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28 June 2024

GOD DETHRONED - release furious single & music video 'Rat Kingdom'; new album "The Judas Paradox" to be released on September 6, 2024 via RPM!

Four long years after the release of their highly acclaimed album "Illuminati," Dutch black/death metal icons GOD DETHRONED descend from the shoals of silence with their brand new offering titled "The Judas Paradox," which is due out on September 6, 2024 through Reigning Phoenix Music (RPM). The hellish Dutchmen don't beat around the bush and set the bar right away by delivering a fierce statement about the Vatican's darkest skeletons in the closet with their new single, 'Rat Kingdom.'

Front-man Henri "The Serpent King" Sattler explains, "This song is about the Vatican and the many secrets that are being kept there, away from the eyes of the world. And he who speaks will disappear in the shadows down below. Musically, it's a song which starts with a classic pile of melody lines that makes it both hymnic and bombastic, followed by a blast of fury with a black metal vibe and the Serpent King's very own style of guitar solo - one which stands out from the masses and pays tribute to the late Jeff Hanneman."

Watch the official 'Rat Kingdom' music video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/juRURLaWtr8

Stream/purchase the track: https://goddethroned.rpm.link/ratkingdom

After 'Asmodevs' (2022), which was re-worked for "The Judas Paradox" under the adapted title 'Asmodeus,' 'Rat Kingdom' is the second single from GOD DETHRONED's upcoming thirteenth studio album. It represents a sonic descent into the very heart of darkness and deceit, where the lines between good and evil are blurred, and the true nature of power is revealed. This brutal and unflinching exploration of the human condition strips away the masks, laying bare the mankind's true nature.

Eleven songs strong, "The Judas Paradox" was produced by the band themselves, with mixing being handled by their very own singer/guitarist Henri. Tony Lindgren, who previously worked with scene greats such as OPETH, AMORPHIS, ENSLAVED, KATATONIA, KREATOR and SEPULTURA, took over mastering duties at Fascination Street Studios, rounding off the grandly sinister sound of "The Judas Paradox."

Pre-orders for "The Judas Paradox" can be placed here: https://goddethroned.rpm.link/judasparadox

"The Judas Paradox" will be available in the following formats:

- CD-digipak
- jewelcase-CD
- coloured 1-LP ("blasphemous purity," "divine heresy," & "hailing death")
- flexible bundle (choose from t-shirt, CD-digipak, vinyl & cassette)
- digital

"The Judas Paradox" - Track Listing:

01. The Judas Paradox
02. Rat Kingdom
03. The Hanged Man
04. Black Heart
05. Asmodeus
06. Kashmir Princess
07. Hubris Anorexia
08. The Eye Of Providence
09. Hailing Death
10. Broken Bloodlines
11. War Machine

Don't forget to subscribe to Reigning Phoenix Music on YouTube to stay updated and listen to 'Rat Kingdom' along with other new tracks in the "RPM New Releases" playlist on Spotify. Subscribe here: https://rpm.link/spotifynewreleases.

Re-visit 'Asmodevs': https://goddethroned.lnk.to/asmodevs

"The Judas Paradox" will be supported by an extensive live schedule, kicking off with a European run alongside BATUSHKA and VLTIMAS starting on September 26. Additional shows are in the works and will be announced soon; all current dates can be found below!

GOD DETHRONED live:

20.07.2024 DE Weil am Rhein - Baden in Blut Metal Open Air
03.08.2024 PT Vagos - Vagos Metal Fest

"Epic Prophecy For Europe"
w/ BATUSHKA, VLTIMAS

26.09.2024 RO Bucharest - Metal Gates Festival (Warm-Up Party)
27.09.2024 BG Sofia - Mixtape 5
28.09.2024 AT Vienna - Szene
30.09.2024 AT Graz - Explosiv
01.10.2024 CZ Ostrava - Barrák Music Club
03.10.2024 HU Budapest - A38
04.10.2024 IT San Donà di Piave (VE) - Revolver Club
05.10.2024 IT Rome - Traffic Live
06.10.2024 IT Paderno Dugnano (MI) - Slaughter Club
08.10.2024 DE Leipzig - Hellraiser
09.10.2024 CH Lucerne - Schüür
10.10.2024 DE Mannheim - MS Connexion Complex
12.10.2024 UK Manchester - Academy 3
13.10.2024 UK Bristol - Thekla
14.10.2024 IE Dublin - The Academy
15.10.2024 UK Belfast - Limelight 2
18.10.2024 UK Sheffield - Corporation
20.10.2024 UK London - The Underworld Camden
24.10.2024 DE Herford - KulturWerk

Info & tickets: https://linktr.ee/epicprophecy2024

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