Ex Deo (Kataklysm, Etc.) Premiere New Song “The Head Of The Snake”

Ex Deo (Kataklysm, etc.) have premiered a new song titled “The Head Of The Snake.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Thirteen Years Of Nero,” which will be released on August 27. Maurizio Iacono commented:

“The centerpiece of all things Nero was his mother, Agrippina. She manipulated the strings of the senate and conspiracies to make sure her beloved son Nero would rule the world, she was the head of the snake with her deadly fangs of deceit. The song travels through her calculated sadistic mind.”

Ex Deo (Kataklysm, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Boudicca (Queen Of The Iceni)” Featuring Unleash The Archers’ Brittney Slayes

Ex Deo (Kataklysm, etc.) have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Boudicca (Queen Of The Iceni).” This track features Unleash The Archers’ Brittney Slayes and it will appear on the band’s new album “The Thirteen Years Of Nero,” which is set to be released on August 27.

Maurizio Iacono commented:

“Queen Boudicca has been a symbol of freedom and rebellion in England since her ultimate sacrifice on the battlefield defending her people and their beliefs. Rome, in full expansion and under the rule of emperor Nero, was on a mission to annex Britain as a Roman province after the death of King Prasutagus (Boudicca’s husband). The Roman treaty died, and so did peace.

The song embodies the tense exchange and mind frame of Boudicca against the Roman Empire’s invasion and occupation. We are thrilled that Brittney Slayes of Unleash The Archers accepted the invitation to guest and deliver a powerful performance on this song. There’s no one that better embodies the fighting spirit of Boudicca in metal than Brittney – the choice was clear. Prepare to be transported to ancient times of war and let the metal flow!”

Slayes added:

“I was beyond excited to get the invite to be a part of this project! I am a huge Ex Deo fan, plus I love the history and mythology they always incorporate into their albums, so it was a huge honour. Not to mention getting to ‘play’ the role of the iconic and powerful Boudicca was the chance of a lifetime! I have always been inspired by the warrior queen of the Iceni and could not wait to lend my voice to her part. Here’s hoping everyone enjoys this track as much as I do!”

Ex Deo (Kataklysm, Etc.) Premiere “Imperator” Music Video

Ex Deo (Kataklysm, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “Imperator.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Thirteen Years Of Nero,” which will be released on August 27.

Maurizio Iacono said the following about the new record:

“When it comes to Ancient Rome, the content is long, rich and extensive, the personalities reflect every society imaginable from just, fair and generous to greed, evil and merciless. The world we live in today was shaped by Rome – it doesn’t take much see it all around you in the simplest things. For this record, it was the proper time to fallow the timeline of one Rome’s most controversial figures, Nero. On this album, we follow him through his thirteen-year journey as emperor of Rome and unveil the true face of one of the world’s most worshiped villains.”

He also added the following about the new song:

“We wanted to release a heavy hitting first single and there was no doubt that ‘Imperator‘ in all of its grandiose aura and power was the choice. On the album, the song introduces Nero as the new Emperor of Rome. For the video, we used acclaimed video director Scott Hansen and together we recreated a dinner party in true Nero style like you never seen before, you have been warned!”

“The Thirteen Years Of Nero” Track Listing:

01. “The Fall Of Claudius”
02. “Imperator”
03. “The Head Of The Snake”
04. “Boudicca (Queen Of The Iceni)” (feat. Brittney Slayes)
05. “Britannia: The 9th At Camulodonum ”
06. “Trial Of The Gods (Intermezzo)”
07. “The Fiddle & The Fire”
08. “Son Of The Deified”
09. “What Artist Dies In Me…”
10. “The Revolt Of Galba”

Ex Deo Finish New Album “The Thirteen Years Of Nero”

Ex Deo have officially finished their new album “The Thirteen Years Of Nero.” The effort will be released in late summer.

Maurizio Iacono (also of Kataklysm) commented:

“The new Ex Deo album “The Thirteen years of Nero” is now complete and it makes some of these so called “Controversial” look at me I’m satanic bands sound like Disney land metal ..

Behold NERO, the one they named the Antichrist .. taken from the books and the legends of history and made into a modern symphony of madness with the talented help of the twisted maestro Clemens “Ardek” Wijers and a collosal production via @jfdagenais_ .

