DETENTE - Untitled Demo #1 (1985)

Dawn Crosby - vocals; Fred Rascon - guitar; Dennis Butler - drums. Other members unknown. According to an interview, the first two tracks were recorded in April 1985. The third song is recorded by the "Recognize no Authority" line-up.
"Shattered Illusions", "Vultures in the Sky", "Coming out Today" [title mine - Richard].
According to Dennis, the versions on this demo have superior guitar work when compared with work later done by Ross Robinson.

 

DETENTE - Untitled Demo #2 (1985?)

Dawn Crosby - vocals; Caleb Quinn - guitar; Ross Robinson - guitar; Steve Hochheiser - bass; Dennis Butler - drums.
"Shattered Illusions", "Vultures in the Sky", "Holy War", "Widows Walk".

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS - "Metal Massacre VII" (1986)

Catalogue number 3984-14071-2 (Metal Blade) (released on CD in 1994)
Dawn Crosby - vocals; Caleb Quinn - guitar; Ross Robinson - guitar; Steve Hochheiser - bass; Dennis Butler - drums.
This compilation has the rougher demo version of "Widows Walk" on it. Other interesting tracks on this compilation (which is still available) are "The Omen" by Have Mercy (former band of Rob Michael) and a demo version of Flotsam & Jetsam's "I Live, You Die" (with Jason Newsted still on bass; he left to band shortly after to join Metallica, before the final version was recorded).

 

DETENTE - "Recognise no Authority" (1986)

Catalogue number ? (Metal Blade?, LP)
Catalogue number BRC1983 (Banzai Records, LP) (might not be official)
Catalogue number 72152-4 (Metal Blade/Restless, CD)
Catalogue number RO 9695 2 / SPV 78 3270-2 (Roadrunner/Roadracer, CD)
Catalogue number 72152-4 (Restless / Metal Blade - USA, cassette)

DETENTE - "Recognise no Authority" remastered edition (2006)

Catalogue number CR 1001 (Roadrunner marketed by Cognitive Records / Roadrunner - CD)

Dawn Crosby - vocals; Caleb Quinn - guitar; Ross Robinson - guitar; Steve Hochheiser - bass; Dennis Butler - drums.
"Losers", "Russian Roulette", "It's your Fate", "Holy Wars", "Catalepsy", "Shattered Illusions", "Life is Pain", "Blood I Bleed", "Widows Walk", "Vultures in the Sky".
Produced by Dana "Slaughter" Strum, engineered by Mike Davis, recorded at Baby-O's, Hollywood, CA, April 1986. The instrumental ("Catalepsy") is titled "Genocide" on some cassette tape versions of the album.
In 2002, a "re-issue" of this album surfaced. With no catalogue number or record label mentioned, and inaccurate band bio to boot, this was an unofficial (i.e. bootleg, illegal) release, said to have been made in Puerto Rico.

 

DETENTE - Untitled Demo #3 (early 1987)

Dawn Crosby - vocals; Michael Carlino - guitar; Blair Darby - bass; Dennis Butler - drums.
"Diseased", "Wasting Time", "All that Remains".

 

DETENTE - "'89 Demo" (1989)

Dawn Crosby - vocals; Michael Carlino - guitar and bass; Rob "Wacko" Hunter - drums.
"Red to Grey", "Coming Down", "Love's Death".
Recorded at Pyramid Sound, produced by Alex Perialis.

 

FEAR OF GOD - "Betrayed/Emily" (1991)

Catalogue number PRO-CD-4776 (Warner Brothers - USA, CD single)
Dawn Crosby - vocals; Michael Carlino - guitar; Blair Darby - bass; Steve Cordova - drums.
"Betrayed (Edit)", "Emily (Album Version)".
For more info on the bass credits, check the FAQ.

 

FEAR OF GOD - "Within the Veil" (1991)

Catalogue number 7599-26301-2 (Warner Brothers - Europe, CD)
Catalogue number 9 26301-2 (Warner Brothers - USA, CD)
Catalogue number 7599-26301-1 (Warner Brothers - USA, LP)
Dawn Crosby - vocals; Michael Carlino - guitar; Blair Darby - bass; Steve Cordova - drums.
"All that Remains", "Betrayed", "Emily", "Red to Grey", "Diseased", "Wasted Time", "Love's Death", "White Door", "Drift".
The differences between the Euro and US versions are that the Euro version has the 'parental advisory' sticker blotted out in black, and it has the title of the album (and the band name) written in green between the green circles.
For more info on the bass credits, check the FAQ.
There's also a longbox version of the album. Here's pictures of it. Further details are unknown:

 

 

FEAR OF GOD - The Unreleased Album (working title seems to have been "Breaking Through the Veil") (1992)

Michael Carlino - guitar; Jason Levin - bass; Brendan Etter - drums.
Track listing "The Curse", "Hands in the Dark", "When the Wolves Come Out to Slay", "U.V." (an 11-minute version), "One Nation Under Spell", "Coming Down", "Satan's Garden" and an untitled song. The band had also recorded a slow, heavy version of R.E.M.'s "Losing my Religion" for possible inclusion. The entire album was recorded, more or less, with only Dawn's vocals missing.

