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ISIS REISSUE “OCEANIC” ON NOV. 4th

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Isis - Oceanic - promo album cover pic - remastered - 2014

RE-MASTERED RELEASE INCLUDES NEW PACKAGING

San Francisco – ISIS reissue a remastered version of Oceanic, the band’s 2002 album, on Nov. 4th via Ipecac Recordings.

Oceanic was Terrorizer’s album of the year for 2002 and in a multi-page “Hall of Fame” article discussing the influence of the nine-song release, Decibel Magazine said “Unlike Celestial’s outright anger and brutality, Oceanic was expansive, inviting and in many respects, the opposite of its forebearer. Surely, it was still Isis, for Aaron Turner’s howl and the group’s undulating tumult still played a significant role in how they communicated, but the collective had aged, learned to open up and, as you will learn, smoked Boston out of its reefer reserves. With tracks like opener ‘The Beginning and the End,’ the body/mind-moving ‘False Light’ and the exceptional ‘Weight’ —with Maria Christopher’s fey voice leading the despondent charge— Oceanic was, for all intents and purposes, a sea change moment for Isis.”

“With the Oceanic remaster I feel we’ve saved the best for last,” explained drummer Aaron Harris.  “The clarity that’s been revealed in these songs was surprising even to me. I’ve heard these songs probably thousands of times. When I listened to the remastered version of “Weight” it was like I was back in the studio recording the song. I also noticed a lot of new detail in Jeff’s bass guitar, and energy in the guitars. I know Oceanic is a favorite among fans, and I think this remaster will bring a new appreciation even to those who have heard it many times.”

A Soundcloud stream of the remastered version of “The Beginning and the End” is available here:

The band, in partnership with Ipecac Recordings, has previously reissued re-mastered versions of Celestial, Panopticon and TemporalMika Jussila remastered Oceanic and artwork revisions were handled by Aaron Turner.

ISIS’ final studio album was Wavering Radiant, which was released in the spring of 2009. The group disbanded in 2010.

Oceanic – Track Listing:

The Beginning and the End

The Other

False Light

Carry

Maritime

Weight

From Sinking

Hym

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on ISIS:

Facebook: Isis the band

http://www.isistheband.com/

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LONG LIVE THE MUSIC LEGACY OF ISIS.

LONG LIVE METAL. 

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PALMS – This Supergroup Creates An Everlasting Debut Album

Posted in ambient music, atmospheric music, Hard Rock, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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PALMS – I approached this debut album from PALMS with every intention to be non-bias, due to my very high appreciation towards ISIS and Deftones. Before I heard even a single note from PALMS, I was convinced this album had to be good. I was wrong. This debut album from PALMS is spectacular! My long withdrawal of ISIS on permanent hiatus is now over and Chino Moreno is lead vocalist! Who would ever imagine this? Not me.

Do not panic that there are (only) 6 songs on their debut; there exists 45 minutes and 37 seconds of atmospheric, melodic, captivating, ambient coated Rock meets Hard Rock bliss; with each song to savor for the next century or more! The lyrics fit these songs superbly. Any Rock connoisseur knows these guys don’t have to prove a thing to anyone regarding their talent, still, my God almighty have they pushed the envelope when it comes to expanding on the mood, energy and mystical experience of music.

PALMS is like ISIS meets Pink Floyd meets U2 meets the production savvy of Jeff Lynne and David Gilmour meets… well… PALMS are so keen on making their songs layered with musical surprises that it will take me another 100 listens or more to catch them all. I’ve listened to this PALMS debut so many times this Summer that it will forever be linked to this season by me.

I honestly cannot recommend this album more highly. ISIS and Deftones fans will (I believe) agree. For those on the fence, jump off and experience a diamond-studded musical journey with PALMS. Metal be thy name.

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PALMS:

Chino Moreno – vocals

Jeff Caxide – bass & keyboards

Aaron Harris – drums

Clifford Meyer – guitar/keyboards

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PALMS – Track Listing:

Future Warrior

Patagonia

Mission Sunset

Shortwave Radio

Tropics

Antarctic Handshake

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* For More Info On PALMS:

http://palmsband.com/

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Ipecac Recordings - Logo - 2013PALMS was released on June 25th, 2013, via Ipecac Recordings.

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LONG LIVE PALMS.

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ISIS REISSUE “CELESTIAL” ON JULY 9th Via Ipecac Recordings

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Isis - Celestial - promo cover pic - reissue - 2013

RE-MASTERED RELEASE FEATURES NEW ARTWORK

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San Francisco – ISIS reissue their landmark full-length debut, Celestial, on July 9th via Ipecac Recordings.

The hard to find and long out-of-print release will be reissued with new artwork from Aaron Turner as well as the audio having been recently remastered by James Plotkin.

