Influential Dutch death metal stalwarts God Dethroned performed their final shows as a band in 2011 at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting, and in early 2012 on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. In 2015, they are plotting to return to the stage. The band will begin where they left off, and will be performing as part of 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise in January 2015! God Dethroned front man, Henri Sattler, explains in the quote below.
“In early 2011, I was facing two options: one was to announce a break, and the other option was to quit the band. I definitely needed time away from it all, and having a break wasn’t reassuring enough to know if I would be able to recharge the batteries for another go.”
“Oddly enough it was at the funeral of the man who discovered us in the first place that I came to realize the story wasn’t finished yet. So here we go again. Don’t think you will be able to see us playing every club for weekends on end. We will only play a small selection of shows and this won’t happen before 2015. Besides that, the core of the band will consist of only Michiel and myself. We’ll have some cool guest musicians lined up, though, to make sure we’ll give you the best performance possible.”
“Last but not least, our first shows will be where we played our last ones three years ago. Our rebirth will happen at 70,000 Tons of Metal 2015. See you around!”
God Dethroned released nine full-length albums from 1992-2010. The most recent pair of albums, “Passiondale”, and “Under the Sign of the Iron Cross” both turned out to be the most critically-acclaimed and well-received albums of the band’s entire career. Both albums also centered on the subject of WWI, the history of which Sattler took an interest in enough to pen two albums worth of lyrics and music. Watch the music video for “Poison Fog” from “Passiondale” on youtube HERE.
“…nears Emperor levels of soaring blackened metal majesty.” Revolver Magazine
“a fist-pumping and head-sticking monster…a brilliant combination of inspiring melody, death metal brutality, and the subtle arrangement to make it all work.” MetalUnderground.com
“A superb follow-up to Passiondale and further evidence that God Dethroned is on a musical roll of a lifetime.” 4.5/5, about.com