Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dec 2012 Updates

If anyone cares, we aren't dead. These last several months mark the longest live hiatus we have taken since the start of the band in late 2009, but it doesn't mean we have been any less productive. Below are general updates for December:

>>In less than one month, Dethroned Emperor is scheduled to record its first full-length. The name is pending. We have taken a live-hiatus for the last three months in order to focus on refining the material, but once January is upon us, expect the Emperor'rs return to live performances.
>>If you won't see us locally in the next two months and intend to get a copy of the new split, we suggest ordering a tape now becuase our supply is just about run out and this tape will not be repressed.
>>We still have a solid supply of Ripping-Death compilation CDs. There are still a few t-shirts as well in S, M, and L (though the M supply is just about done).


Sunday, November 25, 2012


<br />Death Fortress - Pulling Ancient Stone
just a few weeks ago, J's side project DEATH FORTRESS had its demo PULLING ANCIENT STONE released by Fallen Empire and Mordgrimm records. DEATH FORTRESS is filthy, crushing black metal in the vein of HATE FOREST and IMMORTAL and you would do well to CHECK IT OUT

listen at bandcamp
purchase at endless path

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dethroned Emperor / Pharaoh Split Cassette!

Split with Pharaoh now (FINALLY) available! This self-released split has taken two yeras to put out, but here it is! 9 minutes per side: Side A featuring our most violent material to date and side B featuring one of the most crushing doom songs ever written (Pharaoh). Limited to 100! Sample below. Order by emailing or from

Saturday, October 27, 2012

GET READY! Availability and news tomorrow just in time for the hurricane.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Oct Updates

Update Oct 22:

>>The split with Pharaoh is at press. This will be done before the end of October! I'm expecting to have the tapes by this coming weekend.

>>The full length (title pending) recording session has been arranged for the end of December. Run time is looking to be about 36 minutes. We are currently seeking a label for distribution/production.
>>Ripping Death compilation and accompanying t-shirt still available. Pick this up if you missed WGH or Undermine, as it features remastered material from both as well as new tracks.

(In the mean time, check out my new solo project: )

Thursday, September 27, 2012

RIPPING DEATH streaming!

All the new material featured on the Ripping Death compilation as well as samples from the b-sides and remastered EP now streaming!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Shirts (Ripping Death)

One-time run of Ripping Death shirts available in mens S, M, and L (Gildan) from our friends at Wreckless Press. While supplies last!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


20 Tracks of grinding death assault! For fans of negative music only!
Includes four new tracks, 6 unreleased Undermine b-sides as well as a remastered version of the War Grind Hell EP. CD in a sealed cardboard jacket. Consider this a warning! Sample the title track at Currently available through Endless Path Productions
Or, as always, you can email us at to arrange for an order.
Shirts coming soon.
More info about the Pharaoh split coming soon.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

A note about upcoming shows...

...because there aren't any, and won't be for a little while.

Dethroned Emperor is taking a hiatus from playing local shows for the next few months as we prepare the full-length album we've been composing over the last 2.5 years.
In the meantime we would suggest grabbing a beer, putting your feet up, and listening to forensick or desecration of the holy kingdom until your fucking head blows up.


Thursday, August 2, 2012

PHARAOH SPLIT preview tracks

2 new preview tracks for our upcoming split with Pharaoh have been uploaded to the ol' bandcamp. check 'em out HERE. the pharaoh split should be released in the coming months, as will the previously mentioned RIPPING DEATH compilation.

in other news, i think i'm going to get working on a new layout for this blog. it's been the same for almost 2 years now, gettin' a little stale....


Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Streaming sample of RIPPING DEATH available for listening! This tape is in the mastering stages and will be released very shortly after the split with Pharaoh, which is in the final pre-production stage.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012



FRIDAY June 29th @ the Alamo in New Brunswick, NJ (message or email us for the address): Budd Dwyer full-length record release versus show. 7:30-10:00, 5$: Ides vs. Damaged Goods, The Communion, Budd Dwyer vs. Dethroned EMperor

SUNDAY July 1st @ the ST. VITUS BAR in Brooklyn, NYC w/ the mighty Dead Congregation! 8 PM! (MORE INFO SOON)

The Split with Pharaoh in final stages of production! Samples to be posted soon.

We now announce the next release, the RIPPING DEATH EP which features 4 new tracks, 6 unreleased b-sides, and a re-mastered version of WAR GRIND HELL.

