Terrance DH has been recording in the Utah area for over 23 years. Starting out at some of Utah's most historical recording facilities (Sam Foster's, L.A. East, Ken's World's Best) and then finding a permanent home at Counterpoint Studios in 2000. Having worked with almost all top engineers in town and recording over 100 albums has really boosted his knowledge in all aspects of production, recording, mixing and mastering. In 2009, Terrancee was additionally trained by award winning producer/engineer Michael Wagener (Ozzy, Ratt, Metallica ect...) Some of Terrance's best strengths are full track drumming/band tracking, extreme piano/guitar tracking, vocal producing and rock mixing. Terrance is excited to continue his recording journey and be a part of the crew at Utah Arts Alliance and Midnight Records.
Terrance DH = Terrance Danger Hailstorm + The Stench + Magstatic + a hipper, friendlier and less evil Danzig
Terrance DH has been a staple on the SLC music scene for a number of years now, as a member of the Stench, Magstatic and the Bad Yodelers and now Danger Hailstorm. The two most recent songs, written and recorded by DH, clock in at just under four minutes each, and are similar in both sound and composition to much of his past work. Present are many of the qualities that make anything Terrance DH does special—a skillful blend of loud power chords and pop enthusiasm, beautifully crafted music, and vivid lyrics delivered by a seasoned vocal pro. These sonic traits alone would be enough to inspire the listener to replay the single over and over again, but the tracks contain so much more. The rhythm section seriously pounds the sounds straight into your head with a solid prog-metal sincerity. With hard rock hooks aplenty, these tracks would be worthy of a portion of your music buying budget, which brings me to best news of all—the single is available for download at
A stellar deal for a fantastic hand full of songs. –James @ Slug Mag
Since 1987, Salt Lake City’s Terrance DH has made a science out of crafting taut, infectious, melody-laden rock songs. These, he's bottled (in a sense) and distributed on hot little platters such as his latest, the aptly titled "She’s Just a Buzz". Although the title references a line in a song about a girl, Terrance is in itself a buzz. Singer-guitarist Terrance DH founded the band "Magstatic" after the demise of Salt Lake City punk legends The Stench and Bad Yodelers. Magstatic quickly rose in esteem on the Salt Lake music scene and beyond; two of their first releases were a 7” on Sub Pop and a track on Deep Elm’s Emo Diaries #2 compilation. With the release of 1999’s Cruiseliner and 2001’s Wristrockets and Rollercoasters (both on Guapo Records), their star began to sparkle a bit more as the band stepped away from a hard-edged “emo” sound (the term never really fit them) and into an intense-but-hooky power pop context. Alas, personnel changes would plague the band and delay its inevitable break. With their Pop Sweatshop debut Country vs. City (2003) Magstatic had changed out several members (everybody but DH, actually) but still hit a confident stride. The album, as with each before it, was hailed as their best yet. The band seemed reinvigorated—and they were, for a moment. Personnel changes again popped up as drummer Garry Ventura defected to Evil Beaver and guitarist Jason Horn returned to his previous band. Only DH and bassist Chelsa Vaun remained—and neither of them was prepared for Magstatic to call it a career. " I can't even imagine not playing in a rock band,” says DH “It's been part of my life for a decade." DH feels that She’s Just a Buzz is his fully-realized version of Magstatic—and he should. New guitarist Wim Becker is the band’s best soloist to date (dig his intense, sinewy workout as he harmonizes with DH’s vocals in the bridge on “Long Road”) and drummer Jesse Mills is a perfect complement to Vaun’s sultry bass lines, providing power and subtlety in all the right spots. Most