|EX DEO tells the tale of Marcus Aurelius, The Philosopher King – with an orchestral death metal stage set by FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE’s Francesco Ferrini!
What doesn’t transmit light, creates its own darkness.
I am Marcus Aurelius, the Philosopher King!
After three years since the release of their latest acclaimed full-length, The Immortal Wars, Roman Empire-inspired epic death metal band EX DEO – featuring mastermind Maurizio Iacono of KATAKLYSM – are back with brand a new single, entitled “The Philosopher King”, out today via Napalm Records. As teased earlier this month, the track features very special guest Francesco Ferrini of Italian symphonic metallers FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE!
Ferrini provided the stunning orchestral score for the colossal track, which tells the tale of one of Rome’s greatest emperors, Marcus Aurelius – an important historical figure that Maurizio Iacono feels a deep connection with. The track also features pummeling production by Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Machine Head, Bullet For My Valentine) and Chris Clancy (Mutiny Within).
Today, EX DEO have graced fans with a brand new lyric video for “The Philosopher King” – a striking, intense visual representation of the track’s powerful, historically-woven story.