Michigan-born producer Terry Date is more associated with the Pacific Northwest than with his native Midwest.
As a veteran of the Seattle scene (he gravitated to the city in 1979 after attending college in Idaho), Date was staying up late into the night and recording local acts long before there was even a buzz about the Emerald City's music scene. After engineering Metal Church's first three albums, Date finally broke out of the doldrums of being a fringe presence on the scene, and nationally recognized bands such as Soundgarden and Mother Love Bone called on the talented producer/engineer to lend his powerful trademark sound of loud but clear guitars to their records. Since the early '90s, Date has recorded such hard rock luminaries as Prong, White Zombie, and Overkill, and has become the go-to guy for Texas metalheads Pantera, producing such releases as the hugely successful Vulgar Display of Power and The Great Southern Trendkill. ~ Steve Kurutz, Rovi