stunning, though, is DH’s songwriting. Already an established master of blending the loud with the beautiful—musically and lyrically, DH proves his way with words on the plainly vivid “Bitchin’ House,” the conversational “This Suicide,” the road-trip story “Cop Stop It” and the rapid-fire love-my-girl rocker “Downtown Girlfriend.” Throughout these tunes, DH and Magstatic engage the listener in an exhilarating exchange of energy that leaves both parties wet with sweat. "Moments from this album still give me chills,” DH says. “And I've listened to it almost a million times.” Thus, Magstatic can’t wait to get out on the road and pass along the chills. “We can't wait to get out on the road,” says DH, make new friends and bring the rock back to the people.” That, and create a buzz for themselves. Randy Harwood
1986 - "Zigamewaw" The Stench (Raunch) 7" Vinyl
1987 - "I Wonder..." Bad Yodelers (Semaphore/Running) 12" Vinyl + CD
1987 - "Crazy Moon" The Stench (Running/ Cargo) 12" Vinyl + CD + Cass
1987 - Panx Vinyl Zine Comp The Stench (Panx) 7" Vinyl
1988 - "Window" Bad Yodelers (Semaphore) 12" Vinyl + CD
1988 - "Saltair" The Stench (Running/ Cargo) !2" Vinyl
1989 - "Old Skool" The Stench (Mysophobic) 7" Vinyl
1990 - "Self Titled" The Stench (Leone Trust) CD
1990 - "Four Before" The Stench (Flatline) 7" Vinyl
1991 - Daisy Grey 7" (Constant Change) 7" Vinyl
1993 - Season Of The Spring (Running Records) CD
1997 – Blue, Dirt, Beautiful 7” Magstatic (Sub Pop) 7" Vinyl
1998 – "Emo Diaries comp" Magstatic (Deep Elm) CD
1998 - "Kung Fu EP" Magstatic (Running Records) CD
1998 - North Of January Comp Magstatic (NOJ) CD
1999 - "Cruiseliner" Magstatic (Guapo Records) CD
2001 - "Singles Ward" Magstatic (the movie) Guapo Records) CD/DVD
2001 – "Wrist Rockets and Roller Coasters" (Guapo Records) CD
2003 - "Country vs. City" Magstatic (Pop Sweatshop) CD
2004 - "Yard Sale" Terrance DH (Guapo) CD
2004 - Rockwell Records Comp - Magstatic (Rockwell) CD
2005 - "She’s Just a Buzz" Magstatic (Pop Sweatshop) CD
2006 - Lake City Poets (Small Mouth Records) CD
2007 - "Death by Salt comp" Terrance DH (Slug) 12" Vinyl
2008 - "One" Danger Hailstorm (Pop Sweatshop) CD
2009 - "Two" Danger Hailstorm (Running Records) CD
2010 - "Bouncer" Danger Hailstorm (Running Records) Digital Download + Limited CDR/Art
2011 - "War" Danger Hailstorm (Running Records) Digital Download + Limited CDR/Art
2012 - "And We'll Fly Again Someday" Danger Hailstorm (Running Records) Digital Download + Limited CDR/Art
2012 - "You Got It b/w/ Priestess" Danger Hailstorm (Running Records) Digital Download Limited CDR/Art
2013 - "King" Danger Hailstorm (Midnight Records Productions) Digital Download + Limited CDR/Art
2014 - "Burn Down All Of This" Danger Hailstorm (Running Records) Digital Download + Limited CDR/Art
2017 - "Singles" Danger Hailstorm (Mid Jet)
2017 - "Lost Songs" Magstatic (Mid Jet)
2017 - "Rocket" Terrance Danger Hailstorm Digital Download + Limited CDR/Art (Mid Jet)
2017 - "Wanna Feel Alive" Terrance Danger Hailstorm Digital Download + Limited CDR/Art (Mid Jet)
2018 - Danger Hailstorm "Wanna Feel Alive" Digital single (Mid Jet)
Terrance DH always has his hand in more than one cookie jar at least, musically. He learned to play piano at age seven, and moved on to cello in the fourth grade, finally picking up a guitar in grade six. "I learned "Day Tripper" and played it at the high school assembly with friends," reveals Magstatic's mellow guitarist/vocalist/songwriter. "There were four guitar players and one drummer. We only knew the first part, and we played it over and over." It speaks to his dedication that of the four, he's the only one who's still making music possibly because he grew up in an encouraging environment. "My parents gave me my first guitar and my sister Tauna got a drum set, so I learned drums almost at the same time. I almost got them better than her. She could only play one Go-Go's song, "We Got the Beat". I took lessons piano, guitar, and vocals."
