MACHINE HEAD's MCCLAIN Featured On Collection Of Early DÉTENTE/CATALEPSY Recordings

Cognitive Records/MVD Entertainment Group has set a September 30 release date for the "History I" CD containing the original four-song demo from the California metal band 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

Classic footage of the original "Recognize No Authority"-era lineup of DÉTENTEDawn Crosby, Steve Hochheiser, Dennis Butler, Ross Robinson and Caleb Quinn — performing the song "Life is Pain" in 1986 can be viewed below. According to the group, "The video was shot by the noted documentary cinematographer Baird Bryant (ROLLING STONES' 'Gimme Shelter')."

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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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