Symphonic death metal masters Fleshgod Apocalypse have some news about their new album. They have just revealed the cover artwork that will grace the upcoming album King. This artwork was created by acclaimed contemporary artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Iced Earth, Kataklysm, Hatebreed) and it’s quite majestic. See it for yourself below.
Comments the band: “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.”
King is scheduled for release in early 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was tracked at Kick Recording and 16th Cellar studios in Rome, and was mixed and mastered by the world-renowned Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, At The Gates, Arch Enemy) at Fascination Street studio in Sweden.