DÉTENTE: Safari Sam's Show Cancelled

Reunited California-based metallers DÉTENTE — featuring vocalist Ann Boleyn (HELLION) and guitarist Michael Carlino (FEAR OF GOD) alongside original DÉTENTE members Dennis Butler (drums), Caleb Quinn (guitar) and Steve Hochheiser (bass) — have issued the following update:

"AGENT STEEL has pulled out of the Safari Sam's show [on December 30 in Los Angeles] due to an internal scheduling issue. The show is cancelled but DÉTENTE is still working with the club to schedule another show in January. In the meantime, be sure to catch DÉTENTE with SENTINEL BEAST on December 13 at the Black Castle [in Los Angeles]."

Video footage of DÉTENTE performing at the Headbangers Open Air festival on July 25, 2008 at the Ballroom in Hamburg, Germany can be viewed below (clip uploaded by YouTube user "stoneagelightning").

Cognitive Records/MVD Entertainment Group recently released the "History I" CD containing the original four-song demo from DÉTENTE plus the demo from the post-DÉTENTE band CATALEPSY. According to a press release, "The original [DÉTENTE] four-song demo recorded in 1985 generated such excitement in the extreme metal scene that [UK's] Kerrang! [magazine] called DÉTENTE the 'most promising band to emerge from the thrash genre.' Mastered and available for the first time this recording has been coupled with the [demo recording from the] post-DÉTENTE [band] CATALEPSY. CATALEPSY featured the DÉTENTE songwriting duo of Steve Hochheiser and Ross Robinson as well as MACHINE HEAD's Dave McClain on drums. Critics praised CATALEPSY as one of the first progressive thrash bands and as the natural evolution of DÉTENTE."

"History I" CD track listing:

01. Holy War
02. Widow's Walk
03. Shattered Illusions
04. Vultures in the Sky
05. An Offering
06. Obituary Fear
07. Evil Within
08. Under the influence
09. Who Can You Trust?
10. Law and Disorder

DÉTENTE's classic album "Recognize No Authority" was reissued in July 2007 via MVD Audio.

"Recognize No Authority" was a critically acclaimed recording that maintains a cult following to this day. It was also the launching ground for nu-metal metal producer Ross Robinson (KORN, SLIPKNOT, FEAR FACTORY, SOULFLY) who plays guitar on the album. The CD also marked the first full-length release by FEAR OF GOD's Dawn Crosby, who sadly passed away on December 15, 1996.

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