There are at least seven artists that have used the name Isis: 1. Isis was a Los Angeles, CA based band that started in Boston, MA in 1997. They borrowed from and helped to evolve a sound pioneered by the likes of Neurosis and Godflesh, creating heavy music consisting primarily of lengthy songs that focus on repetition and evolution of structure and texture. As such, their music encompasses a considerable range of genres. ...show more
There are at least seven artists that have used the name Isis: 1. Isis was a Los Angeles, CA based band that started in Boston, MA in 1997. They borrowed from and helped to evolve a sound pioneered by the likes of Neurosis and Godflesh, creating heavy music consisting primarily of lengthy songs that focus on repetition and evolution of structure and texture. As such, their music encompasses a considerable range of genres.
Some of these include sludge metal and post-metal; the band is considered a pioneer of the latter sub-genre. The band released their last and most recent album, Wavering Radiant, on May 5, 2009. Several sessions of experimentation in Boston, MA led friends Aaron Turner (guitar/vocals, also the owner of Hydra Head Records and its subsidiary, HH Noise Industries), Jeff Caxide (bass guitar), Chris Mereschuk (electronics/vocals) and Aaron Harris (drums) to form Isis in late 1997. As Turner states, "Isis formed as a result of the dissatisfaction with past bands of the founding members.
None of us were happy with what we were doing musically at the time, two of us lived together, we had similar tastes and similar record collections." Isis released a demo and their first EP, Mosquito Control, in 1998, with this line-up. After an East Coast tour in the summer of 1998 in which Randy Larsen of Cable joined them on guitar, Mereschuk left the band. Jay Randall (now of Agoraphobic Nosebleed) soon replaced him, working on Red Sea (1999). However, his stay would not last; this ultimately led to the addition of Bryant Clifford Meyer of The Gersch as well as former Cast Iron Hike guitarist Michael Gallagher in 1999. ...show less
Albums & Singles by ISIS
Live VI - 11/16/2007
Oceanic: Remixes / Reinterpretations
Live IV (2001-2005)
Live V 07.23.06
Live III 12.17.04
Live II 03.19.03
Live I 09.23.03
This Is Isis: Collected Recordings
Not In Rivers, But In Drops
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