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Ryan
11-28-2011, 06:29 AM
For Isis to say they reached what they wanted to reach creatively and stopped as a band because of that, then releasing this last song on vinyl:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjEr5bEU1Sw

....totally leaves me scratching my head. Sounds like they had plenty more to offer to me. I love that song.

lebruit
11-28-2011, 01:14 PM
I'm stuck on them. It's the only band I can consistently listen to and never feel tired of their songs. Panopticon never feels old to me, I really hope they'll get back together.

blackholesun
11-29-2011, 12:48 AM
If they ever got back together it would be quite a while from now. Jeff Caxide had a solo-ish album come out (called Crone). Aaron Turner has been playing with Mamiffer and House of Low Culture. Aaron H. is mixing the new Jakob album. But either way. They left a legacy and went out on their own terms. The last show I saw them play was one of the best I've ever seen.

iamanexit
11-29-2011, 09:55 PM
I'm stuck on them. It's the only band I can consistently listen to and never feel tired of their songs. Panopticon never feels old to me, I really hope they'll get back together.

My thoughts, exactly.

blackholesun
02-15-2012, 11:38 AM
Live VI came out digitally yesterday. From the Portland show on their 10th Anniversary tour in 2007. Soundboard recording.

Wretchedest
02-15-2012, 12:38 PM
Isis broke up? :(

decadent
02-15-2012, 02:15 PM
Live VI is probably my favorite from the Live recordings. I really hope they make a comeback and play some shows more.

Anyway, Aaron Turner did the growling vocals on this http://splitcranium.bandcamp.com/track/sceptres-to-rust, apparently a new side-project.

And the other Aaron is producing the first LP of Mental Architects - a Bulgarian post-rock band with an unique sound. Check them out:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kbpZ3Ek5BA&feature=player_embedded

westost
02-15-2012, 05:05 PM
Love, love, love this band. Such a shame they broke up, they had the potential to put out one more awesome album, at least. At the same time, I totally respect that they disbanded when they simply felt like it, and didn't let their success affect that decision.

Favorite albums for me are Panopticon, Oceanic and Wavering Radiant, in that order.

aggroculture
02-15-2012, 05:14 PM
I dislike this band and don't understand why people like them. I don't like Neurosis, and Isis always seemed to be Neurosis-lite. I think Isis would have stood a chance with me if they'd had a singer and had redeemed their proggy meanderings with some good melodies/lyrics, instead of all that screaming, which totally turns me off.

blackholesun
02-15-2012, 08:57 PM
Screaming? It's more like growling than anything. I can see why most people wouldn't like them...they aren't very accessible. But as far as this type of music goes, they are one of the easier bands to get into. Isis' first 2 or 3 albums could be called Neurosis-lite but their later stuff is hardly that. If anything, they surpassed the Neurosis inspired sound long ago. I don't think anyone considers this band a proggy band either. What they write is fairly simple but pretty powerful.

Either way. It sucks they broke up but pretty much everyone in the band has released or worked on something since then and there's some good stuff out there. I'm most excited for the Mamiffer/Locrian collaboration coming out this month. I heard a few of the tracks and it is by far the best thing either band has worked on.

eversonpoe
02-16-2012, 12:38 AM
there was also an announcement on aaron's facebook page that the band is heading back into the studio to record new material.

Ryan
02-16-2012, 01:29 AM
I dislike this band and don't understand why people like them. I don't like Neurosis, and Isis always seemed to be Neurosis-lite. I think Isis would have stood a chance with me if they'd had a singer and had redeemed their proggy meanderings with some good melodies/lyrics, instead of all that screaming, which totally turns me off.

Listen to this:


For Isis to say they reached what they wanted to reach creatively and stopped as a band because of that, then releasing this last song on vinyl:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjEr5bEU1Sw

....totally leaves me scratching my head. Sounds like they had plenty more to offer to me. I love that song.

And these, then get back to me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Lze7jQfqqI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sopiG1Qhlh8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEu-8hjxpog


Live VI came out digitally yesterday. From the Portland show on their 10th Anniversary tour in 2007. Soundboard recording.

Awesome.


there was also an announcement on aaron's facebook page that the band is heading back into the studio to record new material.


AWESOME.

otnavuskire
02-16-2012, 06:15 AM
there was also an announcement on aaron's facebook page that the band is heading back into the studio to record new material.

Are you getting confused with this announcement?

"
Also we are compiling some material for a new CD of B-sides, demos, alternate versions, and other unreleased tracks, AND a DVD containing all of our videos in HD, along with an unreleased video for the track "Piable Foe" previously released on our split 12" with the Melvins. That's our story and we're sticking to it. Thanks!"

Ryan
02-16-2012, 12:46 PM
Are you getting confused with this announcement?

"
Also we are compiling some material for a new CD of B-sides, demos, alternate versions, and other unreleased tracks, AND a DVD containing all of our videos in HD, along with an unreleased video for the track "Piable Foe" previously released on our split 12" with the Melvins. That's our story and we're sticking to it. Thanks!"


