Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Veronica Bordacchini Surprised With Marriage Proposal During Madrid, Spain Show

Fleshgod Apocalypse vocalist Veronica Bordacchini ended up receiving a surprise marriage proposal during the band’s January 26 show in Madrid, Spain. You can see footage of the touching moment between her and her boyfriend, Alessandro Salari (Hard To Find, CarroBestiame), below:

[via The PRP]

Fleshgod Apocalypse & Obscura Announce Co-Headlining North American Tour

Fleshgod Apocalypse and Obscura have announced a co-headlining North American tour. Wolfheart and Thulcandra will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

02/18 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
02/19 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
02/20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/21 Boise, ID – The Shredder
02/22 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
02/23 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
02/24 Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
02/25 Minneapolis, MN – The Underground
02/26 Joliet, IL – The Forge
02/27 Detroit, MI – Small’s
02/28 Toronto, ON – Axis
03/01 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
03/02 Montreal, QC – Studio TD
03/03 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/04 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
03/05 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
03/06 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
03/07 Greensboro, NC – Hangar 1819
03/08 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
03/10 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
03/11 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
03/12 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
03/13 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
03/14 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
03/15 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
03/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent

Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Francesco Paoli commented:

“Dear friends of the United States and Canada, we are more than stoked to announce our return to your shores in February/March 2023, after four long years of absence. As you can imagine, this unending and frustrating period of cloister generated nothing else than an unquantifiable desire to blast your faces off!

Besides, we feel rejuvenated after this forced rest so, be ready for some fast and furious fugues we haven’t performed live for a long time. Obviously, a comeback worthy of its name has to be done with style. In fact, we’re teaming up with incredible bands, such as German tech-death masters Obscura, our long-time Finnish friends Wolfheart and Thulcandra. Insane tour package, insane nights, insane crowds, insane everything. Get your tickets before they’re gone!”

Epica Premiere New Song “The Great Tribulation” Featuring Fleshgod Apocalypse

Epica have premiered a new song titled “The Great Tribulation.” The track, which features Fleshgod Apocalypse, will appear on the band’s new mini-album “The Alchemy Project,“ which is set to be released on November 11. Epica’s Mark Jansen commented:

“We know the guys and girl from Fleshgod Apocalypse already for quite a long time and toured together. There’s a lot of mutual respect for each other’s music, so when we approached them to work together on a track, they were right away enthusiastic. I did send them some very basic ideas I had for two songs, so they could pick what they liked the most. They ended up using all the ideas and combining them into one song. That was already very promising. From there on, we organized several sessions where we worked on the song together. The process was very smooth and very inspiring. I think the result is a perfect blend between both bands!”

Fleshgod Apocalypse, Omnium Gatherum, & W.E.B. Set For “Motocultor Festival Across Europe Tour”

Fleshgod Apocalypse, Omnium Gatherum, and W.E.B. will be hitting the road on next year’s “Motocultor Festival Across Europe Tour.” Here’s the dates for that run:

01/13 Leeuwarden, NET – Neushoorn
01/14 Antwerpen, BEL – Zappa
01/15 London, UK – Underworld
01/16 London, UK – Underworld
01/17 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
01/18 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Gerland
01/20 Milano, ITA – Slaughter Club
01/21 Limoges, FRA – CCM John Lennon
01/22 Bilbao, SPA – Zorrotzako
01/24 Porto, POR – Hard Club
01/25 Lisbon, POR – RCA Club
01/26 Madrid, SPA – Sala Mon
01/27 Barceonla, SPA – Sala Boveda
01/28 Toulouse, FRA – Metronum
01/19 TBA, SWI – TBA

Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Francesco Paoli Shares New Health Update Following Recent Surgery

Fleshgod Apocalypse vocalist/guitarist Francesco Paoli has taken to social media to share a new health update. The musician recently underwent another surgery related to the injuries he sustained during a rock climbing accident in Abruzzo, Italy last year.

Paoli said the following:

“Hey everyone, after a long time I can finally update you on my recovery status.

I perfectly know that these times bring more important issues to be concerned of, but I also know that some of you care about my situation and I promised to keep you updated.

As I told you before, in consequence of my accident, I reported several injuries to my bones and muscles which I’ve been able to recover in the last few months. Besides though, I severely injured my ulnar nerve, which is one of those serving the hand region and, if disfunctional, might cause a hand/fingers semi/full paralysis and loss of muscular functionality.

Usually, the hand conditions improve in the first 6 months after the first surgery as nerves self-repair when possible. Unfortunately, this wasn’t my case. The suspect of a nerve interruption, which medical checks evidenced lately, was real and, as I said, severe. The other day, 10th of March, I got another surgery for some extra wires removal and for a further inspection of my ulnar nerve.

It came out that I had an 8 cm interruption on it, plus a huge neuroma, which is basically a cluster of scars, in the elbow area. Since this kind of issue has no way to be fixed and it’s extremely painful, there’s been no other choice than removing the dead section and proceed with a transplant of another nerve, promptly taken from my left leg. They basically withdrew 30 cm of my sural nerve, cut it in three parts, made a little braid of it and implanted it in my elbow to give continuity to the remaining ulnar nerve pieces.

This self donation, of course, is not for free, as I’ll have permanent damages to my foot/leg sensitivity, but it was unavoidable. Fortunately, it won’t affect my foot/leg motility. On the other hand though, this will bring me to a complete new life, where my hand can actually improve its functionality, even if slowly, and the pain (much of it at least) should be finally gone.

