In November 2008 the four friends Chris (aka Legolas), Leimy, Pneumator (aka Moshael) and Sebi sallied forth to celebrate a "Ruhrpott-shaking" Death Metal
In April 2010 a hobby producer was found in "Bauer" who recorded and mixed three songs for a first promo with the band. These songs should give a foretaste of the first album "Storm of Vengeance" and were recorded in the band´s rehearsal room. The result was distributed for free on festivals and concerts to make the band´s name more known.
In April 2011 the debut "Storm of Vengeance" was recorded by the band itself. It was recorded in Krefeld at the Beatpoint Studio by Klaus Spangenberg (Bloodred Angel, Crikey) and finally mixed and mastered by no one less than Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Ex-Bloodbath, Infestdead etc. pp.)!
Here a raw and brutal Old School Death Metal was provided, which was obviously influenced by Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, Gorgasm, Morbid Angel or Asphyx.
In the following years the band could make itself a name in the local underground and absolved successful gigs with such notable bands as e.g. Defeated Sanity, Sadistic Intent, Dehumanized, Cruciamentum, Obscure Infinity, Chapel of Disease, Phobiatic, Deserted Fear, Orphalis, Arroganz, Blood, Benighted, Lay Down Rotten, Diabolical Imperium, Vile, Tombthroat, Mass Infection, Lifeless, Putrid Pile, Cropment, Wound, Funeral Whore, Beheaded, Discreation, Deathronation, Possessed or, in May 2011, even with the mighty Morgoth!
Since then the band is always striving to play as much live gigs as possible.
Also Germany´s metal-press reacted positively to the band´s debut and even big zines like Deaf Forever, MetalHammer, RockHard or Legacy came up with enthusiastic reviews (which can be read on the Reckless Manslaughter Facebook-page).
In summer 2012 Dennis Geil joined the band as a 2nd guitar-player. Before he had already proved his skills with the local Death Metal-band "Depravity" and the classic Doomsters of "For God´s Sake" he is now freshening Reckless Manslaughter´s sound.
In February 2013 finally the recordings for the 2nd album "Blast into Oblivion" began. Again the album was recorded by Klaus Spangenberg at the
Beatpoint Studio and again mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö. This time the amazing Juanjo Castellano was in charge of the cover artwork. This great artist has already been
responsible for awesome works for bands like Revel in Flesh, Ribspreader, Putrevore, Vomitory and Blaspherian.
On their 2nd album the five guys are presenting a significally more diverse sound, extended with elements of Doom, restrained melodies and bone-crushing moshparts, yet without deviating too far from their previous course. As a supplement there are guestvocals by Ralf Jansen (Witchtower/Mortal Form) and Mike Hrubovcak (Monstrosity/Vile/Divine Rapture) and a special performance by Marc Niederhagemann (Lifeless) in terms of a melodic Sweden-Death outro-solo. The band contracted a record-deal and so the CD was released via the new Old School Death Metal Label "Final Gate Records" in October 2013!
In 2014 the band recorded three more tracks. The track “Yperit” was used for a split-single with the friends of Witchtower, which will be distrubited by the bands itself.
The artwork was done by finnish artist Eero Reiniaho (e.g. Stench Of Decay, Depression) and Thomas “Necromaniac” Westphal (e.g. Weak Aside, Deserted Fear).
The second track of that session is called “Amputation elegy” and was used as an exclusive bonus-track for a vinyl-re-release of the success-album “Blast Into Oblivion” and was released via the label “Pain-Is-Art-Records”. Stefan H. of Obscure Infinity contributed with an insane guest-solo.
The third song “Close The Coffin” was used for the 4-way-split-release “Sermon Of Ungodly Dreams” of famous German bands Arroganz, Lifeless and Obscure Infinity and was released in November 2015 via the German label “Supreme Chaos Records” on 12”-Vinyl. The cover was done by famous artist Nick Keller (e.g. Black Dahlia Murder, Vomitous, concept-work for The Hobbit) while the logo was done by Sulphur Aeon-singer M.
After a successful year 2015 with great gigs and cool vinyl-releases the band was on a mini-tour in 2016 with their comrades in crime of ARROGANZ, LIFELESS and OBSCURE INFINITY. In summer 2016 RECKLESS MANSLAUGHTER recorded a cover-song of TERRORIZER's "Enslaved By Propaganda" which was exclusively released on "A Tribute To Terrorizer" by Mediaplan.
In winter 2016/2017 RECKLESS MANSLAUGHTER entered (((CYPHX-AUDIO)))-studios to record the three-track Demo "Onwards Into Darkness" which was released in late summer 2017 on tape. This analogue recorded demo was just a foretaste of the things to come and shows the dark and doomy side of the Ruhrpott-guys.
In April 2018 RECKLESS MANSLAUGHTER recorded their third album "Caverns
Of Perdition" and don't bow to any trends again. The beast carves out it's path to the realm of darkness relentlessly and leaves nothing but
scorched earth. Expect furious US-Death Metal mixed with British midtempo-groove and crushing Death/Doom. The guys from the Ruhr-area celebrate Death Metal how it has to be – raw, powerful,
obscure and merciless.
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jörg Uken at his Soundlodge Studio and features an amazing artwork by Dan Seagrave. Guest-vocals on "Decay In Embryo" are done by legendary Scott Reigel of Brutality and the guest-vocals on "Funeralmaster" are done by our friends Marc Miekeley & Ron Sanders of Depression.
Keep you eyes and ears open, we are not tired to kick your ass!