In the early Autumn of 2011, unique guitarist Jacob Gonzalez (NoKompli, Nevalution, the Apparent) sought out heavy hitting drummer Cory Kendrick (Premenishen, Fixxxer) to create a brutal and diverse project with a different approach. With the goal in mind to help re-create the dying Abilene metal scene, Jacob and Cory soon began writing and knocking rust off their instruments. After a few practices, and two very diverse sounding songs, Leland Gaunt was officially born. A few weeks later, they welcomed the additions of longtime bandmate, friend and experienced bassist Levi Smith (Nokompli, the Apparent, Stannic, Esoteric) and talented vocalist Rusty Sparks (Weapon By Choice) with open and excited arms. With this lineup in place, the potential is astounding and the sky is the limit for this talented four piece. With influences from all genres of the musical spectrum, Leland Gaunt aims to hit eager ears with it's original sound, and force you to groove and move. Leland Gaunt continues to write in preparation of releasing an EP in late 2011/early 2012.