The story of Canvas Solaris began in 1999, playing a strange, experimental form of extreme death/thrash metal, influenced by mainly Voivod, Carcass and Godflesh. The early line-up featuring Nathan Sapp (guitars/vocals), Jimmy McCall (bass), Brad Jeffcoat (vocals), and Hunter Ginn (drums) recorded two demos and played several shows in South Carolina. Jeffcoat and McCall left the band in 2002 and the group added Ben Simpkins (guitar/bass/keyboards) to the line-up to begin writing much more experimental instrumental technical, Jazz-inspired Progressive music. In June 2003 they released their debut EP, Spatial/Design. The group scaled back from live appearances and one year later arrived their first full-length album Sublimation. Penumbra Diffuse (2006) and Cortical Tectonics (2007) followed.