This album "DEFIANCE - Product of Society" is the debut album by the American thrash metal band Defiance. It was released in 1989 on Roadracer Records. It was the only album by Defiance to feature Ken Elkington on vocals and had cover art by Ed Repka.

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Music Genre:  Thrash Metal 
Production information:

The album: "DEFIANCE - Product of Society" was produced by: Jeff Waters, and Monte Connor

Jeff Waters has been guitarist with the Canadian Heavy Metal band Annihilator since 1984. He has been guest-guitarist in numerous recordings by other bands, as well as producer of many bands.

  Monte Conner is a former Senior Vice President of A&R for Roadrunner Records. He started at Roadrunner in December 1987. He has worked with numerous bands including, Slipknot, Trivium and King Diamond.

The bands he has signed, in alphabetical order, are: Amen, Annihilator, Artillery, Atrocity, Atrophy, Believer, Biohazard, Both Worlds, Brujeria, Buzzov-en, Jerry Cantrell, Keith Caputo, Cavalera Conspiracy, Chimaira, CKY, Coal Chamber, Cynic, Dååth, Death, Deicide, Defiance, DevilDriver, Dirty Americans, Disincarnate, Dommin, Downthesun, Earth Crisis, Exhorder, Fear Factory, Floodgate, Glassjaw, Gojira, Gorguts, Gruntruck, Heathen, Immolation, Kinetic Dissent, Last Crack, Leadfoot, Life Of Agony, Machine Head, Malevolent Creation, Murderdolls, Nailbomb, Obituary, Optimum Wound Profile, Pestilence, Porcupine Tree, Powersurge, Realm, Revoker, Rush, Sadus, Sanctity, Sepultura, Shank 456, Skin Chamber, Slipknot, Solitude Aeturnus, Sorrow, Soulfly, Spineshank, Star Star, Stone Sour, Storm Corrosion, Suffocation, Taking Dawn, 36 Crazyfists, Times of Grace, To My Surprise, Toyshop, Treponem Pal, Trivium, Type O Negative, Wednesday 13, Willard, The Workhorse Movement

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Paul Blake, Frank D'Onofrio

This album was recorded at: Flasco Bros Studios, New Westminster, Canada, September - October 1988

Tom Coyne - Mastering Engineer

  Tom Coyne is a mastering engineer from New Jersey who has mastered dozens of Heavy Metal albums during the 1980s.

Album cover Illustration: Ed Repka

  Edward J. Repka aka Ed Repka - a very successful album cover art artist who has illustrated album covers for dozens of Heavy Metal bans most notable for bands like: Death, Defiance, Megadeth, "Suicide Angels" and many others.

Visit the web-page with a gallery of Repka's album covers.

Album cover photography: Dee Lippingwell

Matrix / Stamper codes / Runout (A Side): RO 9504-A LIC3 571857

Matrix / Stamper codes / Runout (B Side): RO 9504-B LIC3 871087


Record Label:  Roadracer RO 9504
Record Format 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country  1988 Made in Holland

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Photo of "DEFIANCE - Product of Society" 12" LP Record - Side One:

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Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: DEFIANCE - Product of Society

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Ken Elkington - Lead vocals
  • Doug Harrington - Lead/Rhythm guitars
  • Jim Adams - Lead/Rhythm guitars
  • Mike Kaufmann - Bass
  • Matt Vander Ende - drums

Complete Track-listing of the album "DEFIANCE - Product of Society"

The detailed tracklist of this record "DEFIANCE - Product of Society" is:

    Track-listing Side :
  1. "The Fault" - 3:09
  2. "Death Machine" - 3:54
  3. "Product of Society" - 3:27
  4. "Forgotten" - 3:43
  5. "Lock Jaw" - 3:40
  6. "Insomnia" - 3:55
  7. "Deadly Intentions" - 2:53
  8. "Aftermath" - 1:27
  9. "Tribulation" - 5:04
  10. "Hypothermia" - 5:18

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