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.
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Fleshgod Apocalypse featuring the Veleno Quartet
April 2, 2020
7 pm doors, 8 pm show | $22.50 ADV, $25 Doors | All Ages
More info: crystalballroompdx.com
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.”