Italian orchestral death metallers Fleshgod Apocalypse have unplugged for a new rendition of their song “The Day We’ll Be Gone.” The acoustic two-track digital single features an instrumental version and is accompanied by a studio performance video clip directed by Martina Lesley (Sanda Movies). The artwork was created once again by renowned artist Travis Smith. The original song is found on the band’s 2019 album Veleno.
The band have also announced some additions to their full-time lineup, which now features former live-only members Veronica Bordacchini (vocals) and Fabio Bartoletti (guitar), as well as Eugene Ryabchenko on drums (Ryabchenko replaces David Folchitto, who had been with the band since 2017).
Frontman Francesco Paoli states of the new lineup:
“In these uncertain times, we wanted to bare our inner souls and let the music speak for itself. This track pushes us out of our comfort zone as musicians and performer, proving that art in any form can survive the most dreadful circumstances. Given the current situation, it was the right time to do something truly experimental, a once in a lifetime musical exploration for the band.
“Our recent live streaming concert introduced our new band members to a worldwide crowd, but this song really shows how strongly open minded and skilled they are. Me, Francesco and Paolo have been through this journey together for over a decade, but we haven’t felt this good for a long time. That’s why we’re glad to announce them as official band members. Expect much more, sooner than you think.”
Composer Francesco Ferrini adds:
“This is the best line-up we could ask for. Eugene is an absolute phenomenon on drums, so I’m really glad to pass the torch to a great successor. Fabio is a true guitar hero, extremely tight and tasteful. Veronica has been with us for 7 years now and even today her incredible talent never ceases to amaze me, so I know she can push her limits further in the future. Now our rehearsal room feels like home again.”
Listen to the new version of “The Day We’ll Be Gone” below.