08:51 - Apothecary It's like it's saying "those things, that you thought were buried deep in your mind's recesses.... I am bringing them out." So, "disturbing" in a different sense of the word, I guess
08:50 - Apothecary I'm not in Vindsval's head of course, but I look at MoRT as channeling the nature of the human unconscious, and that's what's so off-putting about it in a way because its paradoxical structured/formless aura somehow reflects that
08:25 - Jaeryd Gnaw Their Tongues is something I would call disturbing though, yes.
08:23 - Jaeryd MoRT, disturbing or scary? Twisted, dark, insane, and brilliant, yes, but there's much more unsettling stuff out there.
08:14 - Apothecary If you liked I Shall Die Here, you might want to investigate the work of The Haxan Cloak farther, the guy they collabed with for it. Pretty nice if you're into the ambient stuff [link]
Vocalist and visual artist Karyn Crisis has a solo project. While certain people know and appreciate her prior vocals with Crisis from 1993-2006, she is also known for her work in Ephel Duath. She has a new project with members of Ephel Duath, Intronaut and Immolation called Gospel Of The Witches and they have signed a deal with Century Media.
Black metallers Anagnorisis are releasing independently later this month their new album Beyond All Light but the first taste of the album, its opening track "Eulerian Path", is already available for streaming. You can listen to the 7-minute track here and also over here. This will be the band's second album after Overton Trees.
Isis have unveiled a new music video for the song "Pliable Foe" which is featured on the band's recently released retrospective album, Temporal. You can watch the video directed by Kenneth Thomas below. The CD/DVD and digital version of Temporal hit stores yesterday via Ipecac Recordings and the vinyl edition will be out on 11/20.
Isis may have call it a day in 2010, but the good news is that there is a rarities collection of the band to be released in November by Ipecac Recordings. Temporal will be a retrospective collection of unreleased Isis rarities, remixes and videos. It spans their entire discography from the EP Mosquito Control to the band's final full-length, Wavering Radiant.
Aaron Harris, Clifford Meyer and Jeff Caxide, previously members of the now disbanded post metal act Isis, have recently stated that they have started a new project called Palms alongside Chino Moreno from alternative rockers Deftones.
Crone - the new band by now defunct Isis bassist Jeff Caxide - are finishing up the last touches of their debut album, entitled Endless Midnight, due out via Translation Loss on July 19th.
A brand-new track, called "What You Dream Of" has been made available for streaming over at Noisecreep.
The band told Noisecreep the following: "This track is supposed to represent drifting off to into a pleasant dream state only to have a subtle dark element come creeping in.That's a feeling and an experience that any little kid who is convinced that monsters resides under his or her bed can relate to at one point or another. In Crone's case, the band effectively set that feeling of universal terror to music.
The show of Israeli metal band Orphaned Land at Sonisphere Istanbul had to be cancelled due to the ongoing crisis between Turkey and Israel after the Gaza flotilla raid. The band has posted the following statement on the official website:
"Merhaba, shalom & salam to all our beloved fans & friends.
2 weeks ago, we were the happiest band on earth when we were announced to Sonisphere Istanbul, we all waited for this moment for so long.
Then, a political fucked up crisis started between our countries and a whole chaos started to go on and unfortunately still goes on till that moments.
After a few days of rumors we were sadly announced today that the security company who is responsible of the festival cannot guarantee our safety during the fest and therefore our show had to be delayed from this year…
As announced last week with great sadness, Isis are calling it quits. The band's label has now announced the details of the band's latest release, a split CD with Melvins. Here's the official Hydra Head press release:
"The long running and the longer running. The finite and the perpetual. Two of the last studio tracks from a band now in their final days, and two songs from a band who will potentially outlive us all. Isis. The Melvins. If you enjoy music of the heavier variety and haven't heard either of these aural entities you are also probably unaware of other modern developments such as disposable contacts, the internet, and Snuggies.
As mentioned above the two Isis songs featured on this split are amongst the last recorded output to be released by the band, and are (relatively) exclusive to this 12". The first, "Way Through Woven Branches" has previously only been available as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of their most recent full length Wavering Radiant. The second track "Pliable Foe", has never been released anywhere, and believe or not (at the time of this writing anyway), has managed to escape being sucked into the shadowy vortex of illegal internet file sharing. Both tracks were recorded during the sessions of the aforementioned Wavering Radiant album and continue along the trajectory established therein - in other words, long and winding strands of melody wrapped around jagged blocks of shuddering distortion. A fitting close to a continually evolving but coherently developed cannon of recorded works, and appropriately paired with one of their early and admitted influences, that being The Melvins.
