Band Photo: God Dethroned (?)
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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In a message posted on their website, God Dethroned explain why they didn't show up on Germany's Hell's Pleasure Fest. Their bassist, Henk "Henke" Zinger, had to stay in Holland cause he had been in hospital after a tooth surgery and wasn't able to do anything without pain. The band decided to play the festival without him, but with their sound engineer. However, on the way to the festival, their van broke down and the band did not make it to the festival. God Dethroned apologizes to all their fans who were there but didn't get to see them.
More dates have been announced for this fall's "International Extreme Music Festival" North American tour. The five-week trek, which is scheduled to begin in September, will include appearances by GOD DETHRONED, NIGHTRAGE, BYZANTINE, EPOCH OF UNLIGHT, HELL WITHIN, THINE EYES BLEED and LILITU. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Sep. 08 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Ten Bells
Sep. 10 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird
Sep. 11 – Salt lake City, UT @ Combat Acedemy
Sep. 12 - Boise, ID @ The Core
Sep. 14 - Seattle, WA @ The Core
Sep. 15 - Portland, OR @ Rockand Roll Piazza
Sep. 17 - Long Beach, CA @ Vault 360
Sep. 19 - El Paso, TX @ Lucky Devils
Sep. 20 - Albquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Sep. 22 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgearlds
Sep. 23 - Seminole, FL @ Boomerz
Sep. 24 - Ft.Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Sep. 25 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jackrabbits
Sep. 27 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Sep. 28 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Sep. 29 - Charlori, PA @ VFW
Sep. 30 - Detroit, MI @ Harpos
Oct. 01 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
Oct. 03 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
Oct. 07 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House
Oct. 09 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
The first dates have been announced for this fall's "International Extreme Music Festival" North American tour. The five-week trek, which is scheduled to begin in September, will include appearances by GOD DETHRONED, NIGHTRAGE, BYZANTINE, EPOCH OF UNLIGHT, HELL WITHIN and LILITU. The initial dates are as follows:
Sep. 18 – Boise, ID @ The Core
Sep. 24 – Seminole, FL @ Boomerz Boileroom
Sep. 30 – Detroit, MI @ Harpos Concert Theater
Oct. 01 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
Oct. 07 – Toronto, ONT @ Opera House
For more information, and to visit the official "International Extreme Music Festival" message board, visit IEMFtour.com.
NIGHTRAGE guitarist Marios Illiopoulos has commented on the band's participation in this fall's "International Extreme Music Festival" North American tour. The five-week trek, which is scheduled to begin in September, will include additional appearances by GOD DETHRONED, BYZANTINE, EPOCH OF UNLIGHT, HELL WITHIN and LILITU.
Stated Illiopoulos: "We are very happy to announce our participation on the fifth time of the IMEF. This is a first time for NIGHTRAGE having the chance to explore the USA territories and we feel extremely excited about this offer. We are going to give the best we are capable of and make everybody love our performances.
"NIGHTRAGE is coming, my friends, in full speed. Prepare for the best."
Exact cities and dates - which will include stops in Mexico and Colombia - will be announced soon.
NIGHTRAGE recently parted ways with vocalist Tomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN) due to scheduling conflicts. Replacing Lindberg on the microphone is Jimmie Strimell.
NIGHTRAGE's sophomore album, "Descent Into Chaos", was released earlier this year via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Sweet Vengeance" was mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Patrik J. Sten and was mastered at Tailor Maid Production in Stockholm with Peter in de Betou.
God Dethroned, Byzantine, Nightrage, Hell Within, Epoch of Unlight and Lilitu are part of the "International Extreme Music Festival." This is the 5th time the tour has launched in North America and is one of the most respected avant-garde Metal tours of its kind. IEMF is sponsored by Metal Edge / Metal Maniacs / Blabbermouth.net / Blistering.com and info can be found at: www.IEMFTour.com. Dates to follow shortly.
Origin has been confirmed as the headlining band at Ohio Deathfest 2005, as the group brings their decidedly punishing brand of technical death metal before an audience with an appetite for skull-crushing extreme music at one of the premier metal festivals in the United States.
