The monsters of Fleshgod Apocalypse have officially forged the sounds of a new album! To be more specific, they’ve constructed a concept album by the name of “King”. This has badass potential written all over it. It will come attached with a 2016 release through Nuclear Blast Records.
Fleshgod Apocalypse recorded the LP this Summer at Rome’s Kick Recording and 16th Cellar Studios. They worked with none other than Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, At The Gates, Arch Enemy) in this endeavor. Artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Iced Earth) handled the artwork for the release.
Speaking of the artwork, it was just unveiled and it looks stunning! Feast your eyes before the feast of ears!
Here’s what the band had to say in regards to this, along with some words on the album’s concept:
“This work of art is nothing more than the picture of an old world coming to an end. The author, Eliran Kantor, perfectly interpreted the concept behind the album. The King represents the last stand of integrity and justice in a court infested by traitors, villains, perverts, parasites and prostitutes. In an era that looks more like the Middle Ages than the 21st Century, we felt the necessity to express our indignation for the constant loss of values and our despise for mediocrity and commercial use of superstitions.
The question is, are we sure everything that is ‘new’ is right? Are we sure we are not losing the perception of what is the real value of things? Perhaps the essence of that King lies inside everyone of us but it’s just dimmed by the mist of deceit and (ir)rational superfluity. Perhaps we should all hail the King we have inside.”