On New Year's Eve of 1996, National Guard offically became Backside Disaster at Thee O, and roughly six months later in 1997, they recorded this first demo. However, they never actually released the demo, and it has been lying dormant on a DAT tape for the last 16 years. This demo provides a much better link between the sounds of National Guard, and the more complex riffs that would show up in later Backside Disaster songs.
There are six tracks on the demo, and people that attended early Backside Disaster shows might remember such songs as "Payback" and "Nourishment". Of the six tracks, only one was re-recorded for the second demo in November of 1997.
Without further ado, here is the first, unreleased Backside Disaster demo; remastered from the original master DAT tape.
Backside Disaster - Demo 1997