Tommaso Riccardi (Fleshgod Apocalypse)

Tommaso Riccardi gives in-depth explanation(s) of the concepts, story and musical development behind AGONY & new album LABYRINTH.

  • Touring & the future of Fleshgod Apocalypse
  • Inspiration through pop music
  • Taking control on stage
  • Tommaso’s MOUNT RUSHMORE of METAL!
  • Plus, “Behind the Scenes” footage


Thanks to Cristiano, Tommaso & the FLESHGOD crew

Extra special thanks to…

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AVATARIUM Debut Record Out Now

Stockholm-based Doom Supergroup AVATARIUM released their highly anticipated self-titled debut record Avatarium via Nuclear Blast.AVATARIUM – debut record out now! - 2013-11-01 00:00

The band features legendary Doom Metal pioneer Leif Edling (CANDLEMASS) on bass, Marcus Jidell (EVERGREY) on guitar, Carl Westholm (CANDLEMASS) on keyboards, Lars Sköld (TIAMAT) on drums and Jennie-Ann Smith handling vocal duties.

Critics worldwide speak in unity, with most praiseful words:

“Avatarium is a progged-up, doom metal masterpiece and Leif Edling is a fucking genius!” Metal Hammer UK

“The new emotional feeling of Dark Doom is called AVATARIUM. Strong & fragile, powerful and poetic!” - METALLIAN

Several different versions of the album are available at the Nuclear Blast Online Shop: http://smarturl.it/AVATARIUM-Album

Avatarium is also available as a full stream here: http://bit.ly/AvatariumStream

THE DEFILED Frontman, Stitch D; Artist Profile Online

Nuclear Blast

In the course of their current U.S. tour, London-based modern metallers THE DEFILED stopped by at Nuclear Blast’s U.S. office, where front man Stitch D was interviewed on his musical background and the band’s evolution as well as on a couple of more personal topics. Get to know Stitch D better by watching the video here: http://youtu.be/nx-9J1cC9iYimage001

Daggers, THE DEFILED’s second studio album and first for Nuclear Blast Entertainment, was released on August 2.

Daggers is available as:

 a ltd. Digipak CD incl. two bonus tracks (order here: http://smarturl.it/DaggersCD)

a digital standard version (order here: http://smarturl.it/DaggersiTunes)

a digital deluxe version incl. three bonus tracks (order here: http://bit.ly/1aUmbMr)

THE DEFILED are confirmed as main support to MOTIONLESS IN WHITE on their upcoming UK tour in September:

12.09.  IRL Dublin – Academy 1

13.09.  UK Belfast – Mandela Hall

14.09.  UK Glasgow - Garage

15.09.  UK Newcastle - Academy 2

16.09.  UK Manchester - Academy 2

18.09.  UK Leeds – Cockpit

19.09.  UK Nottingham - Rescue Rooms

20.09.  UK Birmingham – Academy 2

21.09.  UK London – Forum

22.09.  UK Bristol - The Fleece

23.09.  UK Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms

Also be sure to check out: the full album stream on Metal Hammer Germany’s website: http://bit.ly/14fuPWT

track-by-track pt.1: http://youtu.be/pL4XAUaIZNM

track-by-track pt.2: http://bit.ly/12BFUJQ

track-by-track pt.3: http://bit.ly/16j37TF

the stage outfit trailer: the official `Unspoken´ video clip: http://bit.ly/13iSDoL

the making-of `Unspoken´: http://bit.ly/13ixTgQ

the official `Unspoken´ remix: http://bit.ly/UnspokenRemix   

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Limited Edition FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Bundle Available Now!

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE – Labyrinth – Exclusive Bundle at shop.nuclearblast.com

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Order the exclusive, strictly limited LABYRINTH T-Shirt + CD bundle at the following link: http://bit.ly/FleshgodApocalypseBundle

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If you purchase something at our brand new web shop at http://shop.nuclearblast.com, you will receive the sampler “The Blast Supper” as a gift FOR FREE (while supplies last).