That's awesome too.

Ryan
02-16-2012, 01:05 PM
I just bought Live.06. PM me if anyone wants.

Track list:

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/9600/image1mzt.jpg

ManOfAtom
02-16-2012, 04:46 PM
Daymare are releasing a box set of all 6 live releases on CD in Japan. Limited to 300, out in March.

wizfan
02-27-2012, 10:03 PM
Justin K. Broadrick produced Live V. I find that awesome, as they covered Godflesh's Streetcleaner in one of their early EP's. Who was the producer of Live VI?

blackholesun
02-28-2012, 01:45 AM
He also is on 'Weight' in Live V. I think Live VI was done by Aaron H, the drummer. Excellent stuff.

blackholesun
08-03-2012, 11:42 AM
http://rock-a-rolla.com/main/?p=3198

Really really hope this includes the supposed collaboration with Tim Hecker that they said was being recorded a few years ago.

eversonpoe
08-03-2012, 01:43 PM
don't think anyone has posted about this Aaron Turner project:

Jodis (http://shadesoftheswarm.tumblr.com/post/28613679143/anyone-interested-in-knowing-what-aaron-turners)

blackholesun
08-03-2012, 02:08 PM
Oo had no idea a new Jodis album was coming out. I really liked Secret House.

Ryan
08-03-2012, 07:26 PM
http://rock-a-rolla.com/main/?p=3198

Really really hope this includes the supposed collaboration with Tim Hecker that they said was being recorded a few years ago.

Fuck yeah!

blackholesun
08-29-2012, 05:06 PM
http://exclaim.ca/News/isis_detail_temporal_rarities_set

Temporal:

Disc 1:

1. Threshold of Transformation (demo) *

2. Ghost Key (alternate demo version) *

3. Wills Dissolve (alternate demo version) *

4. Carry (demo) *

5. False Light (demo) *

6. Grey Divide (demo) *


 
Disc 2:

1. Streetcleaner (Godflesh cover, recorded in 1999)

2. Hand of Doom (Black Sabbath cover, originally released on the Sawblade CD, 1999)

3. Not in Rivers, But in Drops (Melvins/Lustmord remix; originally released on Holy Tears, 2007)

4. Holy Tears (Thomas Dimuzio remix; originally released on NIRBID, 2008)

5. Temporal (Recorded in 2009) *

6. Way Through Woven Branches (Originally released on Melvins/ISIS split LP, 2010)

7. Pliable Foe (Originally released on Melvins/ISIS split LP, 2010)

8. 20 Minutes/40 Years (Acoustic version) *


DVD (official music videos):

1. In Fiction

2. Holy Tears

3. Not In Rivers, But in Drops

4. 20 Minutes/40 Years

5. Pliable Foe *

* previously unreleased

buckaroo
08-29-2012, 09:43 PM
http://exclaim.ca/News/isis_detail_temporal_rarities_set

Temporal:

Disc 1:

1. Threshold of Transformation (demo) *

2. Ghost Key (alternate demo version) *

3. Wills Dissolve (alternate demo version) *

4. Carry (demo) *

5. False Light (demo) *

6. Grey Divide (demo) *


 
Disc 2:

1. Streetcleaner (Godflesh cover, recorded in 1999)

2. Hand of Doom (Black Sabbath cover, originally released on the Sawblade CD, 1999)

3. Not in Rivers, But in Drops (Melvins/Lustmord remix; originally released on Holy Tears, 2007)

4. Holy Tears (Thomas Dimuzio remix; originally released on NIRBID, 2008)

5. Temporal (Recorded in 2009) *

6. Way Through Woven Branches (Originally released on Melvins/ISIS split LP, 2010)

7. Pliable Foe (Originally released on Melvins/ISIS split LP, 2010)

8. 20 Minutes/40 Years (Acoustic version) *


DVD (official music videos):

1. In Fiction

2. Holy Tears

3. Not In Rivers, But in Drops

4. 20 Minutes/40 Years

5. Pliable Foe *

* previously unreleased

Best news in a long time. Can't wait!

Ryan
08-30-2012, 05:17 AM
fuck yes!!!!!!!!!!

fortheloveofgod
08-30-2012, 03:56 PM
Sweet can't wait!!!! Temporal will be the name of the next album by Smashing Pumpkins as well:)

seasonsinthesky
08-30-2012, 09:36 PM
probably just gonna grab a digital copy for lossless versions of the non-remixed stuff. some of it seems interesting, some of it i already know and love, and some of it i don't understand why they'd bother. however, if this ushers in reprints of all the albums and EPs on vinyl...

wizfan
09-11-2012, 01:25 PM
Turner decided to close Hydra Head Records:

Hydra Head Records has never been a smooth-running operation. We've spent the majority of our existence excitedly scrambling from one thing to the next, taking on more than we could ever possibly hope to achieve, and never quite finding solid footing in the midst of our self-induced whirlwind of chaos. Though not every second of doing this label has been enjoyable, it has been a very rewarding and meaningful project for me, and I hope for many of the other lives to which it has been directly connected. The fact that it has lasted close to two decades at this point is astonishing, and much has changed during that time - the lives of those directly involved with running the label, the bands and artists we've worked with, and the nature of the music industry itself. Though many of these changes have been positive, or at least illuminating, the impact of our history and current industry circumstances are culminating into a slow and somewhat painful death for the label. It certainly isn't an entirely unforeseen event, but we didn't think it would come quite so abruptly, or (perhaps naively) ever.


