Hey there, thought we’d give you little update on what’s happening on the Thanatos front. First of all we have written a bunch of songs and in the next few weeks we’re going to demo a few of those songs to attract record label interest (as we’re no longer on Century Media records).

Next year we’ll be celebrating our 35th anniversary! We’re planning a special show with guest appearances by several former band members. This event will probably be held March 16th 2019 at the Baroeg in Rotterdam. More details will follow. Finally we have already planned a few cool festival appearances for 2019 which will be announced in the not too distant future! Cheers!


We would like to welcome drummer Martin Ooms to the Thanatos ranks!
Until recently Martin was beating the skins for Rotterdam based metal outfit Sudden Annihilation, but he might be better known for playing guitar for both Melechesh (2006-2008) and Liar of Golgotha (1998-2005). We’ll start rehearsing all the old classics and will start working on new songs as well in the upcoming months. Expect Thanatos to return to the live front early next year!

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THANATOS press release March 12th 2017

Unfortunately our drummer Yuri has decided to leave the band due to personal reasons. The show at Baroeg, Rotterdam on March 19th 2017 will mark his final appearance with the band. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to cancel our show at Veghel Deathfest on May 13th.
Thanatos is not disbanding or anything. We will start writing songs for a new release within the next few months and will find another great drummer to continue our quest for global devastation… Thank you Yuri 😉

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THANATOS – new album “Global Purification” has been released


When you think it’s time for some “Global Purification”, then get a copy of THANATOS’ brilliant sixth studio album! Head over to CM Distro and order the physical format of your choice:

 You can of course also buy the album at iTunes, Google Play, Amazon or other trusted retailers:

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“Global Purification” is released in the following formats:

  • Limited CD Digipak (contains one bonus track and the entire album as MP3 vinyl master)
  • CD Jewelcase
  • LP (black vinyl / limited silver vinyl – 200 copies / gold vinyl – 100 copies, exclusively available at CM Distro US)
  • Digital Album

Check out the title track here:


“Global Purification” tracklisting:

  1. Global Purification
  2. The Murder Of Innocence
  3. Infestation Of The Soul
  4. Queen Of Gore
  5. Nothing Left
  6. World Jihad
  7. The Demonized Minority
  8. Feeding The War Machine
  9. Blood Will Be Spilled
  10. Bastion Of Blasphemy


THANATOS line-up:

Stephan Gebédi – vocals, guitars

Paul Baayens – guitars

Marco de Bruin – bass

Yuri Rinkel – drums



Dec 13, 2014    Eindhoven Metal Meeting, Effenaar, Eindhoven (NL)

Jan 10, 2015     Turock, Essen (Germany)


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