Sunless, Cleric, Gourmand
Formed in 2015, Minneapolis death metal trio SUNLESS draw influence from pioneers of extreme and dissonant metal such as Gorguts, Ulcerate, and Meshuggah, reinterpreting the sounds through an abstract lens that is all their own. Comprised of bassist Mitch Schooler (Nerves, Modulus), drummer Taylor Hamel (Aziza), and guitarist/vocalist Lucas Scott (Obsolete, Pestifere, Australis), the band features a prominent rhythm section, a scattered assortment of time signatures, interwoven and complex arrangements, and bellowing death growls, akin to the output of Baring Teeth, Artificial Brain, and Pyrrhon.
SUNLESS has toured and performed across the United States and Canada in support of their debut full-length album Urraca with bands such as Gigan, Suffering Hour, and Plebeian Grandstand. Engineered by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording (False, The Crinn, Ambassador Gun) in their hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota and mixed/mastered by Colin Marston (Krallice, Dysrhythmia, Behold… The Arctopus) at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves studio in Queens, New York, Urraca delivers a relentlessly engaging onslaught of intricate and dissonant death metal with nine tracks encompassing a dense forty-four minutes. The album drew the attention of Aural Music who pressed and released the vinyl version of Urraca in 2018. Later that year, SUNLESS also announced their signing with Willowtip Records who are due to release the band’s upcoming sophomore effort.