Reunited Oakland, California thrashers DEFIANCE, best known for their seminal late '80s/early '90s Roadrunner releases "Void Terra Firma" and "Beyond Recognition", have entered Trident Studios in Concord, CA with producer Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, SKINLAB, VILE) to begin laying down tracks for their new CD. "Along with our first full-length album in over ten years, DEFIANCE is also working on putting together a DVD [tentatively titled 'Decade(s) of Defiance'] that will cronicle our entire career from 1985 to the present," the group writes on its web site. "We are working with Dave Anderson from Rokhedz to capture the DEFIANCE album recording sessions as part of the DVD. The DVD, along with the album, will be released by Corporate Punishment Records and is planned for a 2007 release."Part of the so-called "second wave" of Bay Area thrash (which also included the likes of FORBIDDEN, VIO-LENCE, DEATH ANGEL, and TESTAMENT), DEFIANCE officially disbanded in 1993 after the departure of vocalist Steev Esquivel (who would go on to form SKINLAB, and later RE:IGNITION), while the remaining members, with the addition of vocalist Dave Godfrey White (HEATHEN), formed INNER THRESHOLD, which would also eventually disband. In 2005, rumors of a reformed DEFIANCE sent waves of interest through the burgeoning thrash metal community until it was finally confirmed that the band had in fact reunited and were at work on their first new material in over a decade.
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