Post metal band ISIS are gearing up to release their third album Panopticon on April 29th via Ipecac Recordings. The album originally came out in 2004 and was highly acclaimed by many outlets. This is the second reissue for the band as last year saw the reissue of Celestial, their first album.
Guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turner comments, “After some years away from the material, Panopticon now feels like the most optimistic of all the ISIS albums, dark as the subject mater may be. Giving voice to my concerns about the loss of privacy and the deterioration of personal freedom through the lyrics on the album made those subjects weigh less heavily on my mind. Something about the sound of the songs feels open and bright to me as well – post-millennial depression and pre-apocalyptic paranoia hadn’t yet taken hold I suppose. Panopticon also feels like a turning point to me in the trajectory of ISIS, and serves as a personal place-marker for me in terms of how the world of music and music consumption was shifting radically around that time. Things have certainly become cloudier since then and more uncertain – in that way the subject matter of Panopticon also now seems a bit premonitory.”
Drummer Aaron Harris adds, “I got the check disk from the manufacturer the other day and listened to Panopticon all the way through to make sure things were good to go. It was like taking a journey back in time. When ISIS was playing these songs regularly I wasn’t able to enjoy them as a listener. Now that I haven’t played these songs in years they’ve taken on a whole new identity for me. Mika Jussila did an amazing job with the re-master. The record has more detail and dynamics now. I feel that re-masters sometime ruin the integrity of records, but I feel that fans will really appreciate this re-master, and maybe find a new appreciation for Panopticon, as I have.”
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Los Angeles post-metal supergroup Palms, which features Chino Moreno of Deftones and ex-members of ISIS, have released an official music video for “Future Warriors”, which comes from the band’s self-titled release (review). The video, which was directed by Jon Mancinetti, features a woman swimming in the waters off a Southern Californian coast.
You can watch the video below (courtesy of Spin). READ MORE
The loss of ISIS was a blow to the music world, one that many felt very keenly. The band’s ability to build tension with each passage, ultimately coming to a climax that felt like a tidal wave crashing upon you, was nothing short of amazing. But their end came with a new beginning: Palms. Featuring Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno and ex-ISIS members Aaron Harris (drums), Jeff Caxide (bass), and Clifford Meyer (guitars), Palms is the next step in these musicians’ musical journey. But does it take the best of both bands and combine them into a majestical opus or does it falter, tidal waves becoming mere ripples? Find out more below. READ MORE
On August 27th, Puscifer (the side project from Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan) will be releasing All Re-Mixed Up, a remix album of tracks from the Conditions Of My Parole album (review), which came out in 2011. Now fans can get the opportunity to listen to samples of the entire album via Amazon. Simply click on the “Play All Samples” button above the track list and enjoy!
All Re-Mixed Up features remixes from Aaron Harris, John Fryer, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and many more. READ MORE
Puscifer, the side project from Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, has announced that they will be releasing All Re-Mixed Up on August 27th. The album will feature remixes of several Puscifer songs from the Conditions Of My Parole (review) by several artists, including Sir Mix-A-Lot, Aaron Harris (ex-ISIS) of Palms, John Fryer of This Mortal Coil, Rani Sharone of Stolen Babies, and more as well as a remix by band member Carina Round.
Keenan states, “All Re-Mixed Up is the continuation of the Puscifer tradition to release alternate versions, reworks, and remixes of what we consider initial thoughts. For instance, Carina Round was nervous about how to approach her version of ‘Telling Ghosts.’ Mat Mitchell put her at ease by asking her to think of it as a song half written, advising her to ‘now write the other half.’ It’s extremely liberating in the digital age to approach composing and creating in this manner. Infinite paths to explore, reinterpret, and re-present.”
Head on below to see the slightly disturbing cover art and track listing. READ MORE
Palms, the new supergroup featuring singer Chino Moreno (Deftones) and ex-ISIS members Aaron Harris, Jeff Caxide, and Clifford Meyer, have released a trailer for their upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be released June 25th via Ipecac Records. You can watch the trailer below (warning: turn down the volume if you’re wearing headphones as the first few seconds are a bit intense). The album can be pre-ordered in several different formats on the band’s official website.
Palms also has four tour dates in California. They are listed below along with a stream of the band’s song “Patagonia”. READ MORE
Supergroup Palms has unveiled the album artwork for their debut album as well as the titles of the six tracks featured on the album. The 47-minute album will be released June 25th via Ipecac Records. An iTunes pre-order will net people an automatic download of their song “Tropics”.
Palms features Deftones singer Chino Moreno as well as ex-ISIS members Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris, and Clifford Meyer.
Head on below for the cover, the track list, and a stream of their song “Patagonia”. READ MORE
Supergroup Palms has released their first single, a song entitled “Patagonia”, which you can listen to below. The song comes from the band’s debut album, which will be released June 25th via Ipecac Records. Palms features Deftones singer Chino Moreno and ISIS members Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris, and Clifford Meyer.
Moreno talks about working with the members of ISIS: “A chance to work with the guys from ISIS sounded like a lot of fun. I’ve always been into the atmospheric sounds they had created with that project and felt my sense of melody would meld well with theirs.”
Aaron Harris on the origin of Palms: “After a little time Jeff, Cliff, and I decided that it was insane that we all still lived here in Los Angeles and weren’t playing together. It just sort of happened naturally, probably because we have been playing together for so long, and things started to come together. But we didn’t want to be instrumental: We wanted vocals. We just weren’t exactly sure who that would be at first.”
Also below are dates for the band’s mini West Coast tour. READ MORE
Supergroup Palms, which features Deftones singer Chino Moreno and ISIS members Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris, and Bryant Clifford Meyer, has announced that their self-titled debut album will be released June 25th via Ipecac Recordings. The album was recorded and mixed by Harris and produced by the band.
A rough, unmastered mix of their song “Tropics” was played by Moreno on his Mixlr broadcast and went viral on the internet before it was taken down.
The band has premiered a splash page at Palmsband.com. READ MORE
In an interview with Rock It Out, Deftones singer Chino Moreno spoke about the upcoming record Koi No Yokan (out Nov. 13th) as well as the various side projects he is a part of.
Regarding Palms, which features several members of Isis, Moreno states, “They recorded this music a long time ago, almost a year ago, so musically it’s been its own thing and I only got asked to do vocals on it not too long ago by my buddy Aaron [Harris], he’s the drummer. It’s not really a thing I rush on. Any of the projects I do, I don’t have to do them. I do them strictly because it’s fun to make music with friends and to do that.”
In terms of ††† (Crosses), Moreno revealed that a third EP will be released before the band tackles a full length record.
For more information on possible new music from Team Sleep and Bassnecter, check out the video below. READ MORE