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Battle metallers Turisas will be heading back to North America this spring for "PaganFest: America Part III," their first-ever U.S. headlining run. Joining the Finnish sextet on their triumphant return to the States is a gathering of bands from across the world: Scotland's Alestorm, Russia's Arkona, and U.S. act Huntress. Ex Deo has now dropped-off the tour, and in regards to the band's departure from PaganFest, Maurizio Iacono comments:
"It is with deep disappointment that I am obliged to pull EX DEO off this year's PaganFest. We were all excited to play this festival and premier some new material, but unfortunately our new album 'Caligvla' has been delayed, and we need to finish it and make it perfect. Add to that, the Kataklsym DVD is also on its final production phase...We decided it would be best to concentrate on giving every bit of attention to the album you have been waiting for, and also for the Kataklysm documentary to kick major ass.
"This being said, we will still perform with EX DEO on the Montreal & Toronto shows with PaganFest, as we will be in studio in the area, closing up the album 'Caligvla'. Everything else is cancelled for EX DEO. We will return to support the album in the fall...
"Word from Rome is that the plans are already in motion for world conquest! We ask our fans to support PaganFest and the great bands playing this year!"
Dates for the PaganFest tour are as follows: More...
Turisas will be heading back to North America this spring for "PaganFest: America Part III," the band's first-ever U.S. headlining run. Joining the Finnish sextet on this triumphant return to the States is a gathering of bands from across the world: Scotland's Alestorm, Rome's Ex Deo, Russia's Arkona, and the US's very own Huntress.
In regards to the upcoming tour, Turisas frontman Mathias Nygard comments: "It took time, but finally we had a chance to make it back to North America. After many successful tours there with acts like Cradle of Filth and Dragonforce during the past few years, it's great to return as a headliner. This is a killer combo with great variety-- some of the most twisted acts of the folkier side of metal! Be prepared for a great night out-- I expect to witness some crazy audiences!"
Dates are as follows: More...
California metal band Huntress, newly signed to Napalm Records, announced that the band will provide support on the Paganfest III Tour for the U.S.A. in March of 2012.
The Paganfest III Lineup is as follows:
The following dates are confirmed (more expected to be added):
Thu 3/29 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Fri 3/30 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Sat 3/31 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Sun 4/01 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Mon 4/02 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Tue 4/03 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Wed 4/04 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
Thu 4/05 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
Fri 4/06 - Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
Sat 4/07 - Louisville, KY @ Vernon Club
Sun 4/08 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Fri 4/13 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Sun 4/15 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Mon 4/16 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Tue 4/17 - San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Wed 4/18 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
In a post on the band's twitter feed and Facebook page, Ex Deo announced that the new album "Caligula" will be released on August 31, 2012. The post reads "Ex Deo 'Caligula' new album to be released August 31st 2012...marking the 2000th anniversary of his birth...It's destiny."
In another post, vocalist Maurizio Iacono added "The new Ex Deo material is so strong it will be a 'scene changer,' you won't be able to say the word metal without the word Roman before it."
Napalm Records has checked in with the following update about Ex Deo, the Roman themed band featuring the members of Kataklsym:
"The Roman legion of Ex Deihas not been quiet by any means... The centurions have been busy putting together the follow-up to the highly acclaimed debut album 'Romulus.' The second opus entitled 'Caligula' is set to feature the most intense 'epic metal soundtrack' to come out in recent history."
According to mainman Maurizio Iacono: "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 (Septic Flesh). 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".
The Ex Deo legion is set to enter JFD studios in Dallas, TX and Montreal, Canada with producer Jean-François Dagenais (Kataklysm, Malevolent Creation, Misery Index, Despised Icon) this Fall.
On February 11th the "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" clip compilation will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download. A teaser trailer for the compilation, which features over 40 clips and 190 minutes running time, can be viewed below.
The track listing is as follows: More...
Nuclear Blast has announced that the forthcoming "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" DVD / Bluray compilation has been postponed to February 11th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:
1. Accept - Teutonic Terror
2. Sabaton – Uprising
3. Blind Guardian - A Voice In The Dark
4. Dimmu Borgir - Dimmu Borgir
5. Immortal - All Shall Fall
6. Death Angel - Truce
7. Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
8. Sonic Syndicate - Turn It Up
9. Filter - The Inevitable Relapse
10. Soilwork - Deliverance Is Mine
11. Exodus - Downfall
12. Kataklysm - Push The Venom
13. Overkill - Bring Me The Night
14. Eluveitie - Thousandfold
15. Equilibrium - Der Ewige Sieg
16. Ex Deo - The Final War
17. Suicidal Angels - Beyond The Laws Of Church
18. Arsis - Forced To Rock
19. Mnemic - Diesel Uterus
20. Tarot - I Walk Forever
21. Indica - Islands Of Light
22. Callejon - Sommer, Liebe, Kokain
23. Scar Symmetry - The Iconoclast
24. Filter - No Love
25. All Ends - Generation Disgrace
26. Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
27. Decrepit Birth - The Resonance
28. Suffocation - Cataclysmic Purification
29. Nile - Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld
30. Behemoth - Alas, Lord Is Upon Me (censored) More...
Canadian Roman-themed metal act Ex Deo has announced its signing with Napalm Records. The signing comes in time for the band to prepare its next full length album, titled "Caligula." Frontman Maurizio Iacono, also of Canadian death metal veterans Kataklysm, commented by saying:
"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 longtime 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."