The decision to pull the plug has not been an easy one, and in some ways is a not a choice at all. The simple fact of the matter is we've been running on empty for a while now and cannot afford to keep our doors open for much longer. Years of imbalance between creative ideals and financial realities, personal problems amongst the label operators, an unwillingness to compromise our aesthetic standards, a tendency towards releasing challenging (i.e. unmarketable) artists, and the steady decline of the music industry in general, are amongst the chief reasons for our inability to continue. It is a harsh but undeniable reality, and one which we are attempting to confront with as much integrity and grace as is afforded by the circumstances.

For the short term we will continue to operate as we have been, effecting our first step into shutdown this December, at which point we are cutting off new releases from the label. Thereafter, we will be remain operational only in the interest of maintaining our back catalog, with the ultimate aim of repaying our rather sizable debts. Grim though this prospect is, in the midst of it all I still feel an extreme gratitude for everything that has happened and for all the wonderful people with which we've been involved over the years. We've been lucky enough to work with some of the most unique and provocative artists of the last two decades, many of which have made indelible impressions in the underground, and by extension the larger world of music in general. We've also been fortunate to have had the support of a small but loyal following, who've constituted the very essence of our life force. We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and love to each and every person who contributed to making this label what it is - all the artists who entrusted us as the custodians of their work, all the people that bought or listened to our releases, and all the people who performed the various label duties at various offices (and houses) across the continent.

...and this brings us to the present moment, where in all honesty we are in need of financial assistance from anyone and everyone who's willing to throw us a rope. Though it is highly unlikely we'll be able to resuscitate the label, we do wish to follow through on the final round of releases to which we're committed and pay off our debts to our artists and manufacturers. In order to do this we are initiating a massive sell-off of everything we can dig up and produce for the next 6-12 months. This will include discounted bundles of CDs/LPs/posters/etc, represses of certain titles for which we still have parts, test pressings, and whatever worthwhile items we can pull together. For anyone that is able and willing to fund our funereal arrangements please visit our direct mailorder (http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001KFdIOEWqIyyAGY3KkpZ2A8m0BxuDpqbIhQ_3uI y-jwoLuvZtSNaslv7TscF_2cdidbzXv03TUIrElB-H_YB4EFuexLMo2odomIng1qzv1imFBd3tVbAmIsXdxb6v6lOaG K-WOgTnZ_hLGMM1rnnu5xpKGu8vnIIzzY2kdn3RPPvNAsarh5yIn ghSYHvWTS_L_8BX7vlKOOLT0z3FesHvD5wlG2u6DiuJ7ZwnU2L ybst7_r7ny5i8ercCRqamqrNkX3r--1mZ0E63QcXTEVoSMfYU2S76myH9LIr5kKyoyY3l4h8sW29vgMZ 4BpygmvtIB1rA-FE-64GaadGmeuUmjg==) or webstore (http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001KFdIOEWqIywjXHRMetrGzi6b_qyGsnRtjqn2vu PslCZf3nhJ0eNk5X9XzuPrWSNJeKob-t2GhxuKgRPLWpOsZI_GMz0A8KX-T5YOCFW31nua8Al6ig13lrneAzzzw5PibuEdE_phnSdJTPfc0h xN2uq2QhaYGCkrm5KKnNX7cfgE88QjFjtVXbu-Poenehqb4A5FYO43rsiL2X6iHthVRktUVGoS3hBBnCfdRNEdVX 9S0X81FW6rpD8zO42gVboxDfkQdheSRIC4YbjnHRvS8xsVpHo0 vr-Cq4rRCIl1Tmi5iTmnoFyhthhORJw_03396s0S2mhk6W8Cpp__N Js0ng==) and pick up whatever you can. Any and all support is greatly appreciated by our remaining team, and will be put to the best use possible.

There is no way to sum up nearly 20 years of incredibly important music, experiences, and evolution other than to say a big heart felt "thank you", and that we hope this closing will provide an opening into other even more positive and rewarding experiences for all of us and all of you who have been a part of our shared experience. For now we bid you all a very fond farewell....

