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Isis - Reunite To Honor Late Cave In Bassist

The post-metal legends Isis sadly disbanded back in 2010, but they will reunite for one night only under the name Celestial (the title of their debut album) to pay tribute to Caleb Scofield, the bassist for Cave In, who died this past March in a truck crash. The benefit concert in Los Angeles will also feature performances by Cave In, Pelican and Old Man Gloom (where Scofield also played).


Band profile: Isis
Posted: 13.06.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (3)

Anagnorisis - Release New Album's First Single

Black metal enthusiasts rejoice because today you can hear a new track from Anagnorisis. The U.S. collective has issued the first public single from their impending third full-length album, Peripeteia, which is set for release in late October. You can discover "5306 Morningside" right here.


Band profile: Anagnorisis
Posted: 29.09.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (2)

Anagnorisis - New Album Coming, Trailer Unveiled

Anagnorisis are a Kentucky-based black metal band and they are about to release their third album. They have announced the title and additional info on their anticipated new LP, which is being completed for a Fall release. Having recently completed the drum tracking, a brief trailer from the sessions at the mammoth The Tracking Room Studios has been issued. Check it out and enter Peripeteia here.


Band profile: Anagnorisis
Posted: 16.06.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

Gospel Of The Witches - Karyn Crisis' New Band Joins Century Media

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.


Band profile: Ephel Duath
Posted: 20.11.2014 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

Anagnorisis - New Song Streaming Online

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.


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Posted: 16.07.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

Isis - Release New Music Video

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.


Band profile: Isis
Posted: 07.11.2012 by Pazdzioch | Comments (4)

Isis - Rarities Collection To Be Released In November

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.


Band profile: Isis
Posted: 04.08.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (2)

Isis - Ex-Members Form New Band With Deftones Frontman

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.


Band profile: Isis
Posted: 27.04.2012 by Unhealer | Comments (19)

Crone - New Band From Ex-Isis Bassist, Song Online

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.

It was the first song I did on my own at home after coming back from recording in New York with my friend John LaMacchia. Seven months and nine drafts later, I think I got what I wanted."

Crone recorded Endless Midnight in both Los Angeles and Brooklyn. The dual-coast recording yielded an eclectic, can't-miss album that features musical contributions from other members of the Isis family, such as Aaron Harris and Bryant Clifford Meyer, and as well as Candiria's John LaMacchia. Photo and design work was completed by Isis' Aaron Turner and Mammifer's Faith Coloccia.


Band profile: Isis
Posted: 22.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (4)

Orphaned Land - Forced To Cancel Show In Turkey Due To Political Crisis

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…

You have to know that, we, Orphaned Land, we felt safe and we 100% wanted to come despite all, to have that show for the purpose of peace, friendship and brotherhood of our nations. The facts are that this is a big festival, with many people and many bands, and the security company didn't want to risk all of that just because of us. We couldn't agree with it, but we fully understand it and respect it. Yet, we and Purple productions, are very sad, it is such a strange feeling not to be able to play in Turkey, this is our second home!

Due to the situation that was created our show moved to Sonisphere Romania. We promise you all that we will make the maximum efforts to schedule new dates in Turkey very soon. We personally feel safe; we don't need any kind of security, surrounded by all of you makes us safe, but this is just us.

We wish to thank our amazing fans who wrote "Serefe" in our facebook fan page (there were hundreds of you!!) To all the people that opened support groups and even the ones that just expressed their opinion; you all are the greatest gift that a band could get. Please don't be sad about this cancellation, all delays are for the good, one day, politicians will learn and take an example from you and us, Inshallah.

Before we leave please remember this, our orphaned brothers - our countries flags may have different signs and colors but deep in our hearts shines the same flag - the flag of hope, friendship, brotherhood, don't ever forget it - it is our duty as disciples of the sacred oath.

Sherefe & mujuck to all of you,


Band profile: Orphaned Land
Event: Sonisphere Festival
Posted: 08.06.2010 by Promonex | Comments (0)

Isis - Final Release Details

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.

The Melvins tracks featured on the flipside of this platter are culled from their latest full length album "The Bride Screamed Murder", albeit in highly altered forms from what appears there and are exclusive to this release. Remixed and reworked by the band themselves along with the help of ever nimble and able engineer and ally Toshi Kasai, these tracks are prime examples of The Melvins persona as we've come to know it - alternately jarring, tuneful, heavy, and bizarre. While the album versions of these tracks may fall further on the side of the "heavy" and "rocking", on display as presented here is the dadaist/trickster tendencies of the band which has frustrated and delighted fans in equal measure since (very nearly) the beginning of their existence. Never content to let the listener settle into a comfortable groove, the will to disrupt and dismay may prove satisfying for some and confounding for others. In any case, if you know and love The Melvins (like we do) these songs will be another must have addition to their ever growing library of aural curios."