The artisitc and deadly vision of artist Seth Siro Anton Art Official has brought back from decay a glorious vision into the twisted soul of Nero, a true masterpiece.

Ex Deo is set to re attach a big pair of “cojones” back to the word METAL !

Release coming this late summer via @napalmrecordsofficial

I can’t wait to share the first single with you in just a few months AVE ROMA !

I thank you for your patience – Maurizio”

Fleshgod Apocalypse Announce Rescheduled Dates For European/UK Tour With Ex Deo

Fleshgod Apocalypse have postponed their fall European/UK tour with Ex Deo due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now set to take place in fall 2021.

Tour Dates:

09/30 Ubach Palenberg, GER – Rockfabrik
10/01 Pagney, FRA – Chez Paulette
10/02 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
10/03 London, UK – Underworld
10/05 Nantes, FRA – Le Ferrailleur
10/06 Bilbao, SPA – Stage Live
10/07 Porto, POR – Hard Club
10/08 Lisboa, POR – RCA Club
10/09 Madrid, SPA – Copernico
10/10 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
10/11 Toulouse, FRA – Metronum
10/13 Roma, ITA – Largo
10/14 Milano, ITA – Slaughter Club
10/15 Sion, SWI – Le Port Franc
10/16 Sachffhausen, SWI – Kammgarn
10/17 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
10/19 Munich, GER – Backstage
10/20 Kosice, SLO – Collosseum
10/21 Budapest, HUN – A38
10/22 Sofia, BUL – Mixtape 5
10/23 Bucharest, ROM – Quantic Club
10/24 Cluj Napoca, ROM – Form Space
10/26 Praha, CZE – Futurum
10/27 Poznan, POL – U Bazyala
10/28 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
10/29 Vilnius, LIT – Vakaris
10/30 Riga, LIT – Melna Piektdiena
10/31 Helsinki, FIN – Aainwalli
11/02 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrkan
11/03 Oslo, NOR – Roverstaden
11/04 Goteburg, SWE – Valand
11/05 TBA, DEN – TBA
11/06 Hanover, GER – Musikzentrum
11/07 Roeselare, BEL – Trax
11/09 Vienna, AUT – Szene
11/10 Weinheim, GER – Cafe Central
11/11 Berlin, GER – Music Und Frieden
11/12 Essen, GER – Turock
11/13 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
11/14 Leiden, NET – Gebr Nobel

Ex Deo Premiere New Song “The Philosopher King” Feat. Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Francesco Ferrini

Ex Deo have premiered a new song titled “The Philosopher King.“ This track features Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Francesco Ferrini and a lyric video for it can be found below:

Maurizio Iacono (also of Kataklysm) commented:

“It’s been three years since the release of The Immortal Wars – an album that propelled Ex Deo to a new level. This time, we didn’t want to wait another five years to release new material, so we decided to release a standalone new single called, “The Philosopher King” while we wait for the follow up album to The Immortal Wars.

For this track, we asked our brother, the talented Francesco Ferrini, for his contribution on the orchestral score and to top it all, this song marks the return of a legendary producer Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Machine Head, Bullet For My Valentine) who has done a fantastic job on the mix with his assistant Chris Clancy (Mutiny Within).

The song is based on the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. It’s a song that strikes a chord with me personally, exploring my life experiences and tribulations. I find myself very close to this man’s philosophical ideals – some I have struggled to understand, some I have adopted.

He is the author of the famous book “Meditations” (now you know the influence behind the recent KATAKLYSM album). Stoicism roots come from the hellenistic ideology based in Athens and quickly made its way to Rome. It is something I have been applying more and more to my life in recent years – self-control, discipline and looking at life in a more constructive and appreciative way.

Marcus Aurelius, while commanding the world’s largest army and the most advanced society in ancient times, was perceived as one of the most regarded and prosperous emperors not only economically, but also in military and social triumphs. This is an homage to one of Rome’s greatest, The Philosopher King!”

Ex Deo (Kataklysm) To Release New Single “The Philosopher King” In March

Ex Deo (Kataklysm) will be releasing a new single titled “The Philosopher King” on March 13. Notably, the track will feature Fleshgod Apocalypse‘s Francesco Ferrini.