Celestial was originally released in 2000 and was cited as one of the decade’s top Metal albums by Decibel Magazine.

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Celestial – Track Listing:

1.     SGNL>01

2.     Celestial (The Tower)

3.     Glisten

4.     Swarm Reigns (Down)

5.     SGNL>02

6.     Deconstructing Towers

7.     SGNL>03

8.     Collapse and Crush

9.     C.F.T. (New Circuitry and Continued Evolution)

10.  Gentle Time

11.  SGNL>04 (End Transmission)

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on ISIS, click on the links below!

Facebook: ISIS

http://www.isistheband.com

Ipecac Recordings - Logo - 2013

Ipecac Recordings: http://www.ipecac.com

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LONG LIVE ISIS.

Stone.

Musicians From ISIS And DEFTONES Form New Band: PALMS

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 25, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Apr. 25, 2012 — Meet Palms, a newly formed Los Angeles based quartet featuring three former members of ISIS (Aaron Harris, Clifford Meyer and Jeff Caxide) with Deftones’ vocalist Chino Moreno.

“Clifford, Jeff and I started Palms a little over a year ago out of a desire to continue making music together after ISIS ended,” explained Harris. “Chino joined shortly after and our sound took shape from there. We’ve worked really hard on this first release and are excited for people to hear it. It’s nice to be back behind the drum kit, and with this line up.”

“Being a huge ISIS fan I’ve always dug the moods these dudes convey with their sound,” added Moreno. “I am excited to combine my sense of creativity with theirs and to have fun doing so.”

Palms’ debut album will be issued by ISIS’ former label, Ipecac Recordings, and is slated for a 2012 release with a release date to be announced soon. The album was recorded and mixed by Harris, and produced by Palms.

Palms is Jeff Caxide (bass/keyboards), Aaron Harris (drums), Clifford Meyer (guitar/keyboards) and Chino Moreno (vocals).

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(Source: Speakeasy PR)

LONG LIVE PALMS.

Stone.

ISIS – “Holy Tears” EP is Prog Metal worth checking out

Posted in Album Review, avant-garde metal albums, avant-garde metal music, cool album covers, current metal albums, current prog metal albums, current prog metal music, current progressive metal albums, current progressive metal eps, current progressive metal music, Metal, metal music, metal music today, Metal Reviews, Music, prog metal albums, prog metal music, progressive metal, progressive metal albums, progressive metal music, progressive metal today, progressive rock with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

I have read many an article and interview recently in regards to Isis. In my Metal opinion, Isis is a Progressive Metal band. Now, I have read professionally paid critics label Isis as an… Art Metal Band??? I have absolutely, positively, no clue as to what an Art Metal Band is supposed to look like or sound like. Maybe there is an Art Metal Band out there somewhere… and this band draws and paints on stage while they play Metal music. I dunno. The only thing I find artsy about Isis is the CD cover artwork. Despite the mislabeling that goes on every day in Metal music… rest assured… Isis is Progressive Metal. This is a darn right decent band too – they have all the Metal tools to create some elaborate and layered Metal tunes. (In other words, Progressive Metal tunes). I like the Death Metal growls, the vocal placement that Isis gives for them on their songs works out rather well for me. The combination of normal vocals with Death Metal vocals is not new, yet set within the Metal – musical framework of Isis, it sounds rather cutting edge. 

Isis is different, they stand out, that is cool. They show their musical influences, yet they are rather original when it comes to Progressive Metal, that is my Metal take anyway. Yeah, the Pink Floyd influence is evident with the Metal of Isis, yet that is what you can expect from Progressive Metal. Now, maybe the members of Isis would say they do not hear any Pink Floyd influence in their Metal… that is fine, it is just my Metal ears telling my Metal brain what they hear. Many Progressive Metal bands have proved to me, that you can space-out to this genre of Metal, Isis is no exception. That is why I like Progressive Metal in the first place, this type of Metal affects me a whole bunch differently than say, Manowar. (It would be next to impossible to space-out to the legendary and explosive Heavy Metal of Manowar).

If you are thinking of diving into some Isis Progressive Metal, my recommendation would be to get a copy of the “Holy Tears” EP, (released February 5, 2008), it is not as costly as a regular CD and it is a cool barometer of just what Isis has to offer with their music. The three tracks on this EP are: “Holy Tears”, “Not Rivers, But In Drops” and a live version of “Holy Tears”. A video (CD-rom) for “Holy Tears” also comes on this EP as well. I have no Metal reservations about recommending Isis to fans of Progressive Metal at all. Metal fans of other genres may want to diversify a bit and give Isis a listen too. I know I did, I have no Metal regrets.

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