Detonation is a Dutch melodic death metal band, with members from the Netherlands and the United States. Founded in 1997 under the name Infernal Dream. In August 1998, Otto Schimmelpenninck joined the band as bass player. The band’s name was changed to Detonation in 1998 and entered a studio for the first time to record two songs for the Crushed Skull Compilation Volume 1 CD. A month later, Detonation performed live for the first time. The Crushed Skull compilation was released in January 1999 through Skull Crusher Records.

In March 2001, the band entered the studio again to record three new songs that were to be released as a promo CD meant primarily for labels and venues. After playing numerous shows, which also included Detonation’s first show outside Holland (Open Hell Fest in the Czech Republic), they decided to record their debut studio album, An Epic Defiance. In January 2007, Detonation recorded their third studio album, Emission Phase, which was released at the end of April 2007. The release was promoted by an eight-day tour throughout the UK and several individual gigs (festival) in the Netherlands. In recent years the band has gravitated towards a melodic death metal sound.

Other Information

  • Origin: Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Genres: Death metal, Thrash metal (early), Melodic death metal (recent)
  • Years active: 1997–present
  • Labels: Osmose Productions
  • Associated acts: Cardamon, Engorge, Kutschurft, M-90’s
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. Koen Romeijn – vocals
  2. Mike Ferguson – guitar
  3. Danny Tunker – guitar
  4. Otto Schimmelpenninck – bass
  5. Michiel van der Plicht – drums



  • Crushed Skull Volume 1 (1999) – Compilation
  • Lost Euphoria (2000) – EP
  • Promo 2001 (2001) – Demo
  • An Epic Defiance (2002, re-released in 2003)
  • Portals to Uphobia (2005)
  • Emission Phase (2007)


~ by molco on November 23, 2009.

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