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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.

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  • rainbowbaloney

    ALLAHU AKBAR

    Yesterday 10:08am Reply
  • metaloly999

    Allahu Akbar.

    25 May 4:35pm Reply
  • longpoke

    " oh cool last.fm erased my attempt to bury the funny comments below, enjoy the idiocy from here." rekt

    23 May 11:33am Reply
  • ReachDown

    Isis are sludge, they're like the quintessence of it. Plus things ya know.

    22 May 9:44pm Reply
  • JohnLateralus

    https://mitchellmacfarlane.bandcamp.com If you like Post-Rock/Metal, you will probably dig this album my roommate just released!!

    21 May 12:21am Reply
  • Vortex_tesla

    Probably the best emocore out there!

    15 May 8:52pm Reply
  • TheWrathofThor

    lol mate Isis are not a sludge band....not one of their album covers has been designed by John Dyer Baizley...these sludge pretenders need to stop

    12 May 1:06am Reply
  • Malyarok

    come to allah

    11 May 9:25pm Reply
  • discoverevents

    Beautiful music.

    11 May 11:09am Reply
  • Yliannos

    any1 have this music video with the actual Deconstructing Towers playing in it? youtube for some reason decided not to include the music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_64RigP1Fk

    6 May 5:50pm Reply
  • stranging

    4ever god tier

    5 May 7:40am Reply
  • no_such_thing

    On tour?

    27 Apr 10:29pm Reply
  • metaloly999

    الله أكبر

    26 Apr 3:02am Reply
  • BTBAMlol

    These guys never really blew up, but their technical approach to metal is truly refreshing and explosive. The riffs just hit you like a rocket propelled grenade.

    22 Apr 5:06am Reply
  • TruffleDucky

    explosive music [3]

    21 Apr 5:51am Reply
  • scapino

    I forgot how much I love In the Absence of Truth.

    19 Apr 9:49pm Reply
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    Hello to everyone who enjoy listen and music, I share with you some music I made with my girls band, Phonofilia, hope you like it ;) https://youtu.be/GD6NKrrSC44?t=16m31s

    14 Apr 10:25pm Reply
  • sponda_it

    oh cool last.fm erased my attempt to bury the funny comments below, enjoy the idiocy from here. [2] You tried to do the right thing indeed.

    13 Apr 9:09pm Reply
  • KaeoUnion

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    13 Apr 2:40am Reply
  • thundernoob1337

    самая крутая почтовая группа.

    12 Apr 10:12pm Reply
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