GOD DETHRONED - THE NETHERLANDS

The Christhunt - 1992 - Shark
The Grand Grimoire - 1997 - Metal Blade
Bloody Blasphemy - 1999 - Metal Blade
Ravenous - 2001 - Metal Blade
Into The Lungs Of Hell - 2003 - Metal Blade
The Lair Of The White Worm - 2004 - Metal Blade
The Toxic Touch - 2006 - Metal Blade
Passiondale - 2009 - Metal Blade
Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross - 2010 - Metal Blade


  
 
Members

S= Ministry Of Terror, Winter Of Sin>>HENRI SATTLER>>Ministry Of Terror, Winter Of Sin
G= Leader, Adetar>>Oscar Carre - Lords Of The Stone, Ministry Of Terror, Grand Supreme Blood Court>>HENRI SATTLER>>Ministry Of Terror, Grand Supreme Blood Court - Cantara, Autumn>>Jens Van Der Valk>>Cantara, Autumn - Edgecrusher, Panopticum, Down Til Dawn>>Isaac Delahaye>>Panopticum, Down Til Dawn - Cliteater, Desensitized>>Susan Gerl>>Kill Division - Prostitute Disfigurement, Detonation, Fuelblooded>>Danny Tunker>>Prostitute Disfigurement, Detonation, Aborted
B= Marco Arends - Beef - Grind Minded, Katafalk, Massive Assault>>Henk Zinger>>Katafalk, Massive Assault
D= Ard De Weerd>>Lords Of The Stone – Asphyx, Malignant>>Roel Sanders>>Inhume, Kill Division, Lucifericon, Snaggletoöth - Malevolent Creation, Nile, Angelcorpse, Flatulation>>Tony Laureno>>Nile, Malevolent Creation, Aurora Borealis, Nachtmystium, Dimmu Borgir, Brujeria, 1349, Skeletonwitch, Devil’s Highway - Edgecrusher, Imperia, Down Till Dawn>>Arien Van Weesenbeek>>Edgecrusher, Imperia, Down Till Dawn - Malignant, Inhume>>Roel Sanders - Prostitute Disfigurement, Toxocara, Katafalk, Detonation>>MICHIEL VAN DER PLICHT>>Prostitute Disfigurement, Detonation



History

The band was formed in 1991. Soon after releasing The Christhunt on the always-struggling Shark Records band leader Sattler dissolved the band and set about releasing an album and touring with his new band Ministry Of Terror.

Finding new members, Sattler resurrected the black/death metal act and signed to Metal Blade. The Grand Grimoire is supported on the road opening for Six Feet Under. Bloody Blasphemy was supported by opening for Immortal and later Morbid Angel. God Dethroned also took the stage that year at the Eindhoven and Wacken festivals. The band opened for Cannibal Corpse in the USA as well as with Ritual Carnage in Japan. The Christhunt was re-released with a new cover. That label (Cold Blood Industries) released the band's demo called The Ancient Ones on CD in 2000. The band appeared at the No Mercy Festival in 2001 with The Crown's Janne Saarenpää on drums.

In 2002 God Dethroned participated at the Fuck The Commerce Festival in Germany replacing Benediction. Furthermore, the band announced it is entering Sweden's Berno Studio to record a new album called The Universal Slavedriver.

The new album emerged in February, 2003 under the Into The Lungs Of Hell title. It was produced and mixed by Henrik Larsson (Amon Amarth, etc.). American fans saw the band at the New Jersey Metal Fest held on March 7, 8 and 9.

The band entered Berno Studio in Malmö, Sweden on July 14th, 2004 to record a new album. It was also announced that bassist Beef was replaced by newcomer Henk. The band was also confirmed for the Occult Fest 2004, a two-day event set to take place September 3-4 in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands. The Toxic Touch was issued in November. Isaac Delahaye joined Epica in January of 2009 in order to replace Ad Sluijter. Isaac had also replaced Ad once in 2003. After eight years of absence drummer Roel Sanders was back in God Dethroned. Moreover guitarist Susan Gerl of Murder Syndicate had replaced Isaac Delhaye. Passiondale was recorded as a three-piece with the lyrics dealing with World War I. God Dethroned finished recording its ninth album, Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross, at the Soundlodge Studio in mid-2010. The album would be released on November 22nd through Metal Blade Records.

Three years after its farewell performance there God Dethroned would reunite in the middle of 2014 on board 70000 Tons Of Metal! Heidelberg Deathfest or HDDF 2017 was taking place in that city on March 11th. Bands playing included God Dethroned (HOL), Haemorrhage (ESP) and Deranged. The Netherlands-based God Dethroned picked The World Ablaze as the title for its next album, which was due on May 5th through Metal Blade Records. It is the follow-up to 2010’s Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross and the final chapter to a World War I trilogy.

Reviews

GOD DETHRONED - INTO THE LUNGS OF HELL - METAL BLADE
Metal Blade's European death metal signings tread similar paths, have more or less the same frameworks and are all similarly good bands. Inhabiting the same plane as Vomitory, Amon Amarth or Callenish Circle, the Dutch veterans God Dethroned have exhaled a heavy album with pure intentions. Armed with a strong sound, but impeded by a cliché cover artwork, Into The Lungs Of Hell kicks off with the slow title track before belting out a harmonious, yet brutal, song called The Warcult. This song sets the stage for an album chock full of heavy riffs, deadly melodies and merciless vocals. The lyric sheet takes the time to explain the meaning behind each song - which is something more bands should do. God Dethroned is a band on the rise. That is a good thing, given the band's undefiled nature. - Ali "The Metallian"




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