Ex Deo‘s Maurizio Iacono commented:

“It’s been three years since the release of The Immortal Wars – an album that propelled Ex Deo to a new level. This time, we didn’t want to wait another five years to release new material, so we decided to release a standalone new single called, “The Philosopher King” while we wait for the follow up album to The Immortal Wars. For this track, we asked our brother, the talented Francesco Ferrini, for his contribution on the orchestral score.

The song is based on the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. It’s a song that strikes a chord with me personally, exploring my life experiences and tribulations. I find myself very close to this man’s philosophical ideals – some I have struggled to understand, some I have adopted.

He is the author of the famous book “Meditations” (now you know the influence behind the recent Kataklysm album). Stoicism is something I have been applying more and more to my life in recent years – self-control, discipline. Marcus Aurelius, while commanding the world’s largest army and the most advanced society in ancient times, was perceived as one of the most regarded and prosperous emperors not only economically, but also in military and social triumphs. This is an homage to one of Rome’s greatest, The Philosopher King!”

Ferrini added:

“When Maurizio suggested to join forces on a brand new Ex Deo release, he had me bought in straight away! This song was incredibly inspiring to work on, being such a powerful combination of drama and epicness. I’m sure everyone will love it as much as we do.”

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Death Metal Historians Ex Deo Team Up with FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE’s Francesco Ferrini on New Track “The Philosopher King”! New single and video coming March 13, 2020. After three years since the release of their latest acclaimed full-length, The Immortal Wars, Roman Empire-inspired epic death metal band EX DEO are about to make their grand return – with a little extra boost from special guest Francesco Ferrini of Italian symphonic metallers FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE! Francesco Ferrini provided the stunning orchestral score for the colossal track, which will tell the tale of one of Rome’s greatest emperors, Marcus Aurelius – an important historical figure that EX DEO mastermind Maurizio Iacono feels a deep connection with. Iacono offers, “It’s been three years since the release of The Immortal Wars – an album that propelled EX DEO to a new level. This time, we didn’t want to wait another five years to release new material, so we decided to release a standalone new single called, “The Philosopher King” while we wait for the follow up album to The Immortal Wars. For this track, we asked our brother, the talented Francesco Ferrini, for his contribution on the orchestral score. The song is based on the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. It’s a song that strikes a chord with me personally, exploring my life experiences and tribulations. I find myself very close to this man’s philosophical ideals – some I have struggled to understand, some I have adopted. He is the author of the famous book “Meditations” (now you know the influence behind the recent KATAKLYSM album). Stoicism is something I have been applying more and more to my life in recent years – self-control, discipline. Marcus Aurelius, while commanding the world’s largest army and the most advanced society in ancient times, was perceived as one of the most regarded and prosperous emperors not only economically, but also in military and social triumphs. This is an homage to one of Rome’s greatest, The Philosopher King!” Stay tuned for the new track and video, coming soon on MARCH 13th !! Art by Ocvlta Designs by Surtsey . . #exdeo #thephilosopherking #newsong #newsingle #metal #symphonicmetal #fleshgodapocalypse #napalmrecords

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Ex Deo (Kataklysm) Premiere “The Roman” Music Video

Ex Deo, the Ancient Roman themed band featuring Maurizio Iacono (Kataklysm), have premiered a new video for their new song “The Roman.” This track is from their new album “The Immortal Wars,” which will be released on February 24.

Ex Deo (Kataklysm) Premiere New Song “The Rise Of Hannibal”

Ex Deo, the Ancient Roman themed band featuring Maurizio Iacono (Kataklysm), have premiered a new song titled “The Rise Of Hannibal.” This track is from their new album “The Immortal Wars,” which will be released on February 24.

Ex Deo (Kataklysm) Reveal Details For New Album “The Immortal Wars”

Ex Deo, the Ancient Roman themed band featuring Maurizio Iacono (Kataklysm), have revealed the details for their new album “The Immortal Wars.” The effort will be released on February 24, and will focus on Punic Wars, which was a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage from 264 B.C. to 146 B.C.

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“The Immortal Wars” Track Listing:

01. “The Rise of Hannibal”
02. “Hispania (The Siege Of Saguntum)”
03. “Crossing Of The Alps”
04. “Suavetaurilia (Intermezzo)”
05. “Cato Major: Carthago Delenda Est!”
06. “Ad Victoriam (The Battle Of Zama)”
07. “The Spoils Of War”
08. “The Roman”