EX DEO, the reactivated Ancient Roman-themed arsenal fronted by KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono, has completed the writing process for its third album, "The Immortal Wars". The CD's main concept will deal with Punic Wars, a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage from 264 B.C. to 146 B.C. The epic legendary wars will come to life and bring the showdown between two of the greatest generals that ever walked the earth, Hannibal and Scipio Africanus, both of whom rewrote the rules of war and strategies. The album will also feature other unexplored subjects on Ancient Rome surely to raise the epic level to the maximum.
EX DEO will enter JFD Studios in Texas and Pirate Studio in Montreal, Canada with KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-François Dagenais to record this new opus, in what Iacono describes as "an ultimate historic lesson dipped in violence and blended with and incredibly brutal score that will transport you back in time and get your blood boiling, no details have been spared." Mixing duties will be handled in Sweden by acclaimed producer Jens Bogren (AMON AMARTH, ARCH ENEMY, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE) this September. An early February 2017 release via Napalm is expected.
Orchestral score composer Clemens Wijers (CARACH ANGREN, LINDEMANN, PAIN) comments: "I had the privilege to compose and produce the orchestral score for the new phenomenal album 'The Immortal Wars' by EX DEO. For me, as a composer, this was a huge challenge as it pushed me to reinvent myself, surrounded by the great Roman atmosphere that EX DEO breathes throughout their music. The songs were asking for fierce aggressive orchestrations combined with emotional passages underscoring the narrative throughout. Coming from a background in writing epic and horror-oriented orchestral music I was able to leave my signature on this remarkable work. I'm beyond proud of the end result and can't wait until the album is finally out!"
EX DEO's sophomore album, "Caligvla", was released in August 2012 via Napalm.