Formed in 2015, the Minneapolis-based dissonant death metal trio SUNLESS draws 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, Australis, Pestifere), 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 Artificial Brain, Baring Teeth, and Pyrrhon.

Part two of a trilogy, Ylem (2021) builds upon the concept and lyrical theme of the band's independently released debut album, Urraca (2017), by reinforcing the mysticism of the previous album while exploring new themes of displacement, fear, wonder, and transcendence. With the addition of a new drummer and an evolving approach to songwriting, SUNLESS further develops their signature sound with increasingly diverse, dense, and technical offerings. Best consumed whole, the experience of Ylem is as harrowing as it is satisfying, one rife with dissonant melodies and complex rhythmic structures, certain to leave an indelible mark on the listener's psyche.

Past Shows


Jul
16
th
2023
Turf Club
Jul
16
th
2023
Turf Club

PROFANATICA

with PANZERFAUST and SUNLESS
Dec
12
th
2022
7th St Entry
Dec
12
th
2022
7th St Entry

Wayfarer

with SUNLESS and VOID ROT
May
3
rd
2022
Turf Club
May
3
rd
2022
Turf Club
Feb
15
th
2020
Turf Club
Jun
5
th
2019
7th St Entry
Jun
5
th
2019
7th St Entry

INTER ARMA

with THANTIFAXATH and SUNLESS
Feb
2
nd
2019
Turf Club
Feb
2
nd
2019
Turf Club

The Chasm

with SUNLESS, FORMER WORLDS, Acerus and more!
Apr
22
nd
2018
Turf Club
Apr
22
nd
2018
Turf Club

Rosetta

with Pyralis, SUNLESS and IOSIS
Aug
7
th
2017
7th St Entry
Aug
7
th
2017
7th St Entry

INTER ARMA

with Pyrrhon and SUNLESS

More Shows

Jul
5
th
Turf Club

Gothess presents
Gotham ⏤ A Night of Misfits

with DJ Q, PRSPHNE and DAZZLE
Jun
29
th
Palace Theatre

Future Islands

with Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
Jun
26
th
7th St Entry

PACKS

with creeping charlie
Jun
23
rd
7th St Entry

Peter Bradley Adams