Friday, May 22, 2015

Enthralled In Stasis

Almost six years ago Dethroned Emperor came into being. Born from the desire to create the most violent music we could, we spend the years honing an approach that was as disorienting as it was devastating. In the past five years, Dethroned Emperor released one demo, two E.P.s, two splits. one compilation, and one full length CD. Dethroned Emperor played 42 shows in basements, clubs, bars, and warehouses. We delivered our own brand of extreme war grind chaos. Some people were indifferent, others were obsessed.

But now, Dethroned Emperor has fulfilled its mission and now it is time for a new beginning.

J and I have decided that it is time to put Dethroned Emperor to rest. This is simply because the mindset and approach we now take to songwriting is different. Thus this message acts as both obituary and birth announcement. Our new band, MASSIVE RETALIATION, will inherit the orthodox worship of speed and death that Dethroned Emperor embodied. MASSIVE RETALIATION acts as both a progression and a regression from Dethroned Emperor: to put it succinctly, less grind and more war. J will have promotional copies of our demo at MDF this weekend--track him down if you'd like a copy (look for a Death Fortress backpatch, the only one in existence). The promo copies are first come-first serve and we will not hold any. The demo will be formally released again on cassette later this year.

We are also planning to release a Dethroned Emperor discography CD. Look for more information on that front in the coming months.

In any case, it has been a fun and  productive six years. Throughout our time we have been aided by a number of irreplaceable allies and we must pay respect where it is due. We would like to send HEAVY thanks to our close friends and stalwart allies in: Pete, Matt, Greg, and Pete of DYSTROPHY (whose new album Wretched Host is insane--grab a copy ASAP); Shawn and Fleshtemple; Vinny Bo and Signature Riff; Tommy Baumann (Buck, Neur), Rich and Pharaoh; Team Aquarium (Sean, Nick, Andy, Brian, Tim); Team Alamo (Kyle, Luke, Mike, Matt, Colin, JP, Dan); Mike and Luc Kriebel; Steve and Bill from Wreckless Press; Alex "Black Lung" Sadat; Alex from Lurker's Path; and all our friends who have supported us through the years.


- T & J

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


For those of you who might not have heard...

Yesterday marked the digital release of the DEATH FORTRESS album Among the Ranks of the Unconquerable. It has been available on LP via Fallen Empire Records since 11/17. It will soon be available in the EU via Iron Bonehead Productions.

In other news: more details on the upcoming DETHRONED EMPEROR EP Invocation of the Profane are forthcoming. IOTP will be released on cassette format by Endless Path Productions. Listen to the title track at the bandcamp.

Some other fun projects are in the works as well. Relevant details as they come.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

New Song Revealed

The bandcamp is now up and running again.

You will find there a track from our upcoming EP Invocation of the Profane, set to be released late this year on cassette format by Endless Path Productions. Five tracks of pummeling, bestial black/death metal in a slightly different vein than our prior releases. An official release date will be revealed when the time comes.

In other news, the Death Fortress LP Among the Ranks of the Unconquerable is set to be released by the end of the Month via Fallen Empire Records. There are also a few side projects in the work. As always, all pertinent information will be posted on our blog.


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Bandcamp temporarily down...

Hello internet,

Some of you may have noted that the bandcamp is currently unreachable. This is intentional--it has been closed temporarily pending some changes and an exciting announcement. Stay tuned.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014


After prolonged slumber in the depths of R'lyeh, Dethroned Emperor has returned to the studio to record a new EP. Set to be titled "Invocation of the Profane," this release features a somewhat different approach than the one presented on Moral Nihility. This approach is both progression and regression--a hearkening back to and yet a re-imagining of elements of our older sound. We anticipate its release will take place by the end of the year on cassette format.

In other, semi-related news, Death Fortress' debut LP "Among the Ranks of the Unconquerable" is set to be released later this summer on vinyl format by Fallen Empire Records. Preview tracks can be heard on the FE Bandcamp, and updates can be found on the FE Facebook page as they are revealed.

For those of you (read: probably none of you) who heard, Killing Technology is on hiatus for now. The project will be resurrected when the time comes. Currently I am wading more into Black Metal territory for a new musical venture. More info on that front as it arrives.

In the meantime, do yourself a fucking favor and listen to Haethen or the new Coffin Dust record, okay?


Saturday, April 5, 2014

if you're lookin for some DE merch...

look no further.

that copy of undermine still has the patch and button, it looks like. if you missed out on getting any of this before here's a good opportunity.


Sunday, January 19, 2014


Just saw this hasn't been updated in almost 2 months. Though we have been relatively inactive as of late, we have not thrown in the towel in any capacity. Work continues on learning the songs for the next LP. We are in the planning stages of releasing a short EP containing some of the new songs and a cover. More news will become available on that as we work it out.

In other news: we are also hard at work on the new DEATH FORTRESS LP. Everything is tracked and mixing commences.

KILLING TECHNOLOGY is also working on new material, for anyone who cares (or even knows the band exists). I am thinking things will slowly proceed in a more grind direction than what they have been.

In any case, we will keep you posted on new stuff as it develops.