It includes brand new tracks by Carcass, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Immolation, Orchid, Suffocation, Arsis, Hypocrisy, Amorphis, Soilwork, Children Of Bodom, Thy Art Is Murder, Scorpion Child and more.


Nuclear Blast: http://smarturl.it/LabyrinthCD

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/FA-LABYRINTH-iTUNES

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/FA-LABYRINTH-AMZN

LABYRINTH will be released on August 16th (EU), 19th (UK) and 20, 2013 (NA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

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AMORPHIS Hit the Charts With New Album

AMORPHIS update from the mighty NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS!

Finnish masters of melancholic dark metal, AMORPHIS, entered the charts with their most recent effort, Circle, leading with a sensational #1 position in their origin, Finland. Congratulations, guys!


Finland: #1
Germany: #13
Hungary: #13
UK: #14 (Rock Top 40)
Austria: #24
Sweden: #33, #3 (Rock/Metal)
Japan: #39
Switzerland: #57

Circle was produced and mixed by legendary producer/musician Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN). Order the album via http://smarturl.it/AmoCircle

They recently posted the official video for the first single, Hopeless Days at this location:

Also check:
Enchanted By The Moon lyric video: http://youtu.be/Q3Tdeg_IHGU
Shades Of Gray lyric video: http://youtu.be/Zt9_xAiYQJ8

Hopeless Days lyric video: http://youtu.be/gdKt1aw4BK8

Circle track by track: http://youtu.be/qbCj7cYk-Kg
Studio Report Part 1: http://youtu.be/fLdUj7wm2PM
Studio Report Part 2: http://youtu.be/VTHcE6Z4lPM
Studio Report Part 3: http://youtu.be/hLbHuMS_IkQ
Studio Report Part 4: http://youtu.be/66DHBCnYpjY


05.11. D Cologne – Essigfabrik
06.11. D Bochum – Zeche
07.11. D Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
08.11. D Munich – Backstage
09.11. D Frankfurt – Batschkapp
10.11. CH Geneve – L’Usine
12.11. E Barcelona – Apolo
13.11. E Valencia – Rock City
14.11. E Sevilla – Sala Custom
15.11. PT Lisbon – Paradise Garage
16.11. E Madrid – But
17.11. E Bilbao – Kafé Antzokia
19.11. F Toulouse – Connexion
20.11. F Paris – Divan Du Monde
21.11. D Saarbrücken – Garage
22.11. D Dresden – Tante Ju
24.11. A Vienna – Szene
26.11. I Milan – Alcatraz
27.11. CH Pratteln – Z7
28.11. D Osnabrück – Hyde Park
30.11. B Vosselaar – Biebob
01.12. UK London – O2 Academy Islington
04.12. D Hamburg – Markthalle
05.12. DK Odense – Posten
06.12. S Gothenburg – Brewhouse
07.12. N Oslo – John Dee
08.12. S Stockholm – Klubben



Italian symphonic death metal act FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE is currently working on their third full-length with producer Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio.

Cristiano Trionfera (guitar, vocals) states: 

“We are tracking guitars now, and the result is amazing… Stefano is nailing it and we know the album will sound incredibly powerful.”

For this album the band also used the precious collaboration of very talented guests, which gave a great contribution to make it a unique piece of art.

Tommaso Riccardi (guitar, vocals) commented:

“The concept of this album is based on the myth of the Labyrinth of Knossos and every character related to it. We focused on the philological aspect in order to represent all the elements of the classic world and, through a manic and meticolous research, we managed to create a metaphor with our times, as the maze can be associated with the endless search for what we really are. We’re sure you will be stunned by this as much as we are.”

Francesco Paoli (Drummer) adds: 

“It’s difficult to recap in a few words all the elements contained in our new work, but we are sure this will absolutely be THE album for us. We have spent a lot of time composing these new songs and, even if recordings are not finished yet, we can firmly declare that this material is simply incredible, more mature and definitely a huge step forward from all our previous works. Epic complex harmony, sophisticated touching melodies, a true vocal aggression, photonic grooves and back to articulated riffing… these are just few things you will find in this album. It’s fucking quality music, you will see.”

