Unearthly Trance is a sludge metal/doom metal trio from Long Island New York, composed of guitarist-vocalist Ryan Lipynsky, bassist Jay Newman, and drummer Darren Verni. They were formed in 2000 and have released material on leading labels of the genre like Southern Lord, Rise Above Records and Relapse Records to which they are still signed today. They are also considered by critics one of the leading acts in the doom metal scene and have been touring constantly since their foundation, having shared tours with notable bands such as Sunn O))), Pelican, Electric Wizard, The Melvins and Morbid Angel. Their fifth album, V, was released by Relapse Records on September 27, 2011, and was produced by Sanford Parker, leader of fellow Relapse label mates and post-metal experimentalists Minsk. Ryan Lipynsky also fronts the black metal act The Howling Wind and experimental hardcore unit Pollution. All three members currently play in Serpentine Path with Tim Bagshaw, formerly of Electric Wizard and Ramesses.

Unearthly Trance broke up on July 6, 2012. The band announced their reunion in spring 2015.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Season of Seance, Science of Silence Unearthly Trance 1
2004 In the Red Unearthly Trance 1
2006 The Trident Unearthly Trance 1
2008 Electrocution Unearthly Trance 5
2010 V Unearthly Trance 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Ouroboros Unearthly Trance 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Live in Belgium Unearthly Trance 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Lord Humanless Awakens / Summoning the Beast Unearthly Trance 1
2003 Frost Walk With Me / V.V.V.V. Unearthly Trance 2
2007 The Axis Is Shifting Unearthly Trance 1
2010 Unearthly Trance / Wooden Wand Unearthly Trance / Wooden Wand 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 Unearthly Trance / The Endless Blockade Unearthly Trance / The Endless Blockade 1
2010 Collaboration Unearthly Trance & SUMA 1

EP + Demo

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Nuit / Sonic Burial Hymns Unearthly Trance 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Hadit Unearthly Trance 1
2008 Psychological Operations SUMA / Unearthly Trance 1
2009 Unearthly Trance / Minsk Unearthly Trance / Minsk 1
2009 Unearthly Trance / Aldebaran Unearthly Trance / Aldebaran 1
2009 Unearthly Trance / Ramesses Unearthly Trance / Ramesses 1

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