Vocalist/guitarist Henri Sattler of Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED have issued the following update:

"2011 is GOD DETHRONED's final year in existence.

"We could have spent another year in a tour bus because the amount of offers was endless, but I just don't feel like touring anymore.

"People told me to take a break for a year or maybe two, but as I'm an 'all-or-nothing-at-all' type of person, I decided to call it quits.

"Not immediately, but in December of this year we will definitely play our last show. That's gonna be at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting in Holland.

"I'm very proud of what we achieved with the band, but the time has come for new challenges.

"I would like to thank all of our fans for their support for all these years."

GOD DETHRONED's latest album, "Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross", was recorded at the Soundlodge Studios in Leer, Germany and was released in November via Metal Blade Records.

Sattler previously stated about the CD: "'Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross' is another concept album about World War One. Having done a concept album about this topic before didn't make it an easy job, but reading Ernst Juenger's 'In Stahlgewittern' (Storm of Steel), which is his biography of his daily experiences in the trenches during the war, gave me so much inspiration that I managed to do a good job on the lyrics and I'm really satisfied with the result, but this is, of course, something you will have to check out for yourselves.

"Musically, the new album turned out to be one of the most extreme records we ever did. Nevertheless with the very recognizable GOD DETHRONED hooks present in all the songs. Producer Jörg Uken outdid himself this time, because our new album is, in my opinion, the best-produced album we ever had. Extremely raw, heavy, but crystal clear and super dynamic at the same time."


Henri "T.S.K." Sattler - Vocals, Lead Guitar
Henk "Henke" Zinger - Bass
Michiel "Mike" vd Plicht - Drums
Danny Tunker - Guitar


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