In high school, DH formed seminal Salt Lake City punk/thrash outfit the Stench. The band created a near-cacophonic buzz around town, playing legendary gigs at the late, great, Speedway Cafe. One of the last all ages venues that would book original music. The Stench then set off three separate North American tours. One with Verbal Assault, and two others with Green Day. That first tour was great because Verbal Assault kinda took us under their wing. They were a big influence all around for me, one of the best bands ever. The second tour with Green Day was mostly punk houses. I got to see Green Day play continuously through a show that the cops had busted. They just pulled it off; playing softly until the cops left. You could tell Billie Joe was going to be a star. The third and final tour was a wreck, most of it was with Green Day, but a lot of it was with other bands, and on our own. I remember we played with Fugazi on that tour."
The tour was also the hardest and the least successful of the three, and caused the breakup of the band. In their six-year run, however, the band left an indelible imprint on the Salt Lake scene, releasing four full-lengths.
The demise of the Stench didn't leave DH without an outlet. In 1990, another up-and-coming SLC punk band, the Bad Yodelers, solicited his services. "I was playing with the Bad Yodelers at the same time I was doing the Stench in the later years of it anyway. Bad Yodelers had Karl Alvarez now in the Descendents/All singing, and he had quit. Then, they had Lara Jones from Commonplace singing for them, and when she left, they asked me." Shortly after becoming a Yodeler, DH released the band's first record, I Wonder, on his own label, Running Records. European label Semaphore Records promptly picked up the band, released a sophomore album, Window, and sent them on two back-to-back European tours. The first tour did well, and the second tanked. Semaphore dropped the band when they weren't able to reimburse the label for their plane tickets. "We didn't have the money to pay them back. They didn't really support us on tour," laments DH. The band returned from Europe and, for fear of a legal battle with their former label, continued making Bad Yodelers music under the moniker Season of the Spring. They released an independent, self-titled CD, but disbanded shortly thereafter. The tear-down and rebuild. It's almost always the kiss of death (see Roses, Guns 'N; the current Ace and Peter-less KISS). In the case of Salt Lake's good-rockin' Magstatic, it happens to be a resurrection.
A year ago, after two albums (1999's Cruiseliner and 2001's Wristrockets and Rollercoasters) and scattered EPs and compilations (1998's Kung Fu EP, Deep Elm's Emo Diaries #2, a 7" for Sub Pop), Magstatic nucleus Terrance DH was without a band. Drummer Joe Patterson loaded up the truck and moved to Seattle, bassist Pete Lindgren left for love. All signs pointed to Sololand, until DH hooked up with drummer Garry Ventura (Raffgreen, The Love Remote) at a party for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. "We started jamming and the energy and the sound was so good, the band was almost complete, with just the two of us," says DH The two briefly considered forming a two-man band, but elected to re-staff and revitalize Magstatic. "I realized the songs were all mine, so why not carry on as Magstatic?"
Enlisting members of Salt Lake punks Nurse Sherri (bassist Chelsa Vaun, guitarist Jason Horn), Magstatic rehearsed for five months and debuted the new lineup and new material at a show with the Boss Martians in May 2002. The new players infused DH's songs with verve and vigor and in no time were in Counterpoint Studios laying tracks. The result is Country vs. City.
As the Salt Lake City Weekly puts it, "Magstatic hits the sweet spot between 1999's song-oriented melody buffet, Cruiseliner and the blowing-out-the-cobwebs rockfest, Wristrockets and Rollercoasters. In it's new incarnation, Magstatic has created a sublime rock and roll experience." And how. Country vs. City is a feast of buzz-and-jangle guitars, sweet melodies and vapor-locked arrangements. And DH, always a prolific songwriter, tops himself with the Southern-tinged lament "Country vs. City," the buzz-and-wail rocker "Gotta Get Away," the meathook chorus of "Somedays" and the sing-songy "Home." Country vs. City is Magstatic fulfilling its potential. "Our sound is more refined, with the emphasis on structure and hooks," DH says. "Beyond that, Jason adds a new element that keeps things interesting for the listener. We’re just so much more solid, stylistically and musically. And the live show flat-out rocks!"
Country vs. City is rock and roll
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