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From: Beilen, Netherlands
Last Known Status: Active
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.
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GOD DETHRONED's new album, "Passiondale," is a concept album about the battle of Passendale around the city of the same name in World War I.
GOD DETHRONED frontman, Henri Sattler, explains how he came up with the story and the concept:
"It says Passendale on the street sign. The little village with its huge Tyne Cot cemetery and memorial centre. I passed it many times on the way to Isaac (Delahaye, our former guitar player) for another of our notorious drinking sessions in Ypres not far from the French border. I got really impressed by how this town breathes World War I. The numerous cemeteries, the Menin Gate with its daily last post ceremony since 1929 with the exception of just one day during a bombardment in World War II, the buildings that have been rebuilt in their original state and definitely all the English, Irish and Scottish people that visit Ypres every weekend, probably because one of their relatives died there during the war. During the night at the bars & pubs they tended to get really drunk and sang louder than the barman could crank up the stereo set! It’s during these times that I got inspired by the Great War and decided to write a concept album about it. Ypres and Passendale were the center of war activities during the war with around 900,000 casualties compared to 9 million worldwide. I realized how harsh it must have been there during those 4 years. Passchendaele was the official name of the little village during the war, but since the English speaking armies couldn’t pronounce that, they nicknamed it to: Passiondale." More...
Dutch metallers, God Dethroned, have announced the tracklisting for their new album, "Passiondale," which will be released on April 28th. The album is a concept album about the horrors and life in France during WWI. Vocalist & guitarist Henri Sattler describes "Passiondale" as "a fast, brutal & epic soundtrack to a war movie." More details about the album will be released soon.
The track listing for "Passiondale" is as follows:
1. The Cross of Sacrifice
2. Under a Darkening Sky
3. No Man’s Land
4. Poison Fog
5. Drowning in Mud
7. No Survivors
8. Behind Enemy Lines
9. Fallen Empires
10. Artifacts of the Great War
Dutch folk/Viking metallers, Elexorien have announced a South American tour with fellow Dutch death metal band God Dethroned. The tour schedule is currently as follows:
09/03 - Santo Andre-SP, Catedral Bar (BRA)
09/04 - Opera 1, Curitiba-PR (BRA)
09/05 - Hangar 110, Sao Paolo-SP (BRA)
09/06 - Campinas–SP, Hammer Rock Bar (BRA)
09/07 - tba, Botucatu-SP (BRA)
09/09 - tba, Ica (PER)
09/11 - tba, Huancayo (PER)
09/12 - tba, Lima (PER)
09/13 - tba, Trujillo (PER)
09/15 - tba, Cuenca (ECU)
09/16 - tba, Quito (ECU)
09/18 - Alterno Bar, Cali (COL)
09/19 - Aula Multiple Porvenir, Rionegro-Antioquia (COL)
09/20 - Club Gotika , Bogota (COL) More...
Three more bands have been confirmed for the 2009 Summer Breeze Open Air Festival, which will take place in Germany. The new additions are Elvenking, God Dethroned, and Unearth. A listing of the other bands previously confirmed can be viewed below. More...
Dutch gothic metallers, Epica, have announced the addition of Isaac Delahaye (of God Dethroned and Edgecrusher) as their new guitarist to replace Ad Sluijter. Epica have issued the following comments regarding their decision:
"Isaac is no stranger to the band since he already replaced Ad once at a gig in France back in 2003. He also worked with Coen, Yves and Arien on "Project SiC" in 2006, but the most of you will know him from his work with "God Dethroned" in which he also worked with Arien. Isaac is an enormously talented and skilled musician and we think he is the ideal person to fill up Ad's spot and to make Epica's line-up strong and complete again." More...
Dutch metallers, God Dethroned, have issued the following update regarding their new line up and the completion of their new album:
"You guys already knew that Roel is back in the band after 8 years of absence. Again we have a new band member in the ranks of God Dethroned."
"Already somewhere in 2008 it became clear that Isaac and the band would follow their own seperate paths again. Everything for our own private reasons, so we said goodbye as friends. Then we decided to record the new album as a 3 piece and look for a new guitar player later." More...
God Dethroned frontman Henri Sattler has posted the following studio update:
"Rythm guitars, bass and lead guitars are all finished now. We took some time off from the studio to prepare some new things for us like different bass lines, harmonies and other stuff we haven't done like this before.
