by Fleshgod ApocalypseFleshgod Apocalypse


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While many albums have been dubbed "rock operas," few, if any, of them feel as operatic as Labyrinth, the third album from Italian technical death metal maniacs Fleshgod Apocalypse. Merging the furious brutality of death metal with the elegance of classical and opera, the album weaves a tale about the mythical labyrinth of Knossos. The juxtaposition of punishing guitar riffs and relentless blastbeats with full symphonic arrangements and soaring operatic vocals is fascinating in the way it highlights the inherent differences and similarities the two genres have. While classical fans might balk at the savagery of Fleshgod Apocalypse's sound, the album has a dazzling technicality that's easy to appreciate. Conversely, metal enthusiasts will enjoy getting swept up in the epicness the classical elements bring to the table. Whichever side you might fall on, Labyrinth is a solidly written and brilliantly executed album that makes a wonderful spectacle out of a rather unlikely pairing.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/20/2013
Label: Nuclear Blast Americ
UPC: 0727361311322
catalogNumber: 3113
Rank: 33154

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fleshgod Apocalypse   Primary Artist
Dino Cazares   Violin
Dave Grohl   Cymbals
Rob Halford   Viola
Steve Harris   Double Bass
Frank Mullen   Viola
Pete Sandoval   Bass Drums
Gene Hoglan   Piccolo Flute
Glen Benton   Viola
Till Lindemann   Viola
Hansi Kürsch   Trombone
Cristina Scabbia   Tuba
Nicholas Barker   Triangle,Viola
Tarja Turunen   Timpani
John Williams   Viola
Matthew Bellamy   Clarinet
Brian Eschbach   Violin
Stephane Barbe   Violin
Dave Vincent   Cello
Dodi Battaglia   Cello
Sven de Caluwé   Violin
Paolo Rossi   Bass,Vocals
Tarja   Timpani
Matt Sotelo   Violin
Michael Keene   Oboe
Luca Moretti   Cello,Soloist
Simone Bertozzi   French Horn
Derek Boyer   Violin
Kai Hahto   Violin
Oliver Peters   taiko
Fotis Benardo   Violin
David Kinkade   Violin
Francesco Paoli   Guitar,Drums,Vocals
Giulio Moschini   Cello
Cristiano Trionfera   Guitar,Vocals
Francesco Ferrini   Piano
Tommaso Riccardi   Guitar,Vocals
Adam Darski   Trumpet
Francesco Artusato   Violin,Viola
Kerim "Krimh" Lechner   Violin
Veronica Bordacchini   Vocals
Paolo Pieri   French Horn
Fernando Ribeiro   Trombone
Jari Mäenpää   Violin
Alessio Cosenza   Bassoon
Anna Pannocchia   Choir, Chorus
Amalia Frellioje   Choir, Chorus
Katherine J. Junior   Choir, Chorus
Julius Hammurabi   Choir, Chorus
John J. O'Jonjey   Choir, Chorus
John Gallagher   French Horn
Joe Cagnaccia   Choir, Chorus
Ivo Avido   Choir, Chorus
Igor Spallati   French Horn
Herbert Ballerina   Choir, Chorus
Hector Baboden   Choir, Chorus
Giovanni Nardi   Flute
George Fisher   Violin
Fabbio Di Ninno   Choir, Chorus
Brian May   Cello
Ugo Alunni   Contrabassoon
Tony Lazaro   Violin
Stefano Rossi Ciucci   Viola
Spiros Antoniou   Gong
Rupert Sciamenna   Choir, Chorus
Riccardo Perugini   Percussion
Riccardino Fuffolo   Choir, Chorus
Pompiero Poromporom   Choir, Chorus
Pina Sinalefe   Choir, Chorus
Paolo Pedana   Trumpet
Osvaldo Paniccia   Choir, Chorus
Nonno Fiorucci   Choir, Chorus
Nick Malanno   Choir, Chorus
New Aeon Three Tenors   Choir, Chorus
Melanie Micidial   Choir, Chorus
Mark Holcomb   Violin
Mario Magnotta   Choir, Chorus
Marco Sensi   Classical Guitar
Marco "Cinghio" Mastrobuono   Violin
Maccio Capatonda   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

George Kollias   Director
Paolo Rossi   Composer,Lyricist,Concept
Fleshgod Apocalypse   Producer
Colin Marks   Artwork,Cover Art
Stefano Morabito   Producer,Engineer
Francesco Paoli   Arranger,Composer
Cristiano Trionfera   Engineer
Francesco Ferrini   Arranger,Composer,Orchestral Arrangements
Tommaso Riccardi   Composer,Lyricist,Concept

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