Season to Risk is a schizophrenic band from Kansas City. Signed to major labels "when punk broke" in the early '90s, their post-hardcore music is unusual, heavy and melodic. Celebrating 30 years, Season to Risk is releasing a series of short-run records in reverse order, starting with their genre-bending album The Shattering. The 180-gram orange vinyl was remastered in 2019 by Jason Livermore at Blasting Room studio, where it was co-produced with Bill Stevenson (Flag, Descendents).

After growing up playing shows at the legendary club The Outhouse in Kansas, singer Steve Tulipana, guitarist Duane Trower and bass player Paul Malinowski (now of Shiner) combined post-punk, math, and noise rock. They scored some early hits with a few songs charting, a cameo in the film Strange Days, and were called "the next Soundgarden" by one reviewer focused on Tulipana's captivating stage presence and vocal range. The band toured constantly while experimenting with different sounds, adding drummer David Silver in 1994, bass player Josh Newton in 1995, and bass player Billy Smith and Wade Williamson on second guitar and synth in 1999.