Detente was an American thrash metal band founded in 1984 in Los Angeles, California, United States.[2] The group’s original line-up included Dawn Crosby on vocals, Steve Hochheiser on bass, Dennis Butler on drums and Ross Robinson and Caleb Quinn on guitars,.[3]

In 2012, the band was the subject of controversy over their 2010 song “Kill Rush”, which referred to Rush Limbaugh with the conservative talk show host Sean Hannity discussing the band as part of a left-wing hate conspiracy with then US House Member Michele Bachmann.