Urraca

by Sunless

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1.
Awoken are the beasts below Malignant spirits uncontacted for centuries Long forgotten Their restraints broken Passing through the void between spirit and man The elders prayed for forgiveness Wishes fallen on deafened ears
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Their botanic kingdom falls in the blink of an eye From green prosperity to browning waste Crops destroyed Rivers ran dry Dew forms no longer upon the withered flora Their cruel marks remain deep and forlorn A reminder of past suffering Elders gather with the setting sun A once golden stretch of sky Now built of black and grey Site marked by dead grass and discarded bones Under the cover of darkness They recite their plea
3.
Life perpetuates life An endless cycle Day chased from the sky The endless cycle of black and white Consistently steadfast They found their sustenance beyond the plane Until the deluge broke that cadence The once arid expanse burgeoning with verdant breath Finally, a people can flourish
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Born of Clay 05:58
A lifeless expanse sits beneath a vociferous sky A bolide flood from the furthest depths From the arid remains of storm ravished land A slurry forms of ash and bone Fruition constructed at the hand of light and wind The mortal world now in permanence The first generation of human existence Shaping the land with muddy palms Their own creation amidst the caverns Construction of stick and loam Woven seamlessly with that of their creator This village has its dawn amongst the canyons
5.
Shadows form across the sun A gathering of black in midday sky Circling above their homes A torrent of feathers, beaks and soot Descends upon their nation A presence marked by prevailing winds Gone as quickly as they came A preface of what’s to come
6.
The earth is unchanged, careless A blip in time at its capacity All is forgotten All is forgiven The doorway now closed Shaman guarded Bathed in blue Of the six, only two remain
7.
Darkened apparitions Devoid of space and time Overseers of the doorway Protection for future visitors The mistakes of their ancestors Will not be repeated
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Magpie 04:51
Totems constructed by withering hands Birds of black scattered throughout the sky They hold the key to decimation A circle of impending destruction Slowly spinning above the rocks Foretold are the images of diamond-shaped eyes Thwarting those above
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Rains will no longer fall Plants will no longer grow Sun rays pummel earthward What life was left now crumbles under foot Creatures arise from worlds beyond Still flowing from this open dimension Sent to erase their existence They will pay for their avarice

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Urraca

Engineered by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone, Minneapolis, MN.
Mixed and Mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in Woodhaven, Queens, NY.

Music on I, III, IV, V, VI, VIII, IX by Schooler
Music on II by Notsch
Music on VII by Scott
Percussion on I - IX by Iburg

Recorded under the black moon of October, 2016.

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“Overall reminding me of both Baring Teeth and Imperial Triumphant, but crossbred together into one bizarre forward-thinking force… Urraca never feels like a mindless derivative experience without anything fresh brought to the table of their own.” – Metal Injection

“…a Gorguts-ian psychedelic death metal trip that will impress with their technical proficiency as much as their ability to craft attention-grabbing and captivating songs… Even at their most dissonant, everything locks together nicely without any one thing sounding like it’s dripping with sonic highlighter.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“…SUNLESS are one of the best bands to come into the scene, and Urraca is a monstrous debut. They feel new and fresh in spite of their obvious influences, which is more than can be said for many other bands out there. So why should you care about SUNLESS? Because they fucking crush the competition. 5/5″ – Toilet Ov Hell

“…SUNLESS delivers a crumbling, discordant take on death metal akin to all the bands mentioned above, and does it rather well.” – Teeth Of The Divine

“SUNLESS have reignited my passion for strange, experimental and abstract extreme metal with a confident and frequently engaging album. Consistently very good and occasionally great, Urraca is an accomplished debut that demands your time and attention to unlock the myriad of intricacies hidden within the jolting barrage. It’s by no means a comfortable listen, but the rewards are well worth the extra effort.” – Angry Metal Guy

There’s a definite expansiveness to their playing, and all of the instruments gel so seamlessly into this captivating blend of hellish sounds that it’s hard not to be drawn in.” – Echoes And Dust

“This is not facile or easily discarded music at all. There’s also much more of an emotive edge here than is the norm for this kind of thing, with light and shade being used well to enhance this approach where appropriate.” – Wonderbox Metal

“…these songs are tight and eminently listenable while still being technically and rhythmically complex.” – Indy Metal Vault

"Urraca makes for a praise worthy debut from technical geniuses SUNLESS. If you feed off monstrous and brilliant compositions, then you will be sold upon the band’s first track. ...SUNLESS deliver upon an album with terrific band chemistry, absolutely devastating instrumentation, and a unique spin with each song." – New Noise Magazine

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Metal Injection
www.metalinjection.net/av/full-album-stream/dissonant-skronkitects-sunless-return-with-an-early-stream-of-urraca

Svbterranean
svbterranean.net/2017/04/28/review-sunless-urraca/

Heavy Blog Is Heavy
www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2017/02/23/sunless-urraca/

Toilet Ov Hell
www.toiletovhell.com/review-sunless-urraca/

New Noise Magazine
newnoisemagazine.com/review-sunless-urraca/

Invisible Oranges
www.invisibleoranges.com/sunless-the-ancient-ones-song-premiere/

Angry Metal Guy
www.angrymetalguy.com/sunless-urraca-review/

Wonderbox Metal
wonderboxmetal.com/2017/02/07/sunless-urraca-review/

Indy Metal Vault
www.indymetalvault.com/2017/02/21/album-review-sunless-urraca/

Agoraphobic News
agoraphobicnews.com/sunless_urraca_album_review.php

Dead Rhetoric
deadrhetoric.com/reviews/sunless-urraca-self-released/

Transcending Obscurity
tometal.com/review/sunless-urraca/

Le Mot Du Melomaniaque
lemotdumelomaniaque.blogspot.com/2017/02/sunless-urraca-review.html

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credits

released February 24, 2017

Mitch Schooler - Bass, Guitars
Lucas Scott - Guitars, Vocals
Ben Iburg - Drums

Lyrics, artwork, and layout by Andrew Notsch (Hollowdusk)
Logo by Stephen Wilson (Unknown Relic)

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Sunless Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dissonant death metal from Minneapolis, MN on Willowtip Records.

Mitch Schooler
Lucas Scott
Taylor Hamel

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