Here’s a photo of one of the members of Fleshgod Apocalypse taken when they placed at The Bald Faced Stag last year.
I like this photo as it doesn’t feel like a musician performing. It feels like someone being passionate and perhaps engaging in the art of cheering, but I think that due to how it the show is framed it doesn’t quite feel like it was taken at a gig.
I do think the costuming works well with the light. Fleshgod Apocalypse dress in a (kind of) theatrical way that, combined with facial paint, (kind of) gives this appearance of fancy decay, for lack of better phrasing at the current moment. It’s a rather dramatic look suitable for the dramatic music this band creates. Whilst not entirely visible here, I think that at least part of what I’m trying to communicate regarding the lighting and costuming comes forward.
I hope you enjoy.