Former DEFIANCE guitarist Jim Adams recently spoke to Denmark's Antenna.nu webzine about the possibility of a reunion of the long-defunct San Francisco Bay Area thrash band. A couple of highlights from the interview follow:
Antenna.nu: The Bay Area thrash metal scene has gotten quite a revival in the last few years and bands like EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL have really gotten wind in their sails again. Is the time right for DEFIANCE to return to the spotlight?
Jim Adams: "I'm not sure about a full return to touring. I like the idea of getting together with the other four guys and playing some music and maybe doing a show. After that, we would just have to see how everyone felt about it."
Antenna.nu: If so would it be in the classic line-up or would this be too early to tell?
Jim Adams: "The only way we would do it is if all five of the members from the 'Void Terra Firma' and 'Beyond Recognition' albums can do it. We are not going to bring in any replacement players. We have all agreed on that point."
Antenna.nu: Do you know if there are any plans on re-releasing the albums?
Jim Adams: "I know that Roadrunner re-released 'Void Terra Firma' in Japan last year. I don't think there are any plans to re-release any of the albums in Europe or the States. I'm sure that could change if interest in the band and the style increased to the point that Roadrunner thought it would make business sense."
Read Jim Adams' entire interview with Antenna.nu at this location.
DEFIANCE released three albums through the Roadrunner label — 1989's "Product of Society", 1990's "Void Terra Firma", and 1992's "Beyond Recognition" — before undergoing major lineup changes (which included the addition of singer Dave (Godfrey) White of HEATHEN fame) and changing their name to INNER THRESHOLD. The group eventually split up, with various bandmembers going on to join other bands.