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Haunting The Chapel

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…
Brandon Stosuy | March 11, 2011 - 10:30 am

Haunting The Chapel

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…
Brandon Stosuy | April 30, 2010 - 12:09 pm

More Isis stories

Sumac – “Rigid Man”

Aaron Turner used to lead the unfortunately-named-in-retrospect shoegaze-metal titans Isis, and he's also the frontman of the deeply underrated experimental metal crew Old Man Gloom.
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2016 - 9:02 am

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 Stosuy | 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 Stosuy | 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