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Formed: 1990
From: Beilen, Netherlands
Last Known Status: Active

Background

God Dethroned was formed by mainman Henri Sattler in 1990. After one demo they released their debut album “The Christhunt” in 1992 on a tiny German label. Due to problems with the other band members and the record company, Henri decided to split the band. He then formed Ministry Of Terror and released the “Fall Of Life” album with them in 1994. After a European tour Henri left the band and re-formed God Dethroned. With new band members and better songs in his back, Henri and the new God Dethroned recorded “The Grand Grimoire” and inked a deal with Metal Blade. Many successful tours followed in Europe, the U.S. and Japan with great Death and Black Metal acts like Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Immortal, and Marduk, just to name a few.

In the meantime most of the renowned festivals were played: Dynamo Open Air, Wacken, Graspop and Summer Breeze. Drummer Roel Sanders left the band after the US tour promoting “Bloody Blasphemy”. Nile’s Tony Laureano played on the “Ravenous” album, but couldn’t stay. Janne from The Crown played on the tour and finally new drummer Ariën van Weesenbeek came in, whose first recording experience with the band was “Into the Lungs of Hell”.

Bassist Beef and guitar player Jens didn’t have the motivation any more to keep on touring and playing, so they decided to call it quits after about 8 years. About 2 months before the recording of “The Lair of the White Worm” bass player Henk joined the band, and 2 weeks before the recording axeman Isaac came in.

Latest God Dethroned News

Below is our complete God Dethroned news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Virgin Steele Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Virgin Steele has been confirmed as the latest act to perform at the upcoming 70,000 Tons of metal cruise. The organizers of the cruise commented:

"Make no mistake, 70000 Tons of Metal is not your grandma's cruise. It's also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!"

So far the following 18 (of 40 total) bands have been revealed:

AMORPHIS
CORONER
DARK FUNERAL
ELUVEITIE
GOD DETHRONED
GRAVE DIGGER
HAMMERFALL
IN EXTREMO
MOONSORROW
MY DYING BRIDE
NIGHTWISH
PESTILENCE
SAMAEL
STRATOVARIUS
TANKARD
THERION
TRISTANIA
VIRGIN STEELE

The 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise will sail on Monday January 23rd, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will return on Friday January 27th, 2012.

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God Dethroned Reunites For Metal Cruise

Dutch melodic death metal band God Dethroned has reunited to play at the 2012 70,000 Tons of Metal festival in Florida.

The band announced the news this morning on the God Dethroned Facebook page, stating "We've just been confirmed for 70.000 tons of Steel!!!" before correcting the mistake minutes later to say, "70.000 tons of METAL, of course!"

70,000 Tons of Metal will take place from January 23rd through January 27th in Miami, Florida.

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Hackneyed To Play Summer Breeze

Germany's Hackneyed recently signed to Lifeforce Records for the release of the band's upcoming third full-length album. Hackneyed has now announced an appearance at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl.

The Summer Breeze fest will be taking place from August 18th - 20th, 2011. Additional details on the festival are available at this location. Other confirmed bands include Deadlock, As I Lay Dying, God Dethroned, Arch Enemy, Enslaved, and many more.

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God Dethroned To Call It A Day

Dutch death metal outfit God Dethroned has announced that the band will be put to rest at the end of this year, mostly due to a lack of interest in touring. A message from singer/guitarist Henri Sattler reads as follows:

"2011 is God Dethroned's final year in existence.

"We could have spent another year in a tour bus because the amount of offers was endless, but I just don't feel like touring anymore. People told me to take a break for a year or maybe two, but as I'm an "all, or nothing at all" type of person, I decided to call it quits.

"Not immediately, but in December of this year we will definitely play our last show. That's gonna be at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting in Holland.

"I'm very proud of what we achieved with the band, but the time has come for new challenges.

"I would like to thank all of our fans for their support for all these years."

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God Dethroned Streaming Entire New Album Online

Update: The streaming period for "Under the Sign of the Iron Cross" is now over and the album is now available in stores worldwide.

God Dethroned is readying their latest album, "Under the Sign of the Iron Cross" (reviewed here), for release next Tuesday, November 23rd in North America (November 19th/22nd in Europe). From now until the North American release, Metalunderground.com will be hosting the exclusive full album stream of "Under the Sign of the Iron Cross." Check it out in the player below. The album marks the Dutch metal band's ninth album and was recorded at the Soundlodge Studios in Leer, Germany. It follows the band's 2009 release, "Passiondale" (reviewed here).