For instance, playing guitar was becoming a real nightmare lately. Now I’m good, in caring hands and with a pretty fast prognosis, 3/4 weeks of cast and then straight back to rehab. I really can’t wait to relearn how to walk for the 4/5th time in my life, ahah, and of course to come back stronger and perform for you all around the world! Next stop is Norway on 7th of May!

Anyway, sorry if I’ve made it too long but I really wanted to involve you more in detail and show you how incredible science can be and how thankful we should be to those who dedicate their lives to take care of us. It’s just crazy to think that the people who did this magic on me are made with no different flesh than those who send human beings to shoot each other everyday down the road.

It’s still impossible nowadays to quantify how much we can be the worst enemies of ourselves.

Evidently some humans can just bring war and destroy while some others, instead, are able to bring life and create. I’ll always be devoted to the latter, supporting them in all the possible ways and trusting Science as my only one religion.

In conclusion I just wanted to reassure you and invite you to be strong, appreciate life no matter what and spread peace.

Love you all.
All this with one hand. 🦾😅”

Fleshgod Apocalypse & Omnium Gatherum Reschedule European Tour For Fall 2022

Fleshgod Apocalypse and Omnium Gatherum have postponed their upcoming European tour. The trek is now scheduled for fall 2022.

2022 Tour Dates:

09/29 Ubach Palenberg, GER – Rockfabrik
09/30 Pagney, FRA – Chez Paulette
10/01 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
10/02 London, UK – Underworld
10/04 Nantes, FRA – Le Ferraileur
10/05 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
10/06 Madrid, SPA – Copernico
10/07 Lisboa, POR – RCA Club
10/08 Porto, POR – Hard Club
10/09 Bilbao, SPA – Live Stage
10/10 Toulouse, FRA – Le Rex
10/12 Roma, ITA – Largo
10/13 Milano, ITA – Slaughter CLub
10/14 Sion, SWI – Le Port Franc
10/15 Schaffhausen, SWI – Kammgarn
10/16 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
10/18 Munich, GER – Backstage
10/19 Kosice, SLO – Collosseum
10/20 Budapest, HUN – A38
10/21 Sofia, BUL – Mixtape 5
10/22 Bucharest, ROM – Quantic Club
10/23 Cluj Napoca, ROM – Form Space
10/25 Praha, CZE – Futurum
10/26 Poznan, POL – U Bazyala
10/27 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
10/28 Vilnius, LIT – Vakaris
10/29 Riga, LAT – Melna Piektdiena
10/30 Helsinki, FIN – Aaniwalli
11/01 Stockholm, SWW – Slaktkyrkan
11/02 Oslo, NOR – Roverstaden
11/03 Goteburg, SWE – ValanD
11/04 Aalborg, DEN – Metal Fest
11/05 Siegburg, GER – Kubana
11/06 Brugge, BEL – Entrepot
11/08 Vienna, AUT – Szene
11/09 Weinheim, GER – Cafe Central
11/10 Berlin, GER – Music Und Frieden
11/11 Essen, GER – Turock
11/12 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
11/13 Leiden, NET – Gebr Nobel

Fleshgod Apocalypse Share Health Update On Francesco Paoli Following Recent Rock Climbing Accident

As previously reported, Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Francesco Paoli recently suffered some “severe injuries” following a rock climbing accident in Abruzzo, Italy. Now, the band have shared a new health update on the frontman:

“After a month of hospitalization and a successful surgery, Francesco is finally heading home! He’s feeling great, full of energy and ready to start rehab. Thanks so much everyone for your thoughts and support during these past few weeks. We’ll see you all on the road soon enough 🤟”

Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Francesco Paoli Suffers “Severe Injuries” In Rock Climbing Accident

Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Francesco Paoli recently suffered some “severe injuries” following a rock climbing accident. The band issued the following statement:

“Last Saturday, August 21st, our singer Francesco Paoli suffered severe injuries while rock climbing the Gran Sasso mountains in Abruzzo, Italy. Despite suffering several fractures, Francesco is currently stable at a local hospital while receiving treatment for his injuries. In light of this, Fleshgod Apocalypse is forced to cancel their Cremona, Italy show at ‘Road to Luppolo’ scheduled this Sunday the 29th. More details will be shared as soon as we have more info available.”

Fleshgod Apocalypse Release Cover Of Eiffel 65’s “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”

Fleshgod Apocalypse have released a cover of Eiffel 65’s “Blue (Da Ba Dee).” A lyric video for the track, which has been retitled “Blue (Turns To Red),” can be found below. Frontman Francesco Paoli commented:

“After the amazing response over our latest single “No,” we wanted to release something that could make the end of this shitty 2020 a bit funnier for everyone. That’s why we took a popular dance track from the 90s and made it the heaviest, angriest, bloodiest party song ever. We’re ready to blast your ears again in 2021, stay tuned!”

Fleshgod Apocalypse Premiere “No” Music Video

Fleshgod Apocalypse have premiered a new video for their new song “No.” Francesco Paoli commented:

“We live in a world where people are searching for easy answers to complex questions. Self-styled gurus, fake news and miracle pills show up on screen as the silver bullet that may cast out all your fears and troubles. If you need shortcuts to dominate the intricate reality we live in, be aware that the outcome might not be what you expect. Will you find a way to save this world on Google? No. Will things change if we don’t act? No. Will self-delusions lead us somewhere? No. Can music, and art in general, help us cope with this chaos? Absolutely yes. This release marks another milestone for our line-up, featuring Veronica, Fabio and Eugene as official band members.”