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.