Band Interview: Epica

Matt Albers One of Europe’s strongest contributing scenes to metal in the past two decades has been all of the female-fronted symphonic metal acts. Bands that formed in the mid 1990s like Nightwish, Within Temptation, and Lacuna Coil started a movement of strong, beautiful, operatic female vocals and neo-classical symphonic elements juxtaposed over driving heavy metal guitar…

Album Review: Fleshgod Apocalypse – King (Nuclear Blast)

Band: Fleshgod Apocalypse Album: King Year: 2016 Record Label: Nuclear Blast Cristiano Trionfera – lead guitar, backing vocals Paolo Rossi – bass guitar, clean vocals Francesco Paoli – drums, backing vocals Tommaso Riccardi – lead vocals, rhythm guitar Francesco Ferrini – piano, string arrangements, orchestral effects When I first came across Italy’s Fleshgod Apocalypse around…

Band Interview: SepticFlesh

So a few months back we did our first interview with an international band, well first non-email interview, Septicflesh of Greece! They played out at the Riot Room in Kansas City and were kind enough to have us there to sit down with guitarist Christos Antoniou. We were able to capture video of it all…

Photo Album: SepticFlesh @ The Riot Room, Kansas City

A month or two ago we were contacted by Prosthetic Records about covering a show at the Riot Room. That show was the Conquerers of the World tour Pt. III featuring SepticFlesh as the headliner, Moonspell as the co-headliner and Deathstars as the opening act. Now seeing as this show was so far off we…

Album Review: Fleshgod Apocalypse – Agony

Fleshgod Apocalypse – Agony A review by: Nick Licata Very seldom is there a band that releases an album and has you begging for more soon after first listen. Fleshgod Apocalypse, Symphonic Technical Death Metal band, from Roma/Perugia, Italy have done just that with their third album (second LP) “Agony.” This album was released Aug….