Origin: Netherlands
Genres: Death Metal
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Thanatos is the Netherlands' oldest death metal band, if not its most prolific, having formed way back in 1984 and enjoying considerable underground popularity in the late eighties before finally signing to Shark Records in 1990. But although their first two albums were critically acclaimed, cancelled tours and poor label distribution/promotion forced the band to essentially disband in 1992. It would be seven years before guitarist/vocalist Stephan Gebédi would put a new version of the band back together, which eventually produced 2000's Angelic Encounters, and since 2002 a stable lineup has prospered with several recordings.

Current Members

Stephan Gebédi

guitars/vocals (ex-Hail Of Bullets)

Paul Baayens

guitars (Asphyx, ex-Hail Of Bullets)

Marco de Bruin


Yuri Rinkel

drums (ex-Melechesh)

Former Members/Guests

Erwin de Brouwer


Ed Boeser


Theo van Eekelen

bass (Grand Supreme Blood Court, ex-Hail Of Bullets)

Remo van Arnhem


Aad Kloosterwaard

drums (ex-Infinited Hate, Sinister)


Emerging From The Netherworlds 
1990 Shark
  1. Dawn of the Dead
  2. Outward of the Inward
  3. Bodily Dismemberment
  4. Internal Deceit
  5. The Day before Tomorrow
  6. War
  7. Rebirth
  8. Progressive Destructor
  9. Impostors' Infiltration
  10. Omnicoitor / Dolor Satanae
  11. The meaning of life
  • Stephan Gebédi
  • Erwin de Brouwer
  • Ed Boeser
  • Remo van Arnhem

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 

Realm Of Ecstasy 
1992 Shark
  1. And Jesus Wept (Intro)
  2. Tied Up,Slices Up
  3. Realm Of Ecstasy
  4. Mankind`s Afterbirth
  5. In Praise Of Lust
  6. Perpetual Misery
  7. Human Combustion
  8. Reincarnation
  9. Terminal Breath
  • Stephan Gebédi
  • Erwin de Brouwer
  • Ed Boeser
  • Remo van Arnhem

Angelic Encounters 
2000 Hammerheart
  1. Angelic Encounters
  2. In Utter Darkness
  3. Sincere Chainsaw Salvation
  4. Infuriated
  5. The Howling
  6. Gods of War
  7. The Devil's Concubine
  8. Speed Kills
  9. Thou Shalt Rot
  10. Corpseginder (only on digi/lp)
  • Stephan Gebédi
  • Paul Baayens
  • Theo van Eekelen
  • Aad Kloosterwaard

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal 

(EP) Beyond Terror 
2002 self-released
  1. Beyond Terror
  2. Devour The Living
  3. Rites Of Retaliation
  4. Angelic Encounters
  5. Satan's Curse
  6. Into The Crypt Of Rays
  • Stephan Gebédi
  • Paul Baayens
  • Marco de Bruin
  • Yuri Rinkel

Undead. Unholy. Divine. 
2004 Black Lotus
  1. Lambs to the Slaughter
  2. Undead. Unholy. Divine.
  3. Eraser
  4. Beyond Terror
  5. The Sign of Sadako
  6. Servants of Hatred
  7. Devour the Living
  8. Godforsaken
  9. The Suffering ...
  10. ... The Sweet Suffering
  • Stephan Gebédi
  • Paul Baayens
  • Marco de Bruin
  • Yuri Rinkel

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 

Justified Genocide 
2009 Deity Down
  1. They Feed On Fear
  2. Destruction.Chaos. Creation
  3. The Devil’s Triangle
  4. March Of The Infidels
  5. Justified Genocide
  6. The Netherworld
  7. Dawn Of Eternity
  8. Apostles Of Damnation
  9. Upwards Spiritual Evolution
  10. And Jesus Wept (Bonus)
  11. The Burning Of Sodom (Bonus)
  • Stephan Gebédi
  • Paul Baayens
  • Marco de Bruin
  • Yuri Rinkel

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 

Global Purification 
2014 Century Media
  1. Global Purification
  2. The Murder of Innocence
  3. Infestation of the Soul
  4. Queen of Gore
  5. Nothing Left
  6. World Jihad
  7. The Demonized Minority
  8. Feeding the War Machine
  9. Blood Will Be Spilled
  10. Bastion of Blasphemy
  • Stephan Gebédi
  • Paul Baayens
  • Marco de Bruin
  • Yuri Rinkel

Reviews:   Metal Observer  Teeth Of The Divine 


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