-Aaron Turner
09/10/12

fortheloveofgod
10-26-2012, 12:27 PM
Temporal is up for Pre-Order

http://isistheband.blogspot.com/2012/10/isis-temporal-pre-order-options.html
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Cqt4xdpkjY0/UInnTEOJkDI/AAAAAAAAAEo/1hP4LFnhPO0/s1600/tumblr_m9j3yq1sRs1qzjhhro1_500.jpg (http://isistheband.blogspot.com/2012/10/isis-temporal-pre-order-options.html)

decadent
10-27-2012, 03:59 PM
The digital album will be available on November 2nd in the German Amazon.

seasonsinthesky
10-27-2012, 11:10 PM
the Japanese version has an entire bonus DISC (i.e. 2xCD+DVD with an 8-panel digipak) through Daymare Recordings! no tracklist available yet, though.

Ryan
10-28-2012, 03:49 AM
Temporal is up for Pre-Order

http://isistheband.blogspot.com/2012/10/isis-temporal-pre-order-options.html
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Cqt4xdpkjY0/UInnTEOJkDI/AAAAAAAAAEo/1hP4LFnhPO0/s1600/tumblr_m9j3yq1sRs1qzjhhro1_500.jpg (http://isistheband.blogspot.com/2012/10/isis-temporal-pre-order-options.html)


woohoo!!!!!!!!

Ryan
10-28-2012, 03:51 AM
1. Threshold of Transformation (Demo) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009U4FQI8/ref=dm_dp_trk1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
9:38
Not Available



Play (http://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/media/sample.m3u/ref=dm_dp_trk2?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B009U4FR82&CustomerID=A3R1EGO89HSWOG&catalogItemType=track&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
2. Ghost Key (Alternate Demo Version) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009U4FR82/ref=dm_dp_trk2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
8:34
Not Available



Play (http://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/media/sample.m3u/ref=dm_dp_trk3?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B009U4FRVE&CustomerID=A3R1EGO89HSWOG&catalogItemType=track&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
3. Wills Dissolve (Alternate Demo Version) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009U4FRVE/ref=dm_dp_trk3?ie=UTF8&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
6:56
Not Available



Play (http://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/media/sample.m3u/ref=dm_dp_trk4?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B009U4FSS6&CustomerID=A3R1EGO89HSWOG&catalogItemType=track&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
4. Carry (Demo) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009U4FSS6/ref=dm_dp_trk4?ie=UTF8&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
6:30
Not Available



Play (http://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/media/sample.m3u/ref=dm_dp_trk5?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B009U4FTIK&CustomerID=A3R1EGO89HSWOG&catalogItemType=track&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
5. False Light (Demo) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009U4FTIK/ref=dm_dp_trk5?ie=UTF8&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
7:44
Not Available



Play (http://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/media/sample.m3u/ref=dm_dp_trk6?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B009U4FUNO&CustomerID=A3R1EGO89HSWOG&catalogItemType=track&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
6. Grey Divide (Demo) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009U4FUNO/ref=dm_dp_trk6?ie=UTF8&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
16:34
Album Only



Play (http://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/media/sample.m3u/ref=dm_dp_trk7?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B009U4FVBK&CustomerID=A3R1EGO89HSWOG&catalogItemType=track&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
7. Streetcleaner (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009U4FVBK/ref=dm_dp_trk7?ie=UTF8&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
5:44
Not Available



Play (http://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/media/sample.m3u/ref=dm_dp_trk8?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B009U4FW3M&CustomerID=A3R1EGO89HSWOG&catalogItemType=track&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
8. Hand of Doom (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009U4FW3M/ref=dm_dp_trk8?ie=UTF8&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
8:38
Not Available



Play (http://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/media/sample.m3u/ref=dm_dp_trk9?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B009U4FWQ4&CustomerID=A3R1EGO89HSWOG&catalogItemType=track&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
9. Not in Rivers, But in Drops (Melvins/Lustmord Remix) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009U4FWQ4/ref=dm_dp_trk9?ie=UTF8&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
5:30
Not Available



Play (http://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/media/sample.m3u/ref=dm_dp_trk10?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B009U4FXEU&CustomerID=A3R1EGO89HSWOG&catalogItemType=track&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
10. Holy Tears (Thomas Dimuzio Remix) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009U4FXEU/ref=dm_dp_trk10?ie=UTF8&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
12:14
Album Only



Play (http://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/media/sample.m3u/ref=dm_dp_trk11?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B009U4FY30&CustomerID=A3R1EGO89HSWOG&catalogItemType=track&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
11. Temporal (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009U4FY30/ref=dm_dp_trk11?ie=UTF8&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
2:03
Not Available



Play (http://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/media/sample.m3u/ref=dm_dp_trk12?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B009U4FYWG&CustomerID=A3R1EGO89HSWOG&catalogItemType=track&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
12. Way Through Woven Branches (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009U4FYWG/ref=dm_dp_trk12?ie=UTF8&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
6:24
Not Available