Comments singer/guitarist Henri Sattler: "Musically the new album turned out to be one of the most extreme records we ever did. Nevertheless with the very recognizable God Dethroned hooks present in all the songs.Producer Joerg Uken outdid himself this time, because our new album is in my opinion the best produced album we ever had. Extremely raw, heavy, but crystal clear and super dynamic at the same time."

Here is the "Under the Sign of the Iron Cross" tracklisting:

1. The Declaration of War
2. Storm of Steel
3. Fire Storm
4. The Killing is Faceless
5. Under the Sign of the Iron Cross
6. Chaos Reigns at Dawn
7. Through Byzantine Hemispheres
8. The Red Baron
9. On Fields of Death & Desolation

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God Dethroned Streaming Song From New Album

Dutch death metallers God Dethroned have announced that Bravewords.com will be premiering the second track from "Under the Sign of the Iron Cross," entitled "Storm Of Steel." The song perpetuates Henri Sattler's lyrical WWI theme and describes what it was like to go over the trench and be a part of a charge in the war of attrition style warfare for which WWI was best known. You can check out the song here. "Under the Sign of the Iron Cross," the bands 9th album, was recorded at the Soundlodge Studios in Leer, Germany.

Comments singer/guitarist Henri Sattler: "Musically the new album turned out to be one of the most extreme records we ever did. Nevertheless with the very recognizable God Dethroned hooks present in all the songs.Producer Joerg Uken outdid himself this time, because our new album is in my opinion the best produced album we ever had. Extremely raw, heavy, but crystal clear and super dynamic at the same time."

The "Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross" track listing:

1. The Declaration of War
2. Storm of Steel
3. Fire Storm
4. The Killing is Faceless
5. Under the Sign of the Iron Cross
6. Chaos Reigns at Dawn
7. Through Byzantine Hemispheres
8. The Red Baron
9. On Fields of Death

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God Dethroned Moves Back CD Presentation Party

Dutch act God Dethroned is set to release the new album "Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross" on November 23rd, 2010 through Metal Blade Records. The band has issued the following update about moving back the previously scheduled CD presentation party to Christmas Eve:

"Yo! What could be a better day for a CD presentation than Christmas eve? Due to the Eindhoven Metal Meeting which is being held at the same day as our originally scheduled CD presentation, we decided to reschedule our party by one week so you can enjoy both events. See you then."

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God Dethroned Posts New Song Online

Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED have launched a landing page for their upcoming new album "Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross." The page features the title track of their upcoming album, also embedded below.

Comments singer/guitarist Henri Sattler on the title track, "The 1905 Schlieffen Plan made by the Prussian Count von Schlieffen after England signed the previous Entente Cordiale in 1904 with France. The plan was based on a battle between Hannibal and the Roman army in 216 B.C. that was later modified and eventually failed when put into practice. It remains uncertain if the changes to the Schlieffen Plan or the plan itself was the reason for not being successful."

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God Dethroned Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Dutch death metal act God Dethroned has revealed the tracklisting to it's forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross," is set for release on November 23, 2010 through Metal Blade Records.

"Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross" tracklisting:
1. The Declaration of War
2. Storm of Steel
3. Fire Storm
4. The Killing is Faceless
5. Under the Sign of the Iron Cross
6. Chaos Reigns at Dawn
7. Through Byzantine Hemispheres
8. The Red Baron
9. On Fields of Death & Desolation

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God Dethroned Announces New Album Release

Dutch death metallers God Dethroned have finished the recordings of their new album "Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross." Singer/guitarist Henri Sattler stated:

“Just like with our two previous albums, we've been recording at the Soundlodge Studio's in Leer, Germany with producer Joerg Uken. 'Under the Sign of the Iron Cross' is another concept album about World War One. Having done a concept album about this topic before didn't make it an easy job, but reading Ernst Juenger's 'In Stahlgewittern' (Storm of Steel), which is his biography of his daily experiences in the trenches during the war, gave me so much inspiration that I managed to do a good job on the lyrics and I'm really satisfied with the result, but this is of course something you will have to check out for yourselves.

