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Ex Deo Drops Off North American PaganFest

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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:

3/29 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
3/30 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
3/31 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
4/1 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda **PaganFest with EX DEO**
4/2 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House **PaganFest with EX DEO**
4/3 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
4/4 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
4/5 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
4/6 - Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
4/7 - Louisville, KY @ Vernon Club
4/8 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
4/9 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/11 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
4/12 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
4/13 - Denver, CO @ The Marquis
4/15 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/16 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
4/17 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
4/18 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
4/19 - Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live

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xulbehemoth509's avatar

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1. xulbehemoth509 writes:

Ex deo, super bummed. Replacements? I suggest týr or maybe hammer horde.

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2. deathbringer writes:

Nooooo! I was looking forward to seeing them and the new album as well...

# Feb 19, 2012 @ 1:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. xulbehemoth509 writes:

Deathbringer, me too brother. I saw them on the Nile tour in Seattle. Man they were good! I hope they can find a suitable replacement. Still, very much stoked on arkona. That's my main reason for going.

# Feb 20, 2012 @ 8:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Necrovomit writes:

i'm still going to the seattle show for alestorm and turisas, i hope they end up replacing ex deo with somebody, but it's all good

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5. LOU SELVEY writes:

I just got into this genre of metal, it is quite entertaining to say the least.
Really looking forward to seeing arkona and alestorm.

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6. xulbehemoth509 writes:

Hey necrovomit, I'll be in Seattle for that show, coming over from spokane, should meet up, have a beer

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