"Producer Joerg Uken learned some new things when it came down to my unconventional way of composing harmony lines.
One day we would record a melody line and the harmony just on the clicktrack to put it into the song later.
He goes 'this already sounds out of tune like this and we haven't even put it in the music yet.' I go 'just put it in the music Joerg.' It was nice to see this big questionmark above his head when we checked out the result. It sounded just great.
You can check that out yourself when our album comes out somewhere in April next year. More...
Dutch metallers, God Dethroned, have issued the following studio update:
"Last week we started tracking drum tracks for our new album, 'Passiondale'. With Roel [Sanders] back on the drum throne, all speed limits have been broken again. We took a lot of time in order to get the best results 'cause we want the album to be as tight as possible."
"Producer Jörg Uken from the Soundlodge studios [in Germany] is a drummer himself so we actually managed to get some really spectacular drumming on tape. We also wrote a new song in the studio called 'No Survivors', bringing the total of songs to nine. Yesterday we made some heavy crushing guitar sounds and this week we'll track the guitars." More...
Dutch death metal band GOD DETHRONED has finished the songwriting for their upcoming new album.
“We're ready! We finished 8 songs for our new album 'Passiondale.' Those of you who are fans of our 'Bloody Blasphemy' and 'The Lair of the White Worm' albums can take a deep breath now and wait out the time until the album comes out. Cause this motherfucker brings back all the good things you liked so much. Bringing back Roel to the band after all these years was a good idea. His drumming gave us the right vibe to come up with the stuff we needed for so long. We're really happy about the results and we can't wait to start tracking down those songs. We start recording on October 13th in the Soundlodge Studios in Germany.
"The album is a concept album about World War I and the song titles are: ‘Under A Darkening Sky’, ‘Behind Enemy Lines’, ‘Drowning in Mud’, ‘No-Man's Land’, ‘Passiondale’, ‘Poison Fog’, ‘Fallen Empires’ and ‘Artifacts of the Great War’. Stay tuned for more news 'cause we have some more interesting stuff in the works..."
"Passiondale" is to be expected for release in April/May 2009.
Guitarist Isaac Delahaye of the Dutch death metal band GOD DETHRONED has issued the following update:
"A little while ago our long time drummer Ariën Van Weesenbeek announced he would join the ranks of Dutch gothic metal rockers EPICA, leaving us no other choice than to let him go. We do understand his career move and we wish him all the best of luck for the future, and we'd like to thank him for all the years of pure blasphemy. We will play a farewell show with Ariën on March 28th at the Mezz club in Breda, Holland."
"At the same time we are happy to announce the return of Roel Sanders, our drummer on the 'Grand Grimoire' and 'Bloody Blasphemy' albums!!! Roel left GOD DETHRONED in the summer of 2000, but this time he's back to stay with us till the end. Some of you may also know him as the drummer for INHUME (and don't worry, he will continue with that band too)." More...
BRUTAL TRUTH and ORIGIN have been confirmed as headliners for this year’s Central Illinois Metalfest, being held the weekend of July 18th - 20th in Urbana, IL.
Brutal Truth will headline the festival on Saturday, July 19th, with co-headliners INCANTATION.
Origin will co-headline on Sunday, July 20th, with headliners SUFFOCATION.
Also on the bill for year’s fest are: MONSTROSITY, GOD DETHRONED, PYREXIA, SEVERED SAVIOR, IMPALED, MORTAL DECAY, and more.
Relapse Records will also be among the vendors at this year’s C.I.M.
Brutal Truth are currently writing for a new full-length album and have recently announced their plans for a two week European tour in February. This tour will include stops in the UK, Netherlands, France, Spain and more. A listing of confirmed Brutal Truth tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.
Origin are currently in the studio, recording their follow-up album to 2005’s Echoes Of Decimation. This brand new full-length album is expected to see an April 2008 release date. Additional Origin release and tour information will be announced shortly.
