DÉTENTE “Recognize No Authority” 2-CD out December 15 through Xtreem Music

Pre-order now here.

Details below – I’ll also have one song that I wrote the lyrics for/performed, ‘Catalepsy’, on the collection!


Xtreem Music is more proud than ever before, by announcing a release that’s one of our absolute top Thrash Metal albums EVER!! A fucking classic!! This is the debut album from Los Angeles’ DÉTENTE “Recognize No Authority”.

Formed back in 1984, this re-issue celebrates the 30th anniversary of the band and includes absolutely all demos from plus two unreleased songs taken from live & rehearsal recordings, and the two CATALEPSY demos, a side band from some members, which sounded basically the same as . This release has been approved and directed by former bass player Steve Hochheiser and means the one and only band’s demo & discography from the 80’s, contradicting some websites like  whose information is wrong.

“Recognize No Authority” was originally released in 1986 through Roadrunner Records in the US and Metal Blade in Europe. Leaded by female vocalist Dawn Crosby (rip), the band quickly gained a status within the Thrash Metal scene with their unique style aside from the typical bands from these times. However, this success wasn’t well managed by the band members back then and this leaded to creating a side-band (CATALEPSY) and even disbanding after a 4th demo in ’89. Dawn Crosby later formed FEAR OF GOD with whom she recorded two albums before dying in ’96.

This release will come in form of a 2-CD containing two bonus on CD1 with re-recorded versions of two album tracks (one being the instrumental track “Catalepsy” but here with original lyrics), made in 2010 and sung by current vocalist Tiina Teal. On CD2 there’s 19 songs from the 4 band’s demos recorded in ’84, ’87 & ’89 plus two unreleased songs recorded live & rehearsal in ’85 and the 2 only demos by CATALEPSY from ’87 & ’88. All songs comes with remastered sound and packed with a complete presentation full of band photos, flyers, lyrics and extensive liner notes from Steve Hochheiser. There will be also a limited run of T-Shirts that will be available only through the Xtreem Music webstore.

Release date for “Recognize No Authority” [2-CD] is set for December 15th. You can visit the band’s official Facebook site at: www.facebook.com/detenterna and also listen to the opening album track here:


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