Δευτέρα, 18 Ιουνίου 2012


DAWN CROSBY  (1963 - 1996)


   Dawn Crosby was born in April 1963 in Maryland U.S.A. and she was meant to be one of those artists that lived fast and died young leaving behind records that remained hidden diamonds, waiting for those who search under the surface to find them.


  She was part of the Thrash Metal scene of L.A. by being the lead singer of DETENTE (formed in 1984) who released their debut album "Recognize no Authority" in 1986 from Metal Blade records.
  Dawn Crosby by being a wild free spirit made this band make a difference and not to sound as the average Thrash Metal band.By bringing the punk / hardcore attitude with her and a pissed of voice made "Recognize no Authority" being the perfect balance between the street attitude of punk and the wrath of Thrash Metal.
  Songs like "Holy War","Losers" and "Vultures in the sky" are perfect examples of this band's quality.In other words this album is a killer.!!!

  But unfortunately this wasn't meant to last for long.The promotional tour for the album was cancelled due to an injury of their drummer that left him for several months in hospital so the band split and Dawn Crosby followed a different path.
  DETENTE reformed in 1987 under the name CATALEPSY with singer Veronica Ross and released the album "Beyond the Threshold" so that they would split again and reunite in 2008 releasing their album "Decline" being always part of the Metal Blade family.Both of these records are full of extremely good Thrash Metal music.Check'em out.


   5 years later Dawn Crosby reappears with her new musical achievment.It's 1991 and along with DETENTE's guitarist Ross Robinson and later high class producer (KORN/SEPULTURA/LIMP BIZKIT) they release the album "Within the Veil".The name of the band FEAR OF GOD.
  I'm talking about a pure fucking nightmare!!!The music of FEAR OF GOD is like a bad trip through the worst of your fears.No points of light in this record,not at all.It's like snakes crawling on your skin while you're unable to react.
  Dawn Crosby takes her addictions,her fears and her anger puts'em all together and she's slowly poisoning your soul with that specimen.It's like she's temting you and cursing you at the same time.
  The sound is from another planet,melodic and heavy at the same time but the melodies are sick,creating the soundtrack of a deranged mind.Songs like "Betrayed","Love's Death","Emily","White Door" are just one of a kind.
  "Within the Veil" is a record so different from any other of that era and even now 21 years after it's release sounds like it comes from the future.


  Ross Robinson left the band but Dawn continued.They released "Tocic Voodoo" in 1994 and "Killing the Pain" ep in 1995 both of them fantastic records and more aggressive than their predecessor but none of them reached the heights of "Within the Veil".

TOXIC VOODOO
 

KILLING THE PAIN ep
 
   Meanwhile death had other plans.In 1996 Dawn Crosby dies of liver failure a problem that was created due to her alcoholism and leaves a huge gap in extreme music.
  True fucking rock n roll child Dawn Crosby lived her life on the edge and made music, milles away from the standards and the trends that destroy the musicians will to explore and create.
R.I.P.







 TO ALL YOU HATERS OF LIFE.....
CREATION IS THE WEAPON AGAINST YOUR FUCKED UP MINDS AND IDEAS!!!

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