Back in 2006, the EBM scene was cooling down, and it was evident that there was a need for fresh products.
The first demo, Dancing with Terror, was launched in 2008. The song, "When Darkness Falls", appears on Endzeit Bunkertracks IV. Shortly after, Detroit Diesel underwent an internal restructuring.
By 2009, Detroit Diesel production resulted in the Terre Humaine demo recording. This demo included 10 songs, among which was self-titled song "Terre Humaine" that would later appear on the 2010 Kinetik Festival compilation.
Detroit Diesel signed to Deathwatch Asia who decided to release the album Terre Humaine, consolidated from the previous demo, in 2010. The Lost Signals EP was released by Deathwatch Asia and Infacted Recordings in digital format.
The full-length debut album Terre Humaine was published on November 12, 2010. It is manufactured by Infacted Recordings for the European market, with Deathwatch Asia serving the rest of the world. Terre Humaine was reviewed favourably by the Side-Line webzine as "dark electro style" with "technoid tunes". The German Sonic Seducer review was also favourable, calling it a "notable debut".
Second full-length album Coup d'Etat was published on May 29, 2012. Manufactured by Infacted Recordings(EU)Vendetta Music (US) and with Deathwatch Asia serving the rest of the world. Followed by a their first European tour, the album have received acclaimed review around the world.
"Let It Be My End" Direct World Action For Japan 2011
"Normandy (D-Day Mix)" World Wide Electronics Volume One 2011
"The Game" Zillo CD 04/2011 2011
"Serenade" Gothic Compilation Part L 2011
"Lost Signal (Freakangel Remix)" Advanced Electronics Vol. 8 2010
"Normandy (D-Day Mix)" Bleed by Example 2010,/br> "Lost Signal (Freakangel Remix)" Infacted Vol. 5 2010
"All Lost Before Dawn" Mecha[nized] 2010
"Terre Humaine " Kinetik Festival Vol. 3 2010
"When Darkness Falls " Endzeit Bunkertracks [Act - IV] 2009
^Reinbold, Kai (2010). "Detroit Diesel – Terre Humaine". Sonic Seducer (in German) (12/1010, 1/2011). Mit 'Terre Humaine' legt das kanadische Duo Detroit Diesel ein beachtliches Debüt aufs Parkett [With 'Terre Humaine' the Canadian duo Detroit Diesel delivers a notable debut].