November 17, 2006
Reunited Oakland, California Thrashers DEFIANCE, best known for their seminal late ’80s / early ’90s Roadrunner releases "Void Terra Firma" and "Beyond Recognition", have issued the following statement: "It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of our dear friend, bandmate, and Corporate Punishment Records artist, DEFIANCE guitarist Doug Harrington. At his request, and for the privacy of his family, we did not make his condition known, but Doug had been quietly battling cancer for much of this year, until Tuesday night [Nov. 14] when he finally succumbed to it. He went peacefully and in the presence of his wife and family. Doug was, however, able to participate in several of the writing and recording sessions for the new DEFIANCE record, including one just three days before he passed." DEFIANCE recently entered Trident Studios in Concord, CA with producer Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, SKINLAB, VILE) to begin laying down tracks for their first full-length album in over ten years. Along with the new CD, DEFIANCE is also working on putting together a DVD, tentatively titled "Decade(s) Of Defiance" that will cronicle the band’s entire career from 1985 to the present.