EX DEO — the Ancient Roman-themed arsenal led by KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono — will be on tour this summer with Polish death metal legends BEHEMOTH and DECAPITATED. The dates are as follows:
June 20 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
June 21 - Bilbao, Spain - Rockstar
June 22 - Lisbon, Portugal - Cine Teatro
June 23 - Sevilla, Spain - La Sala
June 24 - Madrid, Spain - La Sala
June 25 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra 1
June 26 - Monza, Italy - Gods Of Metal
June 28 - Zurich, Switzerland - Dynamo
June 29 - Marseilles, France - Poste à Galène
June 30 - Lyon, France - Ninkasi Kao
July 01 - Paris, France - Trabendo
July 02 - Essen, Germany - Turock
July 03 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Fortarock
July 04 - Lindau, Germany - Club Vaudeville
July 05 - Bruneck, Italy - Ufo
July 08 - Tolmin, Slovenia - Metalcamp
July 09 - Novi Sad, Serbia - Exit Fest
"The Final War (Battle Of Actium)", the new video from EX DEO, can be viewed below. The clip, which was helmed by renowned director Ivan Colic and producer Stanimir "Staca" Lukic (MOONSPELL, KAMELOT, DEATHSTARS, TYPE O NEGATIVE) in Belgrade, Serbia, made its online debut on March 15 (Ides of March) in honor of the god of war, Mars.
Iacono previously stated about the new video: "After much discussion with the director Ivan Colic, we decided to go with 'The Final War (Battle Actium)' as the next video clip for [EX DEO's debut album] '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!"
"Romulus", the debut album from EX DEO, landed at position No. 90 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
Released in June 2009 via Nuclear Blast Records, "Romulus" was recorded with producer (and KATAKLYSM guitarist) Jean-Francois Dagenais (MISERY INDEX, DESPISED ICON, MALEVOLENT CREATION).