Ohio Deathfest 2005 will be held at the Phantasy Concert Club in Lakewood, Ohio on June 24th and 25th. Other acts slated to appear include Summon, (who are fresh from a European Tour with God Dethroned), New York's Pyrexia, Mortal Decay, Prophecy and the ever entertaining Meat Shits.
For more information, visit http://www.ohiodeathfest2005.homestead.com.
Dutch Death metallers GOD DETHRONED have posted the following on their official website:
The Lair Of The White Worm video clip is online now! No fancy shit, just pure underground black & white blasphemy. Click here to download the video.
Dutch death metallers God Dethroned have posted this message on their official website:
In order to keep all of you metalheads posted about what's going on in the lair of GD... let's drop a line!
Today we have our final rehearsal for the upcoming White Worm tour. So we've got one shot left to nail down some forgotten songs from previous albums and to work on our funky hip-haap moves (muhaha!) The new merchandise is also ready to hit the road! Some prints are very limited and will be sold exclusively on the next tour, so grab your chance! Well, we're ready to spread some bloody blasphemy the next couple of weeks, and we expect you to be there, banging off your balls & getting pretty drunk.
Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED have posted the following message:
ANOREXIA NERVOSA will not be joining us on our European tour of the White Worm. If there are bands out there who would like to take their place, and have a record label who can support them, then feel free to contact us for details. The tour starts on March 26 in Belgium and ends on the 9th or 10th of April. The last shows are being booked right now.
Also, the video is ready! No fancy shit, just pure underground black & white blasphemy. The video (Lair of the White Worm) will be put on the website soon.
Dark Tranquillity and Caliban are the latest acts confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of artists currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows:
Born from Pain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
End of Green
Pink Cream 69
Subway to Sally
The Vision Bleak
Swedish death metal Godfathers Grave are back on stage in your area to promote their new album “Fiendish Regression.” Don’t miss these shows by one of the best and most genuine old school death metal outfits around.
Together with Dew-Scented:
Apr. 21 (D) Wermelskirchen - AJZ Bahndamm
Apr. 22 (D) Weimar - Dark Hall
Apr. 23 (D) Ludwigshafen - Das Haus “Metal Meeting XVII Festival”
Other Grave tour dates: More...
Norwegian metal band Tristania are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. Also set to appear at the festival are Impious, Krisiun, The Vision Bleak, Suidakra, Ektomorf, Amon Amarth, Maroon, Symphorce, Born From Pain, Endstille, Lacrimas Profundere, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, End of Green, Atrocity, Haggard, Final Breath, God Dethroned, Subway to Sally and The Bones. More confirmations will be announced during the coming days.
Tristania will support Nightwish on a 10-date run through the U.K., Belgium and Germany beginning in mid-February. A South American tour with Dark Tranquillity and Kreator will follow in March.
Tristania's new album, "Ashes", is scheduled for release on January 24, 2005 through SPV Records.
God Dethroned's new album, "The Lair Of The White Worm," has won the soundcheck of Rock Hard (Germany) magazine - to be published in the December issue! The album also ended up on 3 in the Legacy-soundcheck and on 6 in the Metal Hammer soundcheck. Vocalist/guitarist Henri Sattler has also issued this update:
It was about time, but here it finally is; the totally renewed website! A new line-up, a new CD, lots of shows in the worx.
Sign up for our newsletter so you will be updated with our news and upcoming shows when you don't check this website on a regular basis. We also posted a poll to find out what your top 10 of favourite God Dethroned songs are. We will use the results to prepare our setlist for future shows, because we wanna play the right stuff live.
Soon we will have tabs of our songs on the website too. For the freaks who wanna know what we play exactly.First the songs of Lair of the White Worm and then the rest (piece by piece).
See you soon on the road somewhere on this rotten planet!
Swedish Death Metallers, Insision, will not play on the Suffocation Europe-Tour. There will be no replacement for the Band. Here are the Dates:
11/04/04 Glasgow, United Kingdom - Cathouse
11/05/04 Bradford, United Kingdom - Rios (+ Desecration & Sermon Of Hypocrisy)
11/07/04 Nottingham, United Kingdom - Old Angel
11/08/04 Belfast, Ireland - The Rosetta
11/09/04 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans (+ Sinister Demise)
11/10/04 London, United Kingdom - Underworld
11/12/04 Kontic, Belgium - Lintfabriek
11/13/04 Trier, Germany - Exhaus (+ Nasum, God Dethroned....)
