EX DEO, the ancient Roman-themed arsenal led by KATAKLYSM front man Maurizio Iacono, checks 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.
Vocalist Iacono offers the following update:
“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. With this said, I would like to announce that we will indeed begin pre-production on the next album Caligula - the follow up to the highly-acclaimed debut Romulus – as soon as the world tour for KATAKLYSM will end next year. Expect a revolutionary album that will breathe the word ‘NEW’ into a much stagnant metal industry. It is yet undermined which label will release Caligula as we are looking at many different options.”
View the video for “Romulus” here.
View the video for “The Final War (Battle Of Actium)” here. The clip was released on March 15 (The Ides of March) in honor of the Roman god of war, Mars, who – according to myth – fathered Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.
Remaining dates on the “Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour II” are:
11/18/10 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
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