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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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.