Fleshgod Apocalypse’s New Drummer Pukes Mid-Song, Never Stops Playing
Fleshgod Apocalypse’s new drummer, David Folchitto, has already won us over. While playing a gig in Bogota, Columbia, the percussionist was facing serious illness, but kept playing even while violently vomiting behind his kit.
The Italian death metal masters played Bogota’s Metal Alliance Fest on Oct. 27 alongside Septicflesh, Broken Hope and more. Taking over drums for Francesco Paoli, who recently moved back to his original position as vocalist, Folchitto has shown he’s got what it takes to be a true road warrior. The drummer almost made it through Fleshgod’s full set before blowing chunks, but continued on despite losing his lunch.
Fleshgod Apocalypse celebrated their drummer’s grit via Facebook:
Many people keep asking us about the evolution of music industry nowadays. Well, here’s our point:
Some bands proudly show off their achievements on Patreon or Indiegogo, to get the gain without the pain, or act like attention whores, thinking that a bunch of likes will make them real bands. On our side, we think that breaking your ass on the road and prove yourself on stage is still the most respectable way to grow, especially in the eyes of your fans.Two days ago in Bogotá our drummer David was feeling really sick and, honestly, we weren’t sure whether to cancel or not. But there was no way to dissuade him. The motherfucker wanted to play at all costs! So we went on stage and, despite the sickness, he played a terrific show until the last two songs. Then, all of a sudden, it became like a scene out of “The Exorcist” (just watch the video below). And even then… he DIDN’T STOP PLAYING! That’s what we call commitment, pure dedication. Also kudos to Krimh and our stage hand Giannis for helping David during those… disgusting moments!
Please, don’t bullshit us with your stories about how difficult music industry is, how stressful tours are or how hard being a musician in your country is. Italy is one of the least ‘generous’ countries to musicians and artists. We did our first US tour driving a car ourselves for thirty gigs, holding the equipment on our legs, with no sleep and risking our own lives. As well as many other bands have always done. Everything we have now comes from sweat and sacrifice, honesty and commitment, no whining or begging involved.
We want to thank our friends all over the world, our management, our label for the support and respect they’ve been showing us throughout our career.
Fleshgod Apocalypse will continue with their Latin America tour until finishing up Nov. 11 in El Salvador. Stay tuned to Loudwire for all of Fleshgod’s future plans.