Brutal Truth tour dates:
6 - Hasselt, Belgium - Muziek-o-drom
7 - London, United Kingdom - Underworld
8 - Sheffield, United Kingdom - Corporation
9 - Glasgow, Scotland - Barfly
10 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - De Baroeg
11 - Strasbourg, France - Molodoi
12 - Paris, France - La Locomotive
13 - Durango, Spain - Plateruena
14 - Corroios, Portugal - Cine Teatro de Corroios
15 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Live
16 - Barcelona, Spain - Sala KGB
17 - Plaisir, France - La Clef Des Champs
Polish and Dutch death metal bands BEHEMOTH and GOD DETHRONED have been added to the lineup of the ninth annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, presented by ESP Guitars & Basses and Krank Amps on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28.
Additional confirmations include 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, DESPISED ICON, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, DAATH, LIGEIA, IMPIOUS, 3, and EPICUREAN.
The festival will join forces with Metal Blade this year to celebrate the label’s 25th anniversary. The main and side stages will both exclusively feature Metal Blade bands on Saturday, topped off by a once-in-lifetime performance that will bring together musicians from Metal Blade’s stellar roster of bands.
Bands confirmed for Friday are: More...
As usual, AOL Music has full CD Streams of some of this week's releases, including the latest from Deftones, Hammerfall and God Dethroned. Here are links to the streams:
Severe Torture are currently on tour with Vader and God Dethroned and have been keeping a diary whilst out on the road.
Here's the (lengthy) SEVERE TORTURE tour report so far:
"The tour started out on the 28th of september in Berlin(DE). After hooking up with Vader, God Dethroned and crew we picked our bunks in the nightliner. This bus was going to be our home for 6 weeks and as far as our experience goes, this was the best and biggest bus we ever had! The first show was better than we expected. Turnout was good for a Thursday (200+) and people seemed to like us. It definitely was a perfect start of the tour!
The second day we went to Jena(DE). The venue was great and we spent the afternoon with some sightseeing in the center of the city. Turnout was good again and the audience was wicked as well. The beer tasted very good and both God Dethroned and Vader gave good shows as well. More...
GOD DETHRONED has revealed the cover artwork for their new album "The Toxic Touch" due out in the US in Fall 2006. The Dutch Deathsters are also gearing up for another Blitzkrieg European tour with VADER and SEVERE TORTURE.
The Toxic Touch is the band's 6th album for Metal Blade Records and was recorded at Soundlodge Studios in Germany with Producer Joerg Uken. Mastering was handled at Wisseloord Studios in Holland .
The track listing is as follows:
2. Hating Life
4. Falling Down
5. On Wings of Pestilence
6. The Day You Died
7. Away From Emptiness
8. Macabre World
9. Typhoid Mary
10. Fail to Exist
The Japanese edition will have a bonus track called ‘Bleeding Mirrors’. More...
GOD DETHRONED are the confirmed replacement for ILLDISPOSED on VADER's upcoming Blitzkrieg 4 Tour. The band announced last week that they were canceling all forthcoming tour dates due to "family and job related obligations." Upcoming Blitzkrieg 4 Tour dates that also feature SEVERE TORTURE are as follows
28 - Berlin, Germany at K17
29 - Jena, Germany at F-Haus
30 - Giebelstadt, Germany at Stadhalle-I Park Klingholz
1 - Hannover, Germany at MuzikZentrum
2 - Mons, Belgium at La Marginale
3 - France at venue tba
4 - France at venue tba
5 - Lausanne, Switzerland at Le Docks
6 - Rennes, France at Antipode
7 - Le Havre, France at Centre Culturel
8 - Limoges, France at John Lennon
9 - Irun, Spain at Tunk
10 - Vigo, Spain at La Iguana
11 - Gaia (Porto), Portugal at Hard Club
12 - Sevilla, Spain at Sala Q
13 - Murcia, Spain at Gamma
14 - Madrid, Spain at Ritmo & Compas
15 - Barcelona, Spain at Mephisto
16 - Toulouse, France at Havana
17 - Dijon, France at Vapeur
18 - Bolgna, Italy at Estragon
19 - Rome, Italy at Alpheus
20 - Milan, Italy at Transilvania Live
21 - Prato, Italy at Anomalia
22 - Althofen, Austria at Endorphin Club
23 - Salzburg, Austria at Rockhaus
24 - Vienna, Austria at Planet Music
25 - Augsburg, Germany at The Kantine
26 - Zurich, Switzerland at Abart Music
27 - Trier, Germany at Exhaus
28 - Sneek, Holland at Bolwerk
29 - Vosselaar, Belgium at Biebob
31 - Bradford, UK at Rio
1 - Dublin, Ireland at Temple Bar Music Centre
2 - Glasgow, UK at Temple Bar Music Centre
3 - London, UK at Camden Underworld
4 - Brighton, UK at Concorde 2
5 - Manchester, UK at Satan's Hollow
6 - Essen, Germany at Turock
7 - Haarlem, Holland at Patronaat
8 - Bremen, Germany at Slachthof
9 - Eindhoven, Holland at Effenaar
God Dethroned have titled their upcoming album "The Toxic Touch." The effort is currently being mixed by Joerg Uken and while mastering will be completed by the beginning of July. Artwork is once again being handled by Jacek Wisniewski and the album should hit stores in October via Metal Blade Records. These will be the song titles: Typhoid Mary, On Wings of Pestilence, Falling Down, Away From Emptiness, Hating Life, Bleeding Mirrors, Fail to Exist, Macabre World and 2014.
Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED recently entered Soundlodge Studios in Germany to begin recording their new album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The band's frontman Henri Sattler has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site:
"Tomorrow producer Jörg Uken will start on the mix of our new album called, 'The Toxic Touch'. These will be the songtitles: 'Typhoid Mary', 'On Wings of Pestilence', 'Falling Down', 'Away From Emptiness', 'Hating Life', 'Bleeding Mirrors', 'Fail to Exist', 'Macabre World' and '2014'. The artwork is being made as we speak by Jacek Wisniewski who also did the cover for our 'Lair of the White Worm' album. We've seen the first concepts of the artwork and it looks very promising. Mix and mastering should be finished before the end of June and the release is scheduled for October through Metal Blade Records."
GOD DETHRONED's most recent album, "The Lair of the White Worm", was released in November 2004 via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Into the Lungs of Hell" was recorded at Berno Studios in Malmö, Sweden by Henrik Larsson and was mastered at Franky's Recording Kitchen by Berthus Westerhuis.
God Dethroned have posted the following update on their official website:
"Well well... exciting news today! We finished the writing of our new album and already did some pre-production. It sounds killer and i can't wait to go to the studio.
"As Kataklysm is going home from the Bolt Thrower tour, we were asked to join them again for the rest of the 'Those still loyal' tour. So now we're playing these dates:
23 Apr Bremen - Wehrschloss Germany
24 Apr Saarbrücken - Garage Germany
25 Apr Lyon - Marché Gare France
26 Apr Perpignan - Le Crockmore France
27 Apr Barcelona - Spain
28 Apr Durango - Plateruena Spain
29 Apr Madrid - Ritmo & Compas Spain
30 Apr Barroselas - SWR Barroselas Metalfest IX Portugal
2 May Poitiers - BSC Café France
3 May Gavere – GOC Racing Belgium"
Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED have posted the following message on their official web site:
"BOLT THROWER asked us to be their direct support act on their second leg of the 'Those Still Loyal' tour. Although we basically haven't got any time left due to the writing process of our new album, we are very honored to support the warmasters of death metal. So we're gonna be there for the Scottish, English, Irish, Dutch and some of the German shows of the tour. Then we have enough time left to finish the composing process of our new album before we enter the Soundlodge Studios in Germany on the 1st of May."
GOD DETHRONED supporting BOLT THROWER:
Apr. 06 - Glasgow, SCO @ The Soundhaus
Apr. 07 - Bradford, UK @ Rio
Apr. 08 - Cork, IRE @ An Cruiscin Lan
Apr. 09 - Dublin, IRE @ Voodoo Lounge
Apr. 10 - Southhampton, UK @ The Nexus
Apr. 11 - London, UK @ The Underworld
Apr. 12 - Hengelo, NETH @ Metropool
Apr. 23 – Bremen, GER @ Wehrschloss (w/ KATAKLYSM)
Apr. 24 - Saarbrücken, GER @ Garage (w/ KATAKLYSM)
GOD DETHRONED's most recent album, "The Lair of the White Worm", was released in November 2004 via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Into the Lungs of Hell" was recorded at Berno Studios in Malmö, Sweden by Henrik Larsson and was mastered at Franky's Recording Kitchen by Berthus Westerhuis. It marks the group's first release with new members, guitarist Isaac De La Haye (who replaced Jens van der Valk) and bassist Henk "Henke" Zinger (GRINDMINDED).