The bands third album is due in August 2013 via Nuclear Blast records worldwide

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE - European tour in May! - 2013-02-22 00:00



06.05.13 IT Cortemaggiore, The Fillmore 
07.05.13 Fr Montepellier, Secret Place
08.05.13 ES Madrid, Caracol
09.05.13 ES Barcelona, Salamandra 1
10.05.13 CH Geneve, Lùsine
11.05.13 Fr Luynes, Korigan
12.05.13 Fr Colmar, Grillen
13.05.13 Fr Lyon, CCO
14.05.13 Fr Paris, Divan du Monde
15.05.13 Fr Rennes, Ubu
16.05.13 BE Vosselaar,Biebob
17.05.13 DE Cottbus, Glad House
18.05.13 PL Warsaw, Progresja
19.05.13 PL Wroclaw, Firlej
20.05.13 CZ Prag, Nova Chmelnice
21.05.13 HU Budapest, TBA
22.05.13 AT Wien, Viper Room
23.05.13 DE München, Backstage
24.05.13 DE Hünxe, Extremefest
25.05.13 CH Winterthur, Gaswerk

Fleshgod Apocalypse

Get the track The Violation from the album Agony as MP3 for free!

  • Paolo Rossi (Bass, Clean Vocals )
  • Francesco Paoli (Drums, Guitars, Vocals)
  • Cristiano Trionfera (Guitars, Vocals, Orchestral Arrangements )
  • Tommaso Riccardi (Vocals, Guitars)
  • Francesco Ferrini (Piano)


CHILDREN OF BODOM Answer Fan Questions [Video]

Fans from all around the world had the chance to ask CHILDREN OF BODOM their questions via the official Nuclear Blast Europe Facebook page and when Felix of Nuclear Blast met the band he forwarded them to Alexi and Henkka.

This resulted in a great video interview – Part I can be watched here.

CHILDREN OF BODOM recorded Halo Of Blood at Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios (in a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked on the Hatebreeder (1999), Follow the Reaper (2000), and Hate Crew Deathroll (2003) albums.

The album was produced by the band and Mikko Karmila, mixed at Finnvox StudiosKeyboards recorded by Janne Wirman and vocal production by Peter Tägtgren.

Track listing:
01 – Waste Of Skin
02 – Halo Of Blood
03 – Scream For Silence
04 – Transference
05 – Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
06 – The Days Are Numbered
07 – Dead Man’s Hand On You
08 – Damage Beyond Repair
09 – All Twisted
10 – One Bottle and a Knee Deep

Check also out the first album trailers:
Part I: http://youtu.be/INzpnD1HyNA
Part II: http://youtu.be/YieIHJ53bVM


AMORPHIS New Album, Single on TWR Radio Now!

Finnish masters of melancholic dark metal, AMORPHIS, released their brand new album, Circle last week.

The band also posted the official video for the first single, Hopeless Days at this location: http://youtu.be/KY0bUjF0YQ8

Circle was produced and mixed by legendary producer/musician Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN). Order Circle via http://smarturl.it/AmoCircle

The first single off the album, Hopeless Days, featured on The Welding Room radio program, is also available now as CD single and can exclusively be purchased at the Nuclear Blast mail order: http://bit.ly/13sYTME or digitally via http://bit.ly/amorphishd.
 The second single, The Wanderer, is available via iTunes only – http://bit.ly/amowand

Tomi Joutsen – Vocals
Esa Holopainen – Guitar
Tomi Koivusaari – Guitar
Santeri Kallio – Keyboards
Niclas Etelävuori – Bass
Jan Rechberger – Drums

Also check:

Enchanted By The Moon lyric videohttp://youtu.be/Q3Tdeg_IHGU
Shades Of Gray lyric video: http://youtu.be/Zt9_xAiYQJ8

