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I first wrote about Seattle-based pianist/ex-Everlovely Lightningheart member Faith Coloccia’s Mamiffer in 2008, around the time of her Hyrdra Head-imprinted debut Hirror Enniffer, pairing her with UK post-black metal shapeshifter Caïna as part of an Outsiders column. She showed up again in the first post about R. Loren’s Sailors With Wax Wings — she put… More »

A lot’s changed since the last Twilight album. For starters, there are those pesky teenage vampire movies of the same name. I asked new Twilight member Stavros about them a few months ago: “This is a hilarious question, and one I have contemplated as well. I personally am not one to make that call. I… More »

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Stream Old Man Gloom The Ape Of God (Stereogum Premiere)

The promotional campaign/unconventional-release strategy behind Old Man Gloom's upcoming The Ape Of God is one of the weirdest I've ever come across. I'll recount it…
Michael Nelson | November 10, 2014 - 10:18 am

Old Man Gloom – “The Lash”

Aaron Turner's great post-metal band Isis called it quits in 2010, and his great indie metal label Hydra Head Records effectively shut down in 2012,…
Michael Nelson | September 11, 2014 - 10:54 am

Idiots Are Confusing Isis The Band With ISIS The Terrorists

People have been confusing the militant band of terrorists ISIS for musical band of musicians Isis. The post-metal band, who called it quits back in…
James Rettig | August 25, 2014 - 6:51 pm

Isis – “Streetcleaner” (Godflesh Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Aaron Turner is in the business of breaking hearts these days. In 2010, he split up Isis, one of the most groundbreaking metal bands of…
Michael Nelson | November 6, 2012 - 12:36 pm

Hydra Head Records Shuts Down

It would be difficult to overstate the impact made by Hydra Head Records, the metal label founded in 1993 by Aaron Turner (otherwise best known…
Michael Nelson | September 11, 2012 - 3:32 pm

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2010

They don't call it the dead of winter for nothing. (Ooof.) Sorry, but there's no easy segue from our holiday cheer into a post about…
Amrit Singh | December 24, 2010 - 10:30 am

Isis Call It Quits

As the post-metallers note, after five full-lengths, a bunch of EPs, and more than a decade, "ISIS has reached an end." They go on: "This…
brandon | May 19, 2010 - 11:44 am

New Isis Video – “20 Minutes/40 Years”

I like a lot of Isis -- especially Oceanic, Panopticon, and, yes, In The Absence Of Truth -- but the Boston-to-L.A. post-metal group's generally beloved…
brandon | November 10, 2009 - 4:37 pm

Old Folks Review St. Vincent, Isis

Joe doesn't like Annie Clark's voice! Anne doesn't think Isis is heavy enough! Bill is still sorta pointless! A decent review session overall, with Joe's…
Amrit Singh | July 15, 2009 - 12:29 pm