We're honored and excited to present you the triumphant reawakening of one of California's most obscure and best kept secrets.
Hailing from Santa Cruz, California, Leucosis formed when founding guitarist/vocalist J.L. joined forces with drummer J.W. and the duo began working with a revolving door of live and studio contributors. Heavily influenced by iconic experimental black metal bands like Darkspace, Weakling, Leviathan, and early Ulver, Leucosis’ early incarnation soon started to coalesce like dark matter encircling a famished black hole, fueled by visions of rebirth through the ashes of mankind’s collapse and by an inescapable pull toward the complete annihilation of every atom within the human sphere of existence. In the following months two imposing and visionary full-lengths were self-recorded and released by the band (the debut album Pulling Down the Sky and the monstrous an now iconic self-titled LP), along with a massive two song-EP (the mind-bending III which featured Vast of Lluvia fame on second guitar and as a major songwriter/contributor), and a handful of shows were played around their native Santa Cruz area until the band started to fade away and get sucked unexplainably back into the twilight that had birthed it. From then Leucosis has tried to exist on the plane of human existence but its innate collapsing and self-devouring nature has inevitably made the band’s tangible form fall back into the abyss, disintegrating, and making it regress once again to mere shadow-form, living on the edge of an immaterial void where existence is permanently shattered and disavowed.
In its first three-four years existing as an actual band Leucosis has littered the underground with some of the most visionary and twisted atmospheric black metal tapes and LPs to have ever been conceived by human mind (all of which also sold out in a matter of hours), and those lucky enough to have witnessed the exceptionally rare occasions in which the band played live refer to experience as a mezmerizing and unforgettable.
Today the duo that makes up Leucosis exists solely as a sensorial existence, as if the project has found its final form and ultimate destination and dimension within everyone’s subconscious and everyone’s most remote fears and paranoias, disappearing entirely as a live act. Now completely recluse, the band craft songs to get lost into and in which to disintegrate one self, and reject one's human form, nature, and existence. This is astonishingly obvious in their new record, Liminal, coming four long years after their last release, and consisting of their most accomplished, imaginative, and powerful material to date, as well as one of the greatest moments in US atmospheric black metal of 2017. Liminal will see the light on September 1 2017 on vinyl (clear or limited black vinyl options available), and well as digital, and as a limited edition cassette tape - and all options are now available for pre-order on our store and Bancamp.
Don't miss an exclusive stream of the song Manifest currently featured over at CVLT Nation and stay tuned for more music to surface elsewhere soon.