Play (http://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/media/sample.m3u/ref=dm_dp_trk13?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B009U4FZMU&CustomerID=A3R1EGO89HSWOG&catalogItemType=track&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
13. Pliable Foe (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009U4FZMU/ref=dm_dp_trk13?ie=UTF8&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
7:44
Not Available



Play (http://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/media/sample.m3u/ref=dm_dp_trk14?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B009U4G0DS&CustomerID=A3R1EGO89HSWOG&catalogItemType=track&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)
14. 20 Minutes / 40 Years (Acoustic Version) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009U4G0DS/ref=dm_dp_trk14?ie=UTF8&qid=1351187650&sr=8-1)

ManOfAtom
10-28-2012, 04:58 AM
the Japanese version has an entire bonus DISC (i.e. 2xCD+DVD with an 8-panel digipak) through Daymare Recordings! no tracklist available yet, though.

2CD & DVD is standard. Daymares has an extra DVD I believe.

seasonsinthesky
10-28-2012, 05:39 PM
^ woops, good catch. ever curiouser, though...

buckaroo
10-29-2012, 09:48 AM
i was really hoping that temporal would turn out to be a full "normal" song and not just a short ambient drone. oh well, it is still cool to get the demos.

fortheloveofgod
10-30-2012, 02:06 PM
Ghost Key demo in full.

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/14511-ghost-key/

blackholesun
10-31-2012, 04:24 PM
Leaked. Really digging Grey Divide. Sounds like a Red Sparowes song.

fortheloveofgod
11-01-2012, 03:07 PM
Yeah really great. At 16 Minutes!!

ManOfAtom
11-05-2012, 04:04 PM
Daymare version pre-order: http://inoxia-rec.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=951_1043&products_id=882
Bonus CD, making 3xCD & 1xDVD. No mention of what's on the CD. Could just be a couple of live tracks (like the bonus CD on Panopticon), could be something with more substance.
Pretty expensive.

ManOfAtom
11-11-2012, 10:47 AM
So the cd was supposed to have a download code for five extra demos. It didn't.
i assume the Japanese bonus disk is these five demos.

fortysixand2
11-11-2012, 11:03 AM
Yes, I'm really curious as to what these 5 extra demos are.

ManOfAtom
11-13-2012, 05:20 PM
http://media.ipecac.com/ISIS-Temporal-Bonus-Tracks.zip

blackholesun
11-13-2012, 06:17 PM
Looks like

1. From Sinking (Demo)
2. Syndic Calls (Demo)
3. In Fiction (Demo)
4. 20 Minutes 40 Years (Demo)
5. Hall of the Dead (Demo)

buckaroo
11-14-2012, 10:32 PM
why would the download be 5 unreleased tracks, but one disc of the set has 6 tracks i have already? i hate when bands do this stuff. as a fan it's like being smacked in the face. awesome set anyway.

fortheloveofgod
06-21-2013, 12:26 PM
ISIS CELESTIAL RE-ISSUE: available for order today - CD, 2xLP, new t-shirts, etc.

http://www.bluecollardistro.com/isis/


Get your Palms and Isis!!!http://www.bluecollardistro.com/isis/images/isi-cd-021-full.jpg

Ryan
06-23-2013, 05:19 AM
I love that new Celestial artwork.

Maximilian
06-23-2013, 06:30 AM
Every time you guys bump this thread, I secretly hope they are back together.

Ryan
06-23-2013, 09:33 PM
Every time you guys bump this thread, I secretly hope they are back together.

Me too actually, haha.

blackholesun
09-03-2014, 03:49 PM
New band featuring Aaron Turner, called Sumac. Excited to hear what this sounds like. (http://aaronbturner.blogspot.com/2014/09/sumac.html)

eversonpoe
09-03-2014, 05:12 PM
New band featuring Aaron Turner, called Sumac. Excited to hear what this sounds like. (http://aaronbturner.blogspot.com/2014/09/sumac.html)

unghhhh and with brian cook on bass it's gonna be SO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

i hate it when labels have "websites" that are just wordpress blogs (like the one that's releasing the album on vinyl)

fillow
09-04-2014, 03:40 AM
I saw MGR (Michael Gallagher's project) live this spring as a part of 5-band post-rock/metal festival, where he played two slow ambient numbers with only him on guitar (sounded much like everything he released so far) and then continued with two or three heavy Isis-like songs, backed by the guys from A Storm of Light (who also played later as headliners).

These heavy songs is what I'm interested in, I didn't recognize them neither as anything he released himself nor as Isis covers. Can you?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HUvvAFL1DJE

Reznor2112
09-04-2014, 08:51 AM
Probably a good thing the band ISIS is no longer around, if only because of their name.

Love the band, but considering the terrorist group under the same name…yikes.

poinoup
09-04-2014, 10:21 AM
Probably a good thing the band ISIS is no longer around, if only because of their name.

Love the band, but considering the terrorist group under the same name…yikes.