"Musically the new album turned out to be one of the most extreme records we ever did. Nevertheless with the very recognizable God Dethroned hooks present in all the songs. Producer Joerg Uken outdid himself this time, because our new album is in my opinion the best produced album we ever had. Extremely raw, heavy, but crystal clear and super dynamic at the same time.”

"Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross" will be released the 19th/22nd of November 2010 via Metal Blade Records in Europe and on the 23rd of November in North America.

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God Dethroned Comments on New Album, New Guitarist

Death metal band God Dethroned is currently in the studio working on their tenth full length. Via their MySpace Page they have briefly commented on the new album, their new guitarist and their recent tour:

"It's studio time again.
We've been working hard on a new album lately and just finished songwriting.
Our second album with a World War One theme.
Mike and Henri will start laying down drum and guitar tracks at Soundlodge Studio's (Germany) with producer Joerg Uken.
It's our third time recording there as we have been very pleased with the results of the previous albums.

We would like to thank Ian Jekelis (Abigail Williams) for playing guitar with us on the Killfest tour in the U.S. where we supported Overkill on many great and succesful shows.
We also would like to welcome Danny Tunker as our new lead guitarist.
Danny already played with us on a few shows and festivals and we decided to give him the chance to show his skills on our new album.

More news soon.

Cheers, God Dethroned"

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Evile Issues Tour Report

British thrashers EVILE are getting well acquainted with the American touring circuit, having just finished a North American tour with German legends KREATOR and now making their way around once again with New Jersey's OVERKILL.

EVILE are currently in the midst of the Killfest tour, which also features VADER, GOD DETHRONED, WARBRINGER and WOE OF TYRANTS.

EVILE lead guitarist OL DRAKE reports from the tour:

"Currently sat in bed in a Japanese hotel in San Francisco. This place is awesome! Love San Francisco. We played the Regent Ballroom last night and had a brilliant time. We felt very welcomed, and in such an amazing venue. Me and Ben walked around San Fran at about 3am looking for food - we even tried to be a car to go through the Burger King drive-thru. Day off today
as the Vegas show was cancelled (boo!) and to be honest I need it. I ate some American fish n' chips, and that didn't go down well. As I've said before, leave fish n' chips to England!"

"Got a lot of ideas for album 3 - we basically have the title and album art concept decided too. Got a very good feeling about the new material!" More...

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Abigail Williams Working On New Album

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS has completed recording of individual performances for their still untitled second full-length. Captured at Conquistador Studios in Cleveland, Ohio, eight new songs were laid down with vocalist/guitarist Ken Sorceron and engineer Cole Martinez controlling the audio takes. The songs are currently being mixed by Peter Tagtgren (Dimmu Borgir, Immortal, Celtic Frost) and are expected to be completed later this month.

Commenting briefly on the new material, Sorceron notes, "There are a lot less keyboards on the new songs. They are far more guitar-driven and have a bit more of a traditional sound in some ways but still very Abigail Williams sounding. We let ourselves have much more room with writing this album; kind of a more open, free environment than any we have employed before. The studio experience this time round was very natural to us. We recorded everything with much more ease and I think it has helped in capturing a very honest vibe." More...

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God Dethroned Checks In From The Road

God Dethroned have checked in from the road with the following tour report:

"Hey dudes, We're 10 days into the tour, time for a little heads up. Killfest, Overkill's 25th anniversary US tour is doing very well. The tour has a strong line up with some very established names, as well as a number of 'newer' bands who's popularity is growing very strong recently. That, and the amount of die hard Overkill fans showing up every night has made the turn-outs great so far.

"There has been a great atmosphere between the bands, a lot of drunken nonsense going on, but every band is very professional, and it has made this tour extremely easy going and a lot of fun. We are having a great time and we're also extremely happy to see a lot of new fans, and old ones. We hope to see you somewhere on the road in the next coming weeks!"

God Dethroned's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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God Dethroned Re-Signs With Metal Blade

On the heels of their recent release "Passiondale," Metal Blade Records has extended their contract with Dutch death metal act God Dethroned. The band will be campaigning across North America, supporting Overkills' 25th Anniversary Killfest tour throughout April. The tour starts April 1st in Philadelphia at the Trocadero.

Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel comments, "We are very happy to continue our long and great relationship with God Dethroned. We've been working with the band and Henri for over a decade and we look forward to more great music from them in the future!"

Henri Sattler, God Dethroned guitarist and vocalist adds, "Once you're in it, you're in it for life, the head of Metal Blade in Europe once said to me. It was already a dream come true to sign our first deal with the label back in '97, and now 13 years later we just put our signature on our third contract with them. It's just as exciting as it was back then and we're very proud of earning their trust and support after all these years. We are halfway through the writing process for a new album, which we will record starting end of May. First, we'll play on the Killfest tour in the U.S. supporting Overkill together with label mates Woe of Tyrants and many other great bands. Abigail Williams' axeman Ian Jekelis will take over touring duties for Susan, with whom we parted ways last January. We will announce the name of our new shredder right before we play our first European festival in May."

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Overkill Adds More Tour Dates

New Jersey thrash metal veterans Overkill will embark on their 25th anniversary North American tour, dubbed Killfest 2010, in April and May 2010. The trek will span the length of the U.S., hitting spots in Canada, with one final show at New York City's Nokia Theater. Support on the tour will come from Vader, God Dethroned, Warbringer, Evile, and Woe of Tyrants.

Commented vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: "The road never ends, and that's a good thing kids! We've all been tearing this up for over 25 years now and still going strong. April it starts again and this time it's 'Ironbound', live and in your face, let the games begin!!"

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Tales From The Pit: Sea-Sick w/o the Cruise Ship

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week’s story is from Henri Sattler of God Dethroned:

"We played Quito (Ecuador) on the South American part of our War Propaganda World Tour 2009 and there we had a slamming pit in which the whole crowd was participating. I felt like we were playing on a floating island since the whole stage was moving from its place! Even the sound desk moved from one place to another in the venue. Amps tumbling over, etc. I was the biggest madness I’ve ever experienced in my life on stage, and i was happy to leave the stage with all my teeth being in my mouth still..."

God Dethroned was recently confirmed for Austria's Kaltenbach Open Air 2010 festival and has an extensive US tour planned with Overkill, Vader, Evile, Warbringer and Woe of Tyrants early this year as well.

Check back every Tuesday for more tales from the pit.

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Parsifall Confirmed For Kaltenback Open Air 2010

German metal band PARSIFALL has been confirmed for Kaltenbach Open Air 2010, which takes place on July 17 in Austria. Here's a statement from the band:

"We're proud to announce that we've been confirmed for this year's Kaltenbach Open Air in Austria! It'll be our pleasure to burn the stage with extreme metal masters such as DYING FETUS, DARK FUNERAL, ABORTED, DARKANE, GOD DETHRONED and many more! This is our return to our label’s home country Austria since one and a half years. To all the Austrian Fans we gained back then in late fall 2008 on tour with Darkfall we can only give the advice to show up and go crazy together with the band!"

In the meantime, check out the band on their MySpace page.

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Evile Announces New North American Tour Dates

British thrashers, EVILE have recently announced that they will be embarking on their first major North American tours with such legendary acts as KREATOR and OVERKILL. EVILE frontman/guitarist, Matt Drake recently took some time to proclaim his (and the band's) excitement to hit the road across the pond in March through early-May:

"Well it's about time it happened, we can finally say that we are coming to the USA!! It's been a long time coming because we've tried before, we've had a few plans made in the past to get to the states but they always fell through but it's finally confirmed and happening. We couldn't be happier that we get to lay waste to peoples senses on a nightly basis with such legendary bands that we have nothing but respect for, we're looking forward to meeting people who have listened to our cd's but never had the chance to see us live and we're also looking forward to introducing ourselves to a lot of new people and instead of easing ourselves into it by doing a week or so we're going for a full on two month straight tour with only a few days off, the way it should be!! I'm personally looking forward to being able to visit such iconic places as New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco as these are the kind of places i never thought i would be lucky enough to see. Ladies and gentlemen the British are coming!!!!" More...

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Overkill Announces North American Tour

New Jersey based thrash metal legends Overkill has announced that they will be heading out on the roads of North America at the beginning of April next year. They will be bringing plenty of bands with them for the ride, including Vader, Evile, God Dethroned, Warbringer and Woe Of Tyrants. This tour is in support of the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Ironbound" which will be released in January through Nuclear Blast Records.

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