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.