Anthrax in 2001 too.

blackholesun
09-04-2014, 11:37 AM
I saw MGR (Michael Gallagher's project) live this spring as a part of 5-band post-rock/metal festival, where he played two slow ambient numbers with only him on guitar (sounded much like everything he released so far) and then continued with two or three heavy Isis-like songs, backed by the guys from A Storm of Light (who also played later as headliners).

These heavy songs is what I'm interested in, I didn't recognize them neither as anything he released himself nor as Isis covers. Can you?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HUvvAFL1DJE

That's cool, I didn't know he was still doing stuff as MGR. Nova Lux was one of my most played albums a few years ago.

I don't recognize that heavy song. There's still some MGR stuff I haven't heard, but I would guess it's a piece of his fleshed out? Or maybe new material.


Probably a good thing the band ISIS is no longer around, if only because of their name.

Love the band, but considering the terrorist group under the same name…yikes.

Anyone getting the two mixed up needs some smelling salts or something.

blackholesun
10-07-2014, 04:31 PM
I saw MGR (Michael Gallagher's project) live this spring as a part of 5-band post-rock/metal festival, where he played two slow ambient numbers with only him on guitar (sounded much like everything he released so far) and then continued with two or three heavy Isis-like songs, backed by the guys from A Storm of Light (who also played later as headliners).

These heavy songs is what I'm interested in, I didn't recognize them neither as anything he released himself nor as Isis covers. Can you?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HUvvAFL1DJE

Hey, just came across this - http://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/track/the-hard-road - thought you or anyone else here might enjoy.

It's an unreleased MGR song with the full band, kind of like what you saw live. Sounds great!

cahernandez
12-09-2014, 10:01 AM
I just bought this yesterday, maybe someone else would be interested as well:
https://www.roboticempire.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=68&products_id=4933&zenid=26cfc02ee29af09a39653abff7802f44

blackholesun
12-09-2014, 11:30 AM
Thanks for the headsup. I have a 2nd or 3rd pressing of this, but I'm intrigued by the remaster.

Rdm
12-11-2014, 03:56 PM
So the Oceanic vinyl has been delayed. Anxious to hear it. I was able to get the splatter green.

blackholesun
12-18-2014, 03:49 PM
http://noisey.vice.com/blog/sumac-stream

eversonpoe
12-18-2014, 11:17 PM
http://noisey.vice.com/blog/sumac-stream

can't seem to find a vinyl pre-order anywhere, only CD. butts.

otnavuskire
12-19-2014, 05:32 AM
can't seem to find a vinyl pre-order anywhere, only CD. butts.

It'll be up on the Sige Records store at some point. It's not out until February, so there's plenty of time.

eversonpoe
12-19-2014, 10:51 AM
i have basically listened to almost nothing for the last two weeks but "ape of god"
i can't stop
help

otnavuskire
12-19-2014, 11:18 AM
i have basically listened to almost nothing for the last two weeks but "ape of god"
i can't stop
help

Nothing wrong with that.

eversonpoe
02-20-2015, 07:59 AM
i went online EXACTLY when the Sumac pre-order started on wednesday, and managed to get a clear vinyl in my cart, but it took too long to fill in my shipping/billing info (which is really frustrating, because i have an account at the sige records merch site, so why doesn't it SAVE my info?), and by the time i was done, only black vinyl was left. then i had to re-enter all my info even though i had JUST done it, but i still managed to get a copy.

virushopper
02-20-2015, 04:06 PM
i went online EXACTLY when the Sumac pre-order started on wednesday, and managed to get a clear vinyl in my cart, but it took too long to fill in my shipping/billing info (which is really frustrating, because i have an account at the sige records merch site, so why doesn't it SAVE my info?), and by the time i was done, only black vinyl was left. then i had to re-enter all my info even though i had JUST done it, but i still managed to get a copy.
I totally forgot about this. And my local record store says they haven't gotten any shipments yet.

otnavuskire
02-20-2015, 06:20 PM
I totally forgot about this. And my local record store says they haven't gotten any shipments yet.

It's not actually out yet (hence "pre-order"). It's also super limited and sold out through the Sige site very quickly, so they might not get it any time soon. They're already working on a re-press though.

virushopper
02-20-2015, 10:28 PM
It's not actually out yet (hence "pre-order"). It's also super limited and sold out through the Sige site very quickly, so they might not get it any time soon. They're already working on a re-press though.
Cool! I still have a chance at that clear vinyl.

eversonpoe
03-13-2015, 03:48 PM
well, i don't think i like The Deal more than i like Ape Of God, but it's a damn near close call. before i had heard about Sumac, i kept finding myself thinking how great a brain cook / aaron turner collaboration would be (not knowing they had worked together on other projects) and it definitely meets and exceeds my expectations.

