Formed in 1987, Phoenix, Arizona’s RECKLESS ABANDON quickly began writing original material and extensively playing live shows with the likes of popular locals such as Psychic Pawn, Lurch Killz, Mizery and Knights of Bloody Steel, which culminated in the debut demo, “The Dead of Winter”, released in 1990. The three songs that they laid down on tape (clocking in at 23 minutes) were a blend of U.S. Power Metal, Thrash and Progressive Metal that caught not only the attention of their local scene, but the attention of underground ‘zines from Europe and Japan as well.
In 1992 the band would once again enter the studio and record their second demo “Catharsis”, a five song affair that introduced shorter songs, yet without sacrificing their chops like many of their contemporaries would moving into the 90’s.
Though garnering some label interest, a deal never materialized, and RECKLESS ABANDON would eventually dissolve a couple of years after the second demos release.
This 2023 reissue has been remastered from the original master tapes by Byron Filson at Villain Recording, new cover art was handled by Sidjimbe Art Studios and a brand new interview was conducted with guitarist Sean Szafran by Chris Forbes of the legendary Metal-Core Fanzine. CD is packaged in a jewel case with a 12-page booklet packed with rare photos and show flyers. CD is limited to a one time pressing of 300 copies worldwide.
FOR FANS OF: Omen, Kinetic Dissent, Heir Apparent, (early) Realm
-“THE DEAD OF WINTER” DEMO (1990)-
1. Victim Of The Modern Age
2. Rude Awakening
3. In The Dead Of Winter
-“CATHARSIS” DEMO (1992)-
5. House Of Cards
6. Once Upon A One Legged Legend
7. Turn The Page
8. My Father’s Hands