Since 2011, Outrun the Sunlight has been known to take inspiration from many different genres to form emotional and epic instrumental songs. Made up of members Austin Peters (primary composer and guitarist), Cody McCarty (guitar), Connor Grant (bass), and Pedro Villegas (drums), the band has risen to the top of the Chicago metal scene and beyond, opening for metal legends Russian Circles, Rosetta, TesseracT and more, while also touring with Native Construct (Metal Blade) and Wings Denied. The band’s 2017 album, “Red Bird,” is a complete departure from their 2014 release, “Terrapin,” both in performance and theme. Breaking out of the constrains and conventions of the progressive metal and “djent” scene from which they came, the band recorded the album to represent their live performance, and left behind programmed drums, direct-in guitar recording, and pristine, tight production. The goal was to sound like a band, not a machine. With that in mind, the quartet is willing to show their vulnerability, sacrifice, and individualities to their fans, while remaining true to themselves and the genre of progressive music.