virushopper
03-13-2015, 04:14 PM
well, i don't think i like The Deal more than i like Ape Of God, but it's a damn near close call. before i had heard about Sumac, i kept finding myself thinking how great a brain cook / aaron turner collaboration would be (not knowing they had worked together on other projects) and it definitely meets and exceeds my expectations.
I actually prefer "The Deal" over the "Ape of God". Nothing against Santos in Gloom but Nick Yacyshyn's drumming really bring some groove to Aaron's riffs. I found the songs more structured at times compared to Ape. And yes I agree on the Brian Cook/Aaron Turner combo, I do hope Sumac tours more later this year.

eversonpoe
03-13-2015, 04:28 PM
I actually prefer "The Deal" over the "Ape of God". Nothing against Santos in Gloom but Nick Yacyshyn's drumming really bring some groove to Aaron's riffs. I found the songs more structured at times compared to Ape. And yes I agree on the Brian Cook/Aaron Turner combo, I do hope Sumac tours more later this year.

now that i'm nearing the end of side four, i'm definitely going to agree with you about the drumming. however, ape of god feels more FULL to me, and i love that. the deal is definitely more raw, which i also love. i think at this point, they're pretty much tied for my album(s) of the year.

eversonpoe
03-18-2015, 01:48 PM
i'm kind of starting to get annoyed at all these releases that don't come with download codes : /

anyone know where i can find one? the only thing i've been able to find via plundering is pretty low quality.

richardp
03-18-2015, 06:09 PM
i'm kind of starting to get annoyed at all these releases that don't come with download codes : /

anyone know where i can find one? the only thing i've been able to find via plundering is pretty low quality.

I just buy all of Aaron's shit on iTunes. It's cheap, great quality, and at least SOME of the money goes to him.

Hazekiah
03-18-2015, 08:54 PM
I love that this thread still exists.

I love this band.

I've bootlegged this band at least twice, thanks for the reminder to find and post that shit some day!

:D

eversonpoe
03-18-2015, 09:08 PM
I just buy all of Aaron's shit on iTunes. It's cheap, great quality, and at least SOME of the money goes to him.

i only buy digital music if it's the only way to get it, because i really don't like not having things in physical formats. also, i definitely think that if you're dropping $27 on a record, they should give you a download code.

eversonpoe
08-06-2015, 12:58 AM
saw SUMAC tonight and it was an amazing show. holy shit, nick can drum...that was unreal. bummed i'll be missing old man gloom in a month but at least i FINALLY got to see an aaron turner project live.

also, shot the shit with aaron before the show since he was manning his own merch booth (where i bought the newest mamiffer record, the split cranium album, which i didn't know existed until tonight, and a these arms are snakes split 7") and he was super nice and funny. glad to know i love and support a guy who not only makes great music but is a solid person.

virushopper
08-06-2015, 11:44 AM
saw SUMAC tonight and it was an amazing show. holy shit, nick can drum...that was unreal. bummed i'll be missing old man gloom in a month but at least i FINALLY got to see an aaron turner project live.

also, shot the shit with aaron before the show since he was manning his own merch booth (where i bought the newest mamiffer record, the split cranium album, which i didn't know existed until tonight, and a these arms are snakes split 7") and he was super nice and funny. glad to know i love and support a guy who not only makes great music but is a solid person.
Man I am super jealous! I hope they swing by my town some day soon.

blackholesun
08-07-2015, 11:20 AM
Also jealous! They still haven't played an SF show. Hopefully sometime later this year, I loved the album.

virushopper
08-13-2015, 10:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0ovDqneKis

Ryan
12-23-2015, 08:34 PM
From Sinking ftw

If the Islamic group have the names Isil and Da'ish and whatever other fucking shit they want to call themselves, why did they have to take the name Isis as well? Also, have the band commented on the unfortunate same name thing?

richardp
12-24-2015, 12:15 PM
ISIS is an acronym for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Isis is named after a greek goddess.

The two have nothing in common.

liquidcalm
12-24-2015, 05:07 PM
all the post-band accounts are now Isis the band to help the unfortunate connection that if anyone took the 5 seconds to think "oh maybe thats an acronym, and thats a reference to something millennia old" they would be able to draw.
must really be messing up their SEO. (yes I've made that joke before).

Ryan
12-24-2015, 11:25 PM
ISIS is an acronym for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Isis is named after a greek goddess.

The two have nothing in common.

I know that.

I'm asking if the band has said anything about how unfortunate it is that "Isis" is now so strongly associated with the terrorists of the same name.

Maximilian
12-25-2015, 12:10 AM
Well, I'm pretty sure they won't reunite and go on tour under that name, which is a shame because I had a blast the one time I got to see them.

virushopper
05-30-2016, 01:50 PM
I went to see SUMAC last night and wow, Nick is amazing on the drums. He fucking killed it. Talked to Brian as he was manning the merch booth and asked how he divides his time between this band and Russian Circles. Apparently Aaron works around RC's time and if there is a schedule gap that's when SUMAC goes out. I also asked him about Botch and they are still are talking but nothing serious is in the talks. I picked up the new album on CD and vinyl and it is good.

