Lycus is a funeral doom metal band formed in 2008 near Sacramento, CA, USA. 2009 witnessed several live performances, the self-release of a two song demo, and a multitude of line-up changes. Lycus disbanded in late 2009. In 2011 guitarist/vocalist Jackson Heath and drummer/vocalist Trevor DeSchryver relocated to the San Francisco bay area and recorded Demo MMXI. Their demo immediately garnered the attention of Graceless Recordings (run by Mike Meacham of Loss) with a limited run of 200 cassettes.