11/15/04 Terragona, Spain - Golfus
11/16/04 Aliconte, Spain - Stereo
11/17/04 Bilbao, Spain - Rock Star
11/18/04 Barcelona, Spain - La Nau
11/19/04 Marseille, France - Le Korigan (+ Loathing)
11/20/04 Milan, Italy - Transilvania Live
11/21/04 Rome, Italy - Alphaeus
11/22/04 Giovinazzo, Italy - Stop
11/23/04 Bassano del Grappa, Italy - Transilvania Live
11/24/04 Sursee, Switzerland - Kulturewerk 118 (+ Eyes See Red & Creeping Vengeance)
11/25/04 Nuernberg, Germany - Luise/The Cult Factory
11/26/04 Bischofswerda, Germany - East Club
11/27/04 Nitra, Czech Republic - Stara Pekaren
11/29/04 Berlin, Germany - Knaack
11/30/04 Osnabruck, Germany - N8 (+ Embedded & Dawn of Disease)
12/01/04 Wermelskirchen, Germany - AJZ Bahndamm (+ Defeated Sanity & Infecdead)
12/02/04 Muenster, Germany - Live Arena
12/03/04 Rotterdam, Netherlands - Baroeg
12/04/04 Arnhem, Netherlands - Goudvishal
12/05/04 Vosselaar, Belgium - Beibob
12/06/04 Paris, France - La Locomotive
12/12/04 Thessaloniki, Greece - Mylos
God Dethroned has finished recordings for their new album, "The Lair Of The White Worm," scheduled to be released on January 25, 2005 through Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded at Berno Studio in Malmö, Sweden (July - August 2004) by Henrik Larsson and mastered at Franky's Recording Kitchen by Berthus Westerhuis. The beautiful cover artwork was created by Jacek Wisniewski (Vader, Grave, Krisiun).
The new album contains more hooks than a fisherman's knapsack. It overrules all albums to date with loads of energy, power and aggression, but still never lets go of the memorable epic melodies that are always there. The guitar leads (a lot more than on "Into The Lungs Of Hell") are in the vein of Michael Amott, Bill Steer & Andy la Roque mixed with Slayeresque over the top frenzy!
The album will be released in a regular jewel case version, but also as a limited first edition double-Digipack, which will include a free bonus-DVD with the making of "The Lair Of The White Worm," and in depth studio report with all band members and producer Henrik Larsson, along with interviews with the band members telling about the past and present, how they got involved, their instruments and the passion of playing.
Here is the tracklisting: More...
Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED have set "The Lair of the White Worm" as the title of their upcoming album, tentatively due in November through Metal Blade Records.
The follow-up to 2003's "Into the Lungs of Hell" will be recorded starting next week at Berno Studios in Malmö, Sweden and will mark the group's first release with new members, guitarist Isaac De La Haye (who replaced Jens van der Valk) and bassist Henk "Henke" Zinger (ex-GRINDMINDED).
GOD DETHRONED's new lineup:
Henri Sattler - Guitars, Vocals.
Isaac De La Haye - Guitars
Henk "Henke" Zinger - Bass
Arien Van Weesenbeek - Drums
"The Lair of the White Worm" tentative track listing (in no particular order)
01. The Lair of the White Worm
03. Salt in your Wounds
04. The Last Zip of Spit
05. Loyal To The Crown of God Dethroned
06. Rusty Nails
07. Sigma Enigma
08. Arch Enemy Spain
According to an official press release, the album will be "very diverse." The band are also expected to shoot a video for the title track and film a studio report.
Dutch Death metallers GOD DETHRONED will enter Berno Studios in Malmö, Sweden on July 14th to begin recording the follow-up to 2003's "Into the Lungs of Hell".
Nine new songs are ready to be laid down for the as-yet-untitled effort, which is tentatively due in late 2004/early 2005.
In other news, God Dethroned, who recently replaced bassist Beef with a musician named Henk, have been confirmed for the Occult Fest 2004, a two-day event set to take place September 3rd - 4th in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival include PLEURISY, MORTUARY IOD, KATAFALK, MAKILADORAS, ASIT BURNS and MORNING.
More info at occultfest.nl.