Random Tidbits:
-Fryette Power Amps aren't reliable. It went down during a song. Aaron and Brian tried but gave up on fixing it.

eversonpoe
06-01-2016, 02:20 PM
new addition, played yesterday

https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13315348_10154847549635021_147312150478429048_n.jp g?oh=78a9b85437727244440d28c8cf0acedd&oe=57D86E08

sumac - what one becomes 2xLP on clear vinyl

not sure how i feel about it compared to the first album. i think i still like old man gloom more than i like sumac in terms of emotional content, but nick is definitely a crazy talented drummer, and i always love brian.

Ryan
06-01-2016, 11:42 PM
new addition, played yesterday

https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13315348_10154847549635021_147312150478429048_n.jp g?oh=78a9b85437727244440d28c8cf0acedd&oe=57D86E08

sumac - what one becomes 2xLP on clear vinyl

not sure how i feel about it compared to the first album. i think i still like old man gloom more than i like sumac in terms of emotional content, but nick is definitely a crazy talented drummer, and i always love brian.


That cover reminds me of the new Radiohead album cover.

otnavuskire
06-05-2016, 07:43 AM
Santos, from Old Man Gloom, is trying to start some shit with Aaron via the OMG Facebook page. This entire thread with all its replies is hilarious.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10154228931958967&id=41173493966

otnavuskire
02-20-2017, 02:54 PM
New Isis: Live VII is available to pre-order!

https://s3.amazonaws.com/dev1.mtimg.com/product_photos/imgs/000/030/151/full/HHR_Isis_Live7-1.png

https://isis.merchtable.com/

Maximilian
02-20-2017, 04:06 PM
Prediction: They will reform one day, not under the name ISIS, but rather under the name Oceanic.

That being said, can't wait to hear that live album.

seasonsinthesky
02-20-2017, 04:07 PM
Gettin' real tired of bands underestimating their sales and not producing enough units so they can later run big hype on reissues. Fuck offffffff

otnavuskire
02-20-2017, 04:19 PM
Gettin' real tired of bands underestimating their sales and not producing enough units so they can later run big hype on reissues. Fuck offffffff

They didn't underestimate anything. They've always released things in small quantities. The vinyl on their store was just the band exclusive version. You can order the regular version on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Live-VII-ISIS/dp/B01N6TVP51/

eversonpoe
02-20-2017, 06:02 PM
They didn't underestimate anything. They've always released things in small quantities. The vinyl on their store was just the band exclusive version. You can order the regular version on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Live-VII-ISIS/dp/B01N6TVP51/

man, that special edition cover, though...it was so gorgeous. i had no idea they were even planning on releasing more in the Live series...glad i'll finally have some live tracks from wavering radiant (unlike most ISIS fans, it's my favorite album). i'm usually more on top of releases from aaron turner, but i definitely dropped the ball on this.

otnavuskire
02-20-2017, 06:19 PM
man, that special edition cover, though...it was so gorgeous. i had no idea they were even planning on releasing more in the Live series...glad i'll finally have some live tracks from wavering radiant (unlike most ISIS fans, it's my favorite album). i'm usually more on top of releases from aaron turner, but i definitely dropped the ball on this.

Yeah, that cover is pretty great. I think I got one of the last ones.

cahernandez
02-20-2017, 06:44 PM
man, that special edition cover, though...it was so gorgeous. i had no idea they were even planning on releasing more in the Live series...glad i'll finally have some live tracks from wavering radiant (unlike most ISIS fans, it's my favorite album). i'm usually more on top of releases from aaron turner, but i definitely dropped the ball on this.

For me Wavering Radiant is also their pinnacle. I've said this in other threads, but I really like bands that release their best (for me) album late in their careers. You have Isis, Garbage with Strange Little Birds, Deftones with Koi No Yokan, Foo Fighters with Wasting Light, Rammstein with Liebe ist für alle da.

My brother just sent me this Flickr album, with photos of the letter-pressing process of Live IV...amazing to see all the effort that goes behind these vinyl.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/interrobang918/sets/72157618808538603/with/2347807744/

otnavuskire
06-12-2018, 12:55 PM
A second benefit concert for the family of Caleb Scofield (of Cave In, Old Man Gloom, and Zozobra) was just announced. Note the names under Celestial. I might have to fly to LA for this.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfgiEQGVQAAYAeG.jpg:large
https://twitter.com/oldmangloomband/status/1006592257963823105

otnavuskire
06-14-2018, 12:13 PM
Got my ticket! It told me floor tickets were unavailable at first, so I bought a balcony ticket just to be safe. Then I kept trying and also got a floor ticket. So if anyone wants a balcony ticket, I'll have an extra! In fact, if anyone in L.A. has a couch I could crash on for a couple nights, the ticket is free!

EDIT: ticket gone