|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Past members||Dawn Crosby
Rob "Wacko" Hunter
Detente was a thrash metal band founded in 1984 in Los Angeles, California. The group's original line-up included Dawn Crosby on vocals, Steve Hochheiser on bass, Dennis Butler on drums and Ross Robinson and Caleb Quinn on guitars,.
In 2012, the band was the subject of controversy over their 2010 song "Kill Rush", which referred to Rush Limbaugh.
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Detente's first album, Recognize No Authority, was released on Metal Blade Records in 1986. Within days of the debut album's release, the supporting tour had to be cancelled when drummer and co-founder Dennis was severely burned in an industrial accident, resulting in more than three months of hospitalization.
Singer Dawn Crosby went on to form Fear of God, who were eventually signed to Warner Bros. Records. Ross Robinson later became a producer whose credits include Korn, Sepultura, Limp Bizkit, and many other top acts.
In 1987 Detente reformed under the name of Catalepsy with vocalist Veronica Ross from Canada. With Veronica writing the lyrics and vocal melodies for the songs "Evil Within", "An Offering", "Obituary Fear", "Law and Disorder" "Who Can You Trust" and "Under the Influence". The demos, recorded at Baby O' Studios in Hollywood, California, climbed to the number one spot on the WVVX-FM Underground Radio. The band was set to release a new album titled Beyond the Threshold under a resigning of Metal Blade Records, however, the band members each went in new directions before the album was released.
The group reunited in 2008 for a series of appearances with singer Ann Boleyn of Hellion filling in for Crosby. In July, they performed at the Headbanger's Open Air Festival in Germany. Critics were initially hesitant to lend credence to Boleyn as the replacement for Dawn Crosby. However, surprisingly the reviews from the festivals were very good.
As of November, 2009, Ann Boleyn was replaced with Tiina Teal. A new album (featuring Tiina Teal), Decline was recorded, and released in June 2010; however, the band broke up that year.
The Gauntlet listed Detente as part of their Top 10 Female Fronted Metal bands in 2011.
- Tiina Teal - vocals (2009)
- Juan Garcia - guitar (2008)
- Caleb Quinn - guitar
- Steve Hochheiser - bass
- Dennis Butler - drums
- Rob Hunter
- Dennis Butler
- Recognize No Authority (1986)
- History 1 Detente (2008)
- Decline (2010)
- Myspace Blog: Detente call it a day
- Detente web site, History page
- Official Dawn Crosby/Detente/Fear of God web site, "Band History" page
- Headbanger's Open Air web site, "History" page
- DÉTENTE Parts Ways With Singer, Announces Replacement blabbermouth.net Nov. 22, 2009