Hopeless Days lyric video: http://youtu.be/gdKt1aw4BK8

Circle track by track: http://youtu.be/qbCj7cYk-Kg
Studio Report Part 1: http://youtu.be/fLdUj7wm2PM
Studio Report Part 2: http://youtu.be/VTHcE6Z4lPM
Studio Report Part 3: http://youtu.be/hLbHuMS_IkQ
Studio Report Part 4: http://youtu.be/66DHBCnYpjY


Upcoming LIVE DATES:

2013-04-25 Helsinki (Circus) FI
2013-06-22 Clisson (Hellfest) FR
2013-06-28 Helsinki (Tuska) FI
2013-06-29 Löbnitz (With Full Force) DE
2013-07-05 Kokkola (Manifest 2013) FI
2013-08-11 Derbyshire (Bloodstock Festival) GB
2013-08-01 Wacken (Wacken Open Air ) DE
2013-07-10 Hyvinkää (Torin Rytmit) FI
2013-07-19 Sotkamon (Sotkamon Syke) FI
2013-08-03 Székesfehérvár (Fezen) HU

HYPOCRISY Album Trailer Released, Tour Dates Announced

Logo: Nuclear Blast Records

Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY just uploaded the first album trailer of their upcoming masterpiece End Of Disclosure.

It doesn’t take more than the first seconds of the opener and title track End Of Disclosure to locate the new record’s position in HYPOCRISY’s multifaceted discography. Being on a par with 1990’s brute yet multifarious masterpieces, End Of Disclosure – produced by mastermind Peter Tägtgren in his Abyss Studio, Sweden – leaves no space for breathers. Lethal punches are hailing down on your eardrums from the first riff to the final cymbal clash, which are being intensified in their vast vigorous effect by melodies of pure majesty.

Check the title track video cliphttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJsdZ2FR3WM

And the Making Of: http://youtu.be/B195M02nmq4


HYPOCRISY also confirmed the following dates for 2013.
The official release shows of the new album End Of Disclosure are going to take place on March 22 in Stockholm/Klubben and March 23 in Götheborg/Brew House.

End Of Disclosure Tour 2013
03/28 DE Essen/Turock
03/29 BE Namur/Cinex
03/30 NL Leeuwarden/Romein
03/31 NL Eindhoven/Effenaar
04/01 FR Paris/Trabendo
04/02 FR Saint/Etienne/Le Fil
04/03 CH Genf/L’Usine
04/04 CH Winterthur/Salzhaus
04/05 DE Stuttgart/LKA
04/06 DE Leipzig/Hellraiser
04/07 DE Hamburg/Markthalle
04/08 DE Berlin/K17
04/10 PL Krakau/Kwadrat
04/11 CZ Prag/Nova Chmelnice
04/12 DE Dettelbach/Metal Franconia Festival
04/13 DE München/Backstage
04/14 AT Wien/Szene

04/16 UK London, Camden Underworld
04/17 IRE Dublin, Button Factory
04/18 UK Glasgow, Stereo

Check out the trailer of the END OF DISCLOSURE WORLD TOUR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2aPv1PXnIs

End Of Disclosure will be released March 22, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

AMORPHIS Reveal New Album Details

Finnish masters of melacholic dark metal, AMORPHIS, announced Circle as the title of their upcoming 11th album, set for an April 19 release via Nuclear Blast

A short summary about the album’s concept/story that spreads throught out the lyrics by Pekka Kainulainen, who wrote the lyrics for most recent AMORPHIS albums can be read below:

“The protagonist has been dealt a bad hand at birth. He’s always felt himself an outsider with strong potential to become marginalized. Through an accident, after a crisis, he finds a connection with his inner powers. A guide is sent to him, from some other time and place. He gets a chance to take hold of his own life and change his destiny. From the past of Carelian Finland he finds his own spiritual tribe and the power to turn the course of his doomed life. This is a story of survival.”

Singer Tomi Joutsen adds about the album’s title:

Circle represents integrity. Back in the days, when there was something special to talk about, wise men used to sit in circle. Not everyone was invited to join them. But in this story, the protagonist was invited among the wise men’s circle.“