Ex Deo, the Roman-history based metal group fronted by Kataklysm singer Maurizio Iacono, has decided to go the way of the Roman empire- not to exist anymore. This sucks! The band put out two solid albums in 2009 and 2012 and were apparently working on a third one, which raises the obvious question of "well why the hell did they stop midway through?" Unfortunately I don't have the answer, but on a slightly more optimistic note Ex Deo has the chance to revive itself unlike the Roman empire does! So hooray for that! You can read Iacono's full statement below.
“Today I decided that Ex Deo and its legions will rest their arms , We will take an indefinite leave of absence , theres a good possibility that Romulus & Caligvla be the only sonic assaults that will ever see the light under the flag of Ancient Rome’s lone but real Epic voice : EX DEO
If another album will ever see the light ..it will be by the will of the Gods and voice of those who believe in the spirit of the once most powerful Empire.. ROME, time will tell .. or not.
I feel we’ve done two great albums , full of passion and Epic passages , no regrets , just proud moments..
It was an education on where we all come from , Roma touched your blood one way or another, either through your ancestry or through your way of life , not believing it is not believing who you really are , because the entire world took a new spin towards a progressive future under Roman rule , hence the world we have today , still imperfect with many defects but forging ahead through progress..we will still post stuff here from time to time , hope you enjoyed the ride .
We thank you for the great comments and thrills you have brought us ROMA CAPUT MUNDI …Forever
I leave you with this great passage from my hero :
' I love the name of honor, more than I fear death ' – Julius Caesar