KATAKLYSM Frontman's EX DEO Confirmed For PAGANFEST European Tour

EX DEO, the new band led by KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono, will make its live debut this September/October on the special edition of Europe's biggest pagan/folk metal tour, Paganfest. Co-headlining throughout will be Finland's KORPIKLAANI and Germany's DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER. Additional support will come from Sweden's UNLEASHED, United Kingdom's ALESTORM and Canada's BLACKGUARD. Special appearances will be made by Finland's MOONSORROW and Norway's EINHERJER on select dates.

Paganfest Europe 2009 dates:

Sep. 11 - Backstage - Munich, Germany
Sep. 12 - Hellraiser - Leipzig, Germany
Sep. 13 - Columbia Club - Berlin, Germany
Sep. 14 - Hirsch - Nürnberg, Germany
Sep. 15 - Markthalle - Hamburg, Germany
Sep. 16 - Patronaat - Haarlem, The Netherlands
Sep. 17 - Batschkapp - Frankfurt, Germany
Sep. 18 - Stadtgarten - Erfurt, Germany
Sep. 19 - FZW - Dortmund, Germany *
Sep. 20 - Hof Ter Loo - Antwerpen, Belgium *
Sep. 21 - Elysee Montmartre - Paris, France
Sep. 22 - Ninkasi Kao - Lyon, France
Sep. 23 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
Sep. 24 - Illipse - Illingen, Germany
Sep. 25 - Effenaar - Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Sep. 26 - LKA Longhorn - Stuttgart, Germany *
Sep. 27 - Masters Of Rock Café - Zlin, Czech Republic
Sep. 28 - Diesel - Budapest, Hungary
Sep. 29 - Seifenfabrik - Graz, Austria
Sep. 30 - Music Drome - Milan, Italy
Oct. 01 - Hafen - Innsbruck, Austria
Oct. 02 - Arena - Wien, Austria
Oct. 03 - Posthof - Linz, Austria

* Extended shows with special guests

EX DEO's debut album, "Romulus", is scheduled for release on June 19 (Europe) and June 30 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded with producer (and KATAKLYSM guitarist) Jean-Francois Dagenais (MISERY INDEX, DESPISED ICON, MALEVOLENT CREATION).

"Romulus" track listing:

01. Romulus
02. Storm the Gates of Alesia
03. Cry Havoc
04. In Her Dark Embrace
05. Invictus
06. The Final War (Battle of Actium)
07. Legio XIII
08. Blood, Courage and The God's That Walk The Earth
09. Cruor Nostri Abbas
10. Surrender The Sun
11. The Pantheon (Jupiter's Reign)

A video for the CD's title track was filmed last month with renowned director Stanimir "Staca" Lukic (MOONSPELL, KAMELOT, DEATHSTARS, TYPE O NEGATIVE) in Belgrade, Serbia. Maurizio says, "The setup was extremely pro. Stanimir and Ivan did such an amazing job and paid attention to every single detail. To recreate Rome and the story of Romulus and Remus was a big challenge, but I think we nailed it and the ideas behind it are incredible. Expect an epic feel, like the movie '300' for the texture... A big thank you to all the film crew and the actors!"

A demo version of the EX DEO track "Cry Havoc" is available for streaming on the group's MySpace page.


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