Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2006 / 2016



It’s been a long time in the making but Enthroned, one of the sole survivors of the first wave of black metal in this little country of ours, are playing Graspop this year. Enthroned boasts a sizeable and loyal following and the band has spread its tentacles as far as South America. As one of the leading black metal bands on the Old Continent, 2012’s ‘Obsidium’ and follow-up ‘Sovereigns’ (2014) still ooze demonic fury. Unlike many of their genre peers who have chosen to experiment, Enthroned have stayed the course, remaining true to the ABC of black metal and the dogmas of the genre’s early days. 1997’s ‘The Skullthrone of Satan’ is a popular favourite among Enthroned fans but twenty years into their career, the likes of ‘Obsidium’ and ‘Sovereigns’ are testament to Enthroned’s enduring relevance and staying power. (Text: Geert Struyven / Translation: Nick De Vos)