 

FEAR OF GOD - "Demo '92" (1992)

Dawn Crosby - vocals; Brandon Hefner - guitar; Randy Bobzien - guitar; Rob Michael - bass; Douglas Sylvia - drums.
"Beyond the Veil", "Will of Evil", "Santismo".
This one is interesting to compare with the "Demo '92" (below) with John Grden on drums. Doug's drumming is way more frantic, more death-metal like, with pretty rabid fills and the like.

 

FEAR OF GOD - "Demo '92" (1992)

Dawn Crosby - vocals; Brandon Hefner - guitar; Randy Bobzien - guitar; Rob Michael - bass; John Grden - drums.
"Beyond the Veil", "Santismo", "Will of Evil".
This demo was engineered by Drew Mazurak and produced by Jay Abbene.
The first two tracks of this demo also appeared on the "Titans of Terror II" demo tape. An early version (also 1992) exists, with Douglas Sylvia on drums (see above).

 

FEAR OF GOD - "Toxic Voodoo" (1994)

Catalogue number 76962-32211-2 (Pavement Music - Europe?, CD)
Catalogue number 3221-2 (Pavement Music - USA?, CD?)
Dawn Crosby - vocals; Chris Kalandras - guitar; Randy Bobzien - guitar; Rob Michael - bass; John Grden - drums; David Smadbeck - keyboards (on "Cloud Chamber", "Worms" and "U.V.").
"Beyond the Veil", "Cloud Chamber", "Swine Song", "Burnt", "Feed Time", "Mercy", "Santismo", "Will of Evil", "Worms".

 

FEAR OF GOD - "Killing the Pain" (1995)

Catalogue number BR1 (Bethany, cassette EP)
Dawn Crosby - vocals; Frank Dimauro - guitar; Bill Hayden - guitar; Bruce Greig - bass; John Grden - drums.
"Killing the Pain" (a.k.a. "Jezabel's Dream"), "Infrablack", "Mourning Light".
Recorded at Oblivion Studios, produced by Mike Bossier and Fear of God.

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS - "Hit the Pavement" (1995)

Catalogue number D 80613 (Pavement Music, CD)
Dawn Crosby - vocals; Chris Kalandras - guitar; Randy Bobzien - guitar; Rob Michael - bass; John Grden - drums.
A compilation that has "Beyond the Veil" on it, as well as tracks by Solitude Aeternus, Crowbar and Malevolent Creation, as well as others.

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS - "Road Kill Vol. 1" (1995)

Catalogue number ? (Pavement Music, CD)
Dawn Crosby - vocals; Chris Kalandras - guitar; Randy Bobzien - guitar; Rob Michael - bass; John Grden - drums; David Smadbeck - keyboards.
A compilation that has "Worms" on it, as well as tracks by Crowbar, Gorefest, Therion, The Gathering, Malevolent Creation and others.

 

FEAR OF GOD - "Treasure Trove" (2003)

Released by the www.fear-of-god.com web site (CDr)
A 79+ minute album featuring various recordings from various line-ups. Some liner notes excerpts:
- Aardschokdag, 12 April 1992
These tracks were broadcast on Dutch radio in the summer of 1992. Except for the DJ talking at the very beginning, it’s pretty much flawless. The location was the Rijnhal in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
Line-up: Dawn on vocals, Jay Abbene and Terry Carter on guitar, Rob Michael on bass, Shannon Larkin on drums.
- “Killing the Pain”, 1995
These are the last known recordings with Dawn on vocals. It’s only been released on cassette so far.
Line-up: Dawn on vocals, Frank DiMauro and Bill Hayden on guitar, Bruce Greig on bass, John Grden on drums.
- Allies demo, 1983
Featured here is the complete Allies demo, released in 1983.
Line-up: Dawn on vocals, Sport Thompson on guitar, Scott McDaniel on bass and Dennis Butler (yes, he later of Détente) on drums.
- Rehearsal 1991
These are recordings of some late 1991 rehearsals for the second full length album. They do feature Dawn on vocals, though they don’t sound as good as the end product would have.
Line-up: Dawn on vocals, Mike Carlino on guitar, probably Jason Levin on bass, probably Brendan Etter on drums.
- Bonus track
In the world of Fear of God bootlegging, the June 1991 show at Chuck Landin’s Country Club in Reseda, California, is legendary. However, only mediocre quality bootleg recordings abound. “Coming Down” is from one of those copies, but the track really belongs here with the 1991 rehearsal cuts as it was supposed to end up on the new album. This is definitely the roughest (and loudest) of what is presented here.
Line-up: Dawn on vocals, Mike Carlino on guitar, Blair Darby on bass, Steve Cordova on drums.

 

 

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