Epic Roman metallers EX DEO took an ‘indefinite leave of absence’ back in February 2014, but they have now announced via their official Facebook page that they will be back with a new album in 2017.
“Update from the 13th Legion :
The direction of the new album has a ” take no prisoner aggressive nature in its attitude with a dramatic and glorious score behind it , the new material is riveting to say the least “
Ex Deo will dig deep into the historic roots of Rome on the new album while honoring it’s heroes , more details on this soon
Now the good news , The new album will see the light of day in early 2017 under the Napalm Records flag , it already has a working title a master conductor on the orchestration and world renown mixer at the helm , all this soon to be revealed in the months to come.
In the famous words of Cato The Elder ” Carthago Delenda Est !!”
Frontman Maurizio Iacono also recently stated: ” When you have that feeling you making something special , you feel alive and ready for war , this is how the new Ex Deo feels like , It’s time to awaken the gods , they will be pleased “.
Vocalist Maurizio Iacono from metallers EX DEO has released the following statement via the band’s official Facebook page:
“Today I decided that Ex Deo and its legions will rest their arms , We will take an indefinite leave of absence , theres a good possibility that Romulus & Caligvla be the only sonic assaults that will ever see the light under the flag of Ancient Rome’s lone but real Epic voice : EX DEO
If another album will ever see the light ..it will be by the will of the Gods and voice of those who believe in the spirit of the once most powerful Empire.. ROME, time will tell .. or not.
I feel we’ve done two great albums , full of passion and Epic passages , no regrets , just proud moments..
It was an education on where we all come from , Roma touched your blood one way or another, either through your ancestry or through your way of life , not believing it is not believing who you really are , because the entire world took a new spin towards a progressive future under Roman rule , hence the world we have today , still imperfect with many defects but forging ahead through progress..we will still post stuff here from time to time , hope you enjoyed the ride .
We thank you for the great comments and thrills you have brought us ROMA CAPUT MUNDI …Forever
I leave you with this great passage from my hero :
” I love the name of honor, more than I fear death ” – Julius Caesar
According to Massive Music, NILE tour is coming in big steps. Summertime slowed down the business a bit but we’re ready more than ever to hit the frontier! NILE, as the headliner, goes on tour with Canadian EX DEO and French SVART CROWN. Five supports will join particular parts of the tour. These are: SARATAN (18.09-29.09), PESTIFER (10.09-22.09), DECEASE (30.08-04.09), BLACK THERAPY (30.08-06.09), SINCARNATE (24.09-29.09). The tour starts on August 30th in Warsaw (Poland), goes all around Europe and comes to an end in Torun (Poland). 30 shows in total! Prepare for the autumn tour of NILE and their guests under the Massive Music flag!
Massive Music has issued that World Management would like to announce Part II of NILE’s “At the Gate of Sethu” Europe Tour 2013. Karl and the guys are looking forward to playing some new cities with their friends in Metal Ex Deo (Canada) and Svart Crown (France). This will be a great metal shows for all NILE fans and death and blackmetal fans everywhere. The tour is again being promoted by our long time friend Mariusz at Massive Music.
AT THE GATE OF SETHU
2013 EUROPEAN TOUR Part II
w/ EX DEO
30.08.2013 (POL) Warszawa / Progresja
31.08.2013 (POL) Wroclaw / tbc
01.09.2013 (POL) Katowice / Mega Club
02.09.2013 (A ) Vienna / Escape Metalcorner
03.09.2013 (HUN) Budapest / Club 202
05.09.2013 (GER) Munich / Backstage
06.09.2013 (ITA) Bologna / Zona Roveri
07.09.2013 (CH) Spreitenbach / Open Circle Festival
08.09.2013 (GER) Darmstadt / Steinbruchtheater
10.09.2013 (UK) London / The Garage
11.09.2013 (UK) Manchester / NQ Live
12.09.2013 (UK) Glasgow / Audio Glasgow
13.09.2013 (IRE) Dublin / Button Factory
14.09.2013 (UK) Dudley / Rock Zombie
15.09.2013 (UK) Brighton / The Haunt
16.09.2013 (UK) Cardiff / Bogiez Rock Bar
18.09.2013 (GER) Wurzburg / Posthalle
19.09.2013 (HOL) Breda / Mezz
20.09.2013 (BEL) Vosselaar / Biebob
21.09.2013 (HOL) Haarlem / Patronaat
22.09.2013 (HOL) Leeuwarden / Romein
24.09.2013 (DEN) Copenhagen / Amager Bio
25.09.2013 (GER) Hamburg / Markthalle
26.09.2013 (GER) Rostock / Alte Zuckerfabrik
27.09.2013 (POL) Szczecin / Słowianin
28.09.2013 (POL) Gdynia / Ucho
29.09.2013 (POL) Toruń / Od Nowa
In light of the upcoming European live wars, EX DEO has released a video for ‘The Tiberius Cliff (Exile to Capri)’, taken from their album Caligvla, which was issued in September 2012 via Napalm Records:
Catch Ex Deo in concert as part of Paganfest:
28 – Saarbrücken, Germany – Garage
1 – Wuerzburg, Germany – Posthalle *
2 – Essen, Germany – Weststadthalle *
3 – Eindhoven, Netherlands 0- Effenaar
4 – Stuttgart, Germany – LKA Longhorn
5 – Solothurn, Kofmehl
6 – Vienna, Austria – Szene
7 – Berlin, Germany – K17
8 – Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser *
9 – Munich, Germany – Backstage *
10 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle *
* VARG and KALMAH added as a special guests at the extended shows.
The official Paganfest trailer can be seen below:
KATAKLYSM/EX-DEO frontman Maurizio Iacono has posted the following message on Facebook:
“Today I buried my grandmother who died a few days ago. I saw my grandfather say his final goodbyes to her; it was extremely painful. If people don’t believe in true love, you are wrong … they were married for over 70 years and stuck together through every hardship you can imagine. Everything I have good in me I owe it to them. The madness I owe it to the world. A part of my past died today but remains with me forever in my blood and in my soul.
Never forget where you come from .. because that’s the only thing that is real and will always live on…my grandparents.”
Following Paganfest 2013, in mid-March EX DEO (featuring members of KATAKLYSM) are hitting the road on the Legio XIII Invictus European tour with ALESTORM. The tour hits Switzerland, France, Spain and of course Italy! Check out all dates below:
Ex Deo will release a video for the Caligvla album track, ‘The Tiberius Cliff (Exile To Capri)’, in February.
Says Ex Deo, “The video will showcase the band’s theatrical and crushing live show, just in time for the upcoming Euro conquests!”