God Dethroned's guitarists Isaac Delahaye has posted the following statement on the band's website:

A little while ago our long time drummer Ariën van Weesenbeek announced he would join the ranks of Dutch gothic metal rockers Epica, leaving us no other choice than to let him go. We do understand his career move and we wish him all the best of luck for the future, and we'd like to thank him for all the years of pure blasphemy.
We will play a farewell show with Ariën on March 28th at the Mezz club in Breda, Holland.

At the same time we are happy to announce the return of Roel Sanders, our drummer on the Grand Grimoire and Bloody Blasphemy albums!
Roel left God Dethroned in the summer of 2000, but this time he's back to stay with us till the end.
Some of you may also know him as the drummer for Inhume (and don't worry, he will continue with that band too).

Soon we will start the writing process of a new album with the working title: Passiondale... an epic tale about World War I.
Musically the new album will be a mix between Bloody Blasphemy and Lair of the White Worm, so better buckle up fellas!

Source: goddethroned.com
Band profile: God Dethroned
Posted: 30.01.2008 by Bararey


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White Winter Sun - 30.01.2008 at 19:52  
Hope this changing won't affect the band. Good to see a replacement already announced.
Opium - 30.01.2008 at 23:21  
Ok, so not so bad, I was epecting to read that they still needed a replacement. I'm not holding my breath about the upcoming album though.
Bow To Cheese!!! - 31.01.2008 at 01:16  
It's good that God Dethroned won't be effected by this, seeing how they have their old drummer back. I wonder if Epica will sound a little different with a Death Metal drummer.
Jason W. - 31.01.2008 at 09:24  
Ahh well it was probably too good to last having Arien in both Epica and God Dethroned! He's certainly become my favorite drummer of the past 2 years... It's good to see the band has chosen from within its own history for his replacement though. I can't say I was as much of a GD fan before Arien's arrival, but we'll see how the new material sounds and judge then!
Pétur - 31.01.2008 at 10:28  
understandable, o well good luck with your drumming in Epica.
kaos666 - 31.01.2008 at 14:18  
Well that was unexpected. Not.
Marcel Hubregtse - 31.01.2008 at 19:12  
Written by Guest on 31.01.2008 at 01:16

. I wonder if Epica will sound a little different with a Death Metal drummer.

The album Epica released this year was recorded with Arien on drums, so listen to it and judge
~Nagash~ - 31.01.2008 at 20:37  
Arien was good in GD, but cause he's going to Epica you can't be sad about it.
RhaegarTargaryen - 01.02.2008 at 03:27  
Its good to see that thay have a replacement ready, so that wont cause them much problems. And good that thay didnt separate ways on bad terms

Btw Arien in Epica is just fantastic, listen to the latest album, but hes even better live, you can see that he's into death metal when he plays lol

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