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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 as best as I am able: Back in August, the Canadian metal label Profound Lore Records (home to Agalloch, Pallbearer, and a bunch of other awesome bands) sent to media… More »

By: 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, but the dude has not exactly decreased his workload. He’s got a new label called SIGE, and he makes music with a bunch of other bands, most prominent among them… More »

By: 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 2010, has been getting comments on their Facebook page in the past few weeks since the Islamic group came into public consciousness for claiming responsibility for the beheading of journalist… More »

By: 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 the last decade. This year, he shut down his label, Hydra Head Records, which has been inarguably the best American metal label since Roadrunner was running off classic after classic… More »

By: 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 as the singer for Isis). The label has released music by many of the genre’s most forward-thinking artists, from Neurosis to Converge to Sunn O))) to Xasthur to Torche to… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 11, 2012 - 3:32 pm

Mamiffer (Faith Coloccia & Isis’s Aaron Turner) – “We Speak In The Dark” (Stereogum Premiere)

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 »

By: brandon / March 11, 2011 - 10:30 am

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 the bummers of this year. Autumn is harvest, when we pick the new crop. And now we look back on those that bands calling this year their last, that withered… More »

By: 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 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… More »

By: brandon / May 19, 2010 - 11:44 am

Twilight – “8,000 Years” (Stereogum Premiere)

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 »

By: brandon / April 30, 2010 - 12:09 pm

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 fifth album Wavering Radiant has struck me, basically, as good background music since its release this past Spring. Sue me: The Isis elements are there, but somehow it’s just tooMore »

By: 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 Isis zing being a highlight. He’s a star. More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 15, 2009 - 12:29 pm