Sumac share "Thorn In The Lion's Paw"

Sumac is a new band that features an all-star lineup of core members Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Mamiffer) and Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists), with Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch, These Arms Are Snakes) in place for studio and some live performances.  Having recently formed, Sumac is excited to release its debut album, The Deal, which will be available on February 3 from Profound Lore Records on CD and Digital formats and via SIGE on vinyl.  Listen to the first track to premiere from the album, titled “Thorn In The Lion’s Paw” now via Noisey.
The duo recorded six new tracks in Seattle in late summer of 2014 which would become The Deal with Mell Dettmer (Wolves In The Throne Room, Sunn O))), etc.).  There, they were joined by Russian Circles/Botch/These Arms Are Snakes bassist Brian Cook who laid the pulse down for the album.  The album was then mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge) at Godcity Studios and mastered by Mikka Jusslla at Finvoxx Studios in Finland and the end result is an absolutely crushing album.  The Deal will bring some familiarity with Turner’s repertoire and will rekindle that classic Hydra Head Records forward-thinking sound and feel.