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Fleshgod Apocalypse’s New Single “Pendulum” Drew Inspiration From Their Vocalist’s Severe Rock Climbing Accident


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The latest single from Fleshgod Apocalypse took inspiration from a severe rock climbing accident their vocalist Francesco Paoli was involved in back in 2021. That incident left Paoli with broken bones and various injuries which required surgery and a month of hospitalization, along with a significant period of rehabilitation.

The Italian symphonic death metal band have titled that track “Pendulum” and are now streaming it below, along with a video directed by Martina L. McClean (Ghost, Oceana). Paoli commented of the track:

“This is the first song we release since my ‘dance’ with death, back in August 2021. It’s obvious that such a life changing event would have affected our music. It took a toll on me, physically and mentally, and sharing my experience is also part of my healing process. Pendulum is just the opening chapter of a bigger story, which is yet to be told…”

He also spoke on the video as well:

“The music video, realized by visionary Italian director Martina L. McLean, turned my unfortunate incident into a monumental visual experience, an awe inspiring blend of obscure symbolism, surreal architectures and nightmarish mythological creatures. It perfectly portraits the struggle and the desperation of that day, a day of defeat… but also the day of my rebirth.”

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