Dutch melodic death metallers GOD DETHRONED have extended their deal with Metal Blade Records.

Commented GOD DETHRONED guitarist/vocalist Henri Sattler: "Once you're in it, you're in it for life, the head of Metal Blade in Europe once said to me. It was already a dream come true to sign our first deal with the label back in '97, and now 13 years later we just put our signature on our third contract with them. It's just as exciting as it was back then and we're very proud of earning their trust and support after all these years.

"We are halfway through the writing process for a new album, which we will record starting end of May. First, we'll play on the Killfest tour in the U.S. supporting OVERKILL together with label mates WOE OF TYRANTS and many other great bands.

"ABIGAIL WILLIAMS' axeman Ian Jekelis will take over touring duties for Susan [Gerl], with whom we parted ways last January. We will announce the name of our new shredder right before we play our first European festival in May."

Added Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel: "We are very happy to continue our long and great relationship with GOD DETHRONED. We've been working with the band and Henri for over a decade and we look forward to more great music from them in the future!"

GOD DETHRONED's video for the track "Poison Fog" can be viewed below. The song is described as "one of the most lyrically intense songs" from the group's latest CD, "Passiondale". The clip was directed by Maurice Swinkels.

"Passiondale" was released in April 2009 as a limited double digipack edition including a bonus CD. The double-digipack features stunning artwork and two discs: the regular album plus a live recording from 2005 featuring nine songs! The CD was recorded at Soundlodge studios in Germany with producer Jörg Uken.


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