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Ex Deo – Interview with Maurizio Iacono

Maurizio on-stage [photo (c) Iain Purdie]

Maurizio on-stage [photo (c) Iain Purdie]

Courtesy once more of the nice folk at Napalm Records, I managed to get an interview with an incredibly cool musician. Maurizio Iacono is currently the front man of both Kataklysm and Ex Deo, having kicked off his relationship with his bandmates as bassist for the former.

I caught up with him after their set at Audio in Glasgow (review elsewhere on the site) and, thankfully, he’d showered first. No offence, but wading through a 40-minute set wearing twelve pounds of leather armour is going to make anyone a bit sweaty.

We videoed the interview as well, but the footage was far too dark to make it worth putting up on YouTube. However, the audio recording courtesy of the basic Voice Recorder app on my mobile was perfect. It’s down below, but stretched to just shy of an hour. Maurizio is a hell of an interesting and easy to talk to guy and we both rattled on for far longer than we planned.

In the interview we discuss:

  • Where the band came from
  • Where it’s going to
  • What it’s like wearing all that armour
  • If Ex Deo’s success has impacted on Kataklysm
  • The battle prowess of various Egyptian/Roman armies, gods and leaders
  • Keeping your kids in line
  • Experiences on the road
  • Roman history
  • other stuff I can’t remember!

(mp3 download link)

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September 17, 2013 3:32 PM

[…] caught the first twenty minutes or so of the set before being summoned by Ex Deo for the interview we’d organised. What I’d seen of Nile was OK, but I think you have to be a fan in the first place to […]

October 17, 2013 4:31 PM

[…] Oh, and in case you missed the interview I did with Maurizio during the Ex Deo tour, you can still listen to it here. […]

July 19, 2015 10:26 AM

[…] Drums are breakneck, but guitars are usually more strident and hold everything together – the blistering pace predominantly comes from the skin-bashing. Maurizio Iacono’s vocals are harsh and raise the hairs on your neck – which is in complete contrast to the experience when you meet him. He’s one of the nicest guys I think I’ve ever interviewed! […]

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