God Dethroned Reenthroned
Did God Dethroned predict their own reunion? They announced that they were calling it a day in 2011 — but five years earlier, album The Toxic Touch, they featured a song entitled “2014,” which begins thusly:
In 2014 they take the world by storm.
We don’t know who they are, but they’ll come that’s for sure.
The song is actually about a Nostradamus prophecy regarding the end of the world — but the band might as well have been writing about themselves. Although they won’t take the world by storm in 2014, they will take the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise by storm… in January of 2015. Close enough! ‘Specially since the announcement is being made now.
Explains vocalist/guitarist Henri Sattler:
“In early 2011, I was facing two options: one was to announce a break, and the other option was to quit the band. I definitely needed time away from it all, and having a break wasn’t reassuring enough to know if I would be able to recharge the batteries for another go.”
“Oddly enough it was at the funeral of the man who discovered us in the first place that I came to realize the story wasn’t finished yet. So here we go again. Don’t think you will be able to see us playing every club for weekends on end. We will only play a small selection of shows and this won’t happen before 2015. Besides that, the core of the band will consist of only Michiel and myself. We’ll have some cool guest musicians lined up, though, to make sure we’ll give you the best performance possible.
“Last but not least, our first shows will be where we played our last ones three years ago. Our rebirth will happen on board 70000TONS OF METAL 2015. See you on board!”
Hopefully this “small selection of shows” leads to a larger selection of shows, and, if it’s not too much to ask, a new album.
In the meantime, you can get more info on 70,000 Tons of Metal, including booking info, here. Other acts confirmed thus far include Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Behemoth, Arch Enemy, Origin, Chimaira, Kataklysm and Alestorm. Tons more should be announced shortly.
Also, my theme song: