  MEX    Queretaro – Cideaa
05.11.  MEX    Mexico City – Circo Volador
09.11.  GCA     Guatemala City – Rock Ol Vuh
11.11.  ES        San Salvador – Cifco

21.11.  J           Tokyo – Cyclone
22.11.  J           Tokyo – Duo Music Exchange
23.11.  J           Nagoya – Club 3Star Imaike
24.11.  J           Osaka – Fanj Twice

»King« was produced by Jens Bogren (OPETHKATATONIASOILWORK), with the help of recording engineer Marco Mastrobuono. The stunning artwork was created by acclaimed contemporary artist Eliran Kantor(TESTAMENTICED EARTHKATAKLYSMHATEBREED).

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