In 2020, THANATOS are celebrating over 35 years of fully dedicated fierce death fuckin’ thrash metal and what better way to mark the occasion than with the release of their 7th full length album!
Band leader Stephan Gebédi comments :
“When THANATOS emerged in the metal scene of the early 80’s, there was a huge ‘us against the world’ feeling. We were at war with the establishment, despised all forms of organised religion and guess what? We still feel the same after all those years! The current metal scene has lost a lot of its rough edges. A lot of bands have adopted a polished, plastic sound and a somewhat happy, politically correct attitude. But there are still bands that choose to go against the grain, stir up some controversy and never let go of the ‘us against the world/fuck the mainstream’ attitude. ”
Thanatos’ Violent Death Rituals was produced by the band themselves and mixed by Dan Swanö.
This album marks the debut of drummer Martin Ooms and bass player Mous Mirer (both ex-Melechesh and ex-Liar of Golgotha) who have joined guitarist Paul Baayens and founding member Stephan Gebédi (vocals/guitars) in their never-ending quest for death and destruction.
Thanatos’ Violent Death Rituals is scheduled for an end of March release via Listenable Records in limited edition Digipack with bonus track and Vinyl, Digital.
BAND LINE UP
Stephan Gebédi -Vocals / Guitar
Paul Baayens -Guitar
Marco de Bruin -Bass
Martin Ooms -Drums
Emerging From The Netherworlds -1990
Realm Of Ecstasy -1992
Angelic Encounters -2000
Beyond Terror (MCD) -2002
Undead. Unholy. Divine. -2004
The Burning of Sodom/And Jesus Wept (7 inch) -2006
Justified Genocide 2009
Official Live Tape 1987 -2011
Imperial Anthems: Asphyx vs. Thanatos (7 inch split) -2011
Global Purification -2014
Thanatology: Terror From The Vault -2019
Blind Obedience/Thanatos (7 inch) -2019
Violent Death Rituals -2020