EX DEO, the Ancient Roman themed arsenal lead by KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono, will embark on their first ever U.S. tour starting October 31st! EX DEO will be direct support to NILE on the “Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour II”. Joining them will be Tazmanian tech-death masters PSYCROPTIC, Norwegian extreme metallers KEEP OF KALESSIN, and brutal death grinders PATHOLGY.
Mastermind/vocalist Maurizio Iacono commented:
“In just a couple of days, or in Roman terms in six sunrises, EX DEO will start our first full us tour in support of our debut album, Romulus. After talking with Karl of NILE and Arnt of KEEP OF KALESSIN there’s a lot of excitement in the air lately. It’s a special tour with great bands from all over the world, but I’m most excited about the joining of forces of EX DEO and NILE.
The meaning behind this is huge, not only musically but historically. I’ve been contacted by teachers and scholars about this tour from Cleveland to Los Angeles. Yes we have metal heads as teachers in our American schools who today connect with students in different ways than when I was a student myself. I wish I had been this privileged. Imagine my teacher coming to class and saying today you will see a video clip from a metal band called EX DEO in the times of Emperor Augustus! Not understanding this, is not accepting how far metal has spread its wings.
In just a few days, history will be in the making as NILE and EX DEO join forces and bring the ancient worlds to life in a metal soundtrack that the gods themselves would worship! Egypt’s philosophies were mind blowing and Roman law is the cradle of democracy and the birth of the very freedoms we enjoy today. Come and celebrate this once in lifetime event!
“Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour II”
NILE, EX DEO, PSYCROPTIC, KEEP OF KALESSIN, PATHOLOGY
10/31/10 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
11/01/10 Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
11/02/10 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
11/03/10 Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
11/04/10 Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
11/05/10 Club Hell – Providence, RI
11/06/10 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
11/07/10 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
11/08/10 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
11/09/10 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
11/12/10 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/13/10 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
11/14/10 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
11/15/10 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/16/10 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
11/17/10 U.B.’s Bar – Mesa, AZ
11/18/10 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
11/19/10 The War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX ç NO Nile, Ex Deo
11/20/10 Emo’s – Austin, TX
11/21/10 Numbers – Houston, TX
11/23/10 Club Firestone – Orlando, FL
11/24/10 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Reduced service charge tickets on sale now through www.Enterthevault.com and all major ticketing services.
Watch the video clip for the song “The Final War (Battle of Actium)” here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcfaltp8CL0. The video clip for the track “Romulus” can be viewed here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l38JxFUCh0I&feature=related.
EX DEO’s debut album “Romulus” was released by Nuclear Blast Records on June 19thin Europe and June 30th 2009 in North America. The record features guest appearances by Nergal (BEHEMOTH), Karl Sanders (NILE), and Obsidian C. (KEEP OF KALESSIN).
EX DEO Recording Line-Up:
Maurizio Iacono (KATAKLYSM) – Vocals
Stephane Barbe (KATAKLYSM) – Guitars
J-F Dagenais (KATAKLYSM) – Guitars
Max Duhamel (KATAKLYSM) – Drums
Francois Mongrain (MARTYR) – Bass
Jonathan Leduc (BLACKGUARD) – Keyboards
For more info visit: www.myspace.com/exdeo