Additionally, we are now rehearsing the debut full-length and making early preparations for recording. Updates by the end of summer.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Anyone else going to Maryland Deathfest?
My prediction of the best act this year is...ARCHGOAT

see you there


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Video courtesy of Eston Browne

Saturday, April 14, 2012

this band fucking rules.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April Update

The official Dethroned Emperor/Dystrophy tape release show will be happening this weekend, Saturday the 14th, at the Alamo (New Brunswick, NJ).
Following this we will not be performing for at least a month in order to prepare and record new material.
Additionally, the DE/Pharaoh split is still complete and awaiting a proper release, more to come about this.

Still looking for tapes? Though we are sold out, you can still find copies of the split and UNDERMINE through HUMAN TRAFFICKING and Analog Worship.
Also, you can still order the split through RTF Records.
As of now we have no more t-shirts.


Monday, April 9, 2012

Flyer by the illustrious Pete Lloyd

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Edit: As of April 5, we are SOLD OUT of the New Brunswick Death Metal Alliance split cassette. If you are still interested you can order from or by emailing

Thanks Suren!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Update: As of the day after this gig, we are almost completely tapped out of tapes and shirts: 9 copies of the split left and 1 Large shirt.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Dystrophy/Dethroned Emperor Split

We have finally received our copies of the new split. You can get this tape from RTF, Dystrophy, or us. With us, the tape is 6$ + 2$ shipping to US or +4$ shipping anywhere else (Paypal preferred). We will also have the tape with us at upcoming shows. Limited to 200 copies!

After a year of preparation, comrades Dystrophy and Dethroned Emperor have focused their efforts into one of the most aggressive musical collaborations in recent memory to emerge out of central NJ. The New Brunswick Death Metal Alliance combines Dystrophy’s cultivated chaos with the wayward bestiality of Dethroned Emperor. Four-piece Dystrophy has surpassed the focused intensity of their ripping debut full-length ‘Chains of Hypocrisy’ with three new tracks that display their rabid growth in technicality, songwriting, and lyrical complexity. These razor edged tracks mark the beginning of a new year of Dystrophic-devastation that will leave you eager for their next pieces. Two-piece Dethroned Emperor dish out 9 rapid-fire lessons in insanity and a cover on their side, complementing the collaboration with an emphasis on low-end frequencies and primitive blasting. Dethroned Emperor continues to develop their erratic and compressed song style with more speed and violence than ever before. The first installment of the New Brunswick Death Metal alliance appear to you as a testament to one of the most crushing and extreme movements the overpopulated ‘basement scene’ has ever had to deal with as two slumbering titans step above ground in a combined effort to level the playing field of independent extreme music.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

split w/ Dystrophy review and availability

UPDATE (as of March 7): We are still waiting on physical copies. According to the RTF webstore, their tapes which have been up for pre-order were supposed to ship "around March 5." We have still heard nothing from RTF about either their or our copies arriving. As far as I know, these delays are beyond RTF's control and related to factory delays, so please continue to bear with us through the wait. In the mean time, there is a download link floating around the RTF message board if you want to go find it.

Below is a URL to a review of the New Brunswick Death Metal Alliance split by Tom Schlatter. Thanks to Tom S. for the review! Check out his blog for reviews of a huge amount of diverse music.

Addtionally, we are down to our last 3 copies of the UNDERMINE EP which we still have available at shows. Human Trafficking is down to their last copies as well.
Also, only 4 (L) shirts remain.


Friday, February 17, 2012

Don't know what happened with the treble on this recording (high hat overpowering), but more footage from Feb 3. Kudos to whoever filmed this.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mailing List

Hello all,

If you look to your right, you will see a new gadget in place that allows you to sign up for the newly-created Dethroned Emperor mailing list. Given that we do not have a Facebook/Myspace (and never will), a mailing list seems like an effective way to get relevant information about the band out to people who want to hear it. Go ahead and sign up if you'd like. We obviously aren't going to sell your email addresses or whatever, and the stuff we actually send out is likely to be very minimal (probably just show/release updates, merch stuff, etc), but if even that is too much unsubscribing seems pretty simple. Any questions, give us shout.


P.S. The new Proclamation album is fucking amazing: pick that shit up ASAP. Also, check out the full preview track from the new Revenge album. 2012 is so far the year of war metal...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

upcoming track off of the split with Pharaoh:

Thanks to Itay K. for the video!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Feb 3rd w/ Dystrophy, Pyrrhon, Fleshtemple

Due to production delays, the "New Brunswick Death Metal Alliance" split tape will not actually be available for the February 3rd show as intended. Regardless the show will continue as planned with the same lineup at Ray Cappo's Cantina in NB. This show will be a public debut of the Undermine tape instead. Also, Veld (MA) has been added to the show.

The official release of the Dystrophy/Dethroned Emperor split will fall sometime in late February. Keep posted for that and for updates about the split w/ Pharaoh (which is currently in the mastering process).