Win Tickets ($50): Fleshgod Apocalypse featuring the Veleno Quartet @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ The Agonist, Italian Grandmasters of Orchestral Death Metal

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Fleshgod Apocalypse featuring the Veleno Quartet @ Crystal Ballroom on April 2. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed March 30.


From our sponsors:
Fleshgod Apocalypse featuring the Veleno Quartet
The Agonist

April 2, 2020
7 pm doors, 8 pm show | $22.50 ADV, $25 Doors | All Ages
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Italian grandmasters of orchestral death metal Fleshgod Apocalypse are finding spontaneity rewarding on new album, Veleno. Over the past four albums – previous album, King (2016), floored fans and critics alike – the Francesco Paoli-led trio have planned every step, discussed every note and ensured every salutation to Paganini, Bach and Mozart was met with an equally brutal death metal equivalent. On Veleno, which is Italian for ‘venom,’ they needed a change of approach (and pace). To achieve this, Fleshgod Apocalypse distanced themselves from distraction – lineup changes, tours and the frustrations of day-to-day life – unboxed the songwriting process, and let the inspiration flow freely. On Veleno, they’ve matured, blended more efficiently their musical vision, and walked away with 11 songs that sound like a new band with an unsatiable prey drive.

Veleno is the most spontaneous album we’ve ever done,” says Fleshgod Apocalypse’s multi-instrumentalist Francesco Paoli. “We’ve always been super-honest with our music, but being honest doesn’t mean you are completely spontaneous. For instance, we’ve never recorded a single note without being 100% sure it was the right one to our ears. But letting your inspiration flow freely, without any kind of time/schedule/sound/lineup restriction, is totally another story. I mean, we definitely experimented with some songs in the past but sometimes it’s almost like you feel the need to censor yourself, so to speak. Some days you come up with a really great idea but, for some reason, you think it’s ‘too much’ for your music and you toss it away. So, the lack of limits, full experimentation, an unavoidable process of rediscovering our roots… all this led us to the most beautiful music we’ve ever produced. I’m sure people will love Veleno as much as we do.”

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17 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Fleshgod Apocalypse featuring the Veleno Quartet @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ The Agonist, Italian Grandmasters of Orchestral Death Metal

  1. Michael November 29, 2019 at 7:46 pm #

    I am a fan of The Agonist and would sure love to see them live in concert. Nothing like a night of Death Metal to get you going plus at a great venue as well. Hope I win these tickets.

  2. shen December 1, 2019 at 2:07 pm #

    I think this would please my daughter to no end!

    • Valerie Skala December 10, 2019 at 3:06 pm #

      My daughter in law TO BE, might love love love ME?? If I win these tickets and show her how cool I can be!!

  3. Kristen F December 4, 2019 at 9:25 am #

    YUSSSSSSS. I would love to go!

  4. Dave G. December 5, 2019 at 10:12 pm #

    I would love to check this out…

  5. Robert December 9, 2019 at 5:15 pm #


    • Carol Lynn Cooper December 10, 2019 at 1:30 pm #

      I’m in.

      • Carol Lynn Cooper January 19, 2020 at 11:38 pm #

        The agonist are great. Love them.

  6. Jonas Trekas December 17, 2019 at 6:26 pm #

    Love the music.

  7. Natasha Morlock December 21, 2019 at 6:21 pm #

    Hard rock all the way pdx pipelines!

  8. Carol Lynn Cooper January 2, 2020 at 10:11 pm #

    Need a place to go celebrate April Fools Day. Pick me.

  9. steadyfool January 9, 2020 at 11:35 pm #

    goth to win!

  10. michael cheaney January 14, 2020 at 3:15 pm #

    Great band.

  11. Carol Cooper January 14, 2020 at 9:11 pm #

    Fleshgod are awesome. Please pick me. Thanks.

  12. Jonas Trekas January 14, 2020 at 9:12 pm #

    I need a night out. Would love to see this band.

  13. Gary January 21, 2020 at 3:19 pm #

    The orchestral element of Fleshgod Apocalypse has always made them stand out, and I would love to see them perform with a live string section. Please choose me!

  14. Carol Lynn Cooper January 21, 2020 at 10:00 pm #

    Veleno is great.

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