23:53 - Sunny Pagliaccio Note to self: Do NOT open links on max volume in the middle of a quiet night. Otherwise, not bad. :D
23:52 - Apothecary Fast food workers planning a strike in support of $15/hour wages next month. I'm a tutor in a reading lab at a college and I don't even make that much, a bit of an overestimation of one's importance, don'tcha think?
The Belgian death metal band Pestifer will be touring in Europe with Nile on their At The Gate Of Sethu Europe Tour 2013 with Ex Deo and Svart Crown as well this September. They will present their new album Reaching The Void live a few month before its release date. This tour will be crossing England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands.
Maurizio Iacono's Ex Deo are about to go on tour in Europe and to mark the occasion the band released a new video for the song "The Tiberius Cliff (Exile To Capri)", taken from their latest creation Caligvla, out since last August. Tommy Jones directed the video which you can now watch here. According to the band, the video showcases their live epic power.
Five days before the official release of Caligvla, Canadian Rome-obsessed metallers Ex Deo have released a lyric video for the new song "Per Oculus Aquila". The song features the vocal contribution of Stefano Fiori (Graveworm) and you can listen to it below. You will be able to get your hands on the new album on August 31st courtesy of Napalm Records.
A full album preview of Ex Deo's new upcoming album Caligvla is now available for streaming below. The preview contains samples of all the songs on the album, which is set to be released on August 31st via Napalm Records. For those of you who missed it, the new video "I, Caligvla" is still up for viewing at this location. More album details can be found here and here.
Good news for those who were expecting to hear something new from Ex Deo. The Canadian melodic death metallers have released a new video for the song "I, Caligvla", taken from their forthcoming opus Caligvla. The video was directed by Tommy Jones and you can watch it below.
Greek symphonic metal demons Septicflesh have announced North American shows as part of their Conquerors Of The World Tour this October. The band will share the stage with fellow label mates Inquisition, as well as Krisiun, Melechesh and Ex Deo in what promises to be a brutal assault, which begins on October 12th in Toronto, Canada. The dates can be found below and more will be announced soon.
Canadian melodic death metallers Ex Deo have revealed the album artwork for their upcoming release entitled Caligvla. The album will see the light of day on August 31st via Napalm Records. More album details were previously reported here.
Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono's Canadian epic death metal side project Ex Deo has announced the tracklist and release date for Caligvla, the follow-up album to their debut Romulus, released back in June 2009. Caligvla will be released on August 31st via Napalm Records, marking the 2000th birthday of Caligula according to the band.
So far it's been confirmed to feature collaborations by Mariangela Demurtas from Tristania on vocals and Francesco Artusato from All Shall Perish lending a guitar solo. More album details were previously reported here.
Ex Deo are still working on the follow-up to the debut album Romulus, scheduled for a release somewhere in 2012. The band will enter the studio later this year.
According to a press release, the second opus entitled Caligula is set to feature the most intense "epic metal soundtrack" to come out in recent history.
Mainman Maurizio Iacono (also known from Kataklysm) added: "The album will once again have the honor of some elite guest appearances. The band promises an album that will shake the metal scene!"
Artwork and layout for Caligula will be handled by classic artist Seth (Septicflesh). Some song titles include "I, Caligula", "Burned to Serve the Nocturnal Light", "In War & Conquest/Roma Caput Mundi" and "Teutoburg (The Ambush of Varus) - Part 1".
Napalm Records is very proud to announce that Ex Deo has joined its ranks.
The band revolving around Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono recently returned from a highly successful North American tour, presenting metal fans with the mighty force of the Roman legion. Ex Deo, whose first full length Romulus was praised by fans and critics alike, signed a worldwide recording deal with the Austrian label. The band's second offering Caligula is tentatively scheduled for a 2011 release and is bound to shake the metal scene to its core. Nothing can withstand the power of Rome!
Maurizio Iacono: "Today I'm excited to say that we have found a new home for the Roman legion of Ex Deo! We have parted ways amicably with our long time friends at Nuclear Blast for the second album of Ex Deo, we needed to separate even more the two bands of Kataklysm and Ex Deo and we now have a new vision of soldiers behind Ex Deo and we have found this after a few months of talking to different labels with Napalm Records out of Austria, I've been dealing with them with a band I work with called Alestorm and they have done a fantastic and professional job... we look forward to releasing the anticipated second album Caligula with this new powerhouse and unleashing next year one of the most defiant albums metal has seen in ages... Roma Invicta!"
Ex Deo, the ancient Roman-themed arsenal led by Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono, has checked in from the current stop on the Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour II in Tucson, Arizona - with label mates Nile, Tazmanian tech-death masters Psycroptic, and Norwegian extreme metallers Keep Of Kalessin - with the following message:
"It's amazing to see a vision I had one day waking up finally become a reality two years ago. We had done a few shows in America with Ensiferum for our debut album Romulus that were fantastic, but to go across the country and really seeing people waiting anxiously for this and screaming their hearts out for it live has been one incredible feeling. I feel Ex Deo is changing the game of the underground, bringing a theater to the live stage and bringing a new concept that has never done before. This is a beast of a band and we would like to thank everyone for the great support.
Behemoth and Decapitated are joining forces for a European summer campaign tour in June and July. Ex Deo will be the opening act on the trek. Bay Area thrash metallers Exodus will join the fellowship on the run through Spain and Portugal.
June 20 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
June 21 - Bilbao, Spain - Rockstar (with Exodus)
June 22 - Lisbon, Portugal - Cine Teatro (with Exodus)
June 23 - Sevilla, Spain - La Sala (with Exodus)
June 24 - Madrid, Spain - La Sala (with Exodus)
June 25 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra 1 (with Exodus)
June 26 - Monza, Italy - Gods Of Metal
June 28 - Zurich, Switzerland - Dynamo
June 29 - Marseilles, France - Poste à Galène
June 30 - Lyon, France - Ninkasi Kao
Ex Deo - the Ancient Roman themed band lead by Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono - have uploaded the video clip for the song "The Final War (Battle of Actium)".
The song also features a guest solo appearance from Karl Sanders of Nile. The clip was released today on March 15 (Ides of March) in honour of the god of war, Mars. Iacono commented: "It has come, on the 15th day the birth of Mars has arrived. The god of war, the celebrations have begun! Let the sirens of war echo the might of Rome. This is the final war!"
Ex Deo have officially pulled out of some dates on the Ensiferum tour for visa matters beyond the band's control.
Commented Maurizio Iacono (Kataklysm): "Well the Gods are definitely not smiling on us at the moment. Some confusion happened in the visa department for a couple guys in our camp and by the time it will be solved, the tour will be too far in for us to join it and financially it would be a disaster. The good news is we will be doing the last week of shows from Chicago to New York. We're planning some Ex Deo stuff next year in America at the moment. We've lots of supporters that will be disappointed if it doesn't happen so we'll try our best to make it up next year."