Ex-Isis singer, Baptists’s drummer, and Russian Circles bassist for Sumac

Aaron Turner, ex-Isis current Old Man Gloom vocalist/guitarist, has joined forces with Baptists drummer Nick Yacyshyn to form Sumac. The group have completed work on their debut record The Deal which will be released sometime in February through Profound Lore/SIGE Records. Russian Circles/ex-Botch bassist Brian Cook played bass for the album with hopes that he will join them for some shows.

Here’s what Turner had to say of the project:

“We are pursuing this as a fully functional band rather than side project, with plans to play live in the coming year and continue with further writing/recording thereafter.”

Mell Dettmer produced the effort with Kurt Ballou of Converge handling the mixing. The current track listing for The Deal is as follows:

1 – Spectral Gold
2 – Thorn In The Lion’s Paw
3 – Hollow King
4 – Blight’s End Angel
5 – The Deal
6 – Radiance Of Being

[via The PRP]