1. How was the style of music you make decided?
We always liked extreme metal (Death, Black and Thrash). So we decided to mix these 3 styles to create our music. We have also incorporated ideas of classical music and folk music into our music.
We have both the same and different musical tastes, our music is a reflection of ourselves.
It's the same with our respective playing styles. Each of us has his own way of playing. When you mix all this together you get music from passionate people!
For the lyrics they are based on the history of ancient Rome and the Roman Empire. It was an idea of our guitarist Fabio (he is Italian) and we liked it! The Scandinavians (and so many others) talk about the Vikings, so we went in a different direction!
The Roman era is so rich from a cultural, historical, human, political, military etc. point of view. It is the ideal to have subjects of song and according to the approached topic the music comes rather naturally.
Moreover it is a theme which is not often approached
When you combine music and lyrics you get Roman Extreme Metal.
2. How are disagreements handled in the band?
With wine, beer and a good meal!
The 4 of us get together, discuss it and find a solution!
The only big crisis we went through ended with the departure of 2 members, we were 5 at the time.
3. Best concert or performance you've seen?
There are many, Metallica, Pantera, Iron Maiden, Rammstein etc.
4. What goes into making a good song?
A song that makes the public headbang and react!
5. How has your experience with Wormholedeath been?
We had been in contact with Worm Hole Death in 2017 for In Nomine Romae but due to various issues we had in the band, we didn't sign with them.
We contacted them again in 2021 to collaborate with them. Carlo the boss remembered us very well, he loved our album and we signed. For Furor Belli we wanted a bigger label with a better distribution and that could promote us more intensively! That's why we went to Worm Hole Death! And things are going great! They do a great job and we feel it! We have opportunities that we didn't have in the past!
We are fully satisfied.
6. What was the inspiration behind your latest release?
The music and lyrics of this album reflect the trials and tribulations of the last 2 years due to the pandemic and the change of lineup.
Rage, frustration, anger but also hope and friendship have forged Furor Belli.
And for the first time we have 2 guests on 2 different songs which gives even more diversity to our music.
As always with Deos, the themes are based on the history of Rome, but these same themes are still relevant today.
They reflect the life of the band and the current world context.
The lyrics are more thoughtful and personal even if they may seem more brutal, cruel and warlike than those of the other two albums.
All our texts are the fruit of thorough reading and research. We leave nothing to chance!
We talk about heroic leadership on the track Primus Pilus. The kind of leadership that is lacking in our world today
We discuss the theme of decimation on the title Decimatio because our group was decimated during the year 2020 it was an evil for a good.
Gladiators killing each other to entertain the crowd on Morituri Te Salutant.
The female condition on Virgo Vestalis etc. .
All these themes of antiquity are perfectly transposable to our current time!
7. What drew you to the music industry?
We make music for passion! It's not our job. What we like is to compose good songs and to share them with the public during the concerts! To meet other bands and to exchange with them!
8. What's your day to day routine?
Get up, go to work, play music, be with family, eat, drink and go to bed!
9. Tell us about your release " Decimatio "
It's a song about decimation. It's a bit autobiographical because during the pandemic we had to separate from 2 members out of 5, it was a bad thing for a good thing.
It's the kind of decision that's hard to take but that must be taken when it's necessary!
Going back to ancient Rome, when there was a serious fault in a legion, the tribune could decide to apply decimation as punishment. All the culprits were gathered together and divided into groups of ten. In each group there was a draw to designate the one who would die executed by the other 9.