Band profile: Isis
Posted: 27.05.2010 by Thryce | Comments (1)

Isis - Call It Quits

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.

We've seen too many bands push past the point of a dignified death and we all promised one another early on in the life of the band that we would do our best to ensure Isis would never fall victim to that syndrome. We've had a much longer run than we ever expected we would and accomplished a great deal more than we ever imagined possible. We never set any specific goals when the band was founded other than to make the music we wanted to hear and to play (and to stay true to that ideal), so everything else that has come along the long and winding path has been an absolute gift.

As with any momentous life-changing decision (which this certainly is for the 5 of us), we feel a very dynamic range of emotions about this and cannot express all of it within the space of a few sentences, and perhaps it's best to do what we've always done in and let our music speak for us. It is and has been the truest expression of who we are as a collective and in some ways who we are as individuals for the 13 years in which we've been together.

The last and perhaps most important thing we might say in relation to all this is how grateful we are for the people that have supported us over the years. It is a lengthy list that would include those who put out our records, those that played on them and put them to tape, the many bands with whom we shared the stage, all of our family, friends and companions who supported us in our individual lives and thus made it possible for us to continue on in the band, and most importantly those who truly listened to our music whether in recorded form or by coming to out to our shows (or both). It is quite true that we would never have done what we have without those people, that is many of you who are reading this. Our words can never fully express what we feel, but we hope that our music and the efforts made to bring it into being can serve as a more proper expression of gratitude for this life and for everyone in it. Thank you.


Band profile: Isis
Event: Isis
Posted: 19.05.2010 by BudDa | Comments (29)

Isis - N. American Tour Dates Announced

Isis has issued the following update:

"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)
May 31, 2010 - Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC (with Jakob and Tombs)
June 01, 2010 - Neumo's, Seattle, WA (with Jakob and Tombs)
June 02, 2010 - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR (with Jakob and Tombs)
June 04, 2010 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA (with Jakob and Tombs)
June 05, 2010 - The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA (with Jakob and Tombs)
June 12, 2010 - Bonnaroo Festival (with Melvins, Clutch, The Flaming Lips, etc.)
June 14, 2010 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA (with Melvins)
June 16, 2010 - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC (with Melvins)
June 17, 2010 - Theater Of Living Arts (TLA), Philadelphia, PA (with Melvins)
June 18, 2010 - Webster Hall, New York, NY (with Melvins)
June 19, 2010 - Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (with Melvins)
June 20, 2010 - Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA (with Melvins)
June 21, 2010 - Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA (with Melvins)
June 22, 2010 - Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME (with Cave In)
June 23, 2010 - Club Soda, Montreal, QC (with Cave In)


Band profile: Isis
Event: Isis
Posted: 19.03.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (3)

Isis - Announce European Tour Dates

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
11/06/2009 Helsinki - Nosturi w/ Dälek + mamiffer
11/07/2009 Tallinn, EE - Rock Café w/ Dälek + mamiffer
11/08/2009 Riga, LV - Spirecki w/ Dälek + mamiffer
11/10/2009 Warsaw, PL - Proxima w/ Dälek + mamiffer
11/12/2009 Prague - Palac Akropolis w/ Dälek + mamiffer
11/13/2009 Linz, AT - Posthof w/ Dälek + Transitional
11/14/2009 Vienna, AT - Arena w/ Transitional
11/15/2009 Budapest, HU - Durer Kert w/ Transitional
11/16/2009 Zagreb, HR - Teatar, Ltd w/ Dälek + Transitional
11/17/2009 Ljubljana, SI - Kino Siska w/ Dälek + Transitional
11/24/2009 Geneva, CH - L'usine w/ Transitional
11/26/2009 Barcelona, ES - Sala Apolo w/ Dälek + Keelhaul
11/27/2009 Bilbao, ES - Sala Penelope w/ Circle + Keelhaul
12/01/2009 Bordeaux, FR - BT59 w/ Circle + Keelhaul
12/03/2009 Paris, FR - Trabendo w/ Circle + Keelhaul
12/04/2009 Karlsruhe, DE - Substage w/ Circle + Keelhaul
12/05/2009 Antwerp, BE - Trix w/ Circle + Keelhaul
12/06/2009 Groningen, NL - Vera w/ Circle + Keelhaul
12/07/2009 Berlin, DE - Postbahnhof w/ Circle + Keelhaul


Band profile: Isis
Event: Isis: European Tour
Posted: 02.09.2009 by Stuart | Comments (5)

Jodis - Khanate, Isis Members' New Project To Release Debut Album

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.

"Secret House" cover art] tracklist:

01. Ascent
02. Continents
03. Secret House
04. Follow the Dogs
05. Little Beast
06. Waning
07. Slivers

"Secret House" will be released on October 27th on Hydra Head Records.


Posted: 16.08.2009 by Thryce | Comments (6)