esser Known, the four-piece from Windsor, Ontario consisting of Cory Chauvin (guitar), Roger Beaudry (bass), Paul Turgeon (drummer) and Spaz (vocals), set forth onto the music world with a business savvy attitude rarely seen and created groove laden, bone crunching heavy music of modern Hardcore Metal. They produced music worthy of any major label. They sponsored several tributes and compilations but their assaulting debut 7 track album Condition Red in 2002, sent to the industry types with an impressive multimedia disc included, would only be one of a long line of independent releases including the self-titled 4 song cassette, followed by What is Life about? 3 song cassette, Bring An Open Mind 11 song CD, Inner Beast 12 song CD, Higher Levels 3 song CD EP, and Circle the Drain 3 song CD EP.
Lesser Known had been hard at work on their career development plan. Their first full length CD Bring An Open Mind spawned a video for the single Sweat On Command that was broadcast on Canada's Much Music television. The follow-up full length, Inner Beast, hit #10 on the college Loud Rock charts across Canada.
While touring and recording their own material in 2000, they contributed tracks to 'Dwell Records' tributes to White Zombie, AC/DC and Suicidal Tendencies. Their cover of AC/DC's Dirty Deeds...Done Dirt Cheap was subsequently licensed for the #1 Disney Channel series, Lizzie McGuire. In 2004 they were hard at work for the next full-length due in 2005.