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Ex Deo (Kataklysm) To Release “The Philosopher King”, Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Francesco Ferrini To Guest


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Ex Deo (Kataklysm) will release a new single titled “The Philosopher King” on March 13th. The track will find Fleshgod Apocalypse‘s pianist, etc. Francesco Ferrini guesting. Ex Deo‘s Maurizio Iacono had the following to say of the song:

“It’s been three years since the release of The Immortal Wars – an album that propelled Ex Deo to a new level. This time, we didn’t want to wait another five years to release new material, so we decided to release a standalone new single called, “The Philosopher King” while we wait for the follow up album to The Immortal Wars. For this track, we asked our brother, the talented Francesco Ferrini, for his contribution on the orchestral score.

The song is based on the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. It’s a song that strikes a chord with me personally, exploring my life experiences and tribulations. I find myself very close to this man’s philosophical ideals – some I have struggled to understand, some I have adopted.

He is the author of the famous book “Meditations” (now you know the influence behind the recent Kataklysm album). Stoicism is something I have been applying more and more to my life in recent years – self-control, discipline. Marcus Aurelius, while commanding the world’s largest army and the most advanced society in ancient times, was perceived as one of the most regarded and prosperous emperors not only economically, but also in military and social triumphs. This is an homage to one of Rome’s greatest, The Philosopher King!”

Ferrini added:

“When Maurizio suggested to join forces on a brand new Ex Deo release, he had me bought in straight away! This song was incredibly inspiring to work on, being such a powerful combination of drama and epicness. I’m sure everyone will love it as much as we do.”

Ex Deo and Fleshgod Apocalypse will be touring together later this year:

10/01 Ubach Palenberg, GER – Rockfabrik
10/02 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
10/03 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
10/04 London, UK – Underworld
10/06 Nantes, FRA – Le Ferrailleur
10/07 Bilbao, SPA – Stage Live
10/08 Porto, POR – Hard Club
10/09 Lisboa, POR – RCA Club
10/10 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
10/11 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
10/12 Toulouse, FRA – Metronum
10/15 Milano, IOTA – Dagda Live Club
10/16 Sion, SWI – Le Port Franc
10/17 Schaffhausen, SWI – Kammgarn
10/18 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
10/20 Munich, GER – Backstage
10/21 Kosice, SLO – Collosseum
10/22 Budapest, HUN – A38
10/23 Sofia, BUL – Mixtape 5
10/24 Bucharest, ROM – Quantic Club
10/25 Cluj Napoca, ROM – Flying Circus
10/27 Praga, CZE – Futurum
10/28 Poznan, POL – U Bazyala
10/29 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
10/30 Vilnius, LIT – Vakaris
10/31 Riga, LAT – Melna Piektdiena
11/01 Helsinki, FIN – Aaniwalli
11/04 Oslo, NOR – Roverstaden
11/08 Roeselare, BEL – Trax
11/11 Weinhem, GER – Cafe Central
11/12 Berlin, GER – Music Unde Frieden
11/13 Essen, GER – Turock
11/14 Pagney, FRA – Chez Paulette
11/15 Leiden, NET – Gebr Nobel

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