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Isis Sets Release Date For New Album, "Wavering Radiant"

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ISIS, the Los Angeles by way of Boston band, has set a May 5 release date for their anticipated new album, "Wavering Radiant" (Ipecac Recordings). The album, produced by Joe Baressi (Tool, Queens off The Stone Age), will see a limited edition vinyl version released on Apr. 21. Tool's Adam Jones contributed guitar to two songs from the new release. More details will be revealed as the release date approaches.

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1. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Awesome news!! It would have been interesting to see Maynard do some guest vocals.

# Jan 22, 2009 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Txmetalhead writes:

This band is awesome!

# Jan 22, 2009 @ 1:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BodomFan writes:

hell yeah, always liked this band

# Jan 22, 2009 @ 3:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. psythe writes:

sigh... ANOTHER album for the need to get list :/

# Jan 22, 2009 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RememberMetal? writes:

Day of release purchase.

"In the Ansence of Truth" is the only 5 skull album I've reviewed for MU. 100% earned.

Now Playing: Catacombs - "Dead Dripping City"

# Jan 22, 2009 @ 5:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

^ They def. deserve 5 skulls. They are one of those bands who take a step forward each album so I will be waiting for this album!!! This may be even bigger then the new Mastodon album release in the next few months.

# Jan 22, 2009 @ 10:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Cozen writes:

100% agree with 5 skulls and Porcupine. Saw Isis open for Tool last tour and went out and bought all their stuff. "In the Absence of Truth" is to Isis what "Lateralus" is to Tool in my opinion. In no way am I comparing their material, just comparing levels of progression.

You ask yourself how to follow up "In the Absence of Truth" and Isis gives you Adam Jones...nicely done!

Side note: I've seen Tool 5 times in 3 states and my wife has been with me to each one. She is a country music fan that I've nurtured into a Tool fan. She was actually impressed with Isis which speaks volumes since she turns her nose up to everything else I like (Gojira, Opeth, Meshuggah, etc.). You can't deny that hypnotic vibe Isis has perfected.

# Jan 27, 2009 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. psythe writes:

^That's a rad gig. Isis AND Tool? I would give my left nut's left nut for a show like that.

# Jan 27, 2009 @ 6:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RememberMetal? writes:

I remember when that tour was making the rounds...I was broke and had 0 hours vacation time. Not too happy for a few days.

Now Playing: Shining - "Yttigare Ett Steg....." wow, this title goes on and on..

# Jan 27, 2009 @ 7:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Netromancer writes:

I have a similar situation with my wife. She's a violinist and Classical Music listener who I've slowly converted into an Opeth fan. Took her to see them with Baroness and High on Fire. Now she really digs Baroness. I think Isis would be an easy one for me to get her into. Damn good band.

# Jan 27, 2009 @ 9:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Cozen writes:

Isis only played 4 songs...when they average 10 minutes a pop, you don't get much for an opener. Great live band which is most important.

Speaking of great live band, highlights from the Tool show were FLOOD, The Pot & Rosetta Stoned. Of course the staples (Stinkfist, 46 & 2, Lateralus, Schism, etc.) were on point. I drove from N.C. to D.C. for my first show on the tour. You know they played The Pot in politician town and it was electric. A nice middle finger to "the man" in his back yard. Flood was the big surprise (Winston Salem) and they nailed it...crowd went nuts.

Best song I've seen Tool perform live was "H." during the Lateralus tour. When Maynard fades in with "I, I, I" overtop of his own vocals in the track, he let the audience sing "I have died, and will die, and that's alright" just to come in overtop of us with "I, I, I" then belting out "I DON'T MIND!" right in time. Words couldn't describe ^ obviously. If you've been there, I apologize for rambling. If not, I hope you can imagine.

# Jan 28, 2009 @ 9:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RememberMetal? writes:

Cozen

wasn't "there", but yeah--been there.

Tool are THE band of my life if I had to claim one, and theres a significant number of runners up.

Now Playing: Carpathian Forest - "Put to Sleep Like a Sick Animal!"

# Jan 28, 2009 @ 1:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Txmetalhead writes:

Tool puts on an "electric" live show - the laser lights are incredible..
I have not had the chance to see ISIS, though, just heard some of their music.

# Jan 28, 2009 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. ggdd writes:

Cozen, I was there...... that has to be my favorite song live too. man that was intense. that tour was awesome. but the band that opened for them that year was tomahawk. what a sh**ty band.
saw isis with tool too. they were cool. actually seen tool for every album they put out except opiate. lateralus tour was f***ing incredible.

# Jan 28, 2009 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I am downloading "In the Absence of Truth" as we speak. Any album rated five stars by the man who showed me pig destroyer is worth my time. Not to mention it's been in my to-do list to download SOMETHING by this band since i heard the track "Holy Tears".

"Hynotizing" hardly does their sound justice, but it is indeed the most appropriate adjective i can conjure up. :)

Now playing: Rumpelstilskin Grinder- Spyborg

# Jan 28, 2009 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. RememberMetal? writes:

ggdd
hmm...I like Tomahawk, though that last album (the other two blew me away) was the most half-hearted throwaway I've ever heard.

f***_A_Name
Isis and Pig Destroyer are miles apart but rank equally where I stand, love them both. Glad you like em too man.

Now Playing: Arsis - "The Marriage Bed"...these guys are nuts.

# Jan 28, 2009 @ 5:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Oh of course I understand the radical difference in sound lol. it's the quality of the music and their specific applications to diffent moods that strikes me as genius in the form of sound equally on both parts.

When I want insanity I go DEP, Converge, Pig Destroyer

When I want beautiful, I go for Tool, Opeth, and now I suppose Isis.

and then when i want nonsense I go Gengis Tron lol

It all depends on how the week treats me, but I want to be prepared for either extreme haha so thank you for any and all recommendations youve thrown my way over the years(god, have I been on this site that long? lol)

Now playing: Slayer- Consfearacy

# Jan 28, 2009 @ 6:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Txmetalhead writes:

Isis is just chill metal music, music to contemplate life on...very intelligent thinking-man's stuff, much like Tool, Intronaut, Gojira, Mastodon etc. I also recommend Cult of Luna, although, Isis seem to be a bit better. I guess you can say that Isis, like Tool, are atmospheric.

# Jan 28, 2009 @ 6:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. psythe writes:

I feel like I'm repeating yourself, but every band mentioned in the last 10 or so posts are f***ing genius. Every single band. In ten posts. I'm actually amazed.

# Jan 28, 2009 @ 10:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Tomo writes:

The difference between Isis and Pig Destroyer is one is sh** live.

# Jan 29, 2009 @ 12:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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