Italian tech death band Fleshgod Apocalypse stopped here in Mesa on Friday, and we had the chance to chat with their guitarist Cristiano Trionfera. Fleshgod’s latest album Agony came out in July on Nuclear Blast Records. They are currently out on tour right now with Decapitated, Decrepit Birth, and Rings of Saturn.
You guys are out on your 2nd North American tour this year… how’s the tour going so far?
You guys have some interesting stage outfits. Is their any particular reason why you chose to wear what you do on stage?
What’s one place that you haven’t played in yet that you’d really like to go to?
Do you see any difference touring in the US vs. touring in Europe?
Francesco Ferrini was your session pianist on Mafia and Oracles. What made you guys decide to bring him on as a full time member?
Has his addition changed the dynamic of the band?
Can you tell me a little bit about the artwork for Agony?
What was the writing process like for the album?
You guys have covered At the Gates and Carcass on your previous albums. Is there any other songs you’d like to cover in the future?
What inspired you guys to combined classical music and death metal?
What’s up for you guys after this tour?
Check out the video for ‘The Violation’ off of Agony: