Defiance To Enter Studio Next Week
September 10, 2006
Reunited Oakland, California thrashers Defiance, best known for their seminal late '80s/early '90s Roadrunner releases 'Void Terra Firma' and 'Beyond Recognition', have posted the following message on their official web site:
"We have been hard at work writing new material and preparing to head into the studio. The date is now set for September 15th to enter Trident Studios in Concord, CA with producer Juan Urteaga (Exodus, Skinlab, Vile) to start laying down tracks for our first album in over 10 years!
"We are all really excited about the new songs. Once the sessions are completed, we will post a song here, on this website."
Defiance recently inked a deal with Los Angeles-based Corporate Punishment Records. The group's fourth album is tentatively due late 2006/early 2007. Upon completion of the LP, the band is looking forward to playing selected shows and festivals. In addition to the new LP, Corporate Punishment Records will also release the band's first long-form DVD, 'Decade(s) of Defiance', compiling hours of live performance, interview and archival footage chronicling their nearly 20 years of existence
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.