Ex Deo frontman Maurizio Iacono (also of Kataklysm) has posted the following statement online in regards to its forthcoming studio album, titled "Caligula."
"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."
Kataklysm's Facebook page has announced that Ex Deo will return in late 2011 with their sophomore release entitled "Caligula," accompanying the announcement with these words: "I have existed from the morning of the world and I shall exist untilthe last star falls from the night. Although I have taken the form of Gaius Caligula, I am all men as I am no man and therefore I am a God."
When asked about Ex Deo in a recent interview, guitarist Jean-François replied: "We didn’t know for sure because for us it was really Maurizio’s project, so we did it out of passion for music and to do something different. When we saw the reaction to it and the amount of albums sold, the label certainly wanted us to record a second one. We thought about it and thought “Why not?” It works good, and we actually have a lot to say and more ideas to explore and we want to start working on another one."
Egyptian themed death metallers Nile will return to North America with their second tour in support of their new album "Those Whom The Gods Detest." Joining them will be the ancient Roman themed arsenal Ex Deo, Tazmanian tech-death act Psycroptic, Norwegian extreme metallers Keep of Kalessin, and brutal death grinders Pathology. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
10/31 2010 Volume 11 – Raleigh NC
11/1 2010 Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville KY
11/2 2010 Sonar – Baltimore MD
11/3 2010 Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale NY
11/4 2010 Rocko’s Bar and Grill – Manchester NH
11/5 2010 Club Hell – Providence RI
11/6 2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland OH
11/7 2010 Blondie’s – Detroit MI
11/8 2010 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago IL
11/9 2010 Station 4 – St. Paul MN
11/12 2010 El Corazon – Seattle WA
11/13 2010 Hawthorne Theater – Portland OR
11/14 2010 Slim’s – San Francisco CA
11/15 2010 Ramona Mainstage – Ramona CA
11/16 2010 Key Club – Los Angeles CA
11/17 2010 U.B.’s Bar – Mesa AZ
11/18 2010 The Rock – Tucson AZ
11/20 2010 Emo’s – Austin TX
11/21 2010 The Warsaw – Houston TX
11/23 2010Club Firestone – Orlando FL
11/24 2010 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale FL
Ex Deo, the ancient Roman-themed arsenal led by Kataklysm front man Maurizio Iacono, will be on tour this summer with Polish death metal acts Behemoth and Decapitated. The dates are as follows:
6/20 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
6/21 - Bilbao, Spain - Rockstar
6/22 - Lisbon, Portugal - Cine Teatro
6/23 - Sevilla, Spain - La Sala
6/24 - Madrid, Spain - La Sala
6/25 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra 1
6/26 - Monza, Italy - Gods Of Metal
6/28 - Zurich, Switzerland - Dynamo
6/29 - Marseilles, France - Poste à Galène
6/30 - Lyon, France - Ninkasi Kao
7/01 - Paris, France - Trabendo
7/02 - Essen, Germany - Turock
7/03 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Fortarock
7/04 - Lindau, Germany - Club Vaudeville
7/05 - Bruneck, Italy - Ufo
7/08 - Tolmin, Slovenia - Metalcamp
7/09 - Novi Sad, Serbia - Exit Fest
Ex Deo, the Roman themed band featuring Maurizio Iacono of Kataklysm, has debuted the brand new video for the track "The Final War (Battle of Actium)," which deals with Antony and Cleopatra's defiance of Octavian in Egypt. Karl Sanders of Nile makes a special guest appearance on this track with a guitar solo.
Commented Maurizio Iacono: "It's an honor for me that such talented musicians and friends lent their art for a couple songs on this album. I only asked a few selected people that had involvement with history through their music and related to this band's concept, so I salute them for contributing to Rome's rise and they shall be amply rewarded for it."
Ex Deo, the ancient Roman themed arsenal lead by Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono, have released a teaser for their upcoming video “The Final War (Battle of Actium)." The video clip can be viewed below. The song also features a guest solo appearance from Karl Sanders of Nile. The clip will be released on March 15 (Ides of March) in honour of the god of war, Mars.
Vocalist Maurizio Iacono recently stated about the video: “After much discussion with the director Ivan Collic we decided to go with ‘The Final War (Battle Actium)’ as the next video clip for Romulus. I love the song ‘In Her Dark Embrace’, which was initially the planned video track, but we’ve decided to bring the whole production one step higher and film ‘The Final War (Battle Actium)’. The story line is amazing for this song and we will be able to capture not only Roman battle scenes and all the blood you want, but also the true story behind the war that turned Rome from a republic into an Empire. We’re going full force with this one!”
Ex Deo, the Roman themed band fronted by Kataklysm vocalist Maurizio Iacono, was recently interviewed by HardTimes.ca. Footage of the interview can be found below. Ex Deo recently returned home after making their North American debut alongside Ensiferum and Blackguard Plans are also in the works for the band to film a video clip for the track "The Final War (Battle Actium)," taken from Ex Deo's debut album "Romulus." Filming for the video will take place in early January 2010 and will be released in the month of March to celebrate Mars, the ancient Roman god of war. More...
Ex Deo, the ancient Roman themed arsenal lead by Kataklysm front man Maurizio Iacono, recently returned home after making their North American debut alongside Enisferum and Blackguard. Performance footage from the their show at The Medley in Montreal on December 3rd can be viewed below.
Plans are also in the works for the band to film a video clip for the track "The Final War (Battle Actium)," which is taken from Ex Deo's debut album "Romulus." The video will be shot once again by director Ivan Colic and producer Stanimir Lucik in Belgrade, Serbia. The filming will take place in early January 2010 and will be released in the month of Mars (March) to celebrate Mars, the ancient Roman god of war.
Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: “After much discussion with the director Ivan Collic we decided to go with ‘The Final War (Battle Actium)’ as the next video clip for Romulus. I love the song ‘In Her Dark Embrace’, which was initially the planned video track, but we’ve decided to bring the whole production one step higher and film ‘The Final War (Battle Actium)’. The story line is amazing for this song and we will be able to capture not only Roman battle scenes and all the blood you want, but also the true story behind the war that turned Rome from a republic into an Empire. We’re going full force with this one!” More...
Ex Deo, the Roman themed band led by Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono, wants to assure everyone that they will still be playing the last week of shows on the Ensiferum tour, starting November 29th until December 5th. As previously reported, the band had to officially pull out of the rest of the tour due to visa matters beyond their control. Commented Maurizio:
"Hello friends, I’m sending this message to reassure everyone that EX DEO will in fact be present on the last week of the ENSIFERUM tour, starting this Sunday. We have received many e-mails and messages from concerned fans that aren’t sure that we will show up. Although we are disappointed as well that HYPOCRISY could not make it, you should not be worried regarding the new Roman legion. EX DEO will be present and in combat mode. Hail to you all!"
The dates are as follows:
11/29/09 Logan Square Auditorium – Chicago, IL
11/30/09 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
12/01/09 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
12/02/09 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
12/03/09 Le Medley – Montreal, QC – CANADA
12/04/09 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
12/05/09 The Fillmore @ Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY have issued the following statement in regards to their upcoming tour with ENSIFERUM that starts on Friday, November 6th:
“Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are forced to stay home until U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services process and authorize our working visas. This is the first time the band has faced a situation like this and it’s extremely frustrating, as well as depressing, since the last thing we want to do is disappoint our loyal fans who have waited years to see us live in the US. We filed for our visas with plenty of time, but as some probably don’t know, the US government has changed its rules when it comes to visas issued to artists so it’s become tougher. Even if we have already toured the US numerous times.
As it stands now, we are on stand-by mode and waiting to receive the green light. We hope it’s just a few days before that happens, in the meantime we want to apologize to all the fans that planned on going to see us tear shit up live. We will do our best to re-join the tour as soon as possible!”
HYPOCRISY have enlisted the help of CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/frontman Alexi Laiho to temporarily fill the vacant second guitarist spot on their tour alongside ENSIFERUM, HYPOCRISY, EX DEO, BLACKGUARD, SWASHBUCKLE. More...
Ex Deo have pulled out of some dates on the Ensiferum tour for visa matters beyond the bands control. Commented front man Maurizio:
"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.”
Ex Deo will film a video for the track “In Her Dark Embrace” taken from the band's debut "Romulus." The video will be shot once again by director Ivan Colic and producer Stanimir Lucik in Belgrade, Serbia. The filming will take place in early January 2010 and will be released in the month of Mars (March) to celebrate Mars, the ancient Roman god of war.
Ex Deo will still be performing on the following dates: More...
Ex Deo, the ancient Roman themed band lead by Kataklysm front man Maurizio Iacono, recently returned from a trek in Europe and are now preparing to take on North America along side Ensiferum, Hypocrisy, and Blackguard. Plans are also in the works for the band to film another video for the bands debut "Romulus." The video will be shot once again by director Ivan Colic and producer Stanimir Lucik in Belgrade, Serbia. The filming will take place in early January 2010 and will be released in the month of Mars (March) to celebrate Mars, the ancient Roman god of war.
Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: "The first video clip we did was for the title track Romulus. It was an epic venture into the beginning of Romes birth and mythology and served as more of an introduction to the story. This time we’re going to do a video that will turn everyone on their heads. ‘In Her Dark Embrace’ will depict a Roman battle scene. Were not going for airplay here, were going for what Rome was: the most brutal and efficient war machine that ever walked the earth. If it’s blood the people want it’s blood they will get. I can’t wait to get this done.”
Ex Deo's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...