Fleshgod Apocalypse Release New Album’s Cover

Agony

And that’s it, right there.

A dude who looks like a brown version of one of those creatures from “Avatar,” chained down, his appendages coiled with whips. It’s kind of rad, actually. Not anything I’d get a tattoo of, or even want a poster of to hang in the Gun Shy Assassin compound’s rock and roll memorabilia room. But rad in its own way.

Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Nuclear Blast Records debut, Agony, will be in stores August 9, and the band will be on the Summer Slaughter Tour this summer to get the word out about the new LP.

Marco Hasmann, who worked with the band on the previous releases, Mafia and Oracles, crafted the record’s intricate cover design.

“The album cover is about the eternal struggle of mankind; we’re condemned to live facing our evil side, which dwells in every one of us,” the band says in a statement. “We are like tied to the ground, forced in chains that can’t be broken, so the man in the cover is representing all humanity and its eternal agony, knowing that it’s almost impossible to liberate ourselves from the obscurity of our nature. Unless we decide to admit to ourselves who we are and face our doom, that would be the only way to free our kind and rise to an higher conscience, someday.”

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