It's official, May is definitely "metal massacre month" as the bad news continues to pile up. Just this morning atmospheric sludge/post-metallers Isis have called it a day. In a lengthy "good night!" message on their MySpace, the band writes:
"Isis has reached an end. It's hard to try to say it in any delicate way, and it is a truth that is best spoken plainly. This end isn't something that occurred over night and it hasn't been brought about by a single cataclysmic fracture in the band. Simply put, Isis has done everything we wanted to do, said everything we wanted to say. In the interest of preserving the love we have of this band, for each other, for the music made and for all the people who have continually supported us, it is time to bring it to a close.
"Hope everyone is warming up after such a dreadful snowy winter. Anyhoo we're back from our NZ/AUS/Japan tour and of course it was a blast, thanks to everyone coming out and to Baroness who were f'n shredding like the madmen they are. Now it's time for more shows - this time in our own territory. We're gonna be playing with some great bands - Jakob (killer post-rock from New Zealand,) Tombs from Brooklyn, Melvins (!!!) and Cave In (that's right.) We're also be playing at this years Bonnaroo Festival which should be good times as well."
May 26, 2010 - The Casbah, San Diego, CA (with Jakob and Tombs)
May 29, 2010 - WOW Hall, Eugene, OR (with Jakob and Tombs)
Isis have announced the following European tour dates. Isis will also be part of the Soundwave Festival in Australia. The band also stated they will be playing dates in New Zealand and Japan. Those dates will be announced later.
10/13/2009 Dublin, IE - Button Factory
10/21/2009 London, UK - Koko
10/22/2009 Cork, IE - Cyprus Avenue
10/24/2009 Belfast, IE - Black Box
10/25/2009 Glasgow, UK - Stereo
10/27/2009 Manchester, UK - Academy
10/28/2009 Birmingham, UK - Asylum
10/30/2009 Koln, DE - Essigfabrik
10/31/2009 Hamburg, DE - Gruenspan
11/01/2009 Malmo, SE - KB w/ Dälek
11/02/2009 Gothenburg, SE - Parken w/ Dälek
11/03/2009 Oslo, NO - Betong w/ Dälek
11/04/2009 Stockholm, SE - Strand w/ Dälek
Jodis, an entirely new outfit involving James Plotkin (Khanate, Khlyst, Phantomsmasher, O.L.D.) Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Lotus Eaters, House Of Low Culture, GREYMACHINE) and Tim Wyskida (Khanate, Blind Idiot God), is a modern exploration of restrained sonic minimalism and tonal/textural density.
Jodis' "Secret House," as a whole, recalls a void, a shoreless pit, a slow nihilistic decent into absolute blankness... The vocals emote a deviating distress, one that the listener will walk away from also knowing. The guitars loom with an almost inconceivable image of stillness. The percussion possesses an irregular circularity facilitating the general disorientation encapsulating the mood of the record. In summation, a thorough listen would kick the living shit out of your aptitude for co-habituation with other humans.
Isis is going to release their fifth studio album on 5 May, via Ipecac Recordings. The CD, entitled "Wavering Radiant" was produced by Joe Baressi and will receive a limited-edition vinyl release on April 21. Tool's Adam Jones contributed guitar parts to two songs from the LP.
The album cover can be seen here.
"Wavering Radiant" tracklisting:
01. Hall Of The Dead
02. Ghost Key
03. Hand Of The Host
04. Wavering Radiant
05. Stone To Wake A Serpent
06. 20 Minutes / 40 Years
07. Threshold Of Transformation
"Many of you have been inquiring about the "Holy Tears" single - Due to unforseen manufacturing mishaps the release of the "Holy Tears" single is once again being postponed... however it will be available very very soon. If you somehow managed to get one of the defects, then don't worry the real thing will be available shortly. We will keep you posted.
The contents of the single should be (and will be):
01. Holy Tears (Album Version)
02. Holy Tears (Melvins / Lustmord remix)
03. Holy Tears (Live from Continental Airlines Arena 10.06)
04. Holy Tears Video (Directed by Dominic Hailstone)
Also we have seen the Vinyl box set and it is glorious. Available any day now - more info here!"