Ex Deo will soon begin recording new music this year that will see the light in the winter of 2023!!The Roman outfit will take off where “Nero” left and enter the turbulent year of “The Four Emperors”. The release will be an EP and will be released on Maurizio Iacono …Continue reading →
A journey through 8 different countries in our top 10. Scotland, Australia, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Hungary and Norway, great to see so many different countries in this race. Remarkable this year: the five voting members all nominated a different album as the best. But we have a clear winner and this is Empyrium.
1. Empyrium – ‘Über den Sternen’ Maybe not the best album according to our votin members, but chosen second best by no less the three of them. ‘Über den Sternen’ reached a total of 34 points. Great efford of these Germans. It was Juergen again who wrote the following about this album: “The complexity of their compositions simply do not allow to put them in any genre. Empyrium is unique and all attempts to classify their music will fail. As a small remark to add is that the label of Empyrium Prophecy Productions and its foundation is going back to the debut of the band “A Wintersunset…” and is celebrating in 2021 their 25th anniversary. With this new release Prophecy has a further reason to celebrate. Happy Anniversary! For me there is no other choice to honour “Über den Sternen” with the full score and to thank Empyrium for their great efforts in creating such a masterpiece.” Congratulations Empyrium with this great album!
Rating: 10/10 Release: 27 August 2021 Label: Napalm Records The Roman Folk/Symphonic Death Metal band Ex Deo just released their 4th full lenght album “The Thirteen Years of Nero” and is presenting us the next masterpiece full of epic sounds in form of a concept album all around Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus …Continue reading →
Rating: 9.5/10 Release 24 February 2017 Label: Napalm Records I was just as surprised as anyone when I heard that Ex Deo was breaking up in 2014 only to announce their return a year later and with a new album coming. The new album “The Immortal Wars” is their 3rd …Continue reading →
Rating: 9.5/10 Release: 29 August 2012 Label: Napalm Records Those familiar with the name Maurizio Iacono will undoubtedly think of the death metal band Kataklysm. What many people know now is that the five members of Kataklysm, together with François Mongrain and Jonathan LeDuc, have released their debut album Romulus …Continue reading →
Thursday night, not a typical night where you’d expect some brutal deathmetal on the planning. However, this night 5 bands of the more brutal metal music played in the Mezz, Breda. With bands like Nile, Svart Crown, Saratan and Pestifer it promised to be a good night, but the real …Continue reading →
Location: Geiselwind, Germany The news about Bayern was pretty bad lately. Heavy rainfall, flooded basements, mudslides and landslides. But still the line-up of the very first edition of Beastival was irresistible, so we jumped in our car for this new German festival. Sabaton, Kreator, Kataklysm, Wintersun and many other great …Continue reading →