Dutch death metallers God Dethroned were formed by
guitarist Henri Sattler in 1991, and the young band released
The Christhunt (featuring, in its re-released form, a gruesome
cover pic) on a small record label.
Dissatisfied with both the band and the label, Sattler scrapped
the band, went on to form a thrash band called Ministry Of Terror,
recorded an album with that band, and then resurrected God
Dethroned with a new lineup.
There's nothing fancy about God Dethroned's sound -- it's
energetic, mostly old-school death metal, though some faint black
metal traces pop up, particularly on The Grand Grimoire.
Along with Asphyx, God Dethroned is amongst the most well-known
death metal bands to come out of the Netherlands.
Sattler announced that 2011 would be the last year of the band's
existence, as he no longer wishes to tour.
Recent album: Illuminati,
released on February 7, 2020.