Lycus is a 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 the founding members relocated to the San Francisco bay area and recruited two new members to record and release Demo MMXI. Their demo immediately garnered the attention of Graceless Recordings (run by Mike Meacham of Loss) with a limited run of 200 cassettes. In January 2012, the demo was remastered and released on vinyl through San Francisco based Flenser Records.