As Minneapolis-based technical/avant-garde death metal trio SUNLESS prepares for the release of the “Urraca” debut full-length in late February, today the advance track “The Ancient Ones” has been unleashed online.
Sunless reinterprets influence from pioneers of extreme, dissonant metal, such as Gorguts, Ulcerate, and Deathspell Omega through an abstract lens that is all the band’s own, boasting a prominent rhythm section, a scattered assortment of time signatures, interwoven and complex arrangements, and bellowing death growls.
The new album was tracked by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording in Minneapolis (The Crinn, Ambassador Gun, Maeth), and mixed/mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in Queens, New York.
Listen to “The Ancient Ones” HERE.
“Urraca” will be independently released by Sunless with digital, digipak CD, and cassette formats to be made available on February 24th. Catch the band live:
2/24/2017 Reverie Café And Bar – Minneapolis, MN *release show w/ Faces Of The Bog, Aziza
2/25/2017 Bar Bar – Denver, CO
2/26/2017 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
2/27/2017 The Underground – Santa Fe, NM
3/01/2017 Your Mom’s – Oklahoma City, OK
3/02/2017 TBA – Dallas, TX
3/03/2017 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
3/05/2017 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
3/06/2017 TBA – Birmingham, AL
3/07/2017 TBA – Nashville, TN
3/08/2017 Growlers – Memphis, TN
3/10/2017 Underground Lounge – Chicago, IL
3/11/2017 